Pet PSA

Oct. 15th, 2011 08:46 pm
krislaughs: (Default)
For what it's worth, I do understand that the veterinary-approved flea products are more expensive than the Walmart (Hartz, Sargents, Bio-spot etc.) ones, but a visit to the veterinarian is more expensive than that.

As a vet who's lost many hours of sleep and free time to sick cats in the last week after application of one of these OTC products, PLEASE consider using Frontline, Advantage, Revolution, or Vectra on your kitties. They do work. (I would know. I hate fleas and get covered by them from unprotected animals at work every day. I have never seen one on my pets. I use product year-round.) They are safe when used as labeled. And I make no money from the companies.

You can walk into the office to pick them up. You don't need an appointment. There are lots of deals and promotions now that there are so many competing on the market; just ask.

Please? I'd like fewer fleas and fewer sick kitties in the world.

~

In other news, I'm on call this weekend and hoping it's a quiet one. The phone's been ringing off the hook. I'm currently waiting for one guy to decide whether he's bringing in the cat who seems toxic after multiple flea dips and baths today. *facepalm*
krislaughs: (xmas puppy)
An open letter to my dog:

Those who do not like baths should avoid rolling in dead things.

I probably like fleas even less than you do.

The extra-special dog treats are not buried in the kitty litter.

We already went for a long walk today.

Tongues don't actually clean dishes better than sponges do.

There's this thing called daylight savings time...

The nail clipper is not possessed.

Is there any chance we could limit the puking to tiled floors?

These shoes are made for walking. Not chewing.

And the final thing I'd tell my dog if he understood me is that I love him anyway.

-Kristin
krislaughs: (spn dean chews pen)
I don't want to get on the plane. I don't want to get on the plane. This may have something to do with the prospect of spending 24 hours in the air and at airports for a 48 hour trip for the sole purposes of getting fingerprinted and taking a test.

I know, buck up and meet my licensing requirements like a man.

But I don't waaaaant to. :P *whiny*

And I haven't packed yet, and the thing takes off in 2.5 hours. (Luckily the airport has only two gates and is about ten minutes from my house.)

~

This reluctance might also have a little to do with the fact my kitty (Phoebe) is in the hospital overnight for her dental tomorrow. She's going to have two teeth extracted. Poor darling. And I don't know who's more stressed about it, me or her. (Sometimes knowing too much is not a good thing. Especially because I know that three dogs they had in last week, including mine, ended up with wicked intestinal upset after their appointments...)

Guh. I'm sure it'll be okay. She's a street cat. She's tough.

~

Oh! One last thing. I've taken up knit and crochet recently.

my crafts, let me show you them )
krislaughs: (spn samdrink)
It was a long week, and a few things strike me this Saturday night

1. Spending every day where I do makes me hyper-aware of the things that happen to people's pets. But I never really believe it'll happen to mine. I've mentioned some of this in passing to some of you. )

2. Then in the More Good News category, I took my car in for inspection the same day and was informed that it would require $1200 dollars worth of work to get it back. I just... Thanks world. Time to take out another student loan, even as the financial system around us crumbled.


3. On the plus side, Lazarus Rising was AWESOME BEYOND MY WILDEST IMAGINATION. spoilery questions )

4. And finally some SGA observations. more spoilers. Geez )

All things considered, I think it's time to have a big glass of wine, settle down to boards review, and thank goodness a new week starts on Monday.
krislaughs: (Default)
Ohhh, so you know how I might've mentioned once or twice that I was Jonesing for a kitten?

Well... )

Kitties make everything better. Oh, and (shh) I introduced him to Phoebe; she didn't hiss once! In fact, she didn't even mind playing with him! It's a sign.

Now the million dollar question is:
[Poll #1059149]

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