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2012-09-23 04:07:23 PM  
i877.photobucket.com

Only Way To
Be Sure
 
2012-09-23 05:28:39 PM  
(d) dog fleas
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-09-23 05:32:06 PM  
Ed Finnerty

Useless trivia of the day: Most dog fleas are cat fleas, by which I mean most fleas on dogs are the "cat flea" Ctenocephalides felis.
 
2012-09-23 05:45:43 PM  
CSB:
I have a kitty that is hyper-sensitive to fleas, her skin gets scabby anywhere they bite her. After experimentation with every single anti-flea product for cats on the market I found only two that worked:

Frontline which costs $50 for three doses from the vet and on her worked for only two weeks at a time instead of the full month (so I always worried about ODing her)

and the stuff i least expected to work: The "nature's guardian" drops that claim as active ingredients no chemicals and all plant oils:
Active Ingredients:
Peppermint oil...........................3.00%
Cinnamon oil.............................4.50%
Lemon grass oil.......................4.50%
Clove oil.....................................5.00%
Thyme oil...................................5.00%


Stuff works like a farking champ (it "stinks" to high heaven- I like the smell but you can smell you cat coming from 100 yards when you first apply it), last for $30 days, ad you can now buy single dose packages of it at Dollar Tree
 
2012-09-23 06:28:58 PM  
C) is the PETA option.
 
2012-09-23 06:30:03 PM  
Cruelty to animals
Emotional distress
Fraud

Hang the vet. Leave the body till it starts to stink.
 
2012-09-23 06:30:22 PM  
This wouldn't have happened on Caturday.
 
2012-09-23 06:31:00 PM  
Why is it so hard for online rags to report what city & state these stories are from? Or am I just dense?
 
2012-09-23 06:31:16 PM  
No, no, no. It's "youth in Asia." You ship the cat overseas and Asian children pick over the animal's fur with their little hands. It's a good system.
 
2012-09-23 06:32:49 PM  

DownDaRiver: [i877.photobucket.com image 250x122]

Only Way To
Be Sure


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Not if the fleas are radioactive enough...
 
2012-09-23 06:34:18 PM  

Magorn: CSB:
I have a kitty that is hyper-sensitive to fleas, her skin gets scabby anywhere they bite her. After experimentation with every single anti-flea product for cats on the market I found only two that worked:

Frontline which costs $50 for three doses from the vet and on her worked for only two weeks at a time instead of the full month (so I always worried about ODing her)

and the stuff i least expected to work: The "nature's guardian" drops that claim as active ingredients no chemicals and all plant oils:
Active Ingredients:
Peppermint oil...........................3.00%
Cinnamon oil.............................4.50%
Lemon grass oil.......................4.50%
Clove oil.....................................5.00%
Thyme oil...................................5.00%


Stuff works like a farking champ (it "stinks" to high heaven- I like the smell but you can smell you cat coming from 100 yards when you first apply it), last for $30 days, ad you can now buy single dose packages of it at Dollar Tree


thank you for sharing this. anyone have experience with using this product on their canine friend?
 
2012-09-23 06:35:53 PM  

TimeCubeFan: Why is it so hard for online rags to report what city & state these stories are from? Or am I just dense?


Maybe I'm dense too, but I have no farking clue where this "paper" is reporting from.
 
2012-09-23 06:38:11 PM  
So I finally did something about the pathetic stray that had been hanging around my place for months. Made an appointment at the vet, got a crate/cage, and I only picked up the cat for like 30 seconds (it was completely docile) and had it in my car for 10min, and I got the WORST cat lice you could imagine. It was a nightmare for weeks as I tried everything, got rid of everything, and saved everything.
Eventually some combination of poison and fire killed the infestation, but the psychological damage may be permanent.
/csb
//landlady found the cat a home, cat is happy
///takes shower
 
2012-09-23 06:38:29 PM  
I don't understand what happened.... he drops the cat off for a flea dip and it died from the procedure or he drops the cat off for a flea bath and they do the wrong procedure? Unless I've had more to drink than I though, the article doesn't say what actually killed the cat....
 
2012-09-23 06:39:01 PM  
Oh, fine.

I took my old senile fat cat to the vet, wanting her put down because she was starting to act crazy and I didn't want her declining into a suffering wreck. Those scumsuckers told me they couldn't put her to sleep because "there wasn't anything medically wrong with her." I cried for five hours.

But THIS douchebag puts down a cat that just had fleas??? WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH SOME PEOPLE.
 
2012-09-23 06:39:12 PM  
i.imgur.com 

Bad kitty.
 
2012-09-23 06:39:27 PM  
Does it still have fleas?
 
2012-09-23 06:41:08 PM  
IT'S A KITTEH HOLOCAUST!!!
 
2012-09-23 06:41:12 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I don't understand what happened.... he drops the cat off for a flea dip and it died from the procedure or he drops the cat off for a flea bath and they do the wrong procedure? Unless I've had more to drink than I though, the article doesn't say what actually killed the cat....


Would you say you're curious about it? Because YOU may have killed the poor guy.
 
2012-09-23 06:45:06 PM  
Cat dip.

www.catfish-tackle.co.uk
 
2012-09-23 06:47:37 PM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: I don't understand what happened.... he drops the cat off for a flea dip and it died from the procedure or he drops the cat off for a flea bath and they do the wrong procedure? Unless I've had more to drink than I though, the article doesn't say what actually killed the cat....


First sentence of article: An 8-year-old cat that was brought to a veterinarian for a flea bath was instead euthanized, its owner said, and she wants others to be aware of what happened so no other pets are harmed.
 
2012-09-23 06:48:50 PM  
Well hell! Cat is spelled with a "c". You can't imagine my embarrassment.
 
2012-09-23 06:52:42 PM  
This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.
 
2012-09-23 06:54:18 PM  
So? Bottom line, how many fleas were euthanized?
 
2012-09-23 06:54:41 PM  
plantar-fasciitis-fix.com
I accidently the cat
 
2012-09-23 06:57:05 PM  
Sue vet for malpractice. Sadly, that won't bring Lady back.
Cat flea preps only; #1 choice, keep cats inside. #2 choice, get a cat-flea collar.
 
2012-09-23 06:58:17 PM  

beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.


Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.
 
2012-09-23 07:02:58 PM  
Shocking. An article that was written from the OH GOD EMOTIONS! standpoint and leaves the reader uninformed as to what actually happened.

Mix up?

Son unknowingly signed wrong papers?

Wtf
 
2012-09-23 07:04:30 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.



I think he means heathy as in, playing with the kids, feeling great with life, but the family is moving and doesn't want to bring the cat with them kind of healthy. Healthy as in bouncing on top of the world healthy. Not healthy as in the cat is actually suffering old age and kitty alzheimers. I don't think he meant you.
 
2012-09-23 07:04:51 PM  

Gyrfalcon: beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.

Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.


Dude, I posted before seeing your post. Was not in response to you and your cat, at all. Chill the fark out.
 
2012-09-23 07:06:59 PM  

gadian: Gyrfalcon: Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.


I think he means heathy as in, playing with the kids, feeling great with life, but the family is moving and doesn't want to bring the cat with them kind of healthy. Healthy as in bouncing on top of the world healthy. Not healthy as in the cat is actually suffering old age and kitty alzheimers. I don't think he meant you.


^^ This. As in, "I couldn't be bothered to get my cat spayed and there's these damn kittens I don't want. Give 'em some of that pink stuff so I don't have my life inconvenienced".
 
2012-09-23 07:07:33 PM  

TimeCubeFan: Why is it so hard for online rags to report what city & state these stories are from? Or am I just dense?


Kind of dense about the city, but not the state question. The first word of the article says that it occurs in Gardener. No mention of the state though the article is classified under local news. Drag your mouse to the home tab and click home button underneath it will bring you to the home page which will have a new top banner with the words Worcester, Massachusetts on it. Otherwise just click on the contact us link at the bottom and you'll get the state it probably occured in. Local papers usually don't report the state because it was under local news and if it gets carried by an out of state paper it usually will include the city and state.
 
2012-09-23 07:09:34 PM  

whosits_112: TimeCubeFan: Why is it so hard for online rags to report what city & state these stories are from? Or am I just dense?

Maybe I'm dense too, but I have no farking clue where this "paper" is reporting from.


hit the drop down menu for Sports....that will usually give you a clue as to what big city it's close to.
 
2012-09-23 07:10:31 PM  
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A: Nekkid wimmins.
 
2012-09-23 07:11:16 PM  

beakerxf: Gyrfalcon: beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.

Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.

Dude, I posted before seeing your post. Was not in response to you and your cat, at all. Chill the fark out.


Sorry. I'm still upset. It was a bad day.
 
2012-09-23 07:12:19 PM  
Having 10 cats & that Mrs. Oafmeel volunteers for the local chapter of Lost Dog & Cat rescue, this strikes a nerve.
 
2012-09-23 07:14:30 PM  
Even though the article goes out of its way to obfuscate this information, the son filled out the paper work incorrectly. He basically signed the cat up for a muderin'
 
2012-09-23 07:21:03 PM  

Magorn: Stuff works like a farking champ (it "stinks" to high heaven- I like the smell but you can smell you cat coming from 100 yards when you first apply it), last for $30 days, ad you can now buy single dose packages of it at Dollar Tree

Also cool story, I have one so allergic to fleas I have to do the prednisone thing when she gets them and...bathing. Bathing does it. I use a flea 'killer' shampoo with a similar set of ingredients to those in the drops, but a bath is the *only* thing that works.
By the second time she figured out the bath stops the agony and just biatches during it instead of clawing.

/Second cat I've had in my lifetime with the really severe form of flea allergy. How do they find me?
//Weirdly, cat livers handle prednisone better than people livers. The cat and me are often on the same damn dose.
 
2012-09-23 07:21:44 PM  
As annoying as the fleas were this year, they weren't quite so bad I bothered going to the vet about it. It's been almost 20 years since I've had to deal with a full-blown flea infestation, but the treatments have actually gotten... well, better is sort of a relative term. We used to use flea collars (never had a problem, kinda pisses me off that they don't sell them anymore). When they got into the carpets that fateful year, we bought some kind of super pesticide you sprayed in the carpet and left alone for a few hours, and EVERYTHING died. Of course, I'll probably find out in 10 years that it causes cancer, but it definitely killed the fleas, fast and permanently.

This time around, we got Frontline, which to me seems overpriced and slow to work; I'm still not 100% certain the fleas are gone because the boys keep doing the scratch-scratch-bite thing, but I haven't actually seen any. We used Sergeants before, but since that didn't last long enough, we went with the 'professional' stuff. We did go back to it as a followup though, because FL is just too expensive. The other thing I did was get Fleabusters flea powder for the carpets; it's a chore and messy, but it definitely worked after a while. Got a good deal on Amazon or else I wouldn't have bought it; MSRP was about $100 but I paid $28.

Hope that helps others who have to deal with them...
 
2012-09-23 07:29:50 PM  
This same exact same thing happened to my grandma when I was a kid. We took her in for a flea dip and she was euthanized instead.
 
2012-09-23 07:36:15 PM  

Shahab: Even though the article goes out of its way to obfuscate this information, the son filled out the paper work incorrectly. He basically signed the cat up for a muderin'


The options are probably listed in alphabetical order, and "Euthanasia" was right above "Flea bath." Then at the bottom was a "Sign to confirm animal euthanasia, no signature required for other procedures." Then "Unmark box to left to indicate you do not wish to participate in compulsory animal euthanasia. [x]"
 
2012-09-23 07:40:31 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Oh, fine.

I took my old senile fat cat to the vet, wanting her put down because she was starting to act crazy and I didn't want her declining into a suffering wreck. Those scumsuckers told me they couldn't put her to sleep because "there wasn't anything medically wrong with her." I cried for five hours.

But THIS douchebag puts down a cat that just had fleas??? WHAT THE F*CK IS WRONG WITH SOME PEOPLE.


My old lady cat has been senile for, well, years now. She sure isn't ready to go yet. When she stops wanting to eat, then I'll start to worry. For now, she's just my lovable 18-year-old kitty friend who is quite insistent about lots of small meals and tidbits.

Every cat is different, but the senility can precede major physical issues by a good while. Then again, if yours is fat, they might come more quickly. Mine's never been fat, thanks to being an indoor-outdoor cat who's had her share of exercise parasites...

And the vet in the article has gotta go. Seriously.
 
2012-09-23 07:46:34 PM  
There are pesticides that will kill every flea and egg in your entire house for years with just one treatment on the back of your animal's neck. Having your pet "dipped" is medieval idiocy.
 
2012-09-23 07:48:34 PM  
I know of a case where a dog was euthanized because the owner didn't want it anymore even though there was a representative from a rescue group sitting in the waiting room there to take the dog.
 
2012-09-23 07:51:30 PM  

beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.


There was a story in the local news over the spring break about college kids who dumped their pets off at the pound over spring break because kids couldn't afford to board them or find someone to take care of their pets and would rather go party it up. Most never leave the pound again and are euthanized.
 
2012-09-23 07:57:01 PM  

Magorn: CSB:
I have a kitty that is hyper-sensitive to fleas, her skin gets scabby anywhere they bite her. After experimentation with every single anti-flea product for cats on the market I found only two that worked:

Frontline which costs $50 for three doses from the vet and on her worked for only two weeks at a time instead of the full month (so I always worried about ODing her)

and the stuff i least expected to work: The "nature's guardian" drops that claim as active ingredients no chemicals and all plant oils:
Active Ingredients:
Peppermint oil...........................3.00%
Cinnamon oil.............................4.50%
Lemon grass oil.......................4.50%
Clove oil.....................................5.00%
Thyme oil...................................5.00%


Stuff works like a farking champ (it "stinks" to high heaven- I like the smell but you can smell you cat coming from 100 yards when you first apply it), last for $30 days, ad you can now buy single dose packages of it at Dollar Tree


Has a Dollar Tree in town
Definately checking this out
Fleas have been a bee-yotch this year and mine are all indoor!
 
2012-09-23 07:57:38 PM  

Gyrfalcon: beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.

Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.


Yeah, I can't stand it when cats look at me with their big soulful eyes that say, "I'm a perfectly healthy eight year old cat with fleas. Why do you force me to live like this? Why wont you let me die?"
 
2012-09-23 08:01:25 PM  

Gyrfalcon: beakerxf: Gyrfalcon: beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.

Oh, you're one of those who'd rather wait till the animal is in mortal agony, looking at you with those sad awful eyes, begging you to fix what's wrong with it and you can't...than just let it go a little earlier and save it all that pain.

You're f*cked in the head.

Dude, I posted before seeing your post. Was not in response to you and your cat, at all. Chill the fark out.

Sorry. I'm still upset. It was a bad day.


I'm sorry about your cat.
 
2012-09-23 08:01:58 PM  
Dammit, Subby. Why's it gotta be C? Why couldn't C have been, like, "sunbathing with catnip and tuna on Caturday"?
 
2012-09-23 08:04:56 PM  

basemetal: beakerxf: This indicates that someone dropping off healthy animals to be killed is pretty routine at his office.

I'm also bugged when the term "euthanasia" when a healthy animal dies. Euthanasia implies a humane attempt to end suffering. If an animal isn't wanted and you inject it with chemicals to end its life against its will, you've killed it. Stop trying to make it seem like it was an act of kindness.

There was a story in the local news over the spring break about college kids who dumped their pets off at the pound over spring break because kids couldn't afford to board them or find someone to take care of their pets and would rather go party it up. Most never leave the pound again and are euthanized.


When I adopted Izzy, the shelter said he was probably dumped by a college student since he was found just after summer break started. Pretty routine for them to pick up lots of well-fed, docile strays the first or second week of June.
 
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