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i need to find a good and safe way to rid head lice. is there anyting i can do besides using pesticides?

Question by crts_krn: i need to find a good and safe way to rid head lice. is there anyting i can do besides using pesticides?
i know using a pesticide is not safe, others say mayo,vinegar,and other home remedies doesn’t work. is there anyone out there that has tried something and it worked and got rid of the head lice and didn’t have to spend alot of money on buying stuff, something simple and effective.

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Answer by Selena=]
get special shampoo from ur doc.

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The Dog of the Highlands: West Highland White Terrier

At around 1700s, the Isle of Skye and other highlands in Scotland were already producing lots of small terriers. Scottish breeds were separated into two: the Skye terriers and the Dandie Dinmont terriers.

The Dandie Dinmonts were categorized as a separate breed. The Skyes included the Scotties, the Cairns and the West highland white terriers or the Westies.

It was also noted that these terriers were the hybrids among the crossed Cairns, Scottish, and Dandies terriers. One could assume that the hybrid would really be loyal and its hunting instincts could not be belittled. In fact, many royalties in Scotland owned terriers that were very similar to the Westies of today.

Another remarkable story is about a Westie that stopped a mother from constantly yelling at her daughter. Every time the mother would yell at her teenage daughter, the Westie would attack the mother. The aggression of the dog got worse over the years that resulted in the mother’s complete inability to scold her teenager.

It turned out that the girl was actually rewarding the dog for his protection by calming and soothing him down after every “threat” from her mother. Many would perceive that the daughter was able to help her mother to change her ways when in fact she was helping herself by rewarding the dog for its behavior.

The following are some of the basic facts breeders would really love to know about Westies:

Category: Terrier
Living Environment: indoors (highly recommended); outdoors (fenced yard)

Coat: about two-inch coarse and wiry outer coat and soft, dense, and furry undercoat
Color: white

Height: between 10 and 12 inches

Weight: between 13 and 22 pounds



•    they like to bark and dig
•    they are not as willful like most terriers
•    they love companionship

When properly trained

•    they can become fairly friendly towards strangers
•    they develop close affinity with behaved children
•    they love to chase cats but they do not hurt them
•    they can become a very good watch dog
•    they can become very lively

Breeders should note of the following health issues:

•         Chronic skin problems
•       Perthe’s disease (hip problems)
•       Jawbone calcification
•       Cranio mandibular osteopathy (lion jaw)
•       Patella luxation, a disorder in the kneecap
•       Liver ailments
•       Deafness
•       Congenital heart disease

Care and Exercise:

•    Their coat should be brushed regularly using a brush with stiff bristles.
•    They should bathe only when necessary.
•    Their whole coat should be stripped at least twice a year and trimmed every four months.
•    The fur on the eyes and ears should be trimmed using blunt-nose mirrors.
•    They will surely be more agile and healthy after regular sessions of play and/or walk.


As noted, they share the same lineage with Cairns and Scotties (from Skye terriers), and even with the Dandies. This trio was developed in the Isle of Skye, which was one of the highlands in Scotland. It was noted that white whelps were chosen from the wiry-coated Cairns, Scotties, and Dandies to produce the variety that were known as Poltalloch terriers.

Following are some items in the history that show the Westies’ reputation of being owners’ favorite companion dogs.

Records in the history mentioned that around 1620, King James 1 of England requested some small white dogs from Argyleshire in Scotland. Colonel Malcolm, who was considered as the originator of Poltalloch terriers, that are very similar to the Westies of today, accidentally shot his terrier (a dark one). From then on he vowed to have only white terriers.

In the 19th century, terriers that were very similar to the Westies were known as Roseneath terriers in honor of Duke of Argyll’s interest and patronage of this breed. Roseneath was the name of his estate at Dumbartonshire. 

In the first-ever dog show that were organized in the late 1800s, the Westies were called as White Scottish terriers. In 1904, they were classified under the name West Highland White terriers.

During the mid-1900s, breeders of the Cairns in Argyll, Scotland selected white puppies from the stock and interbreed some to obtain white Cairns. However, in 1917, the American Kennel Club ruled that Cairns could be listed if they have the Westies’ lineage.
We can say the history repeats itself for this delightful terrier is now mostly a favorite companion dog of many households.

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What are the risks from topical steroid cream for Phimosis?

Question by bjboytj: What are the risks from topical steroid cream for Phimosis?
I was wonder what, if any, the risks are from using a topical cream to take care of phimosis. Or if it works at all. And if it does I was wondering if anyone knew if it was less painful than pulling the foreskin down, which I find is really hard to keep doing.

Best answer:

Answer by Kisses it better ♥
Has the cream been prescribed for this specific reason? If so then I would assume the doctor who prescribed it would know that it was safe. Topical steriods are safe if used at the correct dosage but I can’t see how a steriod cream will help with this problem?

If you are having problems then maybe you need to think about circumcision?

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Freestyle – 52/365

Today’s word was Freestyle – which I interpreted to mean “anything goes”. Which for me means shooting from the hip. I love shooting from the hip. I get lots of crap, but I also get some gems that I’d never be able to get if I stopped, positioned myself and then tried to get the shot.

With dogs, so much of what they do is dependant on what you are doing – every action, creates a reaction. So every photo I took today was without looking through the camera – I just pointed it in the direction I wanted and clicked.  Most of them needed at least a little straightening.  ;)

I chose this one (above) as my official image of the day

This was my runner up image (above)

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It’s Called ‘Dog Whisperer,’ Not ‘Dog Wrangler’

It's Called 'Dog Whisperer,' Not 'Dog Wrangler' … training techniques from around the world" and "positive reinforcement" convinced us. We pictured our dog…

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Man Clinging To Boat Asks To Have Dog Saved First

When Earl and his black spaniel mix were fishing, the small boat capsized. When the boat flipped over, Earl put Lacy on top of the boat to make sure she stayed safe. He stayed in the water with his life jacket.
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John Kurtz Joins the Control Solutions Team as Northeast Territory Sales Manager

John Kurtz Joins the Control Solutions Team as Northeast Territory Sales Manager
CSI has launched 15 new products since 2010, including a microencapsulated portfolio and the first post-patent Fipronil Termiticide/Insecticide. The story of Control Solutions begins in 1958, when the Boyd family purchased a small Pasadena, Texas, pest
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Sergeant's Pet Care Products Unleashes Pronyl OTC® Flea and Tick Spray for
Sergeant's Pronyl OTC Flea and Tick Spray for Dogs and Cats contains the same active ingredient found in Frontline® Spray, Fipronil, but also introduces a new way to apply flea and tick spray to pets. With the Bag-on-Valve (BOV) Technology, it allows
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Single Goats Scream Like Humans in Horror, Disapprove of Valentine’s Day


YOU might be all lovey-dovey smoochypoo today but some people — and, GOATS — not so much. Watch these goats who disapprove of this touchy-feely love day:

And, just because we know you want to see more animals that scream:

What ginormous beast screams as loud as a rocket launch?! Cray cray —



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