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Re: Cats fear of water
« Reply #25 on: 11/09/2004 22:26:59 »
I had a buddy that had a horrible flea infestation. The ones that he couldn't train for circus life [:o)] had to be killed, and killed fast. He was a vegan/ozone/peta type, so he didn't like the idea of chemicals. So, he set out to find a home remedy type evacuation of un-trainable fleas.

First, set the television set on the floor. Second, set a shallow caserole dish in front of it. Third, fill the dish with soapy water. Finaly, put the telly on the blank snow channel overnight.
After a few days, the pan would start filling up with drowned fleas. They jump to the screen and bounce into the pan and drown. I thought that was pretty cool.

On the subject of cats, I heard the other day that Tylenol / acitomenaphin (sp) in any amount will KILL [xx(] a cat of any size. Is this true?

Just a [}:)] thought

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« Reply #26 on: 12/09/2004 11:38:36 »
I have had the priviledge of owning cats all my life, and the study of cat behaviour is a particular interest of mine.

I believe that their 'fear' of water is a part of a cat's general dislike/fear of anything that is foreign to it. My cats will allow themselves to be shampooed, but only if they are introduced to the warm water shower very gradually, and restrained until they are used to the feel of it. They then relax and appear to quite enjoy the experience. I use either a specialist cat shampoo or a very mild baby shampoo, diluting it first with warm water before applying it.

Another fear when the hairdryer starts, but again they relax after a time and allow the drier to dry their fur.  As they are long haired cats, they look wonderfully fluffy after their shampoo, and I believe they really appreciate their fur being so clean, albeit the smell of the fur will be foreign to them for a while.

 

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« Reply #27 on: 12/09/2004 11:41:29 »
By the way, special anti-flea cat shampoos seem to be quite effective, but in my experience, the preparations that are applied as drops to the back of the cat's neck and spread themselves over its body are the most effective anti-flea treatments of all.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 12/09/2004 13:00:01 »
o.k.  I just want to do the t.v. / soap dish thing for the fun of it. <laughing> sounds funny!
 

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« Reply #29 on: 12/09/2004 17:21:52 »
Me luff cats.... ....every cat I've had did not like bathy time...however, one cat was happy to drink from the sink......but...cats are actually pretty good swimmers....(sorry if that has already been mentioned)



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Re: Cats fear of water
« Reply #30 on: 13/09/2004 00:34:16 »
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Originally posted by Donnah

Something doesn't add up here.  If the flea powder is safe for dogs, whose bodies are generally much smaller than ours, then why are people supposed to wear rubber gloves to protect us from absorbing it the way dogs do?

That sounds like the amalgam issue.  Amalgam in the dentist's office is handled by stringent guidelines for handling toxic material.  Scrap amalgam is handled as toxic waste.  So we are supposed to believe that the only place amalgam is "safely" stored is in our mouths???  Absurd.


I agree with you, Donnah. I asked the vet once about Frontline. It travels subcutaneously around your pet and hangs around under their skin for 30 or so days. I refused to use it after that. He said he wouldn't use it either.

My dogs don't come inside the house, so a few fleas on them aren't really a problem. Providing you can get your dog (or cat, I guess) used to the fleas, without scratching or biting, they enjoy a simbiotic relationship. After all, fleas and animals were together a long time before we started covering the animals in chemicals and killing them with cancers. It's not like they can complain, either.
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« Reply #31 on: 13/09/2004 07:44:21 »
Its funny you should mention the tv thing as I was in maplins the other day and decided to take a tech approach.  I got a pitch emitting thing that you carry around / leave lieing around.  Its supposed to be a repelant.  Dont really know how effective it is as I did another house bomb yesterday as well.  Gave them the killer pills and then did that thing like with the dog, rubbing the repelant in with gloves.  Locked them in as well and made them trapse around each room.  I think its just a case of patience now as I've already picked a couple o fleas off myself just typing this.  I dont think theres that much more I can do at the moment as I've used quite a range of products.  I'd love to stick my tv on the floor and leave it on but its broke so thats not really an option at the moment.  I like the cat trying to get the duck image, it reminded me that I wanted to try something similar :)

"After all, fleas and animals were together a long time before we started covering the animals in chemicals and killing them with cancers. It's not like they can complain, either."

me me me! - try sleeping with the suckers crawling on you all night.  I've had to try getting used to it so I can actually get some sleep and then when I get up I've got a fresh batch of lovely bleeding bites...nice :<
 

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« Reply #32 on: 14/09/2004 00:43:03 »
Yeah, I can see your point. Your house is probably filled with eggs anyway, and the bombs will only wipe out the live ones, so they'll be back. With the problems you're having, you need professional help. Talk to a pest controller. Even better, talk to a real estate agent. Find a new house.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 14/09/2004 01:52:29 »
Some of the bombs will kill the eggs too.  Just read the label.

If you go for the new house approach, you also need to go for a whole new set of furniture and personal belongings.  

A good fire is the ultimate solution.

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« Reply #34 on: 14/09/2004 02:13:04 »
Remind me to never ask you guys how to get rid of crabs!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 14/09/2004 02:57:28 »
You could also move to the next County and replace every member of your family, friends and pets.

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« Reply #36 on: 14/09/2004 03:03:13 »
Crabs, eh. Boiling water with salt. Best cooked live...oh, not that type. A razor and a tomahawk.
 

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« Reply #37 on: 15/09/2004 02:39:22 »
I bet a good fire would get rid of crabs too. :D

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Re: Cats fear of water
« Reply #38 on: 15/09/2004 07:26:43 »
Well, my girly went to the vets on my behalf yesterday, said the receptionist was a bit dumb.  Eventually she got some interesting info though.  If the fleas swarm the kitties faces then theres a good chance their not cat fleas but rabbit fleas and require different measures to kill.  This is the fun part, I can take the kitties to the vets for a free apointment to check whether they have fleas!  Apparantly I need a vets approval or something to get frontline and programme (program?).   Guess a trip to the vets is my next call, hope they have some flea meds for me as well since I've got almost as many fleas as my kitties :(
 

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« Reply #39 on: 15/09/2004 08:40:39 »
At this particular time, I would not recommend a Naked Scientist group hugfest !! (no offence Tann Sann)...but good luck:)

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« Reply #40 on: 19/09/2004 23:01:37 »
quote:
Originally posted by Broca

http://www.holisticmed.com/dental/amalgam/
http://www.algonet.se/~leif/AmFAQigr.html

Donnah...how are ya....check those 2 sites out..it isn't safe in our mouths either.


Thanks Broca, I particularly like the holisticmed link.  Guess you missed the old threads when I talked about having had mercury poisoning, mainly from dental amalgams.  I figure that the dental associations know full well how toxic the stuff is (how many old dentists do you know who handle amalgam?) but will not admit it for monetary reasons until the baby boomers die off in another 50 - 60 years.  When everyone who could sue them out of existence is dead they'll release some patronizing "whoops we goofed" statement.  I'd like to get my hands on them all and plug their teeth full of amalgam.
 

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« Reply #41 on: 28/09/2004 11:29:12 »
back to the water thing though.  
maybe cats don't like water because when you are putting them in a bath, YOU are PUTTING them in the bath.  All the cats I've known have liked to call the shots.  They always know when they are forced to do something, and they can sense when humans think something will be unpleasant for them and then react accordingly.

I had a cat that hated bathing.  The other one didn't mind so much.  We gave up on cat #1 since she was quite clean anyway.  However,after a while she would get jealous and/or curious when cat #2 had a bath.  So she would jump in to play.  Not only did we get her to have a bath by not forcing her to do so, she even let us blow dry her (please don't call the RSPCA -I was very opposed to the blow dryer)
 

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« Reply #42 on: 28/09/2004 17:48:10 »
But you still had to put the first cat in the bath to lure in the second one. So why was the first one relaxed about it ?

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Re: Cats fear of water
« Reply #43 on: 27/10/2004 04:56:40 »
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i have to laugh so hard about your stories of cats afraid of water!
years ago i owned a terrific cat. i would fill up my bathtub and come back and charlie would be in the water. when i took a bath, charlie would be right there climbing in. one time i had the bath water too hot and charlie jumped in anyway. he is the only cat out of many that loved to swim! he never read that book that said cats were afraid of water! god bless old charlie!!!!
 

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