North Country SPCA

Although it seems to be getting off to a slow start, the trees are budding and the grass is slowly turning green, heralding the arrival of Spring! Spring Fever always seems to strike my house around this time, and I spend a considerable amount of energy thwarting my cat’s attempts to dart past me every time I open the door. If you have problems with your pets sneaking outside, or if they spend any of their time outdoors, now is the time to be thinking about flea and tick control.

The website consumersearch.com, has a list of recommended flea prevention products based on consumer and veterinarian product reviews. Frontline Plus for Dogs and Advantage II for Cats, both topical treatments applied to your pet’s skin, are two of the most highly rated products. Both of these highly-rated products control both adult fleas and flea larvae; however, Advantage II does not control ticks. Both brands carry treatment for dogs and cats. You can purchase Frontline or Advantage products from pet stores such as Petsmart, online through Amazon or other dealers, or from your local veterinarian. The best time to start flea treatments is before you have an infestation; once you have fleas in your home, they are very difficult to eliminate.

Our featured pet today is Arwen, a Border Collie/Boston Terrier-mix who is about two years old and loves to be close to the important people in her life. This sweet young lady has an infectious smile and can’t seem to get enough attention. She gets along well with other dogs, but would really like to be the queen of her castle when she finds her forever home. If you are looking for a younger dog who is good natured, loyal, and will be a true friend for life, Arwen is the canine companion for you!

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