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Links and Tips for the love of our dog
Mans Best Friend
Wasp and Bee Stings
Saturate the area with white wine, fresh lemon or vinegar, either of the remedies will neutralize the acid in the sting, can be used for mouth stings also, it works and its brilliant.
New Born Puppies
If the mother of the puppies have received medication of antibiotics or penicillin, feed her morning and night with natural yogurt approximately 1-2 tablespoons, also feed the puppies with half of teaspoon, give all for 3 days, this remedy will save fading puppy syndrome, the medication kills the bacteria in the milk of the mother, puppies need live bacteria to survive, the yogurt puts back the bacteria the puppy requires for survival.
Milk in a phantom pregnancy and in the nursing mother, Mix 1 teaspoon of dried mint in with the food for 1 week, the milk will then disappear, your dog will soon have a flat tummy.
Give 1 tablespoon of bran in the main meal, this will help the anal glands to empty when they toilet, stops the dog rubbing its bottom along the floor, in the wild the dog would of eaten the fur on the prey this would be the roughage they require.
Feed your dog freshly crushed or powdered garlic, this remedy also given to the nursing mother enters into the milk flow, acts as a worm deterrent to the new born puppies.
Feed RAW meaty beef bones, the best tooth cleanser ever.
Remove your dogs food if not eaten within 20 minutes, don't offer any food until the next meal time, repeat again if necessary, your dog will soon start eating all food offered.
Coping with fleas and itchy dogs
There are three clear signs of a flea infestation:
- An itchy pet
- Dark specks or insects on your pet's coat
- People suffering from unexplained insect bites, especially on the scalp, neck and below the knee
Although fleas don't live on people, they will bite us causing a range of symptoms including blistering and itchy red lumps on the skin.
So, if your dog sleeps on your bed, you can expect a lot more bites!
Which came first, the flea or the egg?
The flea's life cycle starts out with eggs, which are laid in clusters
on the host dog or cat that the fleas feed on. These eggs drop off and
accumulate in places where the host spends its time. The PDSA estimates
that the average pet-owner's home contains around 20,000 flea eggs at
Within two weeks, each egg hatches into a larva. Flea larvae burrow
down to the bottom of the carpet, where they are safe and there is a
plentiful supply of food in the form of dander (the flakes of skin and
hair that people and pets continually shed).
After a couple of weeks of fattening itself up, the larva will
pupate. Pupae can stay dormant in the carpet for up to several months if
it is cold, but they usually hatch within a couple of weeks in warm
conditions. The moment of hatching is triggered by the heat and
vibration of animals moving around nearby. When the new flea emerges, it
feeds on its new host and the life cycle starts again.
The flea season myth
In the summer, it is warm enough for fleas to breed rapidly indoors
and out. However, we keep our homes at a constant temperature of around
18°C, which is perfect for fleas to continue breeding all year round.
Many people don't realise this, so there is a 20% fall in the sale of
flea treatments during the winter months.
Flea & Tick Free Formula SKU00012
This formula is a natural anti-parasitic herbal remedy and
contains a range of powerful herbal ingredients the Flea and Tick parasites, all
are blood sucking and do harm to dogs and especially to puppies, when parasites
are present daily grooming is required, this friction upsets the cycle of the
parasites. Flea collars avoid them, the chemical used is toxic have been proven
to be dangerous.
Dust the powder on the fur and skin of the dog avoiding the eye and the
inner ear area, once a week.
2 to 3 times a week when parasites are present.
Herbal treatments are important, but there are additional ways to deal with fleas. Here are my top tips.
Vacuuming can catch up to 96% of adult fleas in a house.
carpets and soft furnishings weekly, and the areas where your dog
sleeps every day. Regular vacuuming not only removes fleas, but also the
dander that flea larvae feed on.
- Use a vacuum cleaner with a
beater bar on your carpets. The added vibration helps dislodge eggs and
larvae. It also causes fleas to hatch, so that your cleaner can suck
- Pay special attention to dark corners, carpet edges and crevices in furniture because this is where eggs and larvae lurk.
- Empty the vacuum cleaner every time you use it, so the fleas and larvae don't escape to re-infest your home.
-Regular grooming helps to remove loose hair, dander and fleas from your dog.
- Do this outside so that the eggs and larvae stay out of the house.
Heat kills flea eggs and larvae by drying them out.
- On hot, sunny days, put your pet's bedding out on the washing line for a few hours, so that larvae and eggs dry out and die.
Do the same with and rugs and soft furnishings that your dog sleeps on
or near. Give them a good bash to knock loose any dirt and flea eggs.
views and opinions stated in this article are the author's own and are
for the information of the public only.
King of the urban jungle? 'Lion on the loose' in suburbia turns out to be adorable Labradoodle
A lion on the loose caused panic when local residents spotted it prowling the streets.
Police in the town of Norfolk, Virginia, were alerted to the dangerous beast and were so concerned they urgently contacted the local zoo to see whether one of their big cats had escaped.
When the zoo confirmed that none of its lions had broken free worried officers sent out a crack squad, only to find that an entirely different animal was wandering the streets.
The 'fearsome predator' in question was in fact 'Charles, the Monarch', a friendly Labradoodle whose fur had been shaved to resemble a giant cat.
A lady had decided that she wanted to give a dog a new home so, on April 1st, she went to visit her nearest dog rescue centre. She was greeted by the manager who asked her what sort of dog she had in mind.
“I was thinking of a little dog as I don’t have a lot of space at home,” she said.
“If you don’t mind waiting a moment,” said the manager, “I will go and find out if the kennel staff have finished feeding and then you can have a look around at your leisure.”
The manager disappeared through some gates and the lady was left on her own. She had a look around her but there was nothing to see other than a greyhound alone in an outdoor pen.
Suddenly, she heard a voice;
“Good afternoon,” it said, politely.
The lady looked about her but saw no one. She must have imagined it.
Then she heard the voice again, “I said, good afternoon.”
She looked around again but still there was no one in sight.
“I’m over here!”
The woman looked at the greyhound astonished and asked warily, “D-did you speak to me?”
“Yes. Indeed I did” said the greyhound, “ I said, good afternoon.”
“Oh er..I’m so sorry. I didn’t realise..... Um....good afternoon.”
There was a silence for a moment and then hesitantly, the lady asked,
“Are you a racing greyhound?”
“What? Am I a racing greyhound! Madam, you are addressing the champion of all racing greyhounds. In my time, I won the St Leger twice and the Derby four years running.”
Before the lady could reply the manager of the shelter reappeared and said, “I’m so sorry to keep you. You can go through now.”
“No,” said the lady, “I’ve made up my mind. I’ll take the greyhound.”
“That big old chap! But I thought you wanted a smaller dog?” Said the manager.
“No. It’s definitely got to be the greyhound.”
“Well, that's lovely of you. I’m delighted. But do you mind my asking, why?”
“He’s fantastic!” said the lady. “He spoke to me! He told me that he’d won the St Leger twice and the Derby four times.”
The manager started to laugh. “Oh dear! You didn’t fall for that old gag, did you?”
The lady began to feel a little embarrassed. Had she been made a fool of?
The manager stopped laughing and said,
“That dog is such a liar. He’s never been near a race track.”
An 8-week-old puppy has been dubbed 'Cactus Jack' by workers at an Arizona animal shelter after he was found covered in spines from walking face-first into one of the prickly plants.
The Yorkie-terrier mix was spotted on the side of a road in South Phoenix by passers-by last week with his body covered in hundreds of hook-shaped spines from a Cholla cactus.
The witnesses alerted the Arizona Humane Society who got to the scene as quickly as they could and began the painstaking process of extracting the needles from the pup's face.
Bretta Nelson, from the Humane Society, said the dog was in good spirits.
"Our EMTs said the whole time he was just wagging his tail and when he was in the hospital getting them removed, he just hasn't missed a beat," Ms Nelson said.
"I don't even think he knows what a predicament he was in."
Vets found Jack had not sustained any serious injuries and was lucky that the spikes which covered his face managed to miss his eyes.
Due to the media interest that Jack generated many people approached the Humane Society offering to adopt the pup.
On Thursday the shelter randomly selected Sara Messerschmidt from 70 people who wanted to adopt Jack.
He is currently taking medication to prevent infection from his many wounds.
The Leopard and the Golden Retriever
The leopard and the golden retriever who are the best of friends.
It's a role reversal not commonly seen, but then the cat chasing this dog is a little larger than most.
Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, and her best friend, golden retriever Tommy, like nothing more than to run amok before settling down for a friendly cuddle.
The odd couple were reared together at Glen Afric Country Lodge near Pretoria in South Africa.
Close: Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, leans in for a cuddle with her best friend, Golden Retriever Tommy.
Animal wrangler Richard Brooker, 23, raised Salati and takes her and family dog Tommy for their daily exercise together.
Each morning, he walks them on his family's 1,850-acre estate and then lets them run free to their hearts' content.
He said: 'Wherever you see one the other is right behind. They are inseparable and both have lots of energy so they get the exercise they both need together.
No secrets: The pair take daily walks together at the Glen Afric Country Lodge near Pretoria in South Africa.
'When we first received Salati she was tiny and Tommy could chase her around. But now with Salati matching him for weight the tables have turned.
'It's all fun and games and they love playing together.
'But dogs aren't used to being chased by cats almost the same size as them. I think it was a shock for him when she started doing the chasing but it's fun to see them exploring together.'
Playmates: Tommy and Salati enjoy a bit of rough and tumble
in the South African bush.
As a cub Salati was much smaller
than friendly Tommy, who weighs 18lb.
But the fast-growing predator now
packs a bigger punch at a hefty 40lb, more than twice the weight of her
excitable dog friend.
Mr Brooker added: 'Dogs need to
walk and going out with Tommy for a ramble in the bushes means Salati develops
properly into a fit adult leopard.
Traveling companions: The pair lie contentedly together in
the boot of the four-wheel drive.
'I take them out in the truck so
they can have a good run-around together in lots of space.'
Rescued as an orphaned cub,
Salati was donated by a local vet to the family-run country retreat, which helps
to rehabilitate injured and destitute animals.
Breeding programmes at the
spectacular venue also ensure that some of their animals who will never be able
to survive in the wild enjoy the good life within huge
The Brookers' hard work has helped
boost wildlife numbers in the area.. They have over 200 animals across 32
species on the grounds.
The stunning getaway is visited by
resident guests staying at the lodge and day visitors who want to see Africa's
amazing creatures including lions, elephants and giraffes.
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