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Flea Treatment at Big Cat Rescue! (Video)
YouTube.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Big Cat Rescue

Posted on 05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT by servo1969

Tigers, Lions, Leopards, all cat species can catch fleas, so at Big Cat Rescue we have to treat all of our 100+ residents with flea prevention just like your domestic cat at home every single month!

It's expensive and hard work to keep the cats flea free and happy at the sanctuary! Watch our volunteer vet Dr. Liz Wynn cover the 55 acres and treat all of our cats.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


TOPICS: Education; Health/Medicine; Humor; Pets/Animals; Science
KEYWORDS: bobcat; cat; cats; feline; felines; flea; kitty; kittyping; leopard; lion; mountain; ocelot; puma; serval; tiger

1 posted on 05/22/2013 5:02:41 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

*scratch*.."thanks for the up date"*scratch*

2 posted on 05/22/2013 5:08:13 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: servo1969

3 posted on 05/22/2013 5:09:21 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cool vid ping!


4 posted on 05/22/2013 5:12:13 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: servo1969

Beautifu smart BIG kitties. I love it.

My Hannah runs when she sees me coming with her hairball treatment. It’s hard to do a kitty burrito with a 22 pound Maine Coon. :)


5 posted on 05/22/2013 5:13:51 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: servo1969

Those were baby chicks they were tossing to the cats??!


6 posted on 05/22/2013 5:56:37 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: patriot08

They’re already dead so they didn’t suffer or anything.


7 posted on 05/22/2013 5:59:25 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

“Cougars are EASY...”

Quote from the movie! LOL!


8 posted on 05/22/2013 6:17:57 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: servo1969

Thanks! I love the videos at Big Cat Rescue.

One of the coolest shows the cats curling up in big cardboard boxes.....just like their small relatives.


9 posted on 05/22/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: servo1969

Baby chicks raised for this? Just seems so heartless..wrong. (now l get a lecture on meat industry). Am l alone in feeling like this??


10 posted on 05/22/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: mardi59

> It’s hard to do a kitty burrito with a 22 pound Maine Coon.

I too have a 22 pound Maine Coon.
Last year I discovered that the Advantage flea treatment is also available in a pump spray bottle.
Now, instead of spotting him with the back of the neck dose, I set the spray bottle to stream and give him the number of shots (per pound) noted in the directions.
I’ll never go back to the tablets or neck spots again.


11 posted on 05/22/2013 7:16:35 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: patriot08

Large, highly intelligent obligate carnivores vs an animal we humans also use for food? Sorry, cats win.

Pilling a house cat is hard enough; to coax a big cat to take their meds you do what you have to and that works. If it makes you feel any better I’m sure they have some way of killing the feeder chicks that’s merciful.


12 posted on 05/22/2013 9:04:08 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

I agree.

The smaller cats would needlessly suffer flea infestations, which can escalate horribly if left untreated.

And since hiding their medication inside a humanely killed chick is the only ruse that works on them,
I say go for it, Big Cat Rescue.


13 posted on 05/22/2013 9:55:56 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: humblegunner; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
Cool indeed.


14 posted on 05/22/2013 10:25:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BuffaloJack

I would love to know more about the spray treatment. I just Googled Advantage spray flea treatment for cats and nothing came up. Is there another name for it? Thanks for your help.


15 posted on 05/22/2013 11:31:05 AM PDT by mupcat
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To: mupcat

My Tortie is extremely skittish. I have held her three times in her 4 years, and can barely pat her when she is curled up in her bed. That being said—— I can just imagine if I squirted a spray bottle near her!!!!! LOL! I was able to sneak the back of the neck stuff on her by leaving the thingy near her bed so that she knew it was not something to be afraid of.

This is a cat who wants to be near us all the time, but not to be touched. I guess she never had loving by humans right after birth. Sigh


16 posted on 05/22/2013 11:44:51 AM PDT by Exit148
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To: Exit148

We used to have a tortie —she was the least snuggly cat that I’ve ever known. I think they tend to be on the wild side — at least that was my experience.


17 posted on 05/22/2013 11:48:23 AM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: servo1969

Just put flea collars on them........


18 posted on 05/22/2013 12:52:14 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: patriot08
Baby chicks raised for this?

Just think of it as fishing with worms..........

19 posted on 05/22/2013 12:54:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Exit148
I have held her three times in her 4 years, and can barely pat her when she is curled up in her bed

Oh I can relate to that. We have 3 cats and one of them literally showed up one stormy night on our doorstep. Now 13 years later he is still a scaredy cat although he has been treated like a prince all those years. I have never picked up a cat who is as stiff as he is. There is nothing cuddly about him and it's just so sad. He tolerates having his tail gently pulled, but that's about it.

20 posted on 05/22/2013 1:09:33 PM PDT by mupcat
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To: mupcat

I checked. Sorry, it’s Frontline not Advantage, the Vet told me Frontline was preferred because it also kills ticks and lice. The Advantage only gets the fleas. It’s available as the neck spots if you want that stuff.

Amazon has it here:
http://www.amazon.com/Frontline-Plus-FRONTLINE-SPRAY-250ML/dp/B0054PQNDO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1369253661&sr=8-5&keywords=frontline+spray

Jack


21 posted on 05/22/2013 1:18:03 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Have heard from several vets that flea collars can cause tumors.


22 posted on 05/22/2013 2:07:23 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Hot Tabasco
Thinking of the old plastic ones that had the chemical embedded in them. May be a newer version now that does not cause problems.

We just do not let our cats roam, or get off the patio when they come out with us.

23 posted on 05/22/2013 2:09:34 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: mardi59

” It’s hard to do a kitty burrito with a 22 pound Maine Coon. :)”

It’s not exactly easy with a 9-pound domestic shorthair either.


24 posted on 05/22/2013 2:19:57 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I know. They see the towel coming and run. Hannah knows it’s either a bath or hairball treatment. To smart for our own good.


25 posted on 05/22/2013 2:23:40 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: Exit148

I have a skittish tortie myself! She’s a feral rescue; she was living in our yard when we moved into our house the middle of 2009 and after two and a half years she finally decided Mrs. Tweezers and I would make good servants.

She is very affectionate to my wife and me, but still very distrustful of anyone else. And she HATES going anywhere in the car. I had to take her to the vet yesterday to get her rabies vaccination up to date and she cried the whole way there and back. I was holding her in the exam room trying to keep her calm and the poor thing was shedding clumps of fur.


26 posted on 05/22/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Bless Dr. Liz Wynn for her volunteer services.
27 posted on 05/22/2013 3:09:19 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I looked through a few of Big Cat Rescue’s videos after watching the one posted here. It seems a lot of cat behaviors are universal.

And at some points, the cougars in particular reminded me of a much larger version of my house kitties! On that note, thank God that the largest of my cats is only nine pounds.


28 posted on 05/22/2013 3:20:16 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Daffynition

“She was delicious.”


29 posted on 05/22/2013 3:34:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: doorgunner69
We just do not let our cats roam, or get off the patio when they come out with us.

My cat is indoor also and will venture out on my back deck but won't leave it.

That saves in not having to subject her to unnecessary innoculations which makes them temporarily ill..........

30 posted on 05/22/2013 3:35:04 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: patriot08

It’s absolutely heartless.


31 posted on 05/22/2013 5:14:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: doorgunner69

Rubbing diatomeacous earth into their fur gets rid of fleas. Have to keep doing it for a while. Kills the adult fleas and after a while, no more fleas. Harmless unless breathed in. ANd if they eat it, it kills intestinal worms. About 1 teaspoon once or twice a day kills the worms.


32 posted on 05/22/2013 5:16:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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