Prevent Fleas in Dogs

If you own pets, like a dog, you have possibly experienced pesky fleas or heard awful stories from others who already have. Fleas are nasty little pests that can wreak havoc on a household. Knowing how to prevent fleas and the most effective remedies for your pets if they become pest-ridden are the keys to keeping your pets happy and safe from the aftermaths of a flea infestation. Thankfully, some safe and efficient products could help keep these pests out of your house and help to eradicate them if they are, unfortunately, already there.

Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Flea prevention is the most cost-effective and easiest way to deal with pests like fleas – the inconvenience and hefty costs of dealing with a flea infestation once it has been already established are worse than preventing the infestation from happening in the first place. As with a lot of things, prevention is cheaper and easier than treatment.

Treatment

Even with the best tips and preventive actions, there are some remote instances where fleas could sneak in and take control of your household. In these situations, it is important to effectively and quickly treat the infestation to save your pets and your household as much discomfort and inconvenience as possible.

A lot of the necessary steps to treat a flea infestation are the same steps you would take to prevent one:

Put your dog on an effective and safe flea medication. Consult with your veterinarian and ask them what medications and supplements they can prescribe.

Bathe and use a flea comb on your pets to remove the adult fleas and flea dirt. Younger fleas feed on flea dirt, so by eliminating it from their environment, you leave them without food.

Your home and the surrounding yard. Vacuum and pre-treat your carpets with Borax. You have to let the Borax powder sit for a couple of hours, then vacuum it up and discard the vacuum bag outside. Make sure to keep everyone—including your pets–off the carpets until you’re sure that you’ve vacuumed up all of the Borax powder.

Leave your pets on a safe and effective flea preventative plan all year round to prevent re-infestation.…

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Pet Photography

 

Pets play a significant role in a lot of families and households, so it is no wonder that pet photography is becoming more popular than ever. Here we have some pet photography tips that could help you take remarkable photos of pets, make some fur parents really happy, and secure photography customers. Keep in mind that some animals have zero patience and would not sit still and wait for you to snap a photo, so let your creative juices flow to help you capture the most stunning images.

  1. Use Natural Light

Always use natural light as much as possible when shooting pet photos. Avoid flash like the plague because flash burst can frighten the animal and cause red-eye. You could try to go outside or shoot in a well-lit room by a big open window.

  1. Keep the Eyes Sharp

Highlighting sharp eyes is very essential in any type of portrait photography—pet photography included. They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and pets’ eyes could be very expressive. Hence, make it a point to focus on the animal’s eyes and shoot several photos so you can choose later.

  1. Give Value to their Character

You can ask your client about their pet’s personality since they know their pet better than anyone else. Keep in mind that a great picture is one that shows the character and personality of its subject. If the cat is lazy, show him yawning; if the animal is the playful type, show him in action doing his favorite trick.

  1. Go Macro

Put that long lens on and fill the frame with the pet’s face and fur. Up-close shots often create a spectacular animal portrait.

  1. Surprise Them

One of the toughest parts of pet photography is to make the animal hold still. The key is to let him play, and, as soon as you have everything ready, call his name or whistle at him. This would surprise him and catch his attention, and you’d have a couple of seconds to capture him in an adorable and alert pose.…

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