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June 28, 2005 2:01 pm  

I ask this questions because jack russell terriers seem to get into things, they dig and hunt. when we where in st. maarten my dog got bitten by something and swelled up, she had to get a shot.
so i was wondering if there where anythings bugs,amimals, ect that could do harm to my dogs?


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June 28, 2005 7:37 pm  

hi Kelly, I have heard that frogs can kill dogs. Yes, it is true. A lady who works with me lost a chihuahua after the dog ate a small frog. The frog swelled up in the dog's throat and they were unable to dislodge it from the dog and he died of asphyxiation before their eyes! This happened outside, not in the house. Also centipedes have a nasty bite but I don't know if they would cause much swelling. Good luck!


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July 8, 2005 4:42 pm  

Check with your vet, as there are several poisonous creepycrawlies that live outdoors. Eating lizzards can cause cateracts...that I am aware of, but I would talk to your vet about some of things out there that you should be aware of.
Good Luck


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July 8, 2005 7:48 pm  

A tussle with an iguana could get interesting. In fact, I'd lay odds on the iguana.


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July 12, 2005 6:52 pm  

I read on the board that the reguar shots and heartworm and tick previtons that dogs require in the states is all I will need for my dog in STX. Does anyone know if there are other precations we who are moving with our pets should take into consideration. Please refer us to a vet that we could talk to before we come.


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July 12, 2005 7:45 pm  

Melody;
i have already talked to a vet on st. john, heartworm, and frontline are recommended year round.
they do not have deer ticks on the islands, there is something with the mesquitos though, but frontline will take care of.
i don't know any vets on st. croix. try the usvi yellow pages they are on line.


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July 13, 2005 9:45 pm  

Thanks alot. Someone tole my my dog would be dead in a week or two if I brought him with me because of the ticks and pestilence. I smiled and thanked for the info while I watched the cutest Jack russell walk by with his owner, I will find a vet in stx to contact.


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July 16, 2005 1:17 pm  

Melody,

There's basically two vets on St. Croix. Dr. Hess and Kasey Canton (everyone calls him Kasey). Most people like one or the other better but Kasey owns Progressive Animal Hospital with 2 locations. His number is 340-773-1256. Also PM me if you have any questions, I've been house sitting down here a lot and worked in a vet clinic for 7 years.

Hope that helps,

Val


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