How do I properly clean everything around me after getting rid of scabies?

Question by Marissa Q: How do I properly clean everything around me after getting rid of scabies?
I just found out a few hours ago that I have scabies. I am freaked out! I have a prescription for the lotion that you put on then keep it on for hours then wash it off. I am scared of it coming back after going through all that trouble. Do I need to wash everything? How do you get it? How can I keep from giving it to someone else? Please help. Please give me some insight on how to get rid of it for good!!!!

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Answer by bella
Oh man! I have heard that stuff is bad. Well I know you are supposed to wash EVERYTHING. Other than that, not sure what else to tell ya. Good luck!!!

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Practical Nutritional Advice for Dogs

There are lots of myths out there about feeding our dogs. I’ve had many conversations with clients, breeders, trainers, and veterinarians about the best way to feed our domesticated predators. You probably are reading this, hoping that I can shed light on the many confusing perspectives in canine nutrition. Besides, I’m a veterinarian that has been in practice for over thirty years and considers nutrition to be one of the best tools we have to treat or prevent medical problems. The truth is that there are more questions than answers, but I’ll go over the most important things that I have learned.

What I have learned over the past ten years is that some individual dogs need different ingredients for better health and food allergies are far more common than I used to think.  Itchy skin, ear infections, nausea (eating grass and vomiting), diarrhea, and even seizures can be a sign that something in the food does not agree with your pet. Every dog can have the occasional itch, nausea, vomiting, or the runs from eating something they are not used to or allergic to. However, when the symptoms occur too frequently, or just don’t go away after treatment, then I always question if the ingredients may play a part. Many dogs are allergic to wheat, barley, or corn. Others may not tolerate beef or chicken in commercial dog food. Some dogs may be sensitive to additives or preservatives.

If your dog is suspected of having a food allergy, then you can try a limited ingredient diet. Taste of the Wild or its Kirkland alternative, salmon and potato diet has helped many dogs in my practice. Natural Balance limited ingredients also has duck/potato or fish potato that help others. Remember if you feed a healthier dog food; don’t forget to avoid treats containing the most common allergen wheat gluten. I have used baby carrots, sliced chicken or turkey hotdogs , or cooked and diced chicken as treats for training.

Don’t worry too much about adding healthy “human food” to a dog’s diet. If you want your dog to have a better coat, then you can add ingredients that contain healthy oils. For example, you may add olive oil(1 tbsp), fish oil capsules(1-2), an egg, raw or cooked chicken(4-8oz), canned herring(6-12 oz), or sardines(1 tin)to the diet. (Always try a small amount for a day or two to make sure that your pet can tolerate the ingredient!)The healthiest ingredients for dogs are meat, organ meat, fish, and eggs. Surprised grain or rice isn’t on the list? The ancestor of the dog rarely ate a helping of wheat, rice, barley, or corn. That is why those ingredients may be the most troublesome! (Beware: Many biscuits, dental chews, and pill pockets are wheat gluten based)

If you want your dog to lose a few pounds then you have to limit the amount of dry food. You can feed half as much dry food as usual and soak the remainder with warm water or combine with the same amount of green beans. You’ve just cut the calories in half! Canned food also has less calories then dry food and is just as nutritious. By the way, dry food probably does little for tartar. Dogs usually eat it way too fast! I recommend raw meaty bones or frozen chicken wings or thighs for dental health and joint nutrition. Baked and barbecued bones can be dangerous and dogs need to chew, not swallow larger bones. For dogs that like to gnaw on things, it’s a perfect way to keep teeth clean. I feed my dogs  raw chicken wings or thighs every week. Yes…a vet said that!

If you want more information about feeding your dog, home cooking for your dog, or figuring out what your dog is allergic to, check out my website and books. http://dogdishdiet.com/order-now

While you’re on  the website, be sure to download my free PDF, “ Dr Greg’s 11 Practical Home Remedies” .In the download, I talk about common problems and over-the-counter medications that you can use!

Remember, health starts in the bowl!

Greg Martinez DVM

Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet

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Rosie and Hemy

That’s Hémy on the left (Havanese) and Rosie (Llasa Apso) on the right. They are only six weeks apart in age so are having the best fun tearing about the place.

You’ve met Hémy before (click link) when she was a tiny puppy. 

Both of these pups live in Monaco.

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Amazing Photos: Firefighter Rappels Down 200-Foot Cliff to Save a Dog

A German Shepherd named Diamond went missing last Saturday in Jeremiah, Kentucky, and when a neighbor finally found her, she was in a no-good, very bad place — nearly halfway up a 200-foot-cliff. 

Gus Tolliver takes the credit for finding her. He did it with his ears. 

“I didn’t locate it the first time it barked, and it had to bark two or three times, and then I said, “Well, that dog is really close,’” he told WYMT.com. “And I just happened to look up on the cliff there and see it.”

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Diamond was 50 feet up, stranded. Above her was sheer cliff. Below her was more cliff. There was no way up or down -- or least none that Diamond was willing to take. She was done. She was going to wait this one out. 

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When firefighters arrived, they planned their strategy. It involved hiking a quarter of a mile to the top of the cliff.

"Our plans were to get up there and repel down to the dog to see if maybe we could get a hold of it to repel it on down," said Fireman Michael Potter.

Potter took the lead on this one. They hiked up. He rappelled down. He approached the dog. Amazingly, it went all to plan. Diamond creeped up to Potter, allowed him to wrap her up in a bear hug and hoist her up, all while perched on the edge of a cliff. 

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"Once I got there and saw that it was calm and not hurt, I just put it on my chest and rappeled on down with it," said Potter. 

The pair descended into a boat -- there was a river under this cliff, to make the rescue that much more difficult. Once on dry land, fighters treated a happy Diamond to a box of kibble.

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The dog's owner, Lucy Combs, got a call during the rescue and quickly made her way to the scene. 

"We searched all day and somebody said they'd seen her here, and the fire department was here rescuing her," she said. 

"So this is my dog, and her name is Diamond, and she's my world."

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Via WYMT.com


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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge

Check out these Flea images:

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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I bet they’re glad they chose this puppy!

When Richard Giannetta heard his Golden Doodle puppy, Louie, barking incessantly, he knew he’d better investigate. He found the dog on his bed, barking at his pregnant wife who had recently laid down for a nap. Richard tried to rouse his wife, then rolled her over on her back when she wouldn’t wake up. He [...]


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How To Choose A Quality Miami Roofing Company

When you are dealing with the structural integrity of a building, nothing is more vital than having a stable roofing system. A quality roof will allow the rest of your building to stay structurally sounds for a long period of time. Neglecting issues with a roofing system can have devastating consequences for building owners. That [...]
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Gaia in the Wind

Meet Gaia – she’s an adorable, feminine 2 year old poodle with the wind in her hair at Pointe des Douaniers, Cap d’Ail.

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Cool Mites images

A few nice Mites images I found:

Parasitic mite
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mite-y melons
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Melons in the greenhouse with huge mite "blooms"

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Image by Scot Nelson
Spider mites on kava (Piper methysticum) stem.

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{Guest Post}Reflections of Grace By Chantelle Cudger

Reflections of Grace By Chantelle Cudger I thank you, High God-you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration-what a creation! (Psalm 139:14 The Message) I can recall Walt Disney’s popular tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in which the vain and wicked Queen would often ask her magical…



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