Is Your House Killing Your Dog?

Written by Dr GW Graham


You love your dog. You would do anything for your dog. Well your home may not berepparttar best place for your dog to live a long and happy life.

Just like parents often put poisonous things into a babys room (like new wallpaper and plastic toys) and wonder why repparttar 141795 baby is sick, people often expose their dog to things that will kill them and wonder whyrepparttar 141796 dog is sick or dying.

Dogs get sick and die from cancer. That is a fact. But did you know that household cleaning products will cause cancer?

An example is bleach. Everyone knows that it interfers with breeding dogs by alteringrepparttar 141797 sex hormones and by killing sperm. But did you know it can alter DNA torepparttar 141798 point that tumors develop?

You find bleach in many ofrepparttar 141799 household products that your dog comes in contact with on a daily basis. It is in laundry detergents, for example. Did you launder that blanket your dog sleeps on? Does you dog sleep inrepparttar 141800 laundry room? Did you spill detergent onrepparttar 141801 laundry room floor where your dog can lick it?

Your dog can also be exposed to mold, especially inrepparttar 141802 laundry room. The room is wet and warm and confined. A perfect place for mold growth to concentrate.

How To Protect Your Pets From Fleas And Ticks

Written by Bridget Mwape


Fleas are wingless, blood-sucking insects that feed on dog, cats, humans and other species. There are many different types of flea each one specific torepparttar animal that it lives on. The most frequent fleas found inrepparttar 141758 home arerepparttar 141759 cat flea and dog flea.

THE FLEA PROBLEM Fleas and ticks are responsible for a number of diseases in pets and people. Some types of ticks, for example, can transmitrepparttar 141760 bacteria that cause Lyme disease to animals and humans and some fleas can harbor tapeworm larvae, which grow into adult tapeworms inrepparttar 141761 intestines of pets or people. Flea bites commonly cause skin irritation and itching and some pets are allergic to flea saliva. Taking care of your pets responsibly includes protecting them from fleas and ticks. Fleas can be a problem even inrepparttar 141762 best kept homes and onrepparttar 141763 cleanest of pets. The best approach to managing fleas is prevention. But if you already have a flea problem, you can control them as long as you treat both your pet and your home. Many products are available to help control fleas and ticks on pets and in their environment. Check with your veterinarian for appropriate treatments.

FLEA TREATMENT AND CONTROL The objective of treatment is to breakrepparttar 141764 flea life cycle by treatingrepparttar 141765 home,repparttar 141766 pets, andrepparttar 141767 outside environment with insecticide. Before purchasing and applying pesticide products to pets to control fleas and ticks, talk to your veterinarian aboutrepparttar 141768 best product to use and how to treatrepparttar 141769 animal, as well asrepparttar 141770 environment.

After feeding on your pet's bloodrepparttar 141771 female flea lays eggs which drop intorepparttar 141772 animal's bedding or favourite resting place. The highest concentration of eggs, larvae and pupae are likely to be in these areas rather than onrepparttar 141773 animal itself. This meansrepparttar 141774 vast majority ofrepparttar 141775 flea population lives in your yard or home.

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