Things You Should Know About Waterless Shampoo

Keeping your dog hair clean and tidy is as important as cleaning human hair. Failing to maintain cleanliness of dog’s hair can make your dog’s hair dirty and contract lice. So, to keep them tidy and fresh-smelling, you need to get a formulation that is safe for animal skin. But, sometimes it becomes challenging to get them a proper bath, especially when you are travelling. For such unavoidable circumstances, waterless shampoo can be the best alternative.

What is a waterless shampoo?

As the name indicates, a waterless dog shampoo does not require water to clean the skin and fur of the dogs. To clean your dog’s fur, you just need to apply the shampoo on the dog and make sure it spreads properly. You can use a towel to spread it well. Wait for a while before you brush it off so that the chemical does it work and yet not remains in your dog’s fur or skin. These shampoos are also helpful for those dogs who are very afraid of water or dislike water bath.

Waterless variety of shampoos are smart and convenient replacement of traditional shampoos. You can use this shampoo when you are not in a mood to follow the tiresome process of bathing the dog or when you do not want to give them a shower because they get dirty very frequently. Waterless shampoo can be of great help if you want to clean your dog in between their routine bathing sessions. If you succeed to choose the right shampoo, the dog and you won’t feel the difference between a normal shampoo and the waterless ones. Some of the popular brands like Bio Groom are bringing shampoos that can keep your dogs fur equally soft and shiny along with removing the smell and extra oil from their skin. For better results and less impact on the environment you can try the organic varieties of waterless shampoo.

 

Feline Leukemia and its Treatments

Feline Leukemia is a disease particular to the cats, caused by Feline leukemia virus (FeLV). The disease damages the immune system of the cats and causes multiple types of cancer. It is the next life threatening disease after trauma that causes 85% death in cats living in the households. FeLV affects all breeds between the age of one to six years and generally males are more prone to this disease than females.

Types of FeLV infections:

FeLV infection can be mainly divided into three types, i.e., FeLV – A, FeLV – B, or FeLV – C.

FeLV – A: It may occur in all cats infected with FeLV. FeLV – A severely impairs the immune system of cats (immunosuppression).

FeLV – B: Around 50% of total FeLV infected cats are found with this type. It causes tumors and other abnormal tissue growths.

FeLV – C: It is the least common type of FeLV infection, occurs in around 1 percent of FeLV infected cats. The feline friends infected with this type suffer from severe anemia.

Symptoms of FeLV:

  • Anemia
  • Lethargy
  • Abscesses
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Progressive weight loss
  • Fever (seen in about 50 percent of cases)
  • Inflammation of the gums and/or mouth tissues
  • Fibrosarcomas (cancer that develops from fibrous tissue)
  • Lymphoma (the most common FeLV-associated cancer)
  • Infections of the external ear and skin and poor coat condition
  • Wobbly, uncoordinated or drunken-appearing gait or movement
  • Inflammation of the nose, the cornea, or the moist tissues of the eye

Treatment

Veterinarians prescribe medications to treat the symptoms as well as the causes of leukemia. Once the health of your cat becomes stable, they recommend yearly cat leukemia vaccination for respiratory and intestinal viruses. Usually, cats are not hospitalized unless they have severe extreme weight loss, other secondary infections or low red-blood cell count. If they show such symptoms they are kept under hospital care until their health condition stabilizes.

Frontline Plus – The Complete Defense System of Your Pet

One of the most trusted and reliable flea and tick defense systems, Frontline Plus shows magic when applied monthly. If it is regularly used, your pet will be 100% protected from adult fleas-including flea eggs and larvae. In less than 24 hours, it kills all the adult fleas, while the most stubborn among the ticks such as deer tick, which causes lyme disease are killed within 24 hours.

Benefits of Using Frontline Plus

  • A single application is required for 30 days protection from fleas and ticks
  • It can be applied in seconds
  • Within 24 hours after drying, you can bathe your pet or you can let them swim and they will still be 100% protected from fleas and ticks
  • It is safe for puppies, 8 weeks or older

Application Directions

  • Apply full contents of Frontline Plus on the skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. For this you need to part the hair and apply it directly to the skin.
  • Four different application doses are available for four different weight categories of dogs. The four different weight categories are: Up to 22 lbs., 23-44 lbs., 45-88 lbs. and 89-132 lbs.
  • Content of Frontline flea and tick repelent comes in 3 or 6 dose package. A packet of 12 months or 12 dose Frontline packages mean two 6 month packs

How Frontline Plus Works

Fipronil is an active ingredient of Frontline and it collects in the oils from the pet’s skin and hair follicles and is released up to 30 days from the hair follicles onto the skin and hair for complete protection. Another active ingredient in Frontline Plus is S-methoprene that kills the flea eggs and larvae life cycle. It also prevents re-infestation of fleas and keeps your pet flea free for maximum 30 days with each application.