Monday, April 27, 2009

Flea Product Safety and Award

Oreo, who was not named for a cookie, has left for "the coolest place a kitty could be." Stop by and read his human mom's tribute to her sweet boy and if you can, leave her a message.



And now for the main subject for today.

Oh, great, it isn't bad enough humans (albeit inadvertently) try to kill us with toxic chemicals in sprays, topicals, collars or shampoos, now there are counterfeit and incorrectly labeled pesticide products on the market. We're so glad The Frugal Feline posted about this subject. This is very important information to protect the health of your dogs and cats.

Please read the information from the US Environmental Protection Agency on Counterfeit Pesticide Products for Dogs and Cats. Check your products to be sure you didn't mistakenly purchase one of the counterfeits.

And the Natural Resources Defense Council has posted information on flea control products and collars that is a must read for all humans who use flea products on their furries. There is a pocket guide to pesticides in products you can download, print and take with you to the store. Please check this information and bookmark the page. It won't matter how well you humans feed us or how often you brush us or exercise us, if you poison us with highly toxic chemicals.

Saturday we posted about Charlie "crossing the river." Golden Honey also passed away on Saturday, but we didn't learn about it until Sunday.

We hope Daisy the Curly Cat is doing better. She caught a bad cold. We didn't know you could catch a cold in FL. Guess we might as well stay in GA.

Today, the CB is worried about Daddy Charley (a human). Miss Peach's lapdaddy is home but Miss Peach's stitches are still infected and she'll have to go back to the vet.

This is all we can remember of our weekend. If we left out anything important, please forgive us. We are hoping this week will be happier. So, to help, we offer a happier note.


We received this award from Honey the Great Dane. So we have to tell everyone why we love blogging.

That's easy. We love the animal bloggers. When one is going through a trial, others gather around to support them. Whether it is a sick pet or a sick human. We have met bloggers from so many different countries and we so enjoy their different personalities and imaginative posts -- cats, dogs, hamsters, rabbits.... We've even met a Capybara -- Caplin Rous. We'd never heard of a capybara before this.

32 comments:

  1. wow , great update there.

    and con.cat.ulations on that der award.

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  2. What a great update on everything! Good job!!!

    Purrs!!!

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  3. Heya Gang, Thanks for the crucial informative information. Congratulations on your award; you'll need another to balance it out: http://bumpasshounds.blogspot.com/2009/04/tgim.html

    - TBH

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  4. Lots of information. Always check labels! Congrats on your award also.

    Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

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  5. Tank woo fur the info...

    Tank woo fur blogging!

    Khongrats and stuff!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  6. Congratulations on your award. Yes there is a lot going on isn't there?

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  7. We never heard of a capybara either!!!

    We didn't know Daisy had a cold. We will have to go by to purr for her.

    We have started purchasing our flea and heartworm stuff from the vet just to be safe. It's more expensive but Scylla & Charybdis had a BAD reaction to an OTC flea product. They had to be rushed to the vet shaved, bathed and given a shot for swelling. After that we just didn't want to risk it. ~S,S,C & F

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  8. We're purring for all our furiends who need some...

    Congrats on your award!

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  9. It's been a rough weekend, hasn't it? Thank you for the updates.

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  10. Thank you for the flea product information. We just heard about Oreo. We are so sad!

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  11. Congratulations on your reward Oh I mean your award. No matter, you deserve them all. We sure do like all the info you put on here to help all of us keep informed and up to date. Thank You.

    Casper

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  12. Hi, visit my blog to read how the story continues.

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  13. Yes, i do work for a vet. It's really really hard. Especially when you have one leaving in one room- and an 8 week old puppy in the next. But, it just continues to show you, when one leaves, another comes. It's just the end of one chapter. Lately i can't seem to get through any of them without crying at some point.

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  14. Thanks for all the great info!

    Kiddo

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  15. We are sorry for Oreo.
    And congratulations for the award!

    Jas & Gi

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  16. Oh wowie yoo met Caplin Rous too? We's met via twitter. Furry big rat we wudnt want to mess wif Rose!

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  17. So much going on, so many struggling right now. Thanks for the update.
    --Jasper

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  18. We heard about Oreo earlier and will definitely leave him some kind words. Good thing there is so much support in this CB! Glad to see you are doing well Jan, we havent heard from you in awhile!

    Jaime, Benson, Gibson, Sasha & Theodore

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  19. Thank you for this information!

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  20. Fank you so much fur yore kind words fur me. I hass missed effurycat so much. I is finkin of you all & watin on you ofur here.

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  21. Oh thank you. We use that Frontline stuff which is not as bad as the others and we checked to make sure it was real.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  22. Great updates. Someday, I'll have to let the cats and Copper do one of my updates. I bet they'd love it.

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  23. Heya gang,
    Still keeping a CLOSE eye on Ms. Jan we hope. It is sorry to find out about Oreo, that makes another sad thing from last week. We want everyone to get better NOW. Thanks for the news about the pesticides.
    -TBH

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  24. Mieow to all my furriends at JFF!! Yes, our internet is finally working but a little slow, like always.

    Looks like a lot of our furriends need purrs. Will try to get around and visit some more.

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  25. Life is like a wheel, sometimes up, sometimes down..

    I'm sad learn our furriends gone forever..but I'm happy for your award!

    xoxo

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  26. Congrats on the award. We want to point out that some pet flea products are sold from UK and they are not the same ones we use. We bought from JNS Enterprises on line and they sold Mom Advantage for cats, dogs We ordered the orange one for cats only. We sent it back for a refund. Be careful!

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  27. Thank you for dropping by my bloggie, I always enjoy your visits.

    My Mum is so jealous - she would love to have as many kittys and doggies around as Jan has!

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  28. Well done Monday update, even if we're just getting around to it and it's Wednesday today!!! Day late & a dollar short - that's the story of our lives!!

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  29. Congratulations, Funny Farm furples! I'm glad we've got folks like the Frugal Feline to help us find out about things like that, aren't you? I'm also glad to hear our friends are improving!

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  30. lots of purrs fur all your friends.
    and congrats on award :)

    purrs
    Peffe & Lussie

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  31. Thanks for the good information about the flea medicine. Tomorrow is time for our monthly dose, so this is quite timely!

    Steve

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  32. Wow - we've just been to visit the capybara blog...can't believe it!!

    Thanks also for all the great info!

    Slobbers,
    Honey the Great Dane

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