This pleasant, apple-scented shampoo specifically designed for cats and dogs has been said to be a revolutionary pet care product, due to its gentle but effective action. The shampoo is pH balanced with all natural ingredients that is kind on the skin and coat. The 2% acetic acid provides antibacterial properties, while the addition of 2% boric acid can treat yeast activity on the skin and coat.
How often you should bathe your dog is dependent on the dog’s breed and coat type. The general recommendations are as follows:
- for silky, long coated dogs, bathe once every 3 to 6 weeks
- for double or undercoat dogs, bathe once every 4 to 8 weeks
- for non-shedding curly coated dogs, bathe once 6 to 8 weeks
- for smooth coated dogs, bathe no less than once in 8 weeks, or as needed
- for wiry coated terriers, bathe once every 4 to 6 weeks
Shampoos specifically designs for pets are recommended over human shampoos by vets and other animal specialists, as human shampoos can hurt your dog’s skin. Even baby shampoo can be too strong for your dog and cause soreness and irritation. This shampoo safe to use on your dog or cat, no matter what age or breed and you can buy Malacetic shampoo from BudgetPetCare for just $15.77 with free shipping.
What is K9 Advantix?
K9 Advantix for dogs, manufactured by Beyer, is a topical liquid treatment providing treatment and prevention of flea larvae and adult fleas, lice, ticks and biting flying insects such as mosquitos.
Containing imidacloprid and permethrin, K9 Advantix rapidly eliminates 98-100% of insects on your dog quickly and efficiently within 12 hours. K9 Advantix is said to prevent insect infestation for a month after the treatment.
What is Advantage?
Advantage for dogs, also manufactured by Beyer, kills all flea larvae and adult fleas.
The active ingredient, imidacloprid, quickly paralyzes the flea’s nervous system to kill them within 12 hours of application. 100% of all chewing lice on your dog will be eliminated within 7 days of treatment.
Which should I buy for my dog?
If you live in an area that has a high tick or biting flying insect population, BudgetPetCare
would recommend K9 Advantix. However one of the active ingredients of K9 Advantix, permethrin, is highly toxic to cats so if you also have a cat, separation during treatment is necessary. If you are unable to keep your dog and cat apart then it is advisable to use Advantage instead which doesn’t contain permethrin.
More bang for your buck!
This season at BudgetPetCare, we have a grand flea and tick product sale with fantastic savings. Both K9 Advantix and Advantage are part of this sale with ‘Buy 6 get 2 Free’ or ‘Buy 12 get 4 Free’ offers. You can head over to our online store to buy discount K9 Advantix for dogs or buy Advantage for dogs with free shipping to the United States.
The winner of November’s $100 Ask A Vet feature on BudgetPetCare.com has been announced – congratulations go to Janice Keys who asked:
“Is advantage safe for a pregnant dog?“
Our In-House Vet answered
Advantage is for topical use and can be used on pregnant bitches. Care should be taken to avoid the contents of the tube coming into contact with the eyes or mouth of the user or recipient animal. Do not allow recently treated animals to groom each other…
Question of the Month Prize
As the winner of our monthly competition, Janice wins a $100 prize. If you have a question that you would like our veterinary surgeon to answer, get in touch and ask your pet-related question today.
Wound-Gard for dogs is an effective anti-septic spray that helps wounds to heal quicker. The bitter taste acts as a deterrant from licking or biting, encouraging wounds (including post-surgical wounds) to heal faster and prevents infection.
The liquid formulation comes in a spray bottle that’s easy to administer, and its antiseptic solution also promotes healing. Wound-gard for dogs should be sprayed liberally to the wound or affected area three times per day or as directed by your vet.
This is a must-have for all pet first aid kits as you never know when you’ll need it most. You can head on over to our online store to buy Wound-Gard for dogs for only $9.99 and free shipping on all orders.
This week BudgetPetCare is putting the spotlight on our handy First Aid Kit for cats and dogs. Whether it is for use at home or on the go, this kit is essential for all pet owners as we never know when our pets may need it most.
Dogs, particularly puppies, are determined to explore everywhere their paws will allow them to go, which can naturally lead to bumps and scrapes. With our First Aid Kit, you can allow your dog to be a dog with the reassurance that if a superficial wound arises, it can be immediately treated.
What is included
The following apparatus is included in a convenient holding pouch:
- Wound Dressing 12 x 12 cm
- Triangular Bandage Non Woven 90 cm x 127 cm
- Eyepad Wound Dressing
- Alcohol Free Cleansing Wipe x 4
- Vinyl Examination Gloves x 2 pair
- Adhesive Dressing x 2 set 10 patches
- Scissors x 1
- Safety Pins x 5
- Leaflet containing Basic Advice on First Aid
The First Aid Kit, manufactured by Merial is ideal for use on minor superficial injuries such as cuts, burns and bites. The items can be stored in the home, in your car or even in your bag for use in case of an injury whilst out with your dog.
Where to buy a First Aid Kit for cats and dogs
You can head over to our BudgetPetCare website to buy First Aid Kits for cats and dogs for just $ 9.78 with free shipping on all orders.
Look out for future articles on simple First Aid guides for your cat or dog on our blog!
Capstar – Product information
Flea infestations are a common problem for pet owners and can prove to be a nightmare, no matter how minor. Left untreated, fleas can multiply rapidly to infect both your pet and your household, so it’s worth treating your pets as soon as possible to get rid of these pesky parasites.
Capstar is a fantastic product that helps to protect your dog from fleas. Capstar does not give off any odor, and there is no messy application. The active ingredient, nitenpyram, kills fleas and prevents them from laying more eggs, making it the ideal treatment against external parasites.
Unlike topical flea treatments, which can take up to 12 hours to kill fleas on your pet, Capstar treatment starts killing fleas in as little as 30 minutes. Within just 4-6 hours, over 90% of all the adult fleas on the animal will be eliminated. Capstar can be given to dogs and cats, as well as kittens and puppies from age 4 weeks and body weight 2 lbs and over.
Capstar – directions for use
Administered as an oral tablet, a single dose can be given with or without food at any time of the day. Please note that it is important for all animals in the household to be treated to control and protect against flea infestations.
Where to buy Capstar
We’ve extended our latest special offer on three of the most popular flea and tick products, K9 Advantix and Advantage (cats and dogs), so if you haven’t taken advantage, hurry while stocks last. We’re the cheapest on the market!
Our latest offer is a real cracker that’s designed to save you even more money off the popular flea & tick products, including Advantage for cats/dogs, and K9 Advantix.
Our original offer is now even better – when you buy 6 pipettes of Advantage or K9 Advantix you get 2 extra free. Buy 12 pipettes and get a massive 4 free.
This offer won’t be around for long, so ensure that you order your flea and tick products for this season. All products have an expiry date of two years or more, so you can even order them for 2011 while stocks last at this price.
Order them online by following the links below:
Frontline Plus for dogs, manufactured by Merial, is a treatment given to dogs that controls and prevents the infestation of fleas, ticks and lice on dogs and puppies.
It prevents the multiplication of fleas and ticks by inhibiting the egg’s development (ovicidal) as well as larvae and pupae (larvicidal) that originate from eggs that are laid by adult fleas for two months following treatment of Frontline Plus.
It also has the added benefit of treating and controlling Flea Allergy Dermatitis that can result from the infestation of fleas.
Frontline Plus (active ingredient is Fipronil/Smethoprene) will provide you with the most effective and complete treatment of flea and tick infestations, killing them within 48 hours of treatment.
Frontline Plus for dogs controls and treats:
- Paralysis ticks
- Brown dog ticks
- Biting lice
- Flea allergy dermatitis (FAD)
Frontline Plus – Directions of Use
It is important that Frontline Plus is applied to an area of the skin where your dog cannot lick it off – the best place to administer it is behind the neck between the shoulders.
To apply Frontline Plus, part the dog’s hair at the back of the neck to reveal a patch of skin. Squeeze the contents of the pipette directly onto the skin ensuring that the contents of the whole of the pipette is administered.
Frontline Plus will then spread across the coat of your dog over the next 24 hours, killing fleas and ticks as it spreads. After 24 hours Frontline Plus will become waterproof. Because it is waterproof, Frontline Plus is effective even if your dog is bathed/shampooed or goes swimming.
Apply Frontline Plus every month for full effective treatment of fleas, ticks and biting lice.
Frontline Plus Side Effects
Should your dog lick Frontline Plus it may hypersalivate for a brief period. Some temporary irritation may occur, which is normal. Consult a veterinary surgeon if signs persist or become more severe after a few days.
Where to buy Frontline Plus for dogs
Head over to our online store to buy Frontline Plus for dogs at the best available prices. Our flea and tick seasonal sale is now on, meaning you can save extra on your flea and tick medications throughout the season. Prices currently start at $24.89 for 3 pipettes, which treats small dogs up to 22lbs.
Popantel for cats is a complete allwormer tablet that is used to control and treat gastrointestinal worms in cats and kittens.
Manufactured by Jurox, a major veterinary pharmaceuticals company in Australia, its active ingredient is Praziquantel 50mg.
It is available to buy to treat all species of gastrointestinal worms, including tapeworm, hookworm and roundworm.
A single tablet of Popantel will treat an 11lb (4kg) cat, and it may be combined with other treatments, especially heartworm prevention and flea/tick medication.
The Popantel treatment offers gentle but very effective control of worms.
Directions of use
Before administering a dose of Popantel, ensure that you weigh your cat before commencing treatment. Popantel should be given to your cat or kitten as a single dose orally on an empty stomach.
Kittens and cats that weigh less than 5lbs should be given half a tablet. The tablet is scored in quarters to ensure accurate doses can be given to small cats and kittens.
Administer the dose every two weeks from two weeks old until the age of 12 weeks, then monthly after three months until six months, then every three months when your cat reaches adulthood.
Popantel Side Effects
Side effects for Popantel are rare when the correct dose is given to your cat or kitten, and has been approved for kittens, pregnant and lactating cats.
Where Can I Buy Popantel?
Popantel Allwormer Tablets for Cats can be bought at discount prices from our online store at budgetpetcare.com for as little as $3.67 per tablet. Our sale is now on, meaning that you can save an extra 5% on all products – use the coupon code BPC50 when you buy Popantel for Cats.