Taking Care of Your Pets and Helping Others

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One of the most heart warming sights that you’ll ever see is the interaction between people and their pets, whether you’re 8 or 80 years old, cats and dogs have an effect over us that is sometimes comical and at other times heart breaking. In the past year we’ve experienced the entire spectrum, loosing a beloved part of the family for months only to have her returned by the grace of another pet lover.

All this has forced us to realize that over time and because of circumstances beyond our control we will out live our pets, it’s just a fact. But while they are here we will take of them the best we can and with the best products we can. And when it comes to protecting our pets from fleas and ticks our choice has been PetArmor.

PetArmor contains fipronil, the same #1 active ingredient recommended by veterinarians and the same flea and tick protection as Frontline Top Spot, but at about half the cost.

PetArmor provides full-body protection to help keep our pets flea and tick free. And they stay gone for 30 days, even new fleas that hatch later will be controlled when they jump on our pets.

 How to check for fleas

  1. First, use a fine-toothed metal flea comb. Run the comb along your pet’s back or underbelly, making sure the comb comes in contact with the skin.
  2. If you pull out any fleas, immediately drown them in a nearby bowl of soapy water.
  3. Have your pet stand on a white sheet or towel. Then brush or rub your pet’s coat. Look at the white sheet to see any small black specks that might be fleas or flea dirt. Flea dirt can also look like sand.
  4. If you can’t find any traces of fleas, and your pet continues to scratch, have your veterinarian check your pet.
  5. Treat your pet every month with PetArmor to prevent fleas from coming back.

Many ticks are as small as a pinhead so they’re difficult to see. Don’t assume they’re not present if they’re not visible. Ticks prefer to attach close to the animal’s head, neck or belly. Start with the head, being sure to check the whisker area, alongside and under the snout. Then check in and around the ears before examining its belly, back and paws, including between the toes and tail. Gently comb the hair. If you come across a snag, it might be a tick. Do this gently so as not to pull the tick out with the comb and leave pieces behind. If you think you see a tick, see your veterinarian and apply PetArmor monthly on your pet.

PetArmor available at your local Walmart and Walmart.com. Grab a coupon for $5.00 off any 2 three count packages before you head to the store.

May is Pet Month at Walmart! PetArmor and PEDIGREE have teamed up to help support animal shelters and your purchases help support that donation. During the month of May any PEDIGREE purchase made in Walmart will generate a bowl of food to a local shelter.

You can also help shelter pets in need by participating in the PetArmor Protection Promise! Now through May 2012, one flea and tick treatment will be donated to the ASPCA, or to a shelter of your choice. (up to 20,000 doses). Just a couple clicks is all it takes to help! Head over to PetArmor Facebook Page to help out.

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation and product for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own.

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