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Mark Cram 
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Re: “Poisoning our pets

I also want to say, instead of using Sevin, use Diatomaceous Earth! It IS completely benign! And work GREAT on fleas and ticks and any bug for that matter! And since it doesnt kill by some toxic chemical its 100% safe!
DE is mined from long gone ancient seas or oceans and is actually fossilized microscopic animals. It kills by sticking to the waxy layer of the bugs exoskeleton and absorbs the body fluid. If you look at DE under a microscope you will see what looks like crystalized snowflakes or broken glass. When the powder comes in contact with a bug it sticks to the waxy layer of the bugs exoskeleton and as the bug moves it cuts into the exoskeleton and as a very absorbant powder, it sucks out all of the body fluid and the bug dies of dehydration. DE has hundreds of uses, especially in agriculture. I use it in my garden, on my dogs, I pour it into a pile in my chicken coop for them to take dust baths in ( and my birds dont have a single louse ), I also pour it into my chicken feed to keep roaches and mealworms out.

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Posted by Mark Cram on 03/18/2015 at 8:00 PM

Re: “Poisoning our pets

I first have to say, I RARELY ever post comments to articles. But as a fellow Pitbull owner, this article bothers the hell out of me!! WHY would you EVER let your dog outside UNSUPERVISED?! AND WITH ONLY A 6 INCH FENCE?! As an owner of a Pit, don't you know the stigma, bigotry and sometimes outright hate the general public has toward them?? I know, as a LONG time Pit parent of currently 3 dogs, that there are a LOT of people that want the breed exterminated! And its exactly people like you that let their dogs run around outside unleashed! Unfenced! And UNSUPERVISED! I find it extremely unlikely your Lucy just walked passed their garden and happened to breath in a little dust. More than likely, your neighbors have gotten sick of you letting your pitbull roam around unsupervised and gave her a laced treat! And later compounding it by blasting off fireworks in hopes of finishing her off! Sad but unfortunately true. As someone that rescues Pits, i see it happen all the time! We ARE slowly changing the general publics perception of this breed but it is YOUR responsibility as an owner/parent to keep them fenced or on a leash at all times outside of the house! Having rescued many of these wonderful dogs, I am totally convinced that not just anyone should be allowed to own this breed! Owning one is like having a loaded gun constantly. And just like a gun, there should be background check, along with an IQ test! When I've placed dogs in new homes, that was just the tip of the iceberg of what required to adopt one of my rescues. (Which is why i have 3 now)
I am very sorry the dog had to go through all of that! But stop blaming others for your irresponsibility and take better care of dog!

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Posted by Mark Cram on 03/18/2015 at 7:32 PM

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