Lice





The lice are hatched from nits, which we find clinging in rows, and

very tenaciously too, to the hairs. The insects themselves are more

difficult to find, but they are on puppies sometimes in thousands. To

destroy them I have tried several plans. Oil is very effectual, and

has safety to recommend it. Common sweet oil is as good a cure as any,

and you may add a little oil of anise and some sublimed sulphur, which

will increase the effect. Quassia water may be used to damp the coat.

The matted portions of a long-haired dog's coat must be cut off with

scissors, for there the lice often lurk. The oil dressing will not

kill the nits, so that vinegar must be used. After a few days the

dressing must be repeated, and so on three or four times. To do any

good, the whole of the dog's coat must be drenched in oil, and the dog

washed with good dog soap and warm water twelve hours afterwards.





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