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How to get rid of itchy & scratchy.(Features)
Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland) June 14, 2009 Byline: Scott Miller Q I have two cocker spaniels aged three and six who have lumpy dry patches on their backs. What’s up? A The fact both have the same condition at the same time suggests a transmissible problem – caused by fleas or mites – or an allergy. Make sure flea treatment is up to date and used regularly during the warmer months. If the condition worsens, visit the vet for advice on further treatment.
Q My seven- month- old dog howls when I leave him and rips up the carpet. What is wrong and what can I do? A This is a classic case of separation anxiety. You could exercise him thoroughly then ignore him for 15 minutes before you leave him. You might also put him in a doggy crate when you are out and give him chew toys containing treats. This problem might take a while to solve, so I suggest you consider getting the help of a specialist animal behaviourist referred by your vet. web site how to get rid of gas
Q I want to keep cats out of my garden. What do you recommend? A There are numerous products from your local garden centre to help deter cats, but nothing works better than a good soaking with a long-range water pistol. Completely harmless to the feline interloper, this will deter them in future.
QSince my partner died just over a year ago my twoyear-old labrador refuses to enter any room – staying in the hall all the time – or friends’ houses. He also won’t go into bus shelters, shops or the vets.
AI have never heard of this problem before. Luckily your dog is a lab so you should try to use his greatest weak spot against him – his stomach. Stop feeding him in the hallway at mealtimes.
Instead, trail a small amount of food into a room you would like him to enter, leading to his dinner.
Gradually increase the length of the trail until he is well inside the room. You must act completely calmly and do your utmost to ignore him whether he goes for the food or not. Over time I would hope that you could encourage him into most places when his attention is on you and a treat, rather than on his surroundings.. go to website how to get rid of gas
QWe have a four-year-old Westie who was fine until our neighbours got three cats who wander in and out of my garden. Now he barks so much we fear he might have a heart attack. Please help.
ACats have a right to roam in Britain, unlike dogs, so they can stray into anyone’s garden.
That said I would be amazed if your neighbour did not want to help you solve this problem, as surely your dog’s barking is driving them mad too. You need to improve your fencing. Increase it to around 8ft high and make sure there are no gaps for your dog to peek through. There will, of course, be the occasional bark when he senses the felines near, but this will be greatly reduced when he can’t scowl at them through the fence.
Q I have recently acquired three ex- battery hens who have settled well but won’t climb up to their nests and have yet to lay. What can I do? A It is likely that your hens were kept in tiny wire cages with a perch. Their legs will, therefore, be very weak and they will be unable to climb a ramp. I suggest you physically “put them to bed” at night, lifting them up to their nest boxes until they are strong enough to walk up there themselves. Once they are settled and feeding properly they will begin laying eggs again too..