Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cat In The Hat is Here!

Come by Oakhurst Feed and take a holiday photo, just like Sonny's, with the Cat in the Hat. Who said Cats and Dogs can't get along!

Friday, November 5, 2010

America's Choice Shavings

CatNip Society will be hosting photos Holiday Photos....a $10 donation will get you 2 come by and check out the cool backdrop painted by that remarkable mural painter, Joan Constable of Burning Brush Studio (North Fork).

Another Winner!!!!!

Here's Another Winner! We are having TOO MUCH FUN! Come by the store, hot dogs are going on the grill in about 5 hot dogs to customers until we run out!

Kick-Off of Oakhurst Feed's Customer Appreciation Days!

Here is our first lucky raffle prize winner! There's tons more to come! Prizes are raffled off every 15-20 minutes. You need to be present to win. Come have some fun!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Candid photos of Sonny & Cher

Sonny the Dog and Cher the Rabbit enjoying life at Oakhurst Feed.
Both love customers that appreciate the idea of giving treats........carrots or cookies!

Friday, August 27, 2010

RDO Days

Save the Date:
September 11, 2010
Responsible Dog Ownership Day at Oakhurst Feed.
Check out our website for details.

Wood pellet sale

Final days for Wood Stove Pellets Sale....$289/ton until August31st.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fleas Are Such a Bother

Talking about ticks means I should probably mention a more common pest to all my feline friends (and a few canines also). The pest I'm talking about is the flea. My pals at the feed store have these tips to keep me Flea Free! MEOW!

If your home is heavily infested with fleas, take these steps to get the situation under control.

Inside the Home
  1. Locate heavily infested areas and concentrate efforts on these areas.
  2. Wash the pet’s bedding.
  3. Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Furniture, bedding areas, cat towers, perches, along the walls. Use that crevice tool! Focus in areas frequented by pets.
  4. If necessary, treat all carpets with an insecticide that contains an insect growth regulator. While you might vacuum up the adults, eggs will continue to mature and more fleas will emerge. This is where the growth regulator helps out.
  5. Did we mention vacuuming? How about a second time- and then continue to vacuum for 10 days to 2 weeks to kill adult fleas that continue to mature.
On the Pet
  1. Your first job will be to eliminate as many fleas from your cat by combing and bathing.
  2. Once the bulk of the tiny nuisances are gone, you can prevent further flea infestations with the use of a topical flea control product.
Bio Spot for Cats: Bio Spot combines permethrin and an insect growth regulator (nylar) to kill eggs and larvae as well as adult fleas. It is active for as long as three months, when used as directed. Bio Spot may also cause sensitivity to the animal, and should not be used on kittens less than twelve weeks of age, geriatric, pregnant, or nursing cats.

Outside the Home
  1. Sprays are only necessary outdoors if you detect lots of fleas.Unfortunately, there have been multiple instances reported of flea infestations outdoors here in Oakhurst.
  2. Locate and remove debris in heavily infested areas.
  3. Concentrate treatment in areas where pets rest. Use a spray containing a residual insecticide and an insect growth regulator.
  4. Open areas to sunlight by removing low hanging vegetation.
All these tips will help control a flea infestation. But remember, be sure to be on the lookout for tapeworm in your pets. Ingestion of a contaminated flea results in tapeworm.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Taz's Tip for Easy Tick Removal

Okay kitty pals (and even Sonny's Friends...) I just came across a great plan to get rid of nasty ticks. It goes like this:
  1. Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball.
  2. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.
This technique works every time my mom has used it (and that was frequently, and it's much less traumatic and easier on me).