With the record HEAT and torrential Rain … lots of Mosquitoes.
On my Barkday while taking a photograph a mosquito landed just above my eye. Can you see it? (Photo Below)
I felt it caused I immediately shook my head and did several twirls.
Just a reminder to everyone … Dogs, cats, and even horses are all at risk of disease infestation through mosquito bites.
I found out being an indoor dog, I am about 45% less likely to be bitten by mosquitoes. But still I am very conscious of the Heartworms and West Nile Virus, two main threats to dogs via mosquito bites.
Remember to take precautions when you spend outdoors with your dogs. Here are some helpful tips …
- Be aware/avoid tall grassy and pond/lake areas where ticks and mosquitoes gather.
- After being outdoors, check your dog for mosquito bites, flea dirt and ticks.
- Excessive scratching/licking can be a sign that a bite or infestation has occurred.
- Avoid walking at dawn and dusk. It is when mosquitoes are most active.
- Be proactive by regularly clean your home and pet’s bed.
- Always consult your veterinarian for any concerns and questions.
A good reason for me to stay indoors and sleep.
Be safe everyone.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of Golden Woofs,
We see that mozzie there. Good heads up about those pests. We always have our Heartworm tablets. Haven't heard about the West Nile thing.
XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella
Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom says
We've been pretty lukhky here this year – probably bekhause it has been fairly dry –
Have a GReat Friday!
Khyra and Khousin Merdie
I love this last photo! Her coat looks very luscious 🙂
Sierra Rose says
Oh Sugar! Could you have a cuter sleepy photo 🙂 Love it! Hope that mosquito was just touching down briefly… Thanks for the tips! Will be careful.
Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Teddy Bear says
Thanks for the great tips. Those pesky mosquitos!
George the Lad says
Thanks for the tips.
See Yea George xxx
Sam and Pippen says
Thanks for the info, Sugar! We're lucky to live in a place that doesn't have many skeetos but mom's always checking us out anyway…
Sam and Pippen
excellent advice Sugar. Thanks for sharing that
Maggie Mae says
Thanks for the reminder and advice 'bouts Heartworm and West Nile Virus. Being proactive is the way to go, too bad some two-leggers don't think so 🙁
Those nasty skeeters can gets us indoor pups too! Have a grreat weekend.
Woofs asnd Licks,
One of the few things to like about dirtville is the lack of mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. We'll be heading east next week, thiugh and have our arsenal ready to avoid the little monsters!
Those Elgin Pugs says
Sugar~ We send kisses to your Sweet Face!!!
It's gonna be bad again today… and yes, the skeeto's are sooooo bad… Mommy looks like she has chicken pox..
Take Care of youself and we's super excited to see yous at Puddles tonite!!
Big Pug Hugs!!!
IzZY, Josie and Anakin Man
I've got some Bug spray, if you need it…. but I never need to use it. :-)………….. ! ! !
luv Amie Soto Blossom.
Frankie Furter says
Your Mus keee toe problem was even on the National News last night. They even talked about all of the Dragon flies that eat them.
Mom just took me to the vet for what she thought was a bug bite! Turns out, it was just an ingrown hair… oh well, better safe than sorry! You should stay inside where it's nice and cool!
Thanks for the reminder Sugar 🙂 We have our heartgard every month… our hoomans sticks them heart stickers on them calendars each time i take a tabs 🙂
We have mozzies whole year round… we are in the tropical. Heartgard is most important.
Love your photo 🙂 Eventhough there's a pesky mozzie there. Have a great weekend dear!
Great advice Sugar. We take really good care of our Little Bit. She is our first concern in everything we do. Just like your mom thinks of you before she does herself. Just saying.
Have a terrific day and weekend Sugar. Lotsa ♥ 🙂
3 doxies says
Oh dis good post…kinda gross but informative…hehehe! My mum HATES them skeeters and her goes and swats around us while we go do our business at night…her weird, her gives us no privacy.
Dis just be another good reason to sleep indoors.
OMD I see that mosquito on your head Sugar! I hate mosquitoes! We have lots of them here in Florida too…that's why Mommy keeps me on Heartguard, just in case one of those pesky bugger try to get me!
We see that mosquito on you – he must have known you were super sweet but thankfully you got him off you! Thanks for the tips and reminders!
YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June says
Oh no! Mom just want to swat at that mosquito!
Great post today Sugar!
Sam & June
Thank you for the advice. You can never be too careful!
Hector and Bonny too
El'bow and Hauwii says
thanks fur the information 😀
El'bow & Hauwii
I had forgotten about the mosquitoes!! Thank you for reminding me!
Martha and Bailey says
Oh Sugar, we see that nasty old mosquito.
Thanks for such an informative post.
In the UK it tends to be ticks we are bothered with – we just hate them!
We use our Frontline but still Martha has had a couple stuck to her head…………..yeuch!
Have a great weekend.
Martha and Bailey xxx
ps not too much to drink at the Pawty!
♥I am Holly♥ says
It's very dry here but those mosquitos have been after everyone these year! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly
Yikes! We have mosquitoes all year-round! I love walking at dawn and dusk! I scratch after walking but I don't have fleas or ticks. My bed are comfy but did you say heartworm? Did you say vet?
But I love your patty recipe (will ask Keeper to make one) and before I forget, I am here to greet you HappyBirthday!!! Gee, I'm late again!
Great information and reminder, Sugar; sorry about your bites, we think you should stay indoors and rest too=love the last photo, you are so precious…Happy weekend sweet friend…Calle, Halle, Sukki
Dog By Nature says
Happy Belated Birthday Sugar! We're just trying to catch up with everyone now, it's been a long time. Good advice about those pesky mosquitoes too, heartworm being the biggest bad thing they carry. Hope you have a GReat weekend.
Happy Belated barkday sugar! Sorry we are behind on commenting….I got attacked by ants and I was an unhappy dog this week. that is great advice about the outdoors!
~Kim at Golden Pines~ says
We just came from Kentucky and there were LOTS of mosquitos around that carried us away!! But I worried about the very things you mentioned because where we live we don't have so many, but it only takes one! THANKS for the reminder!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!
Caren Gittleman says
I am glad the "skeeter" didn't take a bite at you!
Thanks for posting those helpful tips! They are very important!
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Sammy and Andy says
You are a beauty, Sugar, and so very wise.
Thanks so very much for coming to Andy's party yesterday….you helped make it a very special day for him. xxxxxxxxx
I hate all those blood sucking and stinging bugs that come out in the summer time. How dare one land on your little face? We get mean yellow flies that bitey us. One bit momma in the head. I think she needs frontline.
Very good reminders, Sugar. We've had a lot of those buggies this year. Well, we always have plenty in the summer, but this year it seemed like more.
lotsa licks, Lola
Busy Buttons says
What a mean mosquito! I hope it didn't bite you…
It is important to be careful with those mosquitoes!
Kisses and hugs
The Sprollies 'n' Border Collies says
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Maggie and Mitch says
What a most informative post, Sugar! Thank you!
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch
Wooo…i hate mossies too but they seemed to leave me alone (the humans in my house somehow taste better?).
And mommy has a special electric racket that she flings at the mossies and they go psssss…..LOL!
What an informative post! Thank you for thinking to remind us all about those pesky skeeters!! Hope he didn't bite ya.
Sam has vowed to stay indoors. Monty we have to drag back in kicking and screaming…
Kari in WeHo says
Mosquitos are so mean!
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