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Fleas, Ticks, External Parasites and The Treatment Are All Dangerous - Is There A Solution?
An external parasite is not always an animal (insect) it can also be in plant form. But all external parasites obtain nourishment usually by sucking the blood from another living organism called the host. There is no shortage of external parasites or shortages of the diseases caused by their attachment to the host.
Years ago, I owned a beautiful cat named Spooky. He wasn't Spooky at all, in fact, he was a gentle animal. Spooky was born feral and my neighbor adopted his mother; Spooky, a baby kitten was then alone to live in the woods to survive.
I met Spooky when he was a "teenager" in cat years. I was outside sitting under a tree when I saw him run through the woods to my backyard. I felt he was starving. That night I placed a bowl of food and water near my porch.
Slowly over the next few weeks, I watched as he scurried up to the food, gulp it down, and ran back to the woods. My heart just filled with love for Spooky, he was beautiful and homeless. I wanted to help him. I had my dog Buffy and felt he needed a friend.
Each day after work I sat on the porch patiently waiting for Spooky go to the food bowl. And then one day he found it empty. Instead, I was there with the food in my hand. It was such a challenge, to help him learn that I was trustworthy.
Within three months Spooky was no longer an outside feral cat; he was my buddy; he and Buffy were soon friends. Spooky, now an inside domesticated cat needed an examination by a veterinarian.
I learned that he was healthy except for the fleas; I also learned that cats die a horribly painful death caused by external parasites that can carry deadly diseases. External parasites can transmit these diseases to pets and humans.
I left the veterinarians office with flea and tick medication, unaware of the harmful chemicals in these drugs; almost the same treatment I was using for Buffy. I applied the medications monthly as prescribed.
Have you had a pet die from these toxic medications? Beware how you treat your pet for external parasites. I have worked my Pet Business for three years, each day learning more about how harmful parasite medications are to pets.
Do you know that the same ingredients that we use to kill cockroaches are also in the flea and tick medications? And that's what we give to our precious pets; it goes into their bloodstream to kill the external parasites.
There is a more humane natural method on the market and I talk to everyone about it every chance I get. My two dogs are healthy and external parasite free because of product I use to protect them from the bloodsucking parasites.
Yes, my dogs still have their veterinarian visits, but they don't need the toxic medications. And their tails are happy and wagging.
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Successfully training your dog using the positive reinforcement method is the most effective and loving way to train your pet. Dog training experts understand that positive reinforcement training is the best choice for both you and your dog according to recent reports.
Positive reinforcement uses a simple theory. It is rewarding the dog's behavior that you want to teach your dog. When your dog behaves in an unwanted way then you do not reward him; you ignore the unwanted behavior that you don't want to see repeated.
The cruel methods used in the past that included but not limited to intimidation and physical pain are now considered animal abuse. These inhumane methods rarely worked, and will just destroy the dog's spirit.
Positive reinforcement works with your dog normal instinct; your dog wants to please you. It's a win-win for both you and your dog.
Dogs can easily learn that if they displease you then there is no positive, yet if they please you when you want them to learn, that positive reinforcement creates a unique bond between you and your dog.
I personally have used this approach with my dog Harlow. Harlow is a rescue that was used as a puppy factory. She was caged outside with no shelter. It was a very sad situation.
When I rescued her, she was so malnourished because of the lack of food, and her puppies were draining her nutrition. It was a tough situation; she had a slim chance of living.
With love and positive reinforcement training along with good nutrition and natural safe flea, tick and mosquito treatment she is now a happy dog.
Although I sometimes wonder if she will ever be free from the chains of abuse and neglect. She is afraid of brooms, mops, and anything with the appearance of a stick.
I'm not an authority on dog behavior and have learned that dogs live in the moment, but Harlow still has nightmares. I awaken her from crying as she sleeps almost daily.
Harlow has a kind heart and is gentle and loving. She is very aware when I am ill, and she wants to comfort me. Yes, dogs respond to kindness if they are treated with kindness and positive reinforcement.
When using positive reinforcement, we are allowing our dogs the time and opportunity to use their own brain. Do dogs think? Their reasoning ability is very different from humans, but they are smart. And they can learn quickly if trained responsibility with love.
I do not believe there is a mean vicious dog. I believe this aggressive behavior happens because of the way dogs are treated, neglected and abused.
Dogs get bored easily. The routine pat on the head and a "good girl" doesn't really work because dogs just do not respond to that.
Dog trainers recommend food treats and physical affection as primary incentives. I have learned with Harlow that positive reinforcement is very effective.
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I'm sitting under a huge tree in my yard remembering the stories my clients shared with me about their lives. So many stories, so little time, yet I procrastinate. And feeling just a little guilty because I don't share the wisdom I learned from these special people who felt the trust to tell me their stories.
Warren and Julie were in the dog cremation business. I met them when I had to have my little Buffee cremated. It was a sad time for me. Buffee my little baby for nineteen years, had loved me unconditionally. He and I spent many hours sitting under a tree just thinking and wondering what the future held. I knew that one-day Buffee would go to heaven, but never wanted to think about it.
The day I met Warren and Julie was a very sad day for me, but that meeting that will forever stay a vivid memory. We made the plans for Buffee and I was to pick up his ashes the following day.
How I dreaded the next day, but someone had to do it; and I was that person. When I arrived at the crematory, Warren gave me the beautiful box ready for Buffee. Julie invited me to stay for a cup of coffee.
As we walked from their crematory, a beautiful wooded area behind their home, my heart was heavy with grief. Warren and I sat down on their lovely patio while Julie made the coffee.
Their warmth and kindness kept me there for two cups of delicious coffee, and we became friends. Warren learned that I was in the estate planning business. They had no children, it was important to them for their money disbursed properly.
Three weeks later I paid them another visit, remembering their kindness shown to me when I picked up my Buffee. I wanted to reciprocate and give them the attention needed for their last wishes. Warren was seventy-two years old and Julie was sixty-nine. Both were in good health which gave us the time needed to get all their paper-work reviewed by an estate attorney.
I visited Warren and Julie often during the next eight years. We had some amazing and interesting conversations about people and their pets. They opened a pet crematory after Warren retired was because they lost their beloved pet, a beautiful Labrador Retriever named Brownie.
Life experiences many times lead us in a different direction than we expect; yet those experiences can help us use the wisdom we learned to have a better life-style.
Today I am in the pet business; never knowing that my conversations with Warren and Julie would be of such great value for my future.
Perhaps my next story will enlighten you about how animals, especially dogs, play such an important part of our lives.
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