dog flea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dog flea flea that attacks dogs and cats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average human body contains enough: iron to make a 3 inch nail,sulfur to kill all fleas on an average dog, carbon to make 900 pencils, potassium to fire a toy cannon, fat to make 7 bars of soap, phosphorous to make 2,200 match heads, and water to fill a ten-gallon tank.
    • Dog flea (Zoöl) a species of flea (Pulex canis) which infests dogs and cats, and is often troublesome to man. In America it is the common flea. See Flea, and Aphaniptera.
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Quotations

  • Edward Noyes Westcott
    Edward Noyes Westcott
    “A reasonable amount o fleas is good for a dog -- keeps him from brooding over being a dog, maybe.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “The fatter the flea the leaner the dog.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.”

Idioms

If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas - This means that if you become involved with bad company, there will be negative consequences.
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Usage

In literature:

Price, one dollar each, besides the dollar paid for the privilege of sleeping among dirt, dogs, and fleas.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
The dog is an encampment of fleas, and a reservoir of sinful smells.
"The Shadow On The Dial, and Other Essays" by Ambrose Bierce
The lean dog is a' fleas.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
A dog lazily poked a none too inquisitive nose into its epidermis in a languid search for fleas.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He's as full of fun as a stray dog is of fleas!
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
If you've nothing better to do than living here snug like a flea on a dog's back, until you get married, you'd better come.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
Rome has more robbers than a dog has fleas.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Men, women, children, and dogs slept together at night in the one littered room, devoured by fleas.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Even the flea in the bit of dog hair did not point direct to the location of the dog.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
They had hunting falcons and dogs about as large as gnats and fleas.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
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In poetry:

A dog on the ground
Was rubbing for fleas;
Rags were there
He fluttered to these:
"Jackdaw" by Padraic Colum
Wouldn't it be dandy
To fly just when you please,
An' go an' ask the Dog-star
If he worried much with fleas?
"If I Could Fly" by Edwin Carty Ranck
You say, as I have often given tongue
In praise of what another's said or sung,
'Twere politic to do the like by these;
But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
"To A Poet, Who Would Have Me Praise Certain Bad Poets, Imitators Of His And Mine" by William Butler Yeats
So little happens; the black dog
Cracking his fleas in the hot sun
Is history. Yet the girl who crosses
From door to door moves to a scale
Beyond the bland day's two dimensions.
"The Village" by R S Thomas

In news:

The Coconino County Health Department said fleas collected from prairie dog burrows about two miles away from the home where the cat lives also tested positive for plague.
Do you have any recommendations for natural flea and tick protection for dogs that live in Florida.
Cats can become extremely sick and even die if their owners treat them with flea products intended for dogs only, said veterinarian E.
Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey Journal Jersey City officials setting up a decontamination unit on Pamrapo Avenue, where officials discovered a house infested with fleas and filled with dog feces .
On Monday afternoon, the animal control officers removed nine dogs from the home as the 80-year-old homeowner, a tenth dog in her arms and with flea bites covering her arms, sat outside.
Mangy and flea infested dogs confiscated by Cameron County authorities.
District Ranger Ruben Leal says the bacteria that causes sylvatic plague was found in fleas collected from prairie dog colonies.
Volta Park Day lived up to its familiar, neighborhood charm: hamburgers, hot dogs, coconut cake, popcorn, snow cones with the slide, water dunk, sprinklers, band and flea market.
Colleen Conlon arranged for her two cats to have a flea bath after she noticed fleas were bothering her "sensitive" dog.
We have completed a thorough review and evaluation of the strategic fit into the Pfizer Animal Health portfolio, and have made the decision to discontinue the manufacture and sale of Promeris flea and tick control for dogs and cats.
According to national pet clinic chain Banfield Pet Hospitals, Michigan is among the worst states for fleas on dogs.
The dog was taken to a veterinarian who concluded the animal suffered from chronic neglect , flea infestation and paralysis.
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--If oil and gas exploration is the dog and refining is the tail, the petrochemical industry is a mere flea on the dog's fur.
The bacteria that causes sylvatic plague was found in fleas collected from prairie dog colonies, according to District Ranger Ruben Leal.
There are several good flea control products available for use in dogs and cats, some of which also provide protection against other parasites, such as heartworms, intestinal parasites, or ticks.
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