Golden Poodle Awards for June

The Golden Poodle award goes to the world’s most famous Corgi lover, Queen Elizabeth, who has reigned with intelligence, style and dignity for 60 years. And spared the world the rule of her idiot son. The Lizard Brain award goes to Chyna. Once a gifted athlete, professional wrestler/entertainer and cover girl on Playboy, she is now a porn star who has appeared on Celebrity Rehab. Claiming that a friend had stolen her Poodle,…
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Does tea tree oil kill demodectic mange mites?

Question by Go Rangers and Saints!!: Does tea tree oil kill demodectic mange mites?
Does tea tree oil kill demodectic mange mites? Or is there is any other natural thing that helps?

Best answer:

Answer by CGC Pit Bull
NO! It does NOT kill the mites.

The ONLY treatment you should give your dog for Mange is what your Vet has prescribed to you.

There is NO natural cure.

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All Natural Dog Food

Pets are member of our family moreover; they need special attention in the matters of food. There are many advantages of feeding natural foods to dogs. All natural dog food is very rich in vitamin E and C, which is very important for their body. Vitamin E keeps their coat glowing and vitamin C is good for their bones. All these vitamins affect in the same manner as in a human body. Vitamin such as, beta-carotene is helpful in removing toxins from the body commonly known as free radicals.

Animals normally eat meat thus, their body gain lots of toxic material in their body and if toxic material is not removed from their body then, there are lots of chances of them getting infected with diseases of lungs and heart. It is good to give supplements of all natural food daily to keep their metabolic system free from infection and diseases.

All natural dog foods are a good source of fiber and antioxidant. Some of the natural food contain manganese, phosphorous, calcium and potassium all these vitamins and minerals are very much necessary in their diet. There are many vegetable rich in antioxidant such as, dark green and bright orange. By feeding all natural dogs in their meal is just like getting a insurance policy for your loving pet.

There is lots of branded natural food available in market for your pet. However, it is better to consult with your Viet nary doctor before feeding canned natural food. Advice of a doctor is very essential before going for an experiment because some canned food is especially kind of breads.

Every pet owner feel his pet should good breath, brilliant coat sheen, clean teeth, bright clear eyes and be healthy any time. For this entire thing, the pet should good quality of all natural food because a complete diet can only bring this affect to your adorable pet. One should take care about the health of their so that, pet also live a longer life.

If the pets are properly feed by rich nutrition then it will be prevention against common veterinary disease. It is always suggested veterinary doctor to give holistic food to pet because home made food thus it keep pet away from artificial ingredients.

There are certain food should be avoided such as, food contain high amount of oil and low cost food supplement such as protein capsules. Thus, this type of food lead to digestive problem and similarly some pet face hair fall problem too.

All natural dog food has there own advantages and doctor also says it is better to give natural food to pet. Natural food also affects the behavior of pet, it makes them more active and playful similarly it makes some changes in their ferocious attitude.

So feed your dogs with all natural dog food to keep them healthier.

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The loyalty of Captain Hare’s pet Spanish wolf

The Iberan wolf (Canis lupus signatus) is often a lovely red color.

One of the most interesting stories about a pet wolf I’ve come across is the story of Captain Hare’s Spanish wolf. The story is a beautiful testament to the loyalty that wolves can exhibit toward those with whom they have bonded, and it is also a tragic tale of what happens when a misunderstood wild creature is brought into captivity.

Captain Hare was an officer in the British army during the Peninsular War, which was one of the Napoleonic Wars. It happened when Napoleon used a coup d’etat to get his brother seated on the Spanish throne and then invaded the Iberian Peninsula in hopes of conquering Portugal, which remained neutral and still traded with Britain.  When Napoleon’s troops invaded Spain, they were initially greeted as liberators, then a brutal guerrilla war ensued. Britain sent its own troops in to the Iberian Peninsula to assist the uprising.

Captain Hare managed to tame a wolf pup while in Spain, and it became his comrade- in-arms.

The account of this tame wolf comes from The Eclectic Magazine  (January 1864).

Early in the Peninsular War, Captain Hare, of a well-known Devonshire family, came home on absence or from wounds, bringing with him a tame Spanish wolf, caught young in the Sierra Morena, which, by constant familiarity, had become tame as a dog. During many a mountain bivouac, the soldier, his charger, and his pet wolf lay huddled together beneath a spreading cork-tree, or in the sheltered ravine, sharing between them the scanty supply of coarse biscuit, too often the whole of the military rations. During Captain Hare’s sojourn at Bristol, the beast followed him unmuzzled in his daily promenades, to the no small terror of Bristol citizens; and it was amusing to notice what a wide birth they gave him in passing, and how they turned, and at a respectful distance followed him the whole length of a street. But Paterfamilias presently began to murmur at the insatiate maw possessed by his son’s Spanish follower. After many a regretful struggle, the captain therefore transferred his old comrade to the keeping of Sir Hugh Smith, of Ashton Court. There, secured to a wooden dog-house in the kennel-yard, he spent nearly the whole summer’s day in pacing, to and fro at the full range of his tether, in a sort of ambling trot, plainly indicating his impatience of captivity, and sorrow at the abrupt disseverance of old associations. Gifted, like all his species, with a power of scent even beyond that possessed by the blood-hound, he winded a stranger’s presence the moment he got within the precincts of the park. Now the monotonous jog-trot is at once arrested; with ears erect, dilated, quivering nostrils, and flashing eyes, he stands motionless till the expected visitant comes in sight. Satisfied at length that it is not hia much-loved master, he hastily retires into bis lair, where, couchant at full length, with head between his paws, and closed eyelids, he feigns sleep. Rarely does this stratagem succeed, for the wary stranger stands gazing at a very respectful distance. Master Wolf now shakes off dull sleep, rises, shaking his hide and his ponderous chain, recommences his perambulations, but this time far within his limits, the chain lying in a zigzag coil beneath his feet. Still unsuccessful in deluding within his range his wished-for prey, the excited beast, with a hideous snarl, bounds sidelong to the full extent of his tether, and of course is dashed to earth by the recoil. Disappointed and humbled, he hastily retreats far into his dog-house, concealed from view. I noticed that the cunning animal never repeated this his favorite ruse a second time on the same person, but every fresh arrival induced him to repeat the assault (pg. 91).

During the war, the wolf and soldier were largely free.

War is not a beautiful thing, especially a nasty guerrilla war like the one that went on in Spain at this time.

The wolf likely gave Captain Hare a lot of comfort in a place where no one could really be trusted.

But while they were fighting in the war, they ran around in the mountains together, covering great distances as wolves like to do.

That’s why it is such a shame that this poor wolf wound up on a tether. Not only did he lose the person he loved, this poor wolf lost his mobility entirely.

A life on a tether isn’t a particularly good life for a dog, unless it’s given regular exercise and liberty from its bondage.

I can see this poor wolf running out to the end of his chain when a stranger approaches.

His nostrils would be flaring to catch the scent while his ears would perked forward to catch hint of the familiar voice.

And then that hope would be dashed when it became known that the person approaching wasn’t his beloved captain after all.

Pet wolves and dogs that happen to bond very intense with just a few people require owners that are willing to make a lifetime commitment to them.

They can never be truly satisfied living with someone else, and it is almost a great cruelty to expect them to do so.

Especially if they are forever exiled to the end of a chain.

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Cool Pet Itch images

Check out these Pet Itch images:

“The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks” ~ Happy FRISKY Friday ~
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"Oh yeah baby… that feels SO good"….
goat at Gatorland taking care of an itch…… lol

Happy FRISKY Frday ~


A hardy domesticated ruminant (Capra hircus) of the cattle family that has backward curving horns and (in the male) a beard. Kept for its milk and meat, it is noted for its frisky behavior. It is part of the Bovidae Family.
Many goat breeders prefer the terms "buck" and "doe" to "billy" and "nanny".

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Dog Flea: Detecting dog fleas

Dog Flea: Detecting dog fleas


Every time you give your dog his regular grooming session, it is very important that you carefully examine his coat and skin.  Aside from making sure that the coat and skin are clean and have a pleasant smell to them, you should also check to make sure that he is not playing host to any type of parasite that could trigger the start of various diseases and other several problems.


One very common parasite that causes serious irritation to your dog is the dog flea.  A dog flea causes severe irritation by sucking on your dog’s blood.  Some dogs develop an allergy to the dog flea’s saliva which causes them to scratch uncontrollably, resulting in sore and weeping skin.  The dog flea is also responsible for the spread of tapeworms if your dog happens to eat it.


The severity of a flea attack is rather unpredictable.  The slightest attack of the flea can cause mild itching and irritation even to a well groomed dog.  In fact, an extreme case of widespread infestation from a relative of the dog flea was known to cause an unprecedented crusade of death in Europe, during the time of the bubonic plagues.


These days, a dog flea attack is most likely due to a particular type of dog flea called Ctenocephalides canis.  This type of flea is a tiny, jumping organism that can be seen on your dog’s skin.  These dog fleas can easily hop on your dog while strolling around through bushes and grass.  The flea knows that your dog is an ample source of blood, which is the main requirement of the dog flea to be able to lay its eggs.


As soon as the dog flea is done satisfying its thirst, it will hop off your dog and find its new home on a surface inside your house.  The dog flea usually stays on one area of your carpet or your bed and will stay there to lay its eggs.


Dog fleas are not at all shy at having their presence detected.  If you notice your dog scratching, biting, and shaking as if it is trying to get rid of something that is irritating him, chances are he may have unwelcome guests of dog fleas feasting on him.


Dog fleas are like tiny brown bouncing dots.  Another sign of dog fleas are black and white particles similar to sand.  These are dog flea eggs and waste material.  When looking for dog fleas, start by pushing the fur back around the neck, along the back, and on the rear end and the belly.  You may also use a fine-toothed comb to search for dog fleas.  Run the fine-toothed comb over the dog’s coat and see if you can catch these culprits.

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A Little Tired


I’m not a little tired, I’m a lot tired!!

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Help your dog avoid heatstroke this summer

kiddie pools help keep dogs coolEvery year, veterinarians treat dogs who needlessly develop  heat stroke. And just like people, dogs that become severely overheated can become very ill and even die. It’s important to remember that your dog cannot remove himself from a dangerous situation. It’s up to you, as your dog’s guardian, to ensure he is not left in a place where he may become overheated.

Here are a few tips to help prevent your dog from ever having to experience a heatstroke:

  • Never leave your dog unattended in direct sunlight or in a closed vehicle, even if it’s only for a few minutes.
  • Ensure your dog always has access to cool water and shade in hot temperatures.
  • The pads of some dogs can be sensitive to hot pavement, so walk in the shade or grass whenever possible.
  • Limit strenuous activity during the middle of the day, when temperatures are the hottest. Exercise your dog during cooler parts of the day; in the morning and evening, not mid-day.
  • If you enjoy taking your dog to the dog-beach, make sure he does not drink the salt water. This may lead to vomiting, and dehydration. Bring lots of fresh water not just for yourself, but for your dog as well.

Invest in products and treats to help keep your best friend Fido cool:

  • Kiddie pools are a great way to keep your dog cool if they love water.
  • There are cooling packs that you can place in the freezer and place around the dogs neck to help keep cool.
  • Ice-cubes are a favorite treat for dogs.
  • Spraying the dog with cool water is helpful.

The following is a list of the major signs that may indicate heatstroke in your dog:

  • Breathing rapidly
  • Panting excessively
  • Difficulty standing
  • Restlessness
  • Bright red gums and tongue
  • Your dog lies down and is unable to get up, or doesn’t want to get up when typically he would want to get up
  • Uncontrollable defalcation or urination
  • Erratic breathing
  • Whining as if anxious

If you note any of the symptoms of heatstroke, it’s important to take action immediately. The longer you wait, the more your dog’s life is in danger. He may go into shock or even die. Get your dog out of the heat as soon as possible. If you have access to cool (not cold) water, pour it on him starting with the neck and the pads of the feet. It’s okay to give your dog very small amounts of water to drink, but do not let him gulp the water down. Contact your vet or emergency vet right away.

The onset of heatstroke can be very rapid. Planning for summer outings with your dog will ensure he never experiences any of the above symptoms. A little bit of caution means you and your dog will have a fun, safe and cool summer!

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how do i know if my cat has chewing lice?

Question by : how do i know if my cat has chewing lice?
i thought my cat had flees so we bought a flee collar but he was still scratching himself. So i checked him and he had little black things in his fur. I took one and squished it between my finger nails and blood came out…So my brother thinks he has chewing lice….WHAT DO I DO D:

Best answer:

Answer by Wafers
Flea collars don’t always work. Take him to the vet and see what it is.

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Help for Low-Income Pets

I think it would be useful to pull together a database of help sites for low-income pets in distress.
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