Archive for the ‘Fleas’ Category

Comfortis Division

Friday, July 12th, 2013

This Post is an addendum to Splitting Vials: Saving money on Flea and Tick Control   Comfortis (Spinosad), Monthly Oral Flea Treatment for Dogs Minimum dose      30mg/kg Maximum… Read more

Dumbing-Down our Pets with Insecticides?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Three recent articles have revealed exposure of the fetus to Organophosphates (OPs), a class of insecticide commonly used on our food crops and pets, stunts cognitive development  throughout… Read more

Splitting Vials: Risk Minimising

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

Many pet owners, jack of extortative pricing,  are defying the recommendations of drug manufacturers and vets, and  working-out ways to economise.  When tick season arrives and monthly… Read more

Advantage? Not for Bees, Perhaps

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

A recent study published in the Journal of Toxicology has revealed higher levels of environmental persistence and sensitivity of bees to Imidacloprid, the active in Advantage and Advantix, than… Read more

The Carpet of Eden

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Problem To calculate theoretic populations of fleas, breeding under ideal environmental conditions (humidity, temperature, shag pile, vibration, hosts), after introducing Adam and Eve into your… Read more

Tick prevention: cost versus benefit

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Desperate in our search for status on a global stage, we Australians love punching above our weight in sport, and take pride in our lethal fauna. Snakes, sharks and crocodiles are the obvious ones… Read more

Killing adults in the war on fleas

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Adult fleas, living on your pet, are only 5% of the total population but killing them gives pet owners immediate satisfaction, and pets relief.  The benefits can be short-lived, however, if the dead… Read more

Flea control scenarios – Which best descibes you?

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

If you’re busy or cashed up, you may just want a quick, hand-fed recommendation of what to use as flea prevention. As no one shoe fits all, here are a few scenarios which may help. Which best… Read more

Breaking the Breeding Cycle – War on Fleas

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Killing real live fleas, whether with insecticide or fingernail, gives many immediate satisfaction; with teeth clenched, it feels like a significant victory. The flea, however, often carries to their… Read more

Fleas – Know the enemy, choose a weapon

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Easily one of the most frustrating problems for pet owners, especially those living in tropical environments, with multiple pets on shag carpet, the flea is just a pissy little insect with a… Read more