This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of FRONTLINE Plus. The opinions expressed in this blog post and the text are mine.
In the Southern United States and the Midwest (where I now live), we had a very mild winter. Because of the mild temperatures, it wasn’t cold enough to allow the ticks and fleas to hibernate. This basically means that the fleas and ticks have had an entire season to breed and reproduce . . . which means, this summer, they are in full force.
Earlier this spring, Mama took out into the woods and I got attacked by ticks. It was NOT fun. She ended up having to kill each tick one by one. Not a fun job.
I did not like having ticks attached to my skin. It felt like I had warts on my body, and I was uncomfortable and just plain miserable.
I hate ticks and fleas in general. Fleas, especially.
An interesting fact about me . . . I am very allergic to flea bites. If a nasty flea bites me, I end up getting red patches (rashes) all over my skin. I end up scratching and scratching, and that area of skin gets inflamed. It is not fun at all.
This is me when I have fleas. Miserable and pathetic looking.
Because of my flea allergy, Mama takes special precautions to prevent me from getting fleas and ticks on my skin. She has to be extra vigilant about it. The moment she sees me scratching, she knows it’s time for another application of FRONTLINE Plus!
FRONTLINE Plus is one of the medicines on the market that will help prevent flea and ticks from biting pets (dogs and cats). And if you come into contact with these nasty bugs, FRONTLINE Plus will actually kill them. In fact, FRONTLINE Plus is the #1 veterinarian-recommended flea and tick product. My vet proudly sells them, and I am sure yours does too.
Here’s what Mama and I like about FRONTLINE Plus:
- It’s topical. You just apply it to the skin between my shoulder blades once a month, and you get protection all month long.
- FRONTLINE Plus will kill 100 percent of fleas within 12 hours of you applying the product.
- You can use FRONTLINE Plus in puppies and kittens after 8 weeks of age.
- It is waterproof, even if you take a bath!
When I am on FRONTLINE Plus and flea-less, I love romping around the grass with my anipals and being my old self.
What Do You Think of Fleas and Ticks?
So, my anipals and blog readers, what do you think of fleas and ticks?
Post your pet photos on my Facebook page with your comments on the topic of fleas and ticks. If you participate and share your pet pictures on my Facebook page, you will enter to win a $50 GIFT CARD!
(To enter and win the gift card, you must live in the 48 contiguous US states.)
The contest ends July 20th 2012 at 11:59 p.m. CST! So Enter Your Pet Photos with your thoughts on fleas and ticks, and you might win that $50 GIFT CARD! Share this post with your friends and family, and let them enter too!
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