Dear Springtime,

Fancy, our 8 year old Yorkie, suffered from flea bites that left her skin raw and bleeding despite everything we tried. Usual flea control methods such as collars and drops produced problems – and didn't seem to bother the fleas.

Then a year ago, Bug Off Garlic Chewables caught our eye in an advertisement. Skeptical, I said, "Probably bogus. But the price is reasonable; let's try it. Nothing else works."

In the year since, no fleas, no scratching, no raw skin. The only side effect is, Fancy's breath can knock a buzzard off of a brick outhouse for a few minutes after her nightly dose of Bug Off Garlic Chewables. Thank you, Springtime!

Peter, Marilyn and "Fancy" Van Auken, California