Pet Amber Alert – Chocolate Lab

Please look out for a chocolate lab that jumped out of the back of a truck at Carter’s Country on Treaschwig Road. If found please contact or bring him to the Treaschwig Veterinary Clinic so we can re-unite him with his owner.

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Disaster Evacuation Kit for Small Dogs

Pet Evacuation Kit - For Small Dogs - by Ready America - 77150

Pet Evacuation Kit – For Small Dogs – by Ready America – 77150

 

Earthquakes? Fires? Floods? They can all be ‘dog-gone’ scary, but you and your dog will be prepared with this Small Dog Evacuation Kit. This kit contains the supplies you need to sustain your small dog for three days. This kit comes with a three-day supply of food and water (food and water have a 5-year shelf life). You’ll also get a pack of doggy “clean-up” bags, pet wipes, first aid kit, a collapsible travel bowl, and a leash. This kit also contains a rawhide bone and a chew rope. This kit comes with a soft-sided nylon pet carrier, which has been rated for pets up to 25 pounds. This Small Dog Evacuation Kit will help you provide a safe haven for your furry friend.

 

Came across this kit and thought it was a great idea.

Did you know that you can access your pet’s vaccination record in out pet portal? It is available 24/7 and makes it convenient if you do have to bug out in an emergency. You can log in and get your records in the event you leave town and have to board your pets elsewhere for an emergency or disaster.

Safe and Effective Mosquito Control

Dynatrap Insect Trap -1/2 Acre The Original Insect Trap

 

Mosquitoes in Houston are a fact of life. We are used to encountering them in the morning and again in the evening, but the introduction of the Asian Tigris mosquito has changed the ball game. This particular mosquito is aggressive and doesn’t care what time it is or whom she bites. She will feed on dogs, cats and people. This mosquito has adapted to our environment and is responsible for the spread of heartworms across the United States in our pets and may also now carry the West Nile Virus.

One item that I have been using now for several years is the Dynatrap Mosquito trap and it has significantly reduced the mosquito population in my yard and I live on 7 acres. I have one on my front porch and one on my back porch and I no longer have to swat the mosquitoes as I leave for work in the morning or come home at night.

The DynaTrap offers 3 way protection – first, two UV fluorescent bulbs produce inviting, cozy, warm light to attract insects. Then the TiO2-titanium dioxide coated funnel works with the warmth of the light to produce CO2 — irresistible to mosquitoes and luring other flying insects into the DynaTrap. Finally, a whisper quiet fan — quiet, yet powerful — traps insects into the retaining cage. It does not use insecticides, so it is safe around your family and pets.

There is also an indoor model to place in your house to catch the lone mosquito buzzing in your ear. By the way the one that buzzes is the male. He buzzes to attract the female but he does not bite. It is the female mosquito that must take a blood meal in order to lay eggs. It is during the blood meal that diseases such as West Nile virus and Heartworm larvae are excreted in her saliva and then are injected into your body.

It took a week before I noticed a significant reduction, but now I can walk out the door without a swarm of blood suckers waiting for me.  It cannot protect you from every mosquito but it will reduce the population dramatically. These traps are available at Amazon, Sears and Home Depot, but if you order through my link above, the clinic will earn a small commission.

Other ways to help reduce the mosquito population is to remove any standing water around your home. It does not take a lot of water for the mosquito eggs to hatch and the larvae grow and develop.

Also be sure that your dog and cat are on an effective heartworm prevention every month all year round. The mosquito season is year round in Houston.

For more information on the West Nile Virus, please check out the following links

West Nile CDC Updates

West Nile PDF download

West Nile Cases Map