Who doesn’t? You can put broccoli in just about any meal, and it is one of the most nutritious veggies you can eat! This is the first year I have attempted to grow broccoli, and I have had great success so far, other than Turk taking a bite off a few leaves here and there. :p Today I prepped one of my broccoli plants for harvest. To prevent the broccoli head from going all rangy, you have to tie a string or place a rubber band around the leaves to keep the growing head of broccoli in an organized and tight grouping, which will make harvesting easier as well as your broccoli looking prettier I am going to try to get the head of broccoli as big as I can before harvesting. As soon as any of it starts to yellow, that means the plant is going to seed and you have to harvest ASAP. I have two pants growing so far, one is still pretty small, so I won’t be prepping that one for another few weeks. Take a look!
Question by sohaila: What is the remedy for house dust mite allergy?
I am under house dust mite allergy since 1994. I have taken a lot of vaccine shots but I still need to see doctor after every 3-4 months. I have been asked not to eat meat and rice particularly.
Answer by Dark Cabaret
There are no remedies for allergies however the doctors can put you on some kinds of medication … you might want to see about being put on Allegra D (an allergy medicine that also has a decongestant) OR try Claritan
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You all know that dogs and cats can get into trouble on the Holidays, and some may need a trip to the animal ER. Animal emergency clinics are fully staffed and ready to handle all types of sickness and trauma. With that 24 hour ability, comes a bigger bill than most daytime practices. When your pet needs that level of support, the emergency clinics are invaluable. Just be prepared to pay quite a bit more by cash, check, or credit card.
You can prevent trips to the ER by keeping a watchful eye out for common problems. I’ll outline a few for you!
- Dogs or cats running out open doors or gates. Guests, friends, and family may not notice escapees. Let everyone know or post a sign! Keep nervous dogs or cats in comfortable bedrooms, studies, garages, or laundry rooms with warm areas and water. Warn guests that nervous dogs or cats don’t really want attention!
- Make sure human medication and over the counter anti-inflammatory medicine like Tylenol, Ibuprofen are kept off counters and night stands. Keep bedroom doors closed because dogs and cats love to explore and lend their odor to a stranger’s room. They may pee, poop, chew, or puke on a family members things. Of course that may be a good way to shorten a visit. Just kidding…we all love our family!
- Keep known toxins out of reach.(chocolate, grapes, raisins, macadamia nuts , bread dough, and plants like poinsettias, mistletoe, and Easter lilies)
- Puppies and Kittens will hunt and destroy stuff! The world is for smelling, chewing, attacking, and destroying when you are a young pet. Power cords are to be chewed on. Ornaments, tinsel, plants, Christmas trees, and treated tree water are all fair game. Puppies and kittens may become nauseous from eating plants, flocking, and trees or drinking tree water. That may pass after a puking session or two. However, tinsel and ornaments can cause intestinal blockage in dogs or cats. Kittens and cats love to jump and attack light moving tinsel, but it can knot their intestines up and require surgery to fix. Tinsel may not be a good idea with pets. Keep those younger pets away from the pretty, yet dangerous tree!
- You can use hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting in dogs(not cats) by giving them several tablespoons. Vomiting will get rid of medications or chocolate. If your dog is down or real sick do not give peroxide. Just head for help at the nearest vet ER.
- If a dog or cat is used to dry kibble or cat food, a different food or fatty food may cause stomach upset, vomiting, or diarrhea. Pieces of chicken, turkey, fish, pork, or beef may be fine for those used to meat and not sensitive to the meat in question. Vegetables like green beans , carrots, potatoes, peas, or fruit are also healthy human food you can feed to dogs . Rice is also a good treat. However, a dog not used to other food beside kibble may become ill when fed too much fat, or a meat they don’t tolerate well. Some people are allergic or sensitive to ingredients. We wouldn’t advise a sensitive human to eat peanuts, glutens, shrimp, beef, or other ingredients they are sensitive to. Dogs are no different. Fasting for 12 hours , then feeding white rice with a tsp of chicken baby food and tsp of plain cultured yogurt may help with mild cases of diarrhea. Take your dog or cat to the ER if they are acting really sick (lots of vomiting and diarrhea).
- You can use pepcid AC for mild stomach upset in dogs. 10mg tablet (1/2 for a small dog, one for a medium or large dog daily for a couple days)
- Cooked bones can be brittle and sharp. Big pieces, or too many bones can cause intestinal obstruction or severe constipation. In Dog Dish Diet and Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet I advise feeding slow cooked or raw bones for the minerals and joint nutrition. Dogs that wolf down bones may be at risk for intestinal problems. However feeding the right bones and letting dogs chew on them can clean teeth and provide great nutrition.
Greg Martinez DVM has advised his clients to feed better diets for years. He wrote Dog Dish Diet and Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet to help pet owners learn how to cure medical problems or prevent new ones with a better mix of ingredients. He has found many medical problems (skin problems, ear infections, bladder problems, bowel problems , and seizures ) respond when allergens are avoided, carbohydrates are decreased, omega oils are added, and moisture in the diet is increased. He feeds his pets home cooked food , raw food, and hypoallergenic canned food .
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Question by LIL_A: What would sarcoptic mange look like on a puppy?
Im beginning to think what my vet treated my puppy for is NOT sarcoptic mange..Im curious to know what it would look like on a puppy..He has NOT lost any hair or anything..If u have pics or a description that would greatly help..Thanx
Answer by dedum
Here ya go, my favorite reference for these things:
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Guilty puppy eyes
The cutest guilty puppy, just look at those puppy dog eyes!! Guilty as charged!
“What time does your flight land?”
My husband asks me this every time I go to Nicaragua (OK, it’s only been twice, but still.) He asks because the State Department brief on Nicaragua mentions armed robberies along the highways at night, and he is worried that this will happen to me. And I appreciate his concern, I do, but I sometimes wonder what the State Department would say if it were telling travelers what to do when travelling out of LAX, an airport I lived by for 5 years, or what he would have said had he known I was hopping into a taxi by myself at 1 am in Nairobi, something he didn’t think twice about when I mentioned it after the fact but everyone who has actually BEEN to Nairobi thought was a particularly
gutsy stupid thing to do.
The point is, you take calculated risks all the time in life, and do the best you can to protect yourself, because at the end of the day the coolest things in life require that tiny element of risk. Why did the chicken cross the road and all of that. Despite wanting to be able to talk about my mad danger cred, I have to be honest: not all countries in Central and South America can say the same, but Nicaragua was not a worrisome destination for me. At all.
For those who don’t recall why I am talking about Nicaragua, I was there a few weeks ago as part of the Inaugural Technical Animal Rescue course with World Vets. I didn’t talk about it too much beforehand for the simple fact that I really didn’t know what we were going to be doing, other than ‘learning technical animal rescue’ and that I would need a life preserver, but the element of surprise is what makes these adventures so great. And because I ended the course with a test, you get one too. That’s how we roll here. That’s how you LEARN, people.
True or false: Most travelers to Nicaragua end up robbed, jailed, or otherwise victimized.
The area of Nicaragua we were in (Granada) feels very safe. Violent crime is certainly more rare than it is here in San Diego, and the only assault I had was on my dignity during that awkward massage (but I digress). All that stuff you hear about the terrible Nicaraguan jails on Locked Up Abroad? Told by people who were smuggling drugs. Don’t do that. This place is crawling with tourists, who come with money to spend, and the community doesn’t want to jeopardize that by showing people a bad time.
True or false: Granada is ugly.
Granada is gorgeous. It is one of the oldest cities in the Americas, founded in 1542. That means there are lots of old, old churches;
Strange incongruous city blocks whose architecture depends on what century it was built in and which pirate burned it down;
And walls stretching to the horizon, punctuated by doors that lead into the unknown; could be a pharmacy. Could be a pile of rubble. Or it could be a beautifully manicured courtyard, such as that at Casa la Merced, where we were fortunate enough to stay.
True or false: World Vets hired some random bozo to teach the course as a front because we all just wanted to go to Granada.
On the first day of the course, we met our instructor, Kim Little from Rescue 3. The first thing we learned about him is that he has been teaching rescue courses professionally for three decades.
The second thing I learned is that he is teaching us the same material taught to the HSUS Disaster Response team and all the other big players you see on the news when disasters happen domestically. So we learned the real deal, FEMA certified, official course. By the way, if you ever invite Kim over for dinner, which you should, ask him to tell you stories from his rescue work during Hurricane Katrina. There’s a story with a tiger, and another story involving a massive pig, a crate, and a film crew.
And the third thing I learned was:
This is important, as I will get to when I talk about how during lake practice I accidentally demonstrated how one might accidentally kill both oneself and one’s victim during a water rescue, if one forgets this cardinal law.
True or false: Technical Animal Rescue involves the most complicated and expensive elaborate machinery that exists.
After our first day doing classwork, reviewing the hydrodynamics of swift water rescue and me getting to gleefully nerd out on vectors and flow diagrams, we sat down with the meat and potatoes of any rescue team: bags of ropes and carabiners.
We spent more time doing knots than anything else in this course. Knots, and knots, and more knots. Knots that swivel and knots that pull and knots with two loops and knots that lay flat.
Those who have done climbing fared better than the others, but we all got it eventually. Dr. Augusto Barragan from Panama, seen here with Dr. Lester Tapia from Granada, was particularly adept. He spent a lot of time sitting opposite me trying to explain in his non-native language what I was doing wrong.
Answer: taking too many pictures.
Kim had but three precious days to whip this motley bunch of veterinary do-gooders into cool, calm rescue pros who could grab a duffle bag of ropes and clips, look over the edge of a ravine at a dog and human in distress, and figure out how to magically transform those tools into a successful rescue. After that first day of tumbled knots, things were looking grim, but we persevered.
But did we learn enough? Stay tuned.
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