Advocate Flea Control – Because Pet Health Maintenance Includes Flea Protection

One recurring problems for some pet owners is flea infestation. What problems do the dog face? Blood loss, allergy dermatitis, secondary infection for raw skin patches, and the potential to transmit diseases to humans. Knowing that diseases from these infestations can affect people, parents can be naturally worried. You need to do something. To the list of pet health maintenance activities pet owners do – pet bathing and grooming, routine house cleaning, vet check ups – one should add finding a flea control and treatment solution that works in the long run. Advocate Flea Control is one the most recommended treatments, for very good reasons.

What’s different (and convenient) about Advocate is that it’s topical – you use it on your dog’s skin; it’s unlike taken-by-mouth solutions. Oral solutions include tablets and chewables – the former to be grinded and mixed with pet food, the latter supposed as tasty as pet food itself (if the dog does eat it, that’s well and good). There are some reasons why many pet owners choose topical over oral. They can’t be blamed – no one wants to spend for a treatment mixed into pet food that the pet refuses to eat; by then, force feeding becomes a logical next step.

Parasites addressed by Advocate Flea Treatment

Advocate effective kills parasite infections your dog has prior to treatment (these include fleas, heartworm, various gastrointestinal worms, nasty ear mites, demodex, and even Sarcoptic Mange), provides continuous protection (one month), and shields your pet from re-infestation. It also comes in an easy to use tube. Advocate kills flea larvae residing in your pet’s vicinity, so it curbs the chances of both re-infestation and cases of Flea Allergy Dermatitis.

Your pet needs good parasitic coverage and protection, and Advocate’s active ingredients – Imidacloprid and Moxidectin – provide exactly that. Moxidectin, one of the ingredients, quickly finds its way into your pet’s bloodstream, right after absorption through the pet’s skin. This ingredient protects your pet from heartworm infection if Advocate is used monthly. The same month-long protection also includes protection from gastrointestinal worms – hookworms and roundworms. Advocate also controls annoying ear mites and prevents the onset of a skin condition known as Demodex.


Advocate is safe enough to use on young pups 7 weeks old. Still, some dogs may react badly to this treatment. Advocate may cause some allergic reactions in some animals, it’s rate but it does happen; so here are some reminders. Do not administer said treatment if you know your dog has allergic reaction to the active ingredients in Advocate. Also, be sure to have your dog checked up by a vet if you have doubts. During the period after you administer treatment, you should watch your dog for allergic reactions that might ensue.

Treadmill Rating – What You Must Know Before Reading Treadmill Ratings

Getting an accurate treadmill rating is always very important before buying. Quite simply, which machine you purchase makes a huge difference.

Some treadmills are just built for the casual walker, whereas others can stand up to someone training for a marathon. Therefore, which you select makes a lot of difference.

With any large purchase you are going to make, doing research beforehand is very important; treadmills are certainly no exception. Since they cost a lot of money, it’s imperative that you get the most bang for your buck.

There are many models to decipher from, so choosing the best one is no simple proposition. While I can’t review every treadmill in this article, I am going to reveal how to get the most benefit out of going to a treadmill rating site.

One thing you MUST know before buying

The first thing you need to do is to first think how often you or others will be using the treadmill, and in what way, whether it be running or walking.

The answers to this will determine which machine you go after. If you are just looking to drop a few pounds, and will not abusing it, then you probably will not need a top of the line model. Therefore you can look to save some money.

Believe it or not, you can shell out up to five grand for a top of the line treadmill, and as little as several hundred dollars for a bargain basement model. I would advocate you get something around one thousand minimum if you are only planning on walking and fifteen hundred if you plan on running.

What to look for on review sites

Regardless of which kind you choose, the first and foremost thing is to buy from a company you’ve heard of (or at least can find information about) and has a solid reputation. If you’ve never heard of them, or can’t find any info about them online, then avoid them.

While you probably can save money with them, you have no idea what kind of quality you are going to get. If you buy a lemon, it can end up costing you two or three times in the long run what a more expensive model might have.

Another important thing to look for on a treadmill rating site is the length of time the warranty covers. I would strongly advocate you search for a one to three year warranty for parts, and lifetime for the frame. You can even find better ones than this if you look hard enough, but this is about the minimum I would shoot for.

Britax Advocate 70 Car Seat Review – Two Overlooked Reasons to Love It

It is no secret that I am a HUGE fan of the Britax Advocate car seat. It’s the car seat I have come to rely on for younger children for many reasons. Some of these reasons are the Advocate’s high rating for crash tests, high quality construction and the company’s excellent customer service. While all those are important, I want to mention a few often overlooked reasons why I consider the Britax Advocate to be the top of the line for convertible car seats.

The first reason is the near perfect angle at which the car seat is positioned once installed. For many convertible infant seats, the angle will position your child comfortably when rear facing but leave him or her sitting far too upright when forward facing or vice versa. Some of the lower priced units on the market even manage to avoid proper reclining in BOTH positions. The Advocate doesn’t have this problem. No matter if you are using the seat in rear facing mode for a young infant or as a forward facing seat for your eleven month old, you will find that the Advocate’s reclining angle is perfect in both situations. An easy way to see this is when your child falls asleep during a drive. In the old Evanflo convertible we used to use, my eldest daughter would always end up slumping forward when snoozing during a road trip, even after we worked the seat’s base adjustment to its limit. It just wouldn’t recline back far enough for her.

The next point is general comfort. This seems to be something many car seat makers couldn’t care less about. Try this experiment: Go to your local Target, Walmart or other mass retailer in your area and look at some of the selections they offer for car seats. Slip your fingers between the main molded part of the seat and feel the foam cushioning. Notice anything? Many will seem to have practically no real padding at all. At best, some have nothing more than about a quarter inch of cheap foam. Do they really expect a thirty pound child to be comfortable in that? Just looking at the Britax Advocate will tell you it is totally different. The design for the padding and how it is attached to the seat gives more the impression of an overstuffed recliner. That is exactly the kind of comfort I wanted for my little one. Think of it like this: If you had to spend four hours in a car, would you rather be in comfort, or strapped into the equivalent of one of those cheap, plastic desk chairs from a college lecture hall?

I know most people are primarily interested in safety when it comes to car seats. Yes, safety should still be your highest concern. Every car seat maker likes to trumpet the safety ratings of its products in all of its literature, and you will actually have to look hard to find a seat that doesn’t have at least a decent safety rating. The points I’ve gone over mainly deal with your child’s comfort when traveling. What I’d like to make clear is that with the Britax Advocate, you can easily have both safety and comfort. This is why I’ve switched to using it for my child, and why I recommend it to others.