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Be Careful with Pet Halloween Costumes

Friday, October 20, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Many of us enjoy dressing up for Halloween and we even want to include our pets. Remember for some pets, wearing a costume can cause them stress. The ASPCA recommends that you don’t put your dog or cat in a costume unless you know that he doesn’t mind it.  According to the ASPCA, if you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. Make sure that you check the costume for any dangling thread that your pet can chew and possible choke. Costumes that don’t fit properly can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

Make sure you try on the costume before the big day to ensure that it fits properly. If you see your pet distressed in any way, scrub the costume idea. It is better that your pet is safe, happy and comfortable. In the real scheme of things, it’s really not that important!

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Small Dog Breed Eye Stain

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Many light colored dogs, especially small breeds like the Maltese develop a brown or pink stain around the corners of their eyes.  Sometimes it actually looks like the dog has been crying muddy tears. The color of the tears themselves is not what’s causing the stain.  When there is extensive wetness around your dogs eyes, the area tends to breed yeast and bacteria which reacts with clear tears to cause discoloration. To prevent staining, keep the area around your pets eyes clean and dry and try to get at the reason for your dogs excessive tearing.  It could be irritation, blocked tear ducts or even genetics.  Have your veterinarian examine your pet. There are pet medication like prescription eye drops that can help.

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Evacuation? Plan Ahead to Include Your Pets

Monday, October 16, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

In light of the recent disasters in Houston, Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the wildfires in California, it is vital to plan now for an evacuation that will include your pets. Too many people were forced to evacuate without their pets. Many stayed and those that did evacuate went back to rescue their pets while it was still dangerous to return.

The bottom line, there has to be a plan to include pets. For me, there’s no option but you must plan ahead. In addition to an evacuation kit, you must know pet friendly hotels and shelters.

The Humane Society has put together a list of websites that can help you with this very important decision!

Never assume that you will be allowed to bring your pet to an emergency shelter. Before a disaster hits, call your local office of emergency management to see if you will be allowed to evacuate with your pets and verify that there will be shelters in your area that take people and their pets.

Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to find out if they accept pets. Ask about any restrictions on number, size and species. Inquire if a “no pet” policy would be waived in an emergency. Keep a list of animal-friendly places handy, and call ahead for a reservation as soon as you think you might have to leave your home.

For help identifying pet-friendly lodgings, check out these websites:

Bringfido.com
Dogfriendly.com
Doginmysuitcase.com
Pet-friendly-hotels.net
Pets-allowed-hotels.com
Petswelcome.com
Tripswithpets.com

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Pedialyte For Cat Dehydration

Sunday, October 15, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

As we know cat dehydration can be very serious. I’m always concerned about my 18 year old cat Molly because of her kidney disease and thyroid condition. If a cat is dehydrated, he can deteriorate very fast. If he has kidney disease, deterioration occurs even faster. Thankfully, Molly is still drinking lots of water. but if your cat is not, there are some immediate steps you can take but make sure he sees a vet right away.

When your cat is dehydrated, he lacks several necessary elements, including electrolytes, sodium and potassium in addition to water. Water does restore some minerals but it’s doesn’t restore them as fast as Pedialyte.  Pedialyte contains extra electrolytes.

When giving Pedialyte,give your cat a few drops of  every 10 minutes for an hour with an eye dropper to ensure that he is receiving the nutrients.  After about an hour, try to entice your cat to eat some wet food diluted with some water.Be sure to use unflavored Pedialyte since most flavors aren’t enticing to cats. You can also add a little tuna or clam juice for enticement if you are hoping your cat will drink on his own. If your cat refuses the dropper, offer Pedialyte in ice cube form. Even when refusing food and water, cats will sometimes lick ice cubes, which can help restore the nutrient levels if given frequently.

A special thanks to Vetinfo for providing some of this valuable information!

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The Proper Size Crate For Your Dog

Saturday, October 14, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

When choosing a crate for your dog remember that his size is more important than his weight.  As a general rule, the crate should be six inches longer than his body length and six inches higher than his shoulder height for maximum comfort. Pet Crates Direct published a very handy list of pet breeds along with the recommended crate size.

 

24 ” dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing up to 25 lbs


  • Australian Terrier
  • Bichon Frise
  • Border Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chihuahua
  • Chinese Crested
  • Fox Terrier
  • Pomeranian
  • Pug
  • Shih Tzu
  • Silky Terrier
  • Tibetan Spaniel
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • Yorkshire
  • Terrier
  • Jack Russel Terrier
  • Japanese Chin
  • Maltese
  • Manchester Terrier
  • Miniature Dachshund
  • Miniature Poodle
  • Norwich Terrier
  • Papillon

30″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 26 – 40 lbs


  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water Spaniel
  • Basenji
  • Bedlington Terrier
  • Carin Terrier
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Tibetan Terrier
  • Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • West Highland Terrier
  • Dachshund
  • French Bulldog
  • King Charles Spaniel
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Pekingese

36″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 41 – 70 lbs


  • American Eskimo
  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Brittany Spaniel
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Portuguese Water Dog
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Standard Schnauzer
  • Welsh Corgi
  • Whippet
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • English Setter
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Harrier
  • Keeshond
  • Kerry Blue Terrier

42″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 71 – 90 lbs


  • Airdale Terrier
  • Australian Sheperd
  • Bearded Collie
  • Belgain Malinois
  • Belgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian Tervuren
  • Border Collie
  • Irish Setter
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Saluki
  • Standard Poodle
  • Vizsla
  • Boxer
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Chow-Chow
  • Dalmatian
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gordon Setter
  • Ibizan Hound

48″ dog crates  are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing between 91 – 110 lbs


  • Afgan
  • Akita
  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Anatolian Sheperd
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Bloodhound
  • Bouvier Des Flandres
  • Briard
  • Kuvasz
  • Newfoundland
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Otterhound
  • Rottweiler
  • Samoyed
  • Siberian Husky
  • Weimaraner
  • Bullmastiff
  • Collie
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Dogue De Bordeaux
  • German Shepherd
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Greyhound
  • Komondor

53″ dog crates are recommended for the following breeds or dogs weighing over 110 lbs


  • Borzoi
  • Great Dane
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Irish Wolfhound
  • Mastiff
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Scottish Deerhound
  • St. Bernard

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A Very Attached Cat

Friday, October 13, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy
 Molly has been with me for over 18 years and lately I’m been spending a lot more time with her since I work a few days a week and I no longer have to deal with a horrible commute with endless traffic delays. I’ve been treating Molly for Kidney and Thryoid disease and this requires a lot more of a routine with her. That being said, she has her expectations. She expects me to be here with her all the time. I think she actually gets angry when I’m working all day.
Yesterday, I got home from work about 5pm after being gone all day. At first, I didn’t notice anything unusual. Molly was in her normal spot in the sunroom. When I called her  over to feed her and give her medicine, she ignored me. She simply turned her head and did not move. Of course this frustrated me. I prepared her medicine and picked her up and placed her over by her bowl. She refused to take her medicine and refused to eat her food. I knew that she was not sick so I came to the conclusion that she was simply pissed off at me for not being home all day. This has not been the first time this has happened and it usually happens when I’m out most of the day.
I let it go, Molly went back to her bed in the sunroom. I then did my recordings for my radio station which takes about two hours. This gave her time to “cool off.”  After I finished recording, I called her again, this time she came, took her medicine and ate her food. All is now well with Molly….until the next time I go to work!
Our little friends are very smart and do have emotions. Even though taking care of Molly takes lots of time and patience, I wouldn’t trade it for the world!
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Relaxing Music Can Calm Pets

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

We all enjoy music, why shouldn’t our pets. Certain types of music can provide a soothing experience for your pets. The positive effects of these soothing sounds are confirmed by both animal psychologists and pet owners. The sound of the harp can be exceptionally relaxing for your pets. There are several artists that provide these recordings for your pets. One is Aliana Boone. She says that the harp is considered to be one of the most healing instruments next to the human voice. Boone conducted a study of her own.  She performed for hospitalized canines at the Florida Veterinary clinic. The hour long performances immediately began to reduce the dogs heart rate, anxiety and respiration.

If your dog or cat is stressed because of a particular situation or maybe, they are high strung by nature, try soothing harp music. If it doesn’t calm them down right away, it will certainly calm you.

This is also a good way to calm your dog down after some vigorous exercise. They will be all wound up after fetching their favorite dog toy, so calm them down with some relaxing music!

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Does Your Pet Have A Drinking Problem?

Monday, October 9, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Proper hydration in dogs and cats is vital to good health. Cats seem to have more of a drinking problem than dogs but you must always make sure that both cats and dogs are getting are properly hydrated. Here is a  chart display the proper hydration in both dogs and cats.

Water in 8oz glasses:

Dog and cat 10lbs    =  one and one quarter glasses of water per day.

Dog and cat 20lbs   =  two and one half glasses of water per day.

Dog 40 lbs                =  five glasses of water per day.

Dog  80 lbs              =   ten glasses of water per day.

Symptoms of dehydration

  • sunken eyes
  • lethargy
  • loss of appetite
  • dry mouth
  • depression

To check to see if your pet is dehydrated, gently grab a loose piece of skin on your pets back between the shoulder bladed. If the skin snaps back, your pet is probably ok but if the skin goes back into place slowly, he could be dehydrated and should be seen by a vet.

Your pet could have an underlying condition that could be serious. Dehydration in pets could be life threatening and needs to be taken care of immediately.

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Is Tuna Safe To Feed Your Cat?

Sunday, October 8, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

As soon as my cat Molly, sees a can of Tuna, her eyes light up! If it was up to her, she would cans of tuna fish all the time! Tuna fish probably seems like a tasty treat to feed your cat.  An occasional small amount like a bite or two probably won’t do any harm. Be careful not to feed her too much fish.  First, there is the risk of mercury which could build up in your cats system over time. A cat that eats too much tuna may also develop nutritional deficiencies.  Tuna alone can’t provide all of the vitamins and nutrients that your cat needs.  Tuna fish is especially lacking in vitamin E, an important anti oxidant. Without vitamin E, your cat can develop a disease called yellow fat disease.  Make your cat stick to a regular, balanced diet and only indulge his taste for tuna every once in awhile. Stick to cat treats instead.

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The Gentle Greyhound

Saturday, October 7, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

This weekend is Greyhound weekend here in Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. The purpose is to introduce people to this wonderful animal and to encourage fostering and adoption.

Greyhounds are nonaggressive dogs and they tend to freeze if the are challenged or attacked. Because they are so docile, they have to be trained with a very gentile hand and much more praise then correction. Greyhounds are docile animals and they need to be treated gently at all times. They have absolutely no fighting instinct in them whatsoever. Because of these traits, they don’t make good watchdogs. If you treat a greyhound harshly, you can cause psychological harm. Gentle consistency and constant praise and treats are all you need to train a greyhound. They are independent but pick up on tasks fairly quickly. Greyhounds are naturally well behaved making training  quite easy even if you’re a first time dog owner. Greyhounds are often compared to cats. They are quiet, well mannered regal and independent.

Maybe it’s in your heart to adopt a beautiful greyhound. If you’re in the Rehoboth Beach area, come out and see some of these beautiful animals.

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