Thursday, September 19, 2013

Product Review: Neutricks Chewable Tables for Senior Dogs

Dogs become more susceptible to developing health problems as they grow older. Older dogs often experience a drop in calcium-binding protein levels. These calcium-binding proteins are essential in protecting brain cells and can help dogs maintain their cognitive senses by aiding in signal transduction. Neutricks dog vitamins are calcium-binding protein supplements that has been developed to combat the effects of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in dogs. Results from scientific research and clinical trials have shown that Neutricks is a safe and effective supplement without any known side effects.

Key Ingredient
Apoaequorin, which comes from jellyfish, is a type of protein that is used in Neutricks. In 1962, scientists discovered that this protein caused jellyfish to glow when it attached itself to calcium ions. Further research concluded that Apoaequorin could be used to assist with healthy brain functioning in humans. When used in dogs with poor brain circulation, Apoaequorin has been shown to protect brain cells by as much as 50 percent. Independent laboratory research also showed that learning skills and attention levels in dogs greatly improved after they were given Apoaequorin.

Neutricks should be used if dogs are experiencing any symptoms of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. Signs to look out for include aimless wandering, unusual house soiling or staring off into space. Dogs that no longer respond to their name or forget to eat or drink may also be suffering from CDS. Dogs may also seem confused and get easily lost in familiar places when their calcium-binding protein levels begin to drop. Neutricks can additionally be beneficial for dogs that are no longer responding to commands or are sleeping less throughout the night. It is best to consult with a qualified veterinarian before beginning any type of treatment.

Neutricks can be used for dogs of all sizes and breeds. Each tablet of Neutricks is chewable and easy for dogs to swallow. Dogs that weigh less than 40 pounds should generally be given only one tablet of Neutricks every day. Medium-sized dogs that weigh between 41 and 80 pounds should be given two tablets daily. Three daily tablets are recommended for dogs that weigh more than 80 pounds.

You can help preserve dog brain health by ordering Neutricks. This product can help make your dog’s older years more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Steps to Fight Flea Infestations

I remember quite well the time my childhood dog, Zach, got fleas. The fleas quickly infested not only him but the carpet in our finished basement, which was one of his favorite hangouts. I would jump from the stairs to each piece of furniture to cross the room to avoid the pinprick flea bites that were inevitable the moment my feet touched the carpet. It took weeks of vacuuming and carpet treatments until I was finally willing to touch the ground.

Perhaps my childhood memories make the situation a bit more dramatic than it actually was, but it does capture a real problem. You love your dog—but now he has fleas. This can quickly and easily turn into a nightmare. So—what do you do?

First, it’s important to know a bit about the pest we’re fighting. The average flea life cycle is 21 days, but they can survive up to 170 days. The adult fleas tormenting your pet only make up about 5% of the flea population. The other 95% is made up of fleas in the earlier stages of development, which can’t be seen. A female adult flea can lay as many as 1,200 eggs in one month. These eggs are not sticky, and therefore scatter from your pet onto your carpet, furniture, or anywhere your pet walks or lies down. Young fleas can survive dormant for up to 4-6 months. It’s easy to see how quickly a few pesky fleas can spiral into out of control situation.

With so many of the fleas not actually on your pet, you can see how important it is to do more than just treat your pet in order to be rid of the problem. Remember that flea eggs could be just about anywhere throughout the house. Meticulous and frequent vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping are essential. You should also wash all bedding and clean items such as pet bowls or the cat’s litter box.

Of course, don’t forget your suffering pet! Washing your dog thoroughly with flea shampoo has been a common treatment for many years. Flea sprays are becoming a more popular treatment method because they work so quickly. If you choose to use a spray, just remember that fleas will run to your dog’s head, so be sure to dab the spray solution on its head with a paper towel. Pills are also available for your pet that will kill existing fleas and even prevent further infestations for up to a month.

To fully eliminate fleas in your home, I would recommend using an indoor spray or flea fogger. These treatments will reach fleas in the areas your vacuuming cannot and will kill fleas in all stages of development. Siphotrol has some excellent sprays and fogs that are safe for indoor treatment. Adams is another reliable brand that offers both foggers and carpet sprays. These treatments are wonderful because they not only kill existing adult and pre-adult fleas, but they also prevent a reoccurrence of fleas in your house for a few months. Another helpful tactic is spraying your yard. Siphotrol, Adams, and Virbac all offer yard sprays. These sprays will repel fleas (and also ticks) that might be finding refuge in your yard.

Although discovering fleas on your dog might overwhelm you, a quick and thorough response is your best weapon in returning your home to a pest-free zone.