Summertime prom-ises easy living, but forour furry friends, warmer weather poses serioushealth risks. And thissummer, the NationalOceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) isforecasting weather condi-tions that could set thestage for larger than nor-mal flea and tick infesta-tions all over the U.S. While it’s vital to treatpets year-round, take extrasteps in warmer months— both indoors and outside— to ensure a safe season.
During its two to three week average life, a singleflea will lay hundreds of eggs. Failing to stop there-infestation cycle couldmake eliminating theproblem nearly impos-sible. When fleas strike,nip the problem in the budimmediately. Keep your petgroomed and use a topicaltreatment monthly. Washpet bedding, vacuum rugsand carpets, and spray your yard.The good news is thatkeeping pets flea-free nolonger needs to cost afortune. New generic treat-ments on the market areaffordable alternatives topopular veterinary brandslike Frontline and Parastar.For example, FiproguardMax contains fipronil, a veterinarian-recommendedactive ingredient, and thisnew formula has beenshown to kill fleas andticks quickly. Just be sureto weigh your pet carefully to ensure the correct dos-age. Don’t guess your pet’s weight!
War on Worms
Did you know almostall puppies under threemonths old have round- worms? It’s no wonder why — a female can shedup to 100,000 eggs every day! Unfortunately wormsare common and there aremultiple species to guardagainst. A pot-bellied appear-ance, weight loss, listless-ness and vomiting are signsof infection. To ensure yourpet’s safety, prevent worms before they start. Monthly deworming products like WormX Plus can treat any existing problem and alsoact as a preventative to keeppuppies and adult dogssafe.
Take on Ticks
You may think of ticksas a concern reserved forcamping trips and treksthrough the woods, butthese creepy crawlers live insuburban yards and urbanparks too. A tick bite is not just an annoyance; it canlead to inflammation of the joints, lack of appetite,depression, kidney damageand Lyme disease.Be sure to spot check your pooch (and yourself)after spending time inpotentially tick-infestedareas. Never try to removea tick yourself. If the heador pincers remain underthe skin, you’ll increase thechance of disease transmis-sion. Apply a topical treat-ment that kills and repelsticks. If you prefer avoidingchemicals, try a combina-tion of botanical oils that isdeadly to ticks and insects but safe for pets and people.For example the natu-ral ingredients in Sentry Natural Defense are pep-permint oil, cinnamon oil,lemon grass oil and thymeoil. More information ona natural approach to fleaand tick safety can be foundat www.sentrynatural.com.
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Don’t let pests get the best of your pet. Taking action now will keep your cats and dogs content all seasonlong.
Protect your pets from summer pests
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FULL EVALUATIONS AVAILABLE
Sat., June 16 at 10 a.m.
1.5 mi. S of Scottville. 1380 S. Scottville, MI 49454
LESLIE TERRYN Estate
1978 Ranch house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathsLarge 32 x 48 pole barn & 2 car garage on 9.51 A.
Real Estate terms:
Tosuccessful bidder 10% day of sale, balance 30 days or transfer of title/deed.Stan Bennatte, Associate Broker Greenridge Realty, Ludington, MI Ph. 231-690-1190 (Listed at $124,900) to be offered at 1 p.m.GMC 10 yd. Tandum, Farmall “A” tractor, 22’ coachman 5th wheel camper,Simplicity 4041 tractor, a lot of shop and mechanics tools, welding supplies, jacks, ladders, A-frame with chain fall, antiq-freeze and hydraulic oil, survey-ors tripods, many hand tools, plywood, insulation, iron, snow blowers, tractor tires, truck tires, power washers, etc.
Couch and love seat, fridge/freezer, portable GE dishwasher,dinette set, complete Kenmore washer and dryer, military memorabilia, manyother items.
Check website for pictures, directions, and complete sale list:
Cash or check with positive ID. Everything to be settled for before be-ing removed from the sale. All items sold as is, unless otherwise stated. Notresponsible for accidents or loss of property. Announcements made on day of sale take precedence over printed matter. Lunch and facilities on grounds.
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Onekama LionsThursday 6 pmManistee County FairgroundsKitchen Open
MONDAY, JUNE 11
•Senior Center Pinochle, 6 p.m., Senior Center. Every-one welcome•American Legion Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. LegionHall•Tops 1306, Weigh In 9:30, Meeting: 10 a.m.; BearLake United Methodist Church•Spirit of the Woods Garden Club MGC, Inc. meeting,12 p.m.•Michigan Assoc of Retired School Personnel generalmtg., installation of ofﬁcers, 11:30 a.m.; BungalowInn.•AA meetings daily, Manistee and Mason counties.864-4503 for times and location.•Onekama Lions Dinner meeting 6 p.m. New mem-bers welcome. For info 723-9783 or 889-4870.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
•Community Table, St. Joseph Parish Center, 5:30-7p.m.•American Legion meeting, 7 p.m. Legion Hall•American Legion #10 S.A.L., 6:30 p.m.; AmericanLegion, 10 Mason.•Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Reps. will be in theofﬁce to take applications from vets in need of As-sistance, 1pm to 3pm Manistee County VeteransOfﬁce 231-398-3587•Ms. B. Matzen, MI Veterans Services Division, Work-force Development Agency (WDA) 1660 S US 31,Manistee, Mi 9am-4pm 231-398-3175•DAV Service ofﬁcer will process VA claims, other vet-eran/Dependent needs, 10a.m.-1p.m., VFW, 28thSt., Manistee, Walk-ins welcome. Call for appoint-ment, (231) 723-9220√•Taco Tuesday at Manistee Eagles, Division St. 5-7p.m. Open to public.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
•Overeaters Anonymous, 6 p.m., Good ShepherdLutheran Church 521 Cypress Street, Manistee,266-8584.•Kiwanis mtg., 7 a.m; House of Flavors•TOPS #1801--Weigh in 11 a.m., meeting 11:15 a.m.,First Baptist Church,1201 Lakeshore Rd.•By appointment only will the VFW service ofﬁcer seeveterns and dependents. 616-240-3883•Manistee Veterans Counselor will process VA claimsand other vet/Dependent needs, Veteran center,Manistee courthouse, 9 a.m to 3pm, call for appt.398-3587•“Sacred Writings” workshop at 10:00 A.M. at theUnited Methodist Church, 387 First St. Drop-inswelcome. Call 723-2414 for information.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
•Gamblers Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m. Good Shep-herd Lutheran Church.•Victorian Quilt Guild meeting, 10 a.m. Lake BluffAudubon Bird Sanctuary. Guest and new mem-bers welcome.•Combat veterans Group 1PM VFW 28thSt ManisteeCall Joel 231-935-0051
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
•VFW Fish Fry 28th St Manistee
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
•Love INC. & Christian Faith Church Int’l Running ForGod, 5k Run/Walk, 9 a.m.; Lions Pavilion, 1st St.Beach.•Pork Loin Dinner, 5-7:30 p.m., Manistee MooseLodge.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
•Senior Center Euchre, 1 p.m., Manistee. Everyonewelcome•Potato Pankcake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Man-istee Moose Lodge.