Q&A: How to prevent fleas and ticks on a dog?

Fleas
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Question by Nick: How to prevent fleas and ticks on a dog?
Hi, so I was looking into adopting a dog. But how can I prevent fleas? I read that fleas and ticks can enter your house from your dog and infest it!! And I was planning on keeping the dog outside and inside to sleep and to hang out. But how can I prevent fleas and ticks! My backyard consist mostly of sand/dirt if that matters. (I live in New Mexico). Lots of my neighbors have dogs that they do keep outside and I’ve never seen them scratching, but this one dog I did notice had ticks! I don’t plan on letting any of those dogs come close to mine though. Any help appreciated thanks!

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Answer by Eloise Volequa
Buy anti flea powder for your dog, i dont know any products but find a good one

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers ~ #Recipe Tested & #Reviewed

I decided that for NFL Gameday on Sunday I would make some of these delicious looking Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers. They only had a few ingredients so I figured how difficult could it be right? And what could be better than cream cheese, jalapenos and bacon?

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Cheddar or Mexican blend
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 1 to 2 pounds bacon

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Ruth, Mother of Kings by Diana Wallis Taylor {First Wild Card Book Tour}

Ruth, Mother of Kings by Diana Wallis Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the Bible’s most enduring romantic stories, the story of Ruth and Boaz,, “Ruth, Mother of Kings” has been brought to life, in a way that not only captures the blessing that God bestowed upon His people, but the love…



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House dust mite

Check out these Mite images:

House dust mite
Mite

Image by Gilles San Martin
House dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus).
More information here :
news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9290000/9290068…
and here :
www.insidescience.org/research/the-social-lives-of-dust-m…
www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-mites-homes.html

Scale : mite length = 0.3 mm

Technical settings :
– focus stack of 42 images
– microscope objective (Nikon M Plan 20x 210/0.4 ELWD) on bellow

Handsome mite
Mite

Image by Cornell Fungi
red trombidioid mite

Red mite
Mite

Image by wallygrom
On the moss – on the edge of the rainforest at Ambohimahamasina.

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Brimfield’s New K-9

If you check in here regularly, you know that I absolutely love the Brimfield (Ohio) Police Department’s Facebook page. They recently introduced their newest K-9, Pseudo. Hard to imagine this little sweet-faced puppy will grow into an aggressive, competent professional police dog! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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The Jubilee Bible, Russell Stendal (Editor) {First Wild Card Tour}

The Holy Scriptures by Stendal, Russell M. My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000) currently available as an ebook, is said to be a revised version of the Spanish bible. One of the hard parts about reviewing a bible is  the  many books within to go through and comparison with…



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Fan or Follower of Christ By Michaelle Bragassa-Holman {Guest Article}

Fan or Follower of Christ By Michaelle Bragassa-Holman What is a Christian? Does it simply mean that you believe in God? Do you make it a point to go to church on a Sunday morning? Do you take the time to pray at some point during the day? The word Christian in our modern society…



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Flea treatments: What's fine for dogs isn't for cats

Flea treatments: What's fine for dogs isn't for cats
When the owners spotted fleas on their two cats, they put “just a drop” of topical flea treatment on each one. Within hours the cats were very sick, and one of them was convulsing. The family rushed them to the nearest veterinary clinic, but both cats
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Lafourche Parish school battles flea infestation
Because only a few students have been affected by the flea bites, Long has not advised parents to keep their students out of school, he said. While some parents have kept their kids home due to the infestation, Long said he does not know exactly how many.
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Celebrity Dog Walk Auction Benefits Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Fans of Fidos and famous faces have the chance to make great strides toward creating a better tomorrow for pets in need by bidding on the opportunity to enjoy a canine constitutional  with a…



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Halloween Safety and your Pets

Halloween is upon us! It is a fun holiday to dress up, eat too much candy, and even get your pet involved! (I myself have a chihuahua who has a bat and pumpkin costume, and my dear Lucy Goo is a witchy!)  However, there are some precautions to take when Halloween comes around that will make the holiday a pleasant experience and could even save your pet’s life.
Keep the candy bowls out of reach. It’s that simple. And if you have a cat along with a dog, keep the candy in a container with a lid.  Cats have been known to knock candy bowls off of counters and we all know who is waiting to eat everything off the floor…our canine ‘vacuums’.
There are many reasons for keeping the candy bowl away from your pets. Although cats are usually unlikely to eat the sweets, they are attracted to the wrappers- especially wrappers that are curly and crunchy. These can cause terrible bowel obstructions, and of course your cat can choke on them, too. Keep the temptation of the candy wrapper away and instead give kitty a healthy treat or ‘crunchy’ toy.
Chocolate and dogs don’t mix. You’ve probably heard that before, and it is true. A small amount ingested can cause a bad tummy ache and a large amount can be lethal. But did you know sugarless gum and candy is extremely hazardous to dogs, too? The ingredient ‘xylitol’ is an artificial sweetener used in such things as toothpaste, mouthwash, candy, gum….and more. If you have anything ‘sugar-free’ in the house, check the ingredients. If you see xylitol among them, keep those things especially out of reach. If ingested, your dog can experience vomiting, seizures, possible liver failure, and even death.
My pets love dressing up in costumes, it’s their thing.  I think they think they are little human children, the way they prance around when I put a costume on them! But, not all pets like being dressed up. If your pet is uncomfortable wearing clothes, give them a break and lay off the dressing up. There’s no need to agonize your pet by dressing him or her up- and pets that are unhappy in clothes will try and get them off. This can be dangerous- potential strangling and blockages due to ingestion of clothes.  If you’re aiming for a cute pic, take a regular shot of your dog or cat and photo shop in a cute holiday background or costume. If you really want that picture of Fido and Fluffy dressed as Batman and Robin, though, then be sure the stage is set, put on their costumes, take the pic quickly, then take the costumes off, and treat them up with a healthy pet snack!
Have a plan for how to handle your pets the day of Halloween. If you have cats who try to bolt out the front door, keep them in a separate room while the trick-or-treaters are coming. Keep dogs in another room, or behind a baby gate. You don’t want the chance of your dog escaping, a child feeding her candy, or any nipping due to the excitement.  The sweetest dog can get snappy if she experiences anxiety, fright, and gets scared. The safest thing to do is to keep pets far away from the door. If you have a dog that gets anxious when she hears the doorbell ring, make a plan for your dog to be at a quiet place- with a friend, relative, or pet sitter-somewhere away from your house that is soothing and quiet.
One last note. And I find it a sad thing to even have to mention- but if you have an outdoor black cat, please keep kitty inside during Halloween. Black cats are as sweet as any other kind of cat. In fact, I grew up with one, and she had the coolest purr- she was a little motor box, and my best friend. But, unfortunately, black cats are often the victims of horrific acts of violence during the Halloween holiday.  Keep them safe and keep them inside.
Have a Happy ‘Howlween’!
By Nicole Bruder, owner of Lucy Goo Pet Sitting
www.lucygoopetsitting,com


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