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(Global News (Canada))   Dog named Rascal finds his forever home. After losing 85% of his blood to FLEA infestation. Previous owner finally being charged   ( globalnews.ca) divider line
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2017-12-11 09:48:42 PM  
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Obviously...
 
2017-12-12 12:08:32 AM  
Some people don't deserve air.
 
2017-12-12 02:43:55 AM  
Rascal is a good boy.
 
2017-12-12 02:48:46 AM  
I'm going to shave my entire body after reading that headline
 
2017-12-12 02:48:51 AM  
I hate anyone that mistreats a child or an animal. This guy should be locked in a room with thousands  of fleas. Se if he likes loosing 85% of his blood. It is astounding that he could survive that. I hope his new home is forever and he gets the love he deserves.
 
2017-12-12 03:35:26 AM  

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Obviously...


What comment could he give? He believes in nossing.
 
2017-12-12 03:37:18 AM  
This story needed a pic of a happy Rascal at his new home. Zero points for the reporter and Subby.
 
2017-12-12 03:37:40 AM  
Yeah. %85. Ok.
 
2017-12-12 03:55:57 AM  

Toxophil: Yeah. %85. Ok.


Well it's measured in Canadian so I'm sure after the exchange rate it's much less.
 
2017-12-12 04:00:03 AM  

Toxophil: Yeah. %85. Ok.


Well not all at once...
 
2017-12-12 04:21:22 AM  
Losing 85% of his blood left Rascal nearly Flatts.
 
2017-12-12 04:21:37 AM  
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2017-12-12 04:33:11 AM  
It sounds like the fleas were the owner.
 
2017-12-12 04:44:23 AM  
I am going to call bullshiat on this.

If the dog had lost 85% of its blood, it would be dead.
 
2017-12-12 04:51:58 AM  
Quarantee him with the hungriest, angriest fleas you can find. Once he's in the condition the dog was in, give him to some starved dogs.
 
2017-12-12 05:12:42 AM  
We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.
 
2017-12-12 05:40:31 AM  
Another idiot that thinks it's cute when a dog or cat is furiously scratching.  Watch a animal in its natural habitat, they will scratch once in a while, just like humans.  But any creature constantly contorting to get some relief is not happy and deserves better.  I wish they had charged the guy with a bunch, but at least the poor dog is away from him.
 
2017-12-12 05:47:55 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.


Seresto is amazing. Rather pricey but worth it. And works for over 6 months.
 
2017-12-12 05:51:49 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.


Why don't the preventatives, like Advantage II, NexGuard, or Frontline Plus work for you?
 
2017-12-12 05:57:48 AM  

ihateallofyou: Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.

Seresto is amazing. Rather pricey but worth it. And works for over 6 months.


sardonicobserver: 

Why don't the preventatives, like Advantage II, NexGuard, or Frontline Plus work for you?


The doc recommended Bravecto.  About $60 for a 3 month treatment.  I think it's because of all the stray cats and carpet on the porch.  That, and I have become more attentive.  Flea treatment, had the carpet professionally cleaned (will be going back to hardwood floor this spring) so hopefully it will never happen again.  I felt like a bad "cat daddy".  Funny, we lived in the country for years, have had a half a dozen cats and nothing like this.
 
2017-12-12 06:10:08 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: ihateallofyou: Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.

Seresto is amazing. Rather pricey but worth it. And works for over 6 months.

sardonicobserver: 

Why don't the preventatives, like Advantage II, NexGuard, or Frontline Plus work for you?

The doc recommended Bravecto.  About $60 for a 3 month treatment.  I think it's because of all the stray cats and carpet on the porch.  That, and I have become more attentive.  Flea treatment, had the carpet professionally cleaned (will be going back to hardwood floor this spring) so hopefully it will never happen again.  I felt like a bad "cat daddy".  Funny, we lived in the country for years, have had a half a dozen cats and nothing like this.


Two years ago we had a very mild winter and by the spring we had fleas like we never had before. I had tried all the medications and was just so sad seeing my cat in pain. And I had bites all over my legs. Luckily a friend told me about seresto and her story was almost miraculous. I honestly didn't believe it could work that well but I was desperate. I read a lot of reviews and there were some bad ones, but it seemed that it really worked. By the end of the first 24 hours my cat was not scratching. By the end of 48 hours I was hard pressed to find a live flea in the house. I'm not even joking. It's just a collar and I was worried because my cat has never liked collars, but he doesn't mess with it.
 
2017-12-12 06:24:05 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: ihateallofyou: Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.

Seresto is amazing. Rather pricey but worth it. And works for over 6 months.

sardonicobserver: 

Why don't the preventatives, like Advantage II, NexGuard, or Frontline Plus work for you?

The doc recommended Bravecto.  About $60 for a 3 month treatment.  I think it's because of all the stray cats and carpet on the porch.  That, and I have become more attentive.  Flea treatment, had the carpet professionally cleaned (will be going back to hardwood floor this spring) so hopefully it will never happen again.  I felt like a bad "cat daddy".  Funny, we lived in the country for years, have had a half a dozen cats and nothing like this.


My house was infested with fleas growing up. A very simple and cheap solution is to suspend a night light over a pan of soapy water. 5 Watt incandescent bulb works. The fleas think the bulb is an animal, jump to it, fall in the water, and the soap means they sink and drown. Put one in each big room. You still need to address new populations coming into the house, but these traps will kill the adult populations.
 
2017-12-12 06:26:57 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.


Our dogs got fleas once and we cured it safely and easily with a simple and inexpensive cure. . .

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
 
2017-12-12 06:53:48 AM  

2chris2: I am going to call bullshiat on this.

If the dog had lost 85% of its blood, it would be dead.


That's 85% in dog blood. You have to divide by 7 to get the human equivalent.
 
2017-12-12 06:55:22 AM  
Remember to always give 100% in all you do, except maybe when donating blood.
 
2017-12-12 07:45:03 AM  

ihateallofyou: I had tried all the medications and was just so sad seeing my cat in pain. And I had bites all over my legs.


Owning a cat usually does result in bites all over your legs...
 
2017-12-12 07:53:19 AM  

2chris2: I am going to call bullshiat on this.

If the dog had lost 85% of its blood, it would be dead.


Organ failure begins at around 20%
 
2017-12-12 09:08:12 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.


When I was a kid I had a border collie that ran free all the time. During the summer she would bring so many fleas in that you could wear a white sock into our basement (kids play area) and it would become black in minutes. We made the annual flea bombings an event.

The best part was when one of us would inevitable have to wander into the fog to get a remote control or something of equal importance.
 
2017-12-12 09:19:49 AM  

sardonicobserver: Why don't the preventatives, like Advantage II, NexGuard, or Frontline Plus work for you?


Those worked great when they first came out 15 years or so ago. Since then either the makers have had to change the formulas or the fleas have evolved. The drops are a complete waste of money now, none of them do a darn thing against fleas (they do still seem to work against ticks tho)
 
2017-12-12 09:43:23 AM  

Bigdogdaddy: ihateallofyou: Bigdogdaddy: We had fleas and were treating them.  Unfortunately the cat got them (and we didn't realize) until he hunkered in the corner and I realized that something was horribly wrong.  Luckily we got him to the vet in time and got the house and the yard (fukn strays) totally treated.  Now it's about $100 every 3 months and at least one annual flea bombing of the house and treating the front yard.

Seresto is amazing. Rather pricey but worth it. And works for over 6 months.

sardonicobserver:

Why don't the preventatives, like Advantage II, NexGuard, or Frontline Plus work for you?

The doc recommended Bravecto.  About $60 for a 3 month treatment.  I think it's because of all the stray cats and carpet on the porch.  That, and I have become more attentive.  Flea treatment, had the carpet professionally cleaned (will be going back to hardwood floor this spring) so hopefully it will never happen again.  I felt like a bad "cat daddy".  Funny, we lived in the country for years, have had a half a dozen cats and nothing like this.


Got a couple of these things. Non-toxic and you can see they actually work.

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2017-12-12 10:20:55 AM  
"may the fleas of a 1000 camels...."
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2017-12-12 10:49:11 AM  
Why is it that every time I read "forever home" I start hearing that Sarah McLachlan song?
 
2017-12-12 11:00:38 AM  
For some reason I briefly had it in my head that it was Wednesday and thought this was an exceedingly depressing Woofday article.  But apparently for me, it is Tuesday.
 
2017-12-12 11:05:07 AM  

cwheelie: "may the fleas of a 1000 Syphillis-infected camels...."
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How I learned it but hey, I grew up with weird folks.

Actually, I learned it as 'syphillitic camels' but apparently, that's not really a word. It is an awkward Google search though.
 
2017-12-12 11:07:26 AM  

trappedspirit: Why is it that every time I read "forever home" I start hearing that Sarah McLachlan song?


"Forever home" makes me cringe a bit... but not as much as "Fur baby"
 
2017-12-12 11:14:28 AM  

Toxophil: Yeah. %85. Ok.


I worked for about a year in an emergency vet clinic. It was not uncommon for the Animal Control Officers to come in with cats that had thinning fur and were pale and cool to the touch, yet still somehow alive. We had a lady come in 3 times with the same smaller breed dog, each time becoming more and more emaciated and covered in fleas. The third time, we called the ACOs and had charges filed, as they were continually neglecting the dog and refusing to treat the flea infestation. When they say an animal can lose 85% of their blood to fleas, they aren't lying. The animal will be able to replace the blood plasma and platelets at a faster rate than the blood cells, and that is the issue, they're losing so many red blood cells that they quickly lose energy as their muscles can no longer function without the oxygen the RBCs would bring.
 
2017-12-12 12:51:28 PM  
It's nice to live where fleas don't...
 
2017-12-12 01:07:09 PM  
In Oklahoma I constantly battled fleas and ticks on my animals.  Here in New Mexico, my animals are parasite free with no need for treatment.  Must be the climate, only thing I can figure.
 
2017-12-12 03:33:05 PM  

Myk-House of El: For some reason I briefly had it in my head that it was Wednesday and thought this was an exceedingly depressing Woofday article.  But apparently for me, it is Tuesday.


It's Tuesday for me too.  Just so you know you're not alone.....
 
2017-12-12 06:23:54 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: cwheelie: "may the fleas of a 1000 Syphillis-infected camels...."
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How I learned it but hey, I grew up with weird folks.

Actually, I learned it as 'syphillitic camels' but apparently, that's not really a word. It is an awkward Google search though.


There's only one l in "syphilitic".
 
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