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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter, Issue #009 - Dog ringworm
July 15, 2006
Save your dog's life with dog first aid!
Whether you're new to dog ownership, or a long-time friend; have a puppy, or care for a senior dog; own a purebred, or a cross from the rescue center; regardless of your situation, your dog is precious to you.
You want only the best for your dog, just like you want the best for every member of your family. This newsletter has the information and resources you need to give your dog the best -- the best of health, the best of safety, the best of lifelong wellbeing.
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Table of Contents
Ringworm: A natural way to cure ringworm
Ringworm is a condition that is acquired through contact with the skin and hair of an infected dog or other animal. A fungus that eats the skin and hair of its host causes ringworm.
It usually appears in humans as circular, scaly, red areas. As the parasite grows, it spreads inward forming a circular shape that looks like the shape of a ripple when you drop a stone in a pond.
In dogs, the affected area appears hairless, thickened, scabby, and irritated. They are usually disk-shaped and about one inch or more in diameter.
A lot of ringworm cases transmitted by animals come from cats, although dogs can also carry the spores without showing any visible signs.
In humans as well as animals, the number of infections from ringworm is steadily increasing. In fact, ringworm infection is now among the most common if not the most common fungal disease reported.
While children are more vulnerable to ringworm than adults, humans can get infected at any age. Here is a way you can treat ringworm using a common herb:
You may use the herb goldenseal and make a strong infusion by mixing the powdered herb with one cup of boiling water. Let it stand until cold then carefully pour the liquid and massage it on the skin about once or twice a day.
Are you having trouble with dog fleas in your home and on your pet dog? These little critters can be a real itchy pain, and not just for your dog, but also the for the entire family.
Kids especially seem to be more prone to developing those itchy red bumps all over their legs from dog fleabites.
Although you cannot totally eradicate dog fleas once you have them, there are indeed ways to control them. And if you keep up on dog flea control then it may even appear that the dog fleas are altogether gone forever.
Since most dog fleas lay thousands of eggs in the dogs fur and within the confines of the house, you are going to have to take several steps in order to diminish the problem.
The first thing that you must do is figuring out what dog flea products that will work best in your situation. Dog flea’s solutions will have to be applied to your dog, as well as to the rest of the house, carpet, and furniture.
This site has ideal dog flea solutions and also have great books chocked full of information about dog fleas.
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Regardless of how well you train your dog, many of them will dash out and run around the neighborhood or into the street the second they get a chance to.
Of course there is nothing wrong with your pet dogs wanting to be outside, but if you do not have a reliable dog fence in place then you are risking your dog running away or being hit by a car.
Not all dog fences are created equal. Sure you can put up a tacky wooden fence around your home or yard but if this type of dog fence does not appeal to you then you may want to consider a wireless dog fence that is one of the latest hot products on the dog market today.
Don't' worry, your dogs will not get hurt!
Wireless dog fences are designed to omit small impulses should the dog get closer and closer to the boundary that you have set up with your wireless dog fence. The boundaries are of course invisible, and so there is no tacky look to your yard with a standard wood dog fence.
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