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caturinecat-drinkingAs you know, my older cat Molly is suffering from chronic kidney disease. She is 17 years old and this disease is common in older cats. Unfortunately kidney disease is not curable. They key is to  sustaining your cats quality of life for as long as you can. The first thing I noticed is that Molly was at her water bowl all the time and from there, she would go directly to her litter pan to urinate. The litter pan got saturated with volumes of urine and had to be changed very frequently. This along with frequent vomiting is a classic sign of kidney disease. If you notice any of these signs, take your cat to the vet as soon as possible. There are ways to slow down the progress of this disease and your vet will advise as to the best method. Do not give any over the counter pet medication on your own. In most cases, it won’t work. Molly is on a mixed wet cat food diet that is lower in protein and phosphorus. She also gets a few drops of high potent omega oil mixed with her food. Although she still urinates frequently, her vomiting and water intake has decreased a bit. “Dad is taking good care of her.”

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Heartless Killing of Innocent Animals Just For Fun

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

shootsquirrelA rabbit runs though a yard and nibbles on some plants, the enraged home owner runs to his drawer, pulls out his gun and shoots the rabbit dead. These horrible things are going on all the time. Do these poor, innocent animals deserve to die? There is an underlying evil in lots of people who get a thrill out of killing. Even if it’s only a small innocent animal.They were put on earth just like we were. Some stupid excuses that you may hear are  “oh that squirrel eats all of the bird food, so it deserves to die!” How sick!  Especially when there are effective products on the market to keep certain animals away from shrubs and plants. People in America are gun happy. I believe that there is really an underlying evil, instability or call it what you may in many of these gun toting individuals. Gun violence in this country must stop but also the violence must include the killing of thousands of innocent little animals. Get the sickness out of humans!!!!! It’s not the animals that are ruining the world. it’s the humans!

Remember this when you take your little dog for a walk on his leash or buy some new dog or cat toys, or run around the park with your dog and toss around his favorite dog toy. Animals are innocent creatures and should never be shot “just for the fun of it” or just because they “nibble on your plants!” Go the the freakin store and buy an animal repellent you evil, lazy idiot!!

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An Easy Way To Remove Cat Hair

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

doskocil-grooming-fur-pet-hair-magnet-0 doskocil-grooming-fur-pet-hair-magnet-0Does cleaning up your cat’s fur drive you nuts? You may want to purchase a cat hair magnet. This great invention comes in a variety of forms. Some are large arched brushes that your cat can rub against effectively grooming herself, others are small rubber tools that you can use to clean your furniture. The term “magnet” is a bit misleading. Although the products are designed to trap cat hair, they’re not technically magnets. The rubber bristles in these products generate an electrostatic charge that help attract and hold loose fur. Then you can easily vacuum it up before it sticks to your furniture.

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Changes in Your Cats Mood

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

catgrumpSome days we feel like a million bucks other days,we feel bummed out and want to be alone. Our cats are the same as us in this way. Today, my older cat Mollie got up and crawled under the bed. She usually follows me all over the house and craves my attention. Today ,she may not be feeling well and wants to be alone.  She does have hyperthyroidism and Kidney disease and I’m always aware of any changes in her behavior. She does not like her prescription diet and sometimes during the night she will sneak and eat my younger cat Millie’s dry cat food which she is not supposed to have. I gave her a cat treat and a little more attention today. Maybe she just wants to be alone today. Respect you cat’s moods and always give her lots of love. Never scold her, it will get her more upset. Tomorrow she’s be back to her “normal” self and will be craving all of your attention as usual. Buy her a new cat toy with some cat nip in it. It’s sure to get her going.

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Walk The Dog ….CHECK —–Excercise……CHECK

Monday, September 26, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

walkparkIf you’re dog owner, there will be two common items on your “to do” list. One is walk the dog, the second is either “go to the gym” or “exercise.” If you are having trouble sticking to an exercise schedule, research has shown that dogs are actually natures best personal trainer. Your friends my make excuses to skip exercising or convince you to go for a drink instead of going to the gym but your dog will never give you an excuse to forego exercising.

Research has shown that only 16% of Americans over 15 exercised at all on a given day.

A survey of dog owners, conducted at the University of Western Australia and published in Health Promotion Journal of Australia  revealed that dogs are great motivators for walking because they:

  • Provide a strong motivation to maintain a program
  • Are good walking companions
  • Provide good social support when exercising

In a study published in the journal Preventive Medicine in September 2008. Dog owners who reported walking their dogs were almost 25 percent less likely to be obese than people without dogs. A total of 30 minutes per day is sufficient. A ten minute walk around the neighborhood in the morning and a twenty minute romp in the park tossing around your dogs favorite dog toys and having him run free from his dog leash would be sufficient. Most people walk their dog three times a day so in most cases, you will get more than thirty minutes of exercise.

So grab that dog leash, call your dog and go for a brisk walk. You both will benefit. Have a great day!

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Grumpy Cat

Monday, September 26, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

grumpy-catDoes your cat appear to be a little grumpy lately? You could be causing your cats behavior. Your cats body language could be telling you that something is upsetting him. One pet peeve of cats is dirty kitty litter. Does his litter smell like a portable toilet? Cats hate a dirty, stinky litter pan.  They may even be driven to seek a substitute toilet. It could be the carpet or even your bed! The solution, make sure that you keep your kitty’s litter clean. Scoop every day and change the entire litter once a week. I’m sure that your cat will appreciate you for it!

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Dogs and Fall Allergies

Sunday, September 25, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

dogsfallFall is here and as the season changes, humans as well as our best friends are subjected to allergies. My allergies bother me much worse in the fall than in the spring time. In fall, the dying plants can stir up irritants that can trigger allergies in both humans and dogs. fall can also bring mold which may or may not irritate your pet. It doesn’t matter what breed your dog is, allergies affect all breeds. Inhalant allergies are more common in flat face dogs like bulldogs.

According to Dr. Julie Horton, medical director at the ASPCA Adoption Center, the signs of allergies are most often exhibited by:

  • Scratching
  • Reddened skin or rash particularly on the stomach or paws
  • Excessive paw licking
  • Hair loss
  • Itchy red eyes
  • Ear infections.

According to Pet MD, Allergies can lead to severe, chronic and even painful conditions if left untreated. So make sure to take your dog to the vet if you suspect allergies. Pet medication will help. Do not administer any over the counter pet medication to your dog as they can have toxic affects.

Your  vet may administer prescription shampoo to calm the skin. Some ways to avoid allergens are to clean and vacuum your house frequently. Clean you dog’s bed and blankets frequently.

f you suspect your house may have mold, have a professional out as soon as possible. Mold can be fatal!

I want to also thank iheartdogs.com for also providing some of this very valuable information.

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Saving Your Cat From A Fire

Saturday, September 24, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

catrescuefireman_water_hose_md_whtA cat will be more difficult to save during a house fire than a dog. Cats have a tendency to quickly run and hide to get our of danger, They will find places to hide where rescue could be very difficult.  Here are some guidelines that may help save your cat in the event of a fire.

  1. Secure your cat – As soon as your notice that there is a fire in your home, put your cat in a bathroom, closet or his carrier which is the best choice.
  2. Use cat carriers – This is the safest way to transport your cat. Your cat is very emotional. As soon as the commotion starts, they will go into a fight or flight mode. It’s best to have them secure so you can both make a quick getaway.
  3. Grab Your Cats Things – If you have time, grab things like their cat bed, some cat food, litter box, cat scratchers and some other things.
  4. Calming Agents – Bring some things that will calm your cat such as cat toys or cat treats.  Play is the best way to switch a cat for fear mode to something more positive. Giving a cat treat may also help but don’t expect all cats to eat when they are under stress.
  5. Secure Your Cat Again – Once you have arrived at your safe place, tuck your cat into a small room with their things.Cats bond to place as well as people, so having you there with them, talking quietly and using the calming agents, can help them know they’re safe and sound.

Thank to Happy Cat s Haven for providing some of this valuable information.

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Introducing Your Dog To A Stranger

Saturday, September 24, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

doghandshakeIf someone you know is coming over but has not met your dog, make sure that you are prepared. Keep your dog on a leash. When the doorbell rings and your dog begins to bark, correct this behavior in a calm but firm way. Because your dog is on is dog leash, you’re in control of the situation. Make sure that you greet the stranger first, then let your dog gently sniff the guest. After awhile, your dog should feel comfortable with the stranger in the house.

If your dog exhibits good behavior, reward him with a dog treat. If he’s calm or even lies down when the stranger is in the room, he deserves a treat.

Keep the meetings with your dog short at first especially if your dog get excited easily. If you are getting the feeling that your dog is getting agitated, take it slow. Remember that he is still on his dog leash and you’re still in control. He may need to stay on his leash for the duration of the visit.  No matter, how anxious your dog is, it’s important that you stay calm., don’t raise your voice and offer encouraging support.

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It’s the weekend, take along your oldies on two great oldies stations. Edgewater GOLD Radio plays great oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards like Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Rehoboth Radio – Beachradio 5060 features a great variety of oldies from the 50’s and 60’s. Listen all weekend and enjoy!

 

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How To Feed A Cat With Cancer

Friday, September 23, 2016
posted by Jim Murphy

catvetCats with cancer often lose their appetite and getting them to eat can be a challenge. Without nutritional support, they can lose weight so fast that it is hard for them to recover from the disease. The dietary needs of cats with cancer are not fully understood but experts recommend certain guidelines. Reduce the amount of simple carbohydrate and highly digestible protein in the diet and include more Omega 3 fatty acid. Don’t forget about water, this is most important nutrient. Offer moist cat food that smells great, warm it up and keep the animal’s environment calm and quiet. If your sick cat won’t eat, your veterinarian may suggest pet medications to increase appetite or if that fails, the use of a stomach tube.

Remember, your pets count!

Remember ,your pets count.

The holidays are coming! Make sure that you include your pet. Shop in The Pet Product Guru Store.

The greatest oldies of all time on two great oldies stations – the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards — Edgewater Gold Radio.

The greatest hits of the 50’s and 60’s it’s Rehoboth Radio- beach radio 5060

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