Flea Market

Dear Bo,

My name is Lilly & I have a question. My Mom wants to know what is the best insect (flea, tick, fly , etc.) she can get for me. She sprays the yard but is still concerned about me getting into pasture where she has not been able to spray.

Also is there anything she needs to know about spaying as I go today for mine.

I am just over 5 months old now & live in East Texas. Mom rescued 13 of us puppies back in January & found homes for everyone of us.

Lilly of East Texas

Dear Lilly of East Texas,

Congratulations on being rescued by a great human. You may be too young to realize this but not all of them would have gone to the trouble of finding homes for all of your brothers and sisters. That said, let’s get to the task at hand.

It wasn’t long ago that I was infected with fleas. You see, we had a visitor from up north and he brought the darn things with him. Of course his owner swears up and down that it wasn’t her precious AJ but I know different. Of course my mother and father wouldn’t have treated us for the little pests if they hadn’t had restless nights scratching themselves. It’s not that they don’t care, it’s that they’re so self absorbed and wouldn’t have noticed. The house was treated and so were we and all was well in the world.

The product my vet recommends is called Advantage. It beats the old days when I was forced to wear a smelly collar or doused with baking soda type powder. You’re lucky to live in an age with advanced medicines. Other products are Frontline and Revolution. You can also tell your mother it may not be necessary for her to spray the yard per the information in this article. Click this link and you’ll learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about fleas and such.

Good luck on getting spayed today. My only words of advice would be to relax after the surgery. Don’t be in a hurry to be the rambunctious puppy you’re used to being. When I was neutered it took me a few days before I started chewing on furniture again and that’s an easy operation compared to yours. Oh, and tell your mother that you need vanilla ice cream to help speed recovery. Sure it doesn’t really help, but she doesn’t need to know that.



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