FLEAS BE GONE!

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This sums up what flea treatment worked for me

I never had problems with fleas until this month, I’ve always used Front line Plus and it worked well. This month (August) it seem to have stopped working for my Yorkies 😦

I found few fleas few weeks back, gave them a bath and thought: problem solved. NOPE it wasn’t solved!

I asked for recommendations on Instagram and Facebook and got lots of options.

What worked for me is Nexgard, it’s only sold in vet offices as far as I can tell.

Nexgard killed most fleas within 24 hours. I then gave them a bath with Adams Shampoo and sprayed the house with Adams Plus Carpet Spray

 

 

 

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Christmas Spirit

Every Christmas my family and I order matching Christmas outfits and take silly pictures 🙂

This is my puppies’ first Christmas. I thought my pups need to feel included. ‘Cause they are family after all!

How CUTE are those dog Christmas outfits ? I want to get them for my puppies and I might get me an elf costume. It’ll be fun family picture! Problem is my puppies ate the last costume I got them 😦

How did your puppies get used to putting on sweaters and costumes?

(PS- click the orange writing above to take you to my favorite costumes on amazon to get ideas for family picture day)

Check how cute Lola looks

xmas

8 MUST HAVES FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT ADOPTING THEIR 1st PUPPY

Puppies are arguably the CUTEST THING EVER!

So I got TWO before doing much research and I learned a lot from my mistakes.

Here are the mistakes I made that I don’t want you to make:

  • On my way to pick up puppies I realized I did not have a carrier, so I stopped and bought an over priced carrier because I was in a hurry.
  • When I brought my puppies home I put them on the carpet where they instantly went potty 😦
  • I did not have a carpet cleaner so I wiped it off (oh this is a painful memory).

well I can go on but I’m feeling bad about myself now so let’s go to the list already.

PS- Puppies are not cheap and you’ll end up buying way too many toys and things they don’t really need. Have a budget of at least $120 to start off right.

Starter Must Have List:

  • Dog carrier
  • Puppy pads
  • Puppy playpen- big room will overwhelm them and they won’t know where to go potty
  • Carpet cleaner- this is my best friend!
  • Puppy food – of course!
  • Food/ water bowls
  • Puppy treats- I underestimated the need for those, must have for training
  • At least 2 chew toys to start- they need to chew them instead of your shoes

How much does this all add up to? Well I’m a college student so I went with lower prices luckily amazon has all kinds of prices.

Recommendations Below:

(Click orange names to be linked to amazon for prices and more info)
  1. Carrier: a pet car seat carrier can work as both a car seat and a carrier- more for your money!
  2. Puppy Pads: Four Paw Wee Wee and there are some cheaper ones that work just the same. (I buy  as many as I can find cause it’s too cold out at this time of the year)
  3. Puppy Playpen: you don’t NEED this if you have a small room in the house that has tile but I don’t so I bought this white playpen you can buy smaller one if you have small dog I like how the Etna Playpen looks.
  4. Carpet Cleaner:I got a portable Bissle cleaner that’s easy to wash ’cause it’ll end up smelling AWFUL if you don’t clean it daily .
  5. Puppy Food: totally up to you, I like grain free food (they’re not birds) so I started with blue buffalo when they got older I got them Pure Balance.
  6. Food/ Water bowl: up to your preference but the Neater Feeder is good ’cause puppies are messy eaters at first and this keeps the food from going everywhere.
  7. Puppy treats: I use soft treats like VetDogs and usually split them in half, half for each one of my puppies.
  8. Chew toys: There are SO MANY OPTIONS but I stick with affordable ones that last long like Xentyl, they’ve been tugging on these for 6 months now. (video in other posts) might want a chew bone too so it keeps your puppy busy.

Comment to ask any specifics this is a starter kit of the MUST HAVES, your needs might be a bit different depending on size & age of your new puppy and if you decide to make them outdoor or indoor only pets.

My two puppies:

If you prefer a video, here’s a link to my youtube video: