May 06, 03
Natural Flea Control Methods
It's totally un-thinkable how quickly those unwanted
fleas multiply. You often wonder what in the world
the good Lord was thinking when He invented fleas?
Well, we're not going to second guess the creator of
the universe judgment is, but we are happy to inform
you that we've got some pretty good informational
articles on flea control and natural flea control.
You might want to also read Tippy's
and the story of Little Cat C
who were over run
with fleas and how they virtually were able to
eliminate them, and all without flea sprays and
flea bombs and the toxic flea medicines.
And yes most all flea medicines are toxic in one
way or another to your dog or cat. So if you are
going to use them, especially Advantage & Frontline then
remember to watch your pet very closely for the
first couple of days. If you see any signs of them
acting abnormally, then a call to your vet's office
is in order.
These do work and they work very well. But they
do cause bad reactions in many pets. Thankfully most
of them are not serious, but do take caution.
If you would like to learn more about how you can control
fleas on your pets using natural methods, Tippy & Alfred
have some special reports you can have on the
Basics of Natural Flea Control.
Why Fleas Come on Dogs & Cats
Keeping Fleas Off
Quality Flea Combs for Your Pets
I'm a new subscriber to your wonderfully informative
newsletter. The info and letters about what happens to pets
who die and are left with the vet started me thinking, and
there's something I'd really like to share.
Our very dear family dog, a Great Dane named Merle, died in
the 1980's when he was 9 years old, from old age, (Great
Danes do not live long...sadly) and we brought him to the
local Humane Society where he was cremated and buried in
their pet cemetery, with a very nice engraved headstone.
When the children were younger we went to visit him often.
It was somewhat comforting to know where his remains were,
for posterity, or so we thought.
In 2000, our delightful pet Siamese
cat, Angel, died from
feline leukemia at age 13,
and we decided to keep his
remains, in an engraved silver urn, in the sunny window
where he always liked to sit.
I was at the Humane Society within a month after Angel died,
looking at cats, which I found therapeutic at the time. I
happened to see a flier taped on the wall, stating that the
Humane Society staff was looking for all people whose pets
were buried in their pet cemetery. I went to the front desk
They told me that the Humane Society was planning to expand
their building in order to have more room for animals, to
enact their new "no euthanasia" policy. They thus were
planning to do away with the pet cemetery that had been in
that location for many many years. The options were for
pet's remains to either be moved to a pet cemetery in a
neighboring town, or for pet owners to take their pet's
remains to their homes.
It was all happening the following weekend. And so it was
that within a month of losing a pet cat, I was standing in a
pet cemetery while a trustee (prisoner-worker) from the
local jail in his orange jumpsuit dug up the cremated
remains of my dear Great Dane
Merle. It was much more
difficult than I had anticipated, and much more deeply
disturbing than I could ever describe in words.
In conclusion, what I would like to share with your readers
is this: one cannot assume a pet is in a pet cemetery for
posterity. That might not be the case.
Sorry if this is unsettling, but it's important for people
to know. Then they can perhaps ask the right questions if
they should lose a pet.
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