Nice Tick photos

Some cool Tick images:

Female Pacific Coast Ticks
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The Pacific Coast Tick is a three host tick which commonly feeds on rodents, especially squirrels, as subadults, and on cattle, horses, deer, and humans as adults. This is one of the most widely distributed ticks in California. It is found throughout the state except for the very dry regions of the central valley and the southeastern desert region.The only other areas it has been collected in are Oregon and Baja, Mexico (Furman and Loomis 1984).
I believe these are two females…the males have a different pattern on their backs.

Deer Tick Bite
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I talked to my Doctor today and Doc says I screened negative for Lyme disease. Takes a load off my mind!

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Dogs need different diets at different ages


Dogs need different diets at different ages

 

dog dietDogs need different diets at different ages. Yes. This is true. For example, the puppy needs milk as the major food item while an adult dog may need beef or chicken in addition to the boiled egg and milk. So depending on the age factor, the diet schedule varies in reality for the dogs like any other species.

 

Puppies need greater amounts of protein, fat and carbohydrates than an adult dogs.  Furthermore, puppies need more frequent feeding schedules in a day, unlike an adult dog. The movement based requirements of diet are more in the case of puppies, since they are often more active than the adult dogs.

 

Elder dogs need restricted protein but the protein needs to be easily digestible and easily assimilated in the body.  The diet schedule should have ample supply of water for them. Feeding aged dogs too much protein may finally lead to over burden to the renal structures and ultimately, the dog may end up damaging filters in the kidney.


 

This is true especially when the immune system of these dogs is compromised due to many factors.  Similarly, the elderly dogs need less food only because the movements of the adult dogs are highly restricted and hence, they have to spend a limited of energy.

 

Female dogs in the pregnancy stage need not be fed a full stomach since it may cause some discomforts to the animal. However, the pregnant animal and the nursing animal need special type of food items that deliver a balanced type of nutrition with proper supplementation of vitamins and minerals.

 

The nursing animal with puppies need to be fed with enough amounts of calcium and hence, there will not be any calcium based deficiency and the bones of the puppies will be strong without any curving. 


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Some People Need to Steal Content, Because They Can’t Create Their Own

Are you reading this post on a site like fortiflorafordogs.com,basixsupplements.com, or tranquiltabs.com?

That’s because there’s someone that can’t create content of his own and has to steal it from blogs like dogspelledforward.com in order to fill his site with content, in a lame attempt to sell pet medications via affiliate links.

If you are reading it on a site like this, you can read the actual posts here, instead of on the site of a thief.

If you are reading this on my actual site or in RSS, I apologize. I just wanted to get a post calling these leeches out onto their sites, since their theft is completely automated.

Some People Need to Steal Content, Because They Can’t Create Their Own is a post written by . You can see the actual post at Dog Training in Bergen County New Jersey


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Flea

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New Flea ukulele

Flea
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I told Flea he needed to get back in the garage. He then jumped in and sat down. He hung out there for about a half hour while i worked on the bus.

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Dog Training Tip


Dog Training Tip

 

dog training voiceWhen it comes to dog training there are no secrets.  Every dog training tip is different but it has been used before and if they say its new, it means adapted.  The simplest of tasks for an experienced dog master could be the hardest of tasks for the beginner.  There are no magic potions, or miracle sayings that can make your dog do what you want.  You have to spend time with him, loving him and training him.

 

Many people seem to “have a way with dogs” in the sense that they can ask your dog to do anything and your dog will adhere to their command straight away, you try it five minutes later and your dog just stares at you blankly.  It is true that some people have more of a chance getting dogs to do what they say, not because of some aura around them but because of experience and tone of voice.

 


One great dog training tip is your tone of voice.  Your dog needs to know that you mean business but he has to know that you’re not angry at him.  The handler must find a tone of voice that shows dominance but compassion.  If you are constantly shouting at your dog he is going to get used to it, he will not know when he is doing something wrong because he doesn’t know when he is doing something good.

 

A lot of praise and attention is another great dog training tip.  Dogs wont learn the difference between good and bad unless they get treated differently.  When your dog does something bad don’t roar at him, strictly tell him he was bad and not to do it again.  Then when he does it right shower him with cuddles, treats and praise.  Dogs come to learn that when they do something that they are told they will get rewarded for it and then after a while it just becomes second nature to them, of course praise is still needed!

 

All dog training tips are different and one dog is not identical to the next, so try them.  It won’t hurt to keep trying.  The most influence on your dog’s life is when they are 3-16 weeks; this is the time that molds them into the kind of dog they are going to be when they grow bigger.  When you train your dog in these weeks this is what he will be doing for the rest of his life.  Make sure you try a variety of the dog training tips available to you, some may work some may not but at least your giving your dog the best start in life.


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Bold Raccoon Bogarts Cats’ Food, Grabs A Few Roadies [VIDEO]

Watch as this bold raccoon casually strolls up to a group of hungry cats, bogarts their food and then executes a hilarious 'grab and go' of more tayshtee schnax at the end.

Be sure to wait until the end to see his amazing exit from the scene of the crime!

Raccoon Bogarts Cat Food

source: Huffington Post

 -Janet McCulley



The Daily Treat: Animal Planet

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Bird Mite Obsession | Infested!

Even after a house is cleared of bird mites, one of the owners still searches.. Visit http://animal.discovery.com/#mkcpgn=ytapl1.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Don Kuchenmeister, The FatBeeMan demonstrates his method of controlling mites in bee hives using vaporized mineral oil. This is a completely natural way to c…

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Ulka, the Briard

You don’t see many Briards in the south of France. Perhaps because it’s too hot. Surprising though because they are, after all, a French Shepherd Dog.

Meet Ulka. She’s 10 years old and lives in Paris.  I met her in the medieval village of Gorbio.

RIVIERA DOGS

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Why Dogs Eat Grass

As a dog owner, from time to time you may have wondered why dogs eat grass. I’m not referring to weeds or plants that a dog sometimes munches on, but ordinary grass that grows on your lawn or a neighbor’s.

Dogs are carnivores and their diet is largely based on meat and meat products. But dogs are very adaptable and they often like to eat vegetables and other types of food. Most dogs, unless they are very spoiled, are not picky eaters, so if you find your dog eating from your garbage or chewing on things like paper sacks from the grocery store, don’t be alarmed.

The definition of an herbivore is an animal that eats mainly grass and other plants. An omnivore is an animal that eats both meats and grass or plants. So if you wanted to be technical, you could say that a dog is an omnivore if it eats both meats and greens.

There are some theories that possibly explain why dogs like to eat grass and green plants. If a dog has an upset stomach it will be inclined to munch on grass because it stimulates vomiting and relieves the queasiness in the dog’s stomach.

If a dog swallows grass without first chewing it, the rough texture of the grass can irritate its stomach lining and cause the dog to vomit. Likewise, if the dog chews the grass before swallowing, it won’t always provoke vomiting. If you notice your dog is suffering from mild gastrointestinal problems, you probably shouldn’t let it eat grass because it can worsen the problem.

Some dogs enjoy the taste of grass, so even if they aren’t suffering from an upset stomach, they may eat grass. That doesn’t make them vegetarians; but if their usual diet is lacking in vegetables or greens, they may compensate by eating grass.

If you do notice your dog eating a large quantity of grass, understand that this is an indication it needs more fiber and greens in its diet. I like to add broccoli or green beans to my dog’s regular food and he always scarfs it down as if it were a treat I’m feeding him.

These are the main reasons why dogs eat grass. Grass is not toxic to a dog unless large quantities of fertilizer or pesticides have recently been placed on your lawn. Dogs should not eat fertilized grass until the fertilizer has had time to fully absorb into the soil.

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Dirty Jobs- That’s Lice

Watch Dirty Jobs Tuesdays at 9PM E/P on Disovery! For more Dirty Jobs, visit http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/dirty-jobs/#mkcpgn=ytdsc1 | The bad news for Madelin…
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Removal of head lice from African American first grader by Elimilice, Atlanta’s largest head lice removal company. Refuting the myth that those with “ethnic”…

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