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Radcliffe Resident Attacked by Invisible Mites
I have tried several itch remedies, both over-the-counter and prescription, without much success. I have consulted my dermatologist, who is sure the invaders are rat mites and that the only remedy worth considering is to declare war on local rat
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Spider mite population is high
In the vegetable garden, mites commonly attack sweet corn, tomatoes and eggplant. The list is even longer for flower gardens. This year, I have seen mites on marigolds, butterfly bush (Buddleia), and New Guinea Impatiens, but many other flowers are
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Mite fight gets tight
“The Varroa mite is the bee pest considered most likely to create havoc, and Australia is currently the only major honey producing country to be free of this pest. "When it was first reported in New Zealand, Varroa was already endemic and estimated to
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Some Facts about the Boston “Bull” Terrier Dog



The Boston terrier is a well-muscled and compact breed. This is not really surprising since the Boston terrier was first bred by people who wanted to use them in dog fights. Now some people may read all sorts of implications from such a violent past. Some people might think that the Boston terrier dog would make a bad pet because of its aggressive nature. However, you should know that as a pet, the Boston terrier can actually be pretty mild mannered.

The temperament of the Boston terrier can be described as enthusiastic as it often loves to play. Most people comment that the Boston terrier actually has a great sense of humor. Another characteristic that people find delightful with this breed is the fact that they are intelligent and are very much easily trained. This fact is also enhanced by the dog’s natural curiosity and love for learning.

Of course, people who own pets know the importance of training. Having a well-behaved pet increases the enjoyment for you both. Having a well-behaved pet means that you can have more fun with that pet.

One thing that owners have noticed with a Boston terrier is the fact that it can be very sensitive to the tone of a person’s voice. This may be described as a sort of emotion detector. Because of this sensitivity to the tone, a Boston terrier will be able to respond to how you are feeling when you are talking. This means, however, that you need to take care when training your dog. You need to make sure that anger and frustration do not find their way into your voice.

They also make excellent watchdogs as they do not bark indiscriminately. This means that you won’t wake up in the middle of the night because your Boston terrier saw a butterfly. There are some cases, though, when a Boston terrier will not bark at all.

Regarding the living conditions, Boston terriers can do well enough without a yard as long as they get regular exercise. This means that they are suitable for apartment living. However, you should also know that they are very sensitive to the extremes of weather. This means that you should keep it in a place that’s neither too hot nor too cold.

Unlike other terrier breeds, the Boston terrier is an average shedder. This means that you should be wary of keeping it indoors as it can shed fur over your floor. We all know how much of a fiasco that can be.

Bostons have a variety of common health problems. They easily get overheated when they are pushed too hard. As said before, they can also be sensitive to extreme weather and any weather that’s too hot or too cold can leave them with breathing difficulties. Skin tumors and heart tumors are very common with this breed. So you need to bring the dog to a vet regularly.

Another disorder you should watch out for is a skull defect. If a Boston terrier is badly bred, it often develops a bone defect that prevents the brain from growing. This, naturally, will lead to a retarded dog.


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Animal Activists Sued By University Of California Regents For Threatening University Reseachers

Documents stated that they hurled firecrackers at his house and planted Molotov-cocktail-like explosives at the homes of other faculty members and threatened to burn down their houses.
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fleas!!!!!!!!?

Question by chica_gurl411: fleas!!!!!!!!?
my dog has fleas and i cant get rid of them. i have bought shampoos collars and dips but they dont work when ever i wash her like 10 min later shes full of fleas. AAAAAAAARRRRRRR please help, i feel sorry for her couse all she does is scratch and a lot. my brother says she can die is that true?????
i already used the little back drops but they dont work :(

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Answer by polka
take him to a vet

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Let’s Do Something about James Saks’ Service Dog!

It’s often said that rather than simply complaining about things online, one should do something. I try to take this advice and I want you to also. Let’s do something about Mr. Sak being forced (illegally) to give up his service dog.

Below is a widget from ChipIn. It will accept a donation of any amount and deposit in my PayPal account. On January 21st I will send all other money to Animal Farm Foundation, which is already trying to help the retired police office and war veteran keep his service dog. I have set a goal of $ 2000. That’s 100 people giving $ 20 each. I think we can do that, don’t you?



Why do I think you should donate some money to this cause? Well, not just because it’s a lot more effective than liking a Facebook status or resharing that awesome anti-Millan Esquire article from 2006 for the 20th time.

Aurelia IA’s government has shown themselves to be shining examples of the bullies that perpetuate BSL. Is there a better example of bullying than taking away a service dog from a retiree? This is one of the battles we need to win if BSL is ever to be eliminated in the U.S. Put down the like button, open your wallet, and put your money where your snarky comment would be.

If you use a blog, you can easily embed this widget on it. If you have Facebook account, use the button below to share this post.

The cowardly bullies in Aurelia may have already ruined Mr. Saks’ Christmas, but we can do our best to fix his New Year!

Make a small donation and then spread the word: let’s help this man get his dog back and put a nail in the coffin of BSL.

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Is Fipronil killing off the bee population?

Question by PrettyEskimo: Is Fipronil killing off the bee population?
I was out the other day and watched a couple pest control guys just spraying the stuff everywhere on bushes, shrubs, flowers. In that time I must have seen 200 bees land on the areas that where sprayed. Could these honeybees be bringing this stuff back to their hives?

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Answer by James
Yes, it is toxic to bees and because it is a slow-acting poison, the bees that got it could bring it back to the hive and kill them as well.

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A golden St. John’s water dog

Golden retrievers, like all modern retriever breeds originating in the British Isles, descend from dogs that assisted cod fishermen who fished on Newfoundland’s Grand Banks.

This breed, called the St. John’s water dog, the lesser Newfoundland, the Labrador, the lesser Labrador, or (more accurately) “the true Newfoundland,” was used to haul nets, set lines, and even catch fish off of hooks.

It’s not every day that one reads of a descendant of one of these dogs doing something that its ancestors would have done on a routine basis.

But such is the case with Becky.

Becky is a golden retriever from Leiston, Suffolk, in East Anglia.

Her owner was walking her at Minsmere Sluice.

Like many golden retrievers, she enjoys swimming in the surf and fetching objects from the water.

Her owner has seen her retriever driftwood and even jellyfish from the sea, but he was quite shocked to see her haul out a five-pound cod.

Becky’s ancestors underwent intensive selective breeding once they arrived from Newfoundland.

For decades, they were selected for heightened biddability and docility.

They were largely meant to be retrievers of land-based game, such as pheasants and partridges and hares and rabbits.

But even after all that selection, there are still plenty of retrievers that would relish the chance to be fishing dogs once again.

Becky is one of these dogs.

Her breed may be “improved” and “refined,” but the truth is there are plenty of them that are still rough around the edges, still wild enough to charge into frigid water and dive among the breaking waves.

Retrievers are good dogs because they are nice and smart.

But they are still rugged animals.

In their ideal state, they are dogs without exaggeration or much evidence of artifice.

They are dogs with certain marine mammal adaptations and a penchant for carrying things in their mouths.

They must never become something else.

If they do, they will cease to be retrievers.

They might as well be stuffed animals.

 

 


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How to Train My Dog (never Worked with Her As a Puppy She is Almost 3 Now?)?

I never really worked with my dog on training and she is almost three. She knows the sit command and she is basically potty trained (she occasionally goes in the house if we are not home for a while or if we don't take her out really early in the morning, we use pee pads and she knows that she should go on those, although sometimes she goes other places) She is a maltese-poodle-schnauzer mix, she is a very quite dog generally, but we had a chihuahua first in the house who barks like crazy and has kind of taught her little sister to do the same. I think she would be good around other dogs if it weren't for the chihuahua who goes nuts when she sees another dog. When we put her in the kennel they have her play in a small dog play group and they say she does great. I think that is because she is in a controlled setting and feels safe, when she meets another dog on the street I think she is a little intimidated (plus the chihuahua going crazy doesn't help) But I notice when I take her for walks on her own she is pretty good around other dogs, she barks maybe twice and then is fine. As opposed to when she is with her sister she goes nuts. She also has very bad anxiety, she gets scared very easily. I once found her hiding in a dark bathroom because there was a big fly in the house. She was shaking and obviously very anxious. She also gets traumatized every time she gets groomed or goes to the vet.

So to get to my questions:
*What basic training should I do with my dog? (Basic commands she should know?)
*How to get her to be ok around other dogs?
*How to get her to be quiet (or only bark a few times) when someone comes to the door or she sees another dog.
*Any tips on how to help her with her anxiety?
*How to get her better potty trained? (Teach her to go to the door when she has to go. She pees and poops in the house occasionally and I would like that to stop completely)
*Any other tips or websites or tricks to help me with training?

I think a training class is out of the question, at least right now until she is not so fearful around other dogs. (I can't really afford private training right now either)

Thank you!

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Here are some great tips for training your dog. http://www.online-dog-training.net

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