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How To: Rid your Dog of Fleas

Posted by iusbvision on September 12, 2007

Nothing is worse than a dog that scratches and bites its self all the time. My dog recently has been doing just that. One night she even cried while laying on our bed because it was so bad for her. So I was determined to relieve her of her suffering. 

First, I bought her a flea collar. It looked pretty cheap; but I thought that it might do the trick. Well it didn’t work, but I was determined to win that battle.  My next step was to give my dog a flea bath. According to some, flea shampoo is not necessary but I’m not taking any chances. 

So I gave my dog a bath.  I’m not sure if this is going to work for I just did it tonight. If this fails I have heard of some kind of pill that you give your dog for two months that will kill fleas through the medicine oozing out of their sweat pores. 

According to How to Get Rid of Stuff.com, “to help rid your dog of fleas you need to rid your house of them as well.” Fleas can hatch and live in almost anything, including furniture, carpet, and bedding. Wash everything in hot soapy water that your pet comes in contact with such as rugs, bedding, even curtains.  You will also need to vacuum your furniture and main area rugs. A great way to get rid of fleas is to not get them in the first place. There are preventive measures that you can take to be sure you don’t get fleas. 

One of the biggest ways to prevent fleas is to keep your house clean. Vacuuming weekly and doing a thorough clean of your home are vitally important keys to keeping your house free of fleas.
    
Sarah Chamberlin
 

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How to: Change a Flat Tire

Posted by iusbvision on August 27, 2007

Don’t you just hate when you’re stuck out in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire? I know from personal experience that not knowing what to do can be very frustrating.  I’ve even been caught with no tools at all so even if I knew how to change my tire there was nothing to use. 

You always need to be prepared for the worst to happen just in case. The things you will need to change a tire: a car jack, a spare tire (should already be in your trunk), lug nut wrench, blanket or towel (for something to kneel on so you don’t hurt yourself). 

Be sure to have all these items in your car at all times.  If you take them out to use be sure to put them back. 

Now here is how you change a tire. 

  1. As soon as you realize that you have a flat tire, pull over to the side of the road. 
  2. Turn off car.  Pull the emergency brake and put on your hazardous lights. 
  3. Take your spare tire, car jack, and lug nut wrench out of your car. 
  4. Check your owners manual for specific instructions on using the factory provided jack.  Put the jack in front of the back tires or behind the front tires, making sure you are under the frame.  The frame will look like a metal bar spanning the width of the car.  If you jack up under the oil pan or the gas tank, you will create a much bigger problem for yourself. Slowly crank the car up until the tire is barely off the ground. 
  5. Remove the hubcap with the flat end of the wrench by popping it off. 
  6. Remove the bolts underneath the hubcap with the box end of the wrench. Don’t let the wrench slip, you can ruin the lug nuts by rounding them off.  
  7. Slide the tire off and replace with spare tire. 
  8. Bolt back in place with the lug nuts you removed earlier. Make sure the lug nuts are tight.
  9. Slowly release the car jack putting the car back on the ground. 
  10. Put the tools back in the trunk and the flat tire.  Make sure you get a new tire as soon as possible.

Sarah Chamberlin

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