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A Domestic Treatise on the Diseases of Horses and Dogs Delabere Blaine

A Domestic Treatise on the Diseases of Horses and Dogs

Delabere Blaine

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230222011
64 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ... washing rather promotes mange- and it is often the cause of canker. In these cases, rubbing dry with a brush and bran is better. Bathing in warm or hot water is of the greatest service in many cases of disease. Plunging into cold water commonly brings a dog instantly out of a fit, and afterwards bathing in warm water prevents the return. Bathing in hot water subdues or lessens most inflammations, and is the best means of overcoming obstinate costiveness. WORMING. Worming of dogs is practised for two purposes, and T)oth of them erroneously. The one is to prevent them from going mad- or, when mad, from biting- the other to cure them of gnawing improper substances. It has been said, and is much believed, that when a dog has been wormed, provided he afterwards goes mad, he cannot bite- but worming can be no preventive. See Madness. The mouth, in some cases of madness, may become so swelled, that the dog cannot close his jaws- but this may happen in a wormed or umvoraed dog equally. Worming does not prevent gnawing but as it makes the mouth sore- hence as soon as that is well, the dog returns to his old habits- perhaps not in an equal degree quite, for, if it has been harshly done, he gets something older before it is well. I therefore conceive this a very useless practice, and one that will wear away with a greater knowledge of the proper treatment of this animal. WORMS. There is Bo complaint, distemper excepted, that destroys so many dogs as worms: almost every dog has them at some period of his life, and many have them always. There are several kinds of worms that affect dogs. The tape worm is a common kind- and it is not an unusual circumstance for a puppy to pass four or five hundred joints of these worms, whose united length would...