Fleas (part 2)

img_2190The fleas are back!! They never chew on me but it hurts to see Beau itching all the time. I took to reddit to try to figure out what was growing wrong with my treatment regimen. Some of the responses from my post were useful but most were sympathetic. I was warned away from flea collars as they only protect the neck area or can cause chemical burns and irritation.  Continue reading

Fleas (part 1)

Since the first week I had him home Beau and I have faced a single challenge more frustrating that anything else: fleas. I thought I was experienced with fleas because I am a lifelong cat owner but this is something new. Because Beau’s coat is different and I am in a new city the fleas are fighting back. Continue reading

3 Reasons I Love My Vet

Before the adoption counselor handed me my puppy, she handed me a packet of papers. These included but were not limited to his health records, coupons for local pets stores and recommendations for local vets. Even though I had a veterinary hospital that I trust a half hour away in my hometown I flipped through the packet. The Whole Pet Vet in Los Gatos, California offered a free check up and nail trim for Humane Society Silicon Valley adopters. Being somewhat poor after shelling out $350 for my new puppy I jumped on the deal and made an appointment. Continue reading