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Pet Allergy Treatment: Dog|Horse|Cat by Rakesh Jha

Friday, June 25, 2010

How Can You Control Fleas Naturally

If your pets catch flea it is surely very irritating. It is not only uncomfortable to your pet but also to you. Fleas can often catch human beings resulting in itching, skin irritation and so on. Most of the pet owners choose chemical products to do away with fleas easily. But these chemical products are not only harmful for your pet but also for you and your family. They have harmful impacts on the environment. Natural flea control is the best choice you can have. Your pets will not be subject to infestation if you follow a natural flea control regime on a daily basis. Try to eliminate the fleas at the very sight of them. It is necessary to get rid of them before the problem is Fighting fleas in a natural way is quite easy. Wash the beddings of your pet in warm water using plenty of bleach and soap. Wash your own beddings as well. Use vacuum cleaner to clean the corners of your house. Make sure there is no damp place in your home because fleas love damp places. Try to keep the carpet and your pet’s bedding clean and dry. This will help you to fight fleas to a great extent. Go for steam cleaning the carpet because carpet is one of the favorite places of the fleas. You can add essential oils such as pennyroyal, rosemary, peppermint to the steam water because fleas hate these oils and avoid areas where these essential oils are spread. Diluted essential oil can be also applied to the back of the pet’s neck. Pet flea control also becomes easier when you choose diet as natural flea control. Brewer’s yeast is one of the best treat you can offer to your pet. Not only your pet enjoys it but fleas dislike the taste and smell brewer’s yeast will give the pet. So fleas will stay Another great way of getting rid of fleas is to use flea combs. This product is available in almost every pet store. Combing your pet frequently can help you to get rid of fleas.

Tips for Effective Flea Control

When it comes to flea control the best way to start with is to go for natural choices.
Stronger measures should be taken only if natural flea control efforts don’t work. Along
with running flea control programs it is also necessary to build up your pet’s health.
Your pet needs to follow a healthy lifestyle in order to develop resistance against such
unwanted problems like fleas. Another important thing you should always practice is
thorough cleaning and sanitation.

In order to fight fleas it is necessary to understand the flea lifecycle. The adult fleas live
for nearly 3 to 4 months. During this time period they continuously lay eggs on the dog.
These eggs mature into larvae. The larvae live in the crevices of blankets, upholstery,
sand, floors and rugs.

After a couple of weeks comes the cocoon stage and then the larvae turn into small fleas
looking for warm bodies passing by. Fleas grow rapidly and if can not attack them in
every stage of their life you can not get rid of them completely. So killing only the adult
fleas is not the solution to your problem. By the time you kill adult fleas numerous eggs
developed into fleas in the environment.

The good thing is that you can get rid of the flea dirt, larvae and pupa by using a vacuum
cleaner. You can also get rid of them by washing away the carpet, rugs etc in the laundry.
The eggs and larvae are immobile. So they mostly concentrate in the area where your pet
sleeps. If you know your area of focus it becomes easier to do away with the problem.
The fight against fleas mostly depends on cleanliness both for your dog as well as
your home. Dog flea control becomes easier when you regularly clean your pet

and its sleeping area because cleaning interrupts the lifecycle of fleas. So start your
program today and use nontoxic materials to clean your pet as well as your house.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Information on Vaccinating Your Pet

There are different theories and opinions on how often and the actual necessity of giving domestic dogs vaccinations. The facts prove out that vaccinations are very much needed to help keep your pet in good health throughout his or her life. It is the responsibility of the pet owner to make sure these vaccinations are given to their puppies and adult dogs if necessary. Vaccinations help to improve the resistance of the animal against many common diseases among dogs.

Vaccinations usually start at a very young age, five or six weeks. Prior to this age, the maternal immunity prevents your puppy from getting any serious diseases. It is best to de-worm your pet before giving any kind of vaccinations so the vaccine won't pull down the animals immune system. The Parvo virus is very deadly to dogs and the vaccine for this disease needs to be given at a very young age. It's important to give vaccinations at the proper time to be most effective. One thing you don't want to do is waste your time and money on a vaccine given a the wrong time.

Many countries give vaccinations for rabies in these times, and more times than not, tags are placed on a dogs collar to let others know they have had their shots. Usually, rabies shots should be given between thirteen and fifteen weeks and then again about fifteen months later. From that time on, rabies vaccine should be given once every three years for constant protection.

If you plan to take your dog to the groomers or plan to board your pet while you are on vacation, bordetella and lyme disease vaccinations are very commonly asked for before they will accept your pet in to their kennels. It is a very good practice to eliminate possible infection of other dogs and this is the most reliable way to assure your dog doesn't contract some deadly disease that could be passed along through contact with a grooming table or through a kennel.

Most vaccines are given by subcutaneous, which means it's given under the skin, or intramuscular, which means given into the muscle. In some cases, the respiratory tract disease vaccination may be given intra-nasally, or through the nose. So there is a variety of ways to recieve vaccinations.

For the most part, all vaccinations should be given by a professional, like a veterinarian. Check-ups once a year are recommended so that your Vet can properly advise you on what vaccines to give your dog and what time they are to be given so as the vacine has the maximum benefit possible. If you keep up with these check ups, your dog should live a happy and healthy life and you can live with the knowlegde that you have done your job in giving him the best care possible. If you have any questions regarding pet health please visit us at,

Friday, August 22, 2008

Ways On How To Keep Your Pets Safe

Not all things are always in our control. Somehow, someone out there have much better control over us. But even then something is always bigger and some things are always not under our jurisdiction. It is during these events that we need to be prepared of. It is not because we have a very strong family and sturdy house to begin with that we should get sloppy in our guard against unexpected events that will befall us. Planning ahead not only for yourself but also for your pets will make life easier.

Keep images of all your pets in the household along with all your important documents and essential documents you might have. Include into your pet documentation all the distinguishing marks they certainly have. Store them in plastic pouches or better yet laminate them for better safe-keeping.

Keep pet food and water-supply enough to last at least two weeks or so. Make this a rule always. Store them properly by putting them inside airtight containers. Always have your pet's favorite treats with them because warm-blooded as they are get stressed too.

Put tags or collars on your pet bearing your name, address and contact information in case they get lost. By doing this you are grossly increasing your chance of finding them.

Always have a leash available on your car to keep dogs safe even when you are outside your home because disaster and accidents don't happen only inside the home. They can happen absolutely anywhere.

Have all back-up medications that you pets may have available all the time. It is very unlikely that veterinarians are available during disasters and calamities. During emergency, you need to assume that you are on your own and that you can depend on nobody but yourself.

You need to have pet carriers readily available for evacuation purposes. These may be the ones you usually use when you are travelling with your pets or camping out with them. Whatever your carrier is, you need to make sure they are always available.

Keep friendly terms in your neighborhood because they will be able to help you during emergencies especially when you're not at home. They will be on the look out for your pets which is actually a good thing and an advantage for you. However you need to return this favor to look out theirs when they are out of their house too. This is a very good system to follow.

Pet's need you comfort too. Just like you, they are predisposed to being frightened and afraid. Having you near them will surely help ease their burden. This is one way of understanding.

Keep the routines. Whatever they do and whatever they eat, you should let them continue with this. Keep everything the same. The normality will ease them all up.

Those are just few things you need to remember during any emergency for your pet. Just remember that your pet need you as much as you need them and this will keep everything going. For more to know visit

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Caring For Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fish

So you want to have your own freshwater tropical aquarium fish, but don't know where to start? Luckily, I'll explain the steps you need to take in order to setup a fish tank and select a species of fish that will adapt to the environment you have envisaged.

There are two types of tropical fish, and they are saltwater tropical fish, and freshwater tropical fish. Here I'll be explaining the ways to setup a tank containing freshwater tropical fish.

Aquarium Cycling

Before putting your pet tropical fish in your fish tank, your fish tank needs to go through a phase known as aquarium cycling. It's important this phase is undertaken before you put your fish in your fish tank, otherwise you may run into a variety of problems. I know it can be tempting to get straight into it and immediately put your fish in the tank once there's water in there, but hang on for just a moment!

The Nitrogen cycle is the first phrase of aquarium cycling, and involves ridding the water of all the excess nitrogen that it has before the water is deemed fit for animal life. Sounds a little complex? Don't worry. Your best way to prepare the water in your fish tank so that you can place tropical fish in it is by planting your tank. This involves putting lots of nice sea plants within your tank that help to rid excess nitrogen and make the water suitable for your fish to swim in.

The next thing you'll need is a filter that is able to absorb foreign materials and particles from the water, ensuring that it stays fresh and recycled at all times. You may also consider purchasing an air stone, which come in addition to your air filter. This will allow your fish tank to display various bubble effects.

In terms of selecting your actual fish tank, any tank should do unless you want to customize your aquarium to a specific species of tropical freshwater fish. Speaking to your pet shop owner is a good idea as they'll be able to help you select a fish tank specific to your needs.

In terms of selecting the actual species of freshwater tropical fish, you need to be mindful that some species don't get along with one another. It's not uncommon for some species to bully, or even eat other species. The last thing you want to do is spend a small fortune acquiring the rarest and most exotic of freshwater tropical fish only to have them eaten by some antisocial tropical fish breed who doesn't think they're as beautiful as you do!

Once your fish tank is setup, and you have selected the types of fish you wish to place in your tank, all that remains is literally putting them in! Be mindful that feeding patterns and lighting can affect the way your fish live and behave. Be aware of potential fish diseases as well as good and bad types of fish food that you can feed specific species of tropical fish.Want to more about sensative pet visit at

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Life Cycle Complete, Saying Goodbye

In the domestication of animals and the taking of them into our lives, our homes, and our hearts, we take on the responsibility of meeting their daily needs. When we ask them to be part of our lives, they try their best to understand us and integrate. In this process, animals gave away complete reliance on themselves, and gained restrictions. They no longer roam or forage for food, Some animals spending their lives primarily in a stall, kennel, or cage. What we ask of our companions, often, but not always, is done for our convenience. They are the ones who have to fit into our world, to what we think is necessary. Animal companions who live in loving, caring homes, and whose essence is honored, still give something up. Chris, an Appaloosa mare, became my companion in the fall of 1987. She gained and lost in coming to my home. We found a balance and navigated the road of our relationship. We grew to become each others companion. On the morning of December 18, 2002 I said goodbye to my mare Chris. I awoke to hearing her thrashing. My heart froze. Chris was 28 with Cushing's disease. The time we had spent together was not long enough. I wanted her with me forever. I tried hard to think of her needs. In the few hours we had left I realized I had to set my pain aside, and with an open heart, fill her last moments of breath with nothing but love and honoring the process of death. I could do nothing else but support her. Was it hard to separate that I too was dying in those moments? Yes. Looking into her eyes I knew taking on the role of the predator was the only gift I could give her. Walking the fine line of balance in both of us, giving and receiving was a challenge. In all her pain, she had decided she wanted to stay. Yet again, she was giving so selflessly her love. I had to ask her heart and mine if that served her best. The answer was "No." The veterinarian came and we said goodbye. Her time in this body was over.

The decision we make with our own animals as to when their time on earth is through becomes part of our responsibility. Chris gave up living and dying as her ancestors once did, she could not wander off and die. I chose to become a predator, and release her from her pain, her physical situation would not have improved. Her giving would have come at to high a cost. Her death would have been excruciating. For some that is not the case, and they are able to die on their own.

From one perspective, our animals gained longer life spans. From another perspective, they have begun dying from diseases related to living in our world. There are pros and cons in both directions of their coming to be our companions and living in our world. We created a life removed from nature and its cycles.

In our daily life many of us have become removed from the balance and cycle of life. We work inside buildings, only being outside on weekends. We have access to all types of fruits and vegetables 12 months a year. We fear death, pain, and loss. We are no longer tied to the rhythm of nature and the earth. The cycle of prey/predator is foreign. We are not part of the food chain. Our role in life and death is not something we consciously are aware of. We have come to believe we are superior in the life cycle process and not part of it. As did our animals, so we too gave away and gained in urbanization. We are all a part of the life cycle of the earth, not superior to it, not separate from it, but a part of it.

Our animals view leaving their bodies differently than many humans do. Domesticated animals retain a closer acceptance of death than their human companions do. They accept, living, and dying in the balance of nature, and knowing they are part of the "cycle of life." With understanding as well as release, and acceptance on the part of the care giver, the animal leaves the earth with and from an open heart.

When we know in our hearts it is time to say goodbye to our dearest friend, it is human nature to try and change it, grieve it, and even deny it. I selfishly wanted Chris with me forever. No one wants to say goodbye. No one wants to let go of a best friend, a confidant, a selfless companion. Grieving is part of the emotional process. It is part of the cycle

Releasing what is best for us, and embracing what is best for them, is always a choice. Knowing the answer to what that choice is, is found in the heart. When the time came for me to say goodbye to Chris, I could have prolonged it, but that would have been for me. But each dying process is different. There is no rule to follow, or formula to gauge when to let go, or even how to let go. Each situation brings different choices.

My mare, Chris, let me know she was grateful I assisted her. That the cycle of love could not be broken, it would go on forever. Loving to the depths of our mutual being, to the places we traveled and grew, will forever be a part of our spirits. I experienced the purity of love with Chris. It was worth it all.

Each animal in our life brings lessons, challenges, and the purity of their love and spirit. What a gift we give to each other and to ourselves, when we say goodbye, filled and surrounded by love. For more information visit

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Why God Created the Cat

It is reported that the following edition of the Book of Genesis was discovered in the Dead Seal Scrolls. If authentic, it would shed light on the question, "Where do pets come from?"

And Adam said, "Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me."

And God said, "No problem! I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself."

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, "But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal."

And God said, "No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my own name, and you will call him DOG."

And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail. After a while, it came to pass that Adam's guardian angel came to the Lord and said, "Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility."

And the Lord said, "No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not always worthy of adoration."

And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam. And when Adam gazed into Cat's eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility. And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved. And Cat did not care one way or the other.

Pet Allergy Treatment: Dog|Horse|Cat by Rakesh Jha


Pet Allergy Treatment: Dog|Horse|Cat by Rakesh Jha