My great friend Linda Smith runs a PR Agency called Smithcom.
She knows all about Talent Hounds and how we like to feature talented, healthy dogs and share tips and stories that help bring out the best in our best friends and keep them safe.
Linda is a huge dog lover and I have featured her beautiful dogs on Fit Dog Friday up in Muskoka. We have talked about how to protect our dogs from ticks and other bugs.
She was preparing to launch a very interesting new campaign so the Smithcom team invited me to go behind the scenes with Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, one of my favourite Celebrity Dogs, and his lovely family. They had driven in from Ottawa for a photo shoot.
Crusoe is the Celebrity Spokesdog for a new anti-tick campaign: NO BITE IS RIGHT
With spring comes an increased danger from nasty little monsters like ticks. The No Bite Is Right campaign is launching to educate pet owners on the potentially devastating effects of flea and tick bites and the importance of speaking with a vet about taking protective measures against these nasty parasites.
It has just been announced : Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is the spokesdog for the No Bite Is Right campaign. He will be visiting cities across Canada and spreading the message about the importance of contact kill flea and tick products.
I believe Crusoe is an excellent choice. As you can see from the photos, Crusoe is in great shape. He has a very healthy diet and is very active. He keeps fit hiking and playing with his parents. We talked about their experience with ticks in our exclusive behind the scenes interview.
“As Crusoe’s owner, I want to do everything in my power to keep him safe and healthy, and that includes being proactive when it comes to flea and tick bites,” says Ryan Beauchesne. “We regularly visit our vet and flea and tick protection is a topic we always make time for.”
I am not surprised that results of a recent poll reveal that 80 per cent of Canadian pet owners are concerned with flea and tick bites and 7 in 10 want protection that reduces the chances of these parasites biting their pets. The study also found that 79 per cent of owners worry about disease transmission from flea and tick bites.i I know I worry about Kilo the Pug. I heard a Toronto vet on the radio over the weekend saying they have already found several ticks carrying diseases like lyme disease locally.
“Fleas and ticks are rising concerns across Canada,” says Dr. Chancie Knights, Technical Services Veterinarian for Bayer. “It’s increasingly important for pet owners to understand that these parasites cause irritation and distress and may spread harmful bacterial and viral diseases to pets that can be fatal in some circumstances.”
Tick Bite Protection
We will be working with Crusoe and Smithcom to share more information and research in a future sponsored post and at live events. Let us know if you have any related questions or tips or stories.
My understanding so far is that there are 2 main ways to Protect your pet:
1) Topical, contact kill products start working before fleas and ticks bite the pet. Reducing flea and tick bites helps reduce the risk of disease transmission.
2) Chewable flea and tick medications require the parasite to bite in order to be killed, which may leave the pet vulnerable to disease.
Pet owners should speak with their vets to find out what flea and tick treatments are best for their pets.
“Once we learned about the different ways products work, we asked our vet for something that works on the outside of Crusoe because it reduces the chances of fleas or ticks biting him, which reduces the chance of him contracting diseases from their bites,” says Beauchesne.
Follow the #NoBiteIsRight campaign.
Learn more about flea and tick protection and the full contest details at www.nobiteisright.com
Come and meet Crusoe
Join Crusoe as he travels across Canada talking with pet owners and media about how to protect our pets from the risks of flea and tick bites. You can follow him at www.nobiteisright.com and @Celeb_Dachshund and on his website as well https://www.celebritydachshund.com/
We will attend the Toronto stops with Talent Hounds and would love to say hi too.
Do you have any questions about Tick Protection?