Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Catfather

Dear husband & I thought that among our 4 furry family members, Hanna is the queen bee or the alpha. Two days ago, we were reminded that despite Hanna weighing 65 lbs. and Louie 76 lbs., the boss of them all is Ringo at 15 lbs, (yep, he lost a whopping 4 lbs last year!). I was giving the greys their dinner yesterday when I caught Ringo just devouring Hanna's food and Hanna looking up at me as if saying" Mom, uh, help, Ringo is eating my food!". I picked Ringo up, gave him some cat treats and let Hanna eat her meal- peacefully.


As we move into the warmer months, we are back to our routine flea & tick preventive care--once a month Frontline Plus. Our vet though is skeptical about these one time application mode of protection, she even called it kinda like putting water on your dog. We never had any problems with these bugs while we were on Frontline.

And so we were introduced to Scalibor. It is an anti-tick & flea collar that works for 6 months and in the long run is cheaper than buying a 6 month supply of the other drug. Hey, we always love good products and savings!

One of our concerns was its safety to our cats. Our vet said that unless the cats lick the dogs' necks & collars, there shouldn't be any problem.

Update: It is now July, so far so good!