Question by michelle: scabies??????
A kid in my grade had scabies. What is it and how can I avoid getting it? Is it true that it’s the same as crabs?
Answer by J B
Yes – scabies are on your body, crabs are in your pubic area – one and the same. To avoid getting it, avoid skin to skin contact with an infected person.
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Halo Facebook Fan, Stéphanie Lafleur, shared with us the story about her cat, Pigeon, and how Halo natural cat food has helped her heal. She says:
“Good morning. My husband and I would like to thank HALO for providing quality cat food. Our cat Pigeon (aka PG) suffered a severe inner ear infection last year and required surgery in both ears. After the surgery, she refused to eat for several weeks.
We kept offering her a cornucopia of wet food, which she refused. After offering over 10 different varieties, she finally selected Spot’s Stew Wholesome Chicken and Beef Recipe. Spot’s Stew helped her heal and get back to her normal self! Since then, she has refused to eat anything else because she loves Spot’s Stew so much. We really can’t thank you enough. Without HALO, she may not have made it through. I’ve attached some before-and-after pictures.”
Stephanie, thank you for sharing Pigeon’s story and we hope she continues to live a happy life!
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The latest pet food recall as a result of salmonella risk is Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats. The official FDA statement is posted below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, CA. is voluntarily recalling its 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
This product was distributed to CA, WI, CO, and WA. to the following distributors; Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply, and Independent Pet.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.
Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday-Friday between 7:30am through 4pm PST.
I’m so excited to be partnering up today with my friends at White Plum to bring you guys this amazing giveaway! In case you’re not yet familiar with them, White Plum is a women’s fashion and lifestyle brand based in Northern California that offers a full line of adorable clothing and accessories. (Their day dresses are my personal favorite – so cute!) Recently they started to branch out and carry shoes, home goods, and private label items as well. In just over a year, they’ve grown from being a home-based Etsy business to a well-known brand with multiple offices, a warehouse, and over 30 employees! Their story is a dream come true, and I’m thrilled to be working with them.
For this giveaway, White Plum is offering Bubby and Bean readers the chance to win a $ 75 shop credit to go shopping on their website. With their incredible selection and super affordable prices, the winner is going to feel like she/he is on a shopping spree! And after you enter, treat yourself to something in the White Plum shop with this amazing discount: use code BUBBYBEAN20 for 20% off your entire purchase, through June 19th.
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Thanks again to White Plum for giving Bubby and Bean readers the chance to win a gift card to their beautiful shop! (And don’t forget to take advantage of their generous coupon: use code BUBBYBEAN20 for 20% off your entire purchase, through June 19th.) Good luck!
Ticks, Fleas, Mosquitoes — Oh My! Protecting Your Dog Against External Parasites
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Howard County Pets: Those pesky, persistent parasites
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On Tuesday, a woman was in Central Park with her dogs — an often-used, very popular location in the park — when one of her dogs had some sort of undefined poop issue in his nether region, according to Gothamist. Might have been nothing more than a (pardon me for this) dingleberry, or it might have been a (also for this) poop-smeared horrorshow apocalypse.
In any case, the woman looked around, and to her great relief saw she was near one of the many dog-butt-washing stations located around the park. You might know them as drinking fountains. She hustled over and began a long, incredibly thorough butt-washing, much to the surprise of parkgoers.
This woman is our Bonehead of the Week.
According to witness Emily Leisz Carr, the woman crammed the butt of her dog right up against the spigot -- the spigot is where the mouth should go -- and kept it there for a good long while. Imagine that for a second. When someone finally came up to complain, stating concerns about hygene and saying that "human people put their faces there," the woman said it was okay and she would clean it up. Carr told Gothamist that it was only when the woman was confronted did the woman seem to think that what she was doing was in any way wrong.
After she finished, the woman left with her dogs. Ten minutes later, she returned with a "balled-up plastic bag," according to Carr, to give the fountain a half-hearted once-over. Gothamist notes that the woman cleaned her dog's anus with much more zeal that she cleaned the fountain, almost like she knew that a balled-up plastic bag was a poor choice of a cleaning implement.
After she was done, the weirdness continued. A documentary film crew happened to be in the park, because of course one was, and it filmed the event, because screw the script we're going with this! After filming wrapped, a producer asked the woman to sign a release, and she did. Meaning her cute butt-washing-in-a-water-fountain interlude could appear in a documentary film one day. How lovely for her.
This Bonehead made some great choices on Tuesday.
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