Pets

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

If Your Dog is Getting Bitten By Ticks, Your Preventive Measures are FAILING!

Since I’ve been taking groups of dogs out hiking in the woods, fields and mountains these last seven months, the issue of tick bite prevention has become an important topic of discussion with my customers.  This issue is far from “over” for the season as we’ve yet to have consistently low enough temperatures to put the critters into the deep freeze for a few months.  Yesterday, I had a chat with Dr. John Flood of Brackett Street Veterinary Clinic, who has taken care of my Labs for ten years, about the subject and am sharing some of his answers to my questions.

Frontline and Advantix are the two most common chemical tick protection products out there currently.  Packaging recommends application every four weeks from April through November in our area of the country.  Dr. Flood explains that ticks can’t see so they are attracted to your dog’s movement, body heat and carbon dioxide emitted as your dog runs through the woods, tall grass, etc.

Urgent Need for Dog Adopters at BHS during National Adopt a Dog Month

Urgent Need for Dog Adopters at BHS during National Adopt a Dog Month

Brownville-KI and Beyond 30 Mi. Sled Dog Race

January 29 2011
Brownville-KI and Beyond 30 Mi. Sled Dog Race
The Maine Highlands Sled Dog Club (TMHSDC) http://www.critterwoods.com/ Brownville-KI and Beyond 30 Mile Sled Dog Race Saturday January 29, 2011 A. Race Course: The race start will be on Railroad Avenue, Brownville, Maine. There will be one road crossing which traverses a little-used dirt road. Trails will be groomed (a minimum of 8 feet wide) by the Brownville Snowmobile Club. The 30-mile race trail is a scenic out and back course that traverses varied terrain. The first and last nine miles are on the historic Katahdin Iron Works (KI) railroad bed. The remainder of course will take you from KI to the Gulf Hagas parking lot where you will loop around the parking lot and return to Brownville. B.

2011 Dog Licenses Available - Millinocket

THE NEW 2011 DOG LICENSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR OFFICE. THE FEE IS $6.00 FOR NEUTER/SPAYS AND $11.00 FOR MALE/FEMALES.
2010 DOG LICENSES WILL EXPIRE 12/31/2010 AND A LATE FEE OF $25.00 WILL BE ADDED TO THE LICENSE FEE FOR PREVIOUSLY LICENSED DOGS LICENSED AFTER JANUARY 31, 2011.