Pet Club Newsletter Aug
Hi Pet Folks!
If your dog is scratching, it could have mites. A white mite called
cheyletiella, which looks like walking dandruff, causes itchiness. It can
also make the owners itch and come out with small red itchy areas. Dipping
the dog will get rid of it. Conditions that can be passed from pet to
human are called, “zoonotic.” There are a whole lot of things we can
get from pets. Read the list here: zoonotic
MADE FLEA SHAMPOO
1 cup dish washing liquid
1 cup vinegar
4 cups warm water
Massage into the coat, and let sit for 5 minutes. If there are
fleas on the dog, there will be fleas, & eggs where the dog sleeps.
This mixture can be used to clean kennels and floors.
prescribed, and over-the-counter human medicine can be harmful to pets,
and should be kept out of reach. Some dogs, especially puppies, think
plastic 7-day pill containers are toys. Sleeping tablets and birth control
pills that are kept by the bedside, should be in a closed drawer. Even
children’s meds, or meds prescribed for another pet, can be harmful. If
you carry pills in your handbag, or travel bag, keep it out of reach.
Remember that cats can climb, and may still reach those harmful meds, so
keep them in a tin.
cup broken bread or crusts, 1 egg, Half cup milk
Mix egg and milk in a
heat-proof dish. Add broken bread and mix. Add more milk if there is not
enough to soak the bread. Leave a few minutes until bread absorbs the wet
mixture. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes or until set. Allow to cool and
keep in fridge. Give one spoonful to the dog as a treat on top of his
Animal charities, or any charity, always need help from
volunteers. Maybe you don’t have time or transport to go regularly, but
you can offer to help with their social media marketing, and updating
their website. This can be done from home. Many charities have websites
that are so out of date, it puts folk off. Charities do not have time to
devote to digital work because of the practical, hands on welfare work.
The same applies to churches and most NPO’s. Don’t know of any welfare
organizations? SA Pet Pages is a free booklet that you’ll find at your
vet. It has a list of welfare organizations. Why not take a look at their
websites & offer your services?
charity would YOU like to tell folk about?
police busted a dog-fighting den in Knysna. They found a pit-bull badly
Hear our humble prayer, O God,
for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who
for animals that are overworked,
underfed and cruelly treated…
This prayer is
attributed to Albert Schweitzer, but he may have been quoting it. It's a good thing to pray for
our pets, and human children, as it helps us to focus on God’s will.
Jesus said, “Allow little children to come to me, because of such
is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Today, let’s be like children, with
innocent, child-like faith, free from cunning and deceit, for this pleases
Do you have a pet story? If there was any incident in
your pet’s life that you thank God for, let me know!
Till next time
story or question to Eileen