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Drooling for Cool

Friday, June 14, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

On a hot summer day, your dog cannot sweat to keep from overheating.  When his temperature rises, he pants and drools to keep himself cool.  This forces air over his naval cavity and over his wet tongue.  As the air circulates, moisture evaporates taking some of the dogs body heat with it. When your dog exercises in the hot weather, he may pant for what seems like a long time, a half hour or longer is not unusual.  You should always keep an eye on your dog to make sure that he is not in distress. Symptoms of heatstroke include accelerated and abnormal breathing and heart rate, a dry mouth and heavy drooling. If you notice any of these signs, do not try to give him any pet medication, call your veterinarian right away.

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Dogs With Thunderstorm Phobias

Thursday, June 13, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Do you dread the forecast of a Thunderstorm? Probably not because you’re afraid of it but because you know that your dog will not go out if it’s thundering. Well there are some things that you can do. Vetstreet.com has put together some tips on this topic. Remember thunderstorm season is here!

Dogs with storm phobias can often sense when bad weather is approaching — hours before you even hear the patter of rain on the roof. They may pant or pace around the house, hide or cling to their owners. As the storm progresses, the signs can worsen: dogs may whine or salivate, have accidents indoors and resort to destroying objects in the household.


It’s not always clear what brings on the fearful behavior. It may be changes in barometric pressure, static electricity, the crack of lightning bolts or just the sound of wind and rain. Although any dog can be affected, it occurs more often in herding breeds, such as German Shepherds and Collies. Previous bad experiences with storms or loud noises may also contribute to the behavior.

Forcing fearful dogs to go out in the rain will likely make matters worse. Punishment is never a good idea either, and comforting them during the storm will simply reinforce the behavior. If you think that your dog suffers from thunderstorm phobia, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian. He can recommend behavior-modifying techniques to help reduce your dog’s anxiety. There are even special thunder coats for dogs that can help them feel more secure as storms approach. In severe cases, your veterinarian may recommend medications.

Thanks to Vetstreet.com for supplying this important information.

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Cat Dander Can Trigger Allergies

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

You wake up in the morning with your eyes tearing and as you grasp for the tissues, you wonder what’s making you feel so miserable. Your cat sleeps with you but you don’t make the connection at first. It’s the cat’s dander that you’re allergic to not his fur.  Cats lick themselves and leave behind deposits of saliva that dry and flake off as dander.  Dander contain a protein known as Fel-D1 which is spread as your cat licks himself. Here are some times to reduce your exposure.

  • If you have allergy  medication, always make sure the take it.
  • Wash your hands and face after petting your cat or touching his cat bed or other belongings.
  • If you hold your cat, use a towel to put him on or put on an extra shirt that you could throw in the laundry after holding him.
  • Keep your bedroom door shut and don’t allow your cat to sleep in your bed.

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Socializing Your Pup

Monday, June 10, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Socializing your puppy is kind of like teaching a child to swim. You start by sticking his toes in the water not throwing him in.  Gradual preparation is also necessary for puppies as they learn to navigate new experiences. Karen Sweata,a veterniary behaviorist at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hosptial says that puppies go through a socialization period that is actually a window of opportunity where puppies are open and easily influenced about all of the experiences that they will encounter later in life. When your puppy is between four and fourteen weeks of age, start to familiarize him with the objects, people and places that he will encounter later in life. Take him out and let him be around people and other animals. This prep phase will help him avoid developing fear and anxiety as an adult.

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A Very Beautiful Cat

Sunday, June 9, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

If you’ve never heard of a Chausie, don’t worry, many people have not. These beautiful cats are a result of careful breeding between wild “jungle” cats and domestic cats. They were first bred in the 60’s as a safer alternative than to keep jungle cats in the home. It has the looks, grace and style of a jungle cats but the gentle disposition of  a domestic cat. Today, the most common breed used to product a Chausie is the Abyssinian because it looks like a jungle cat but is much smaller. Adult males can reach 25 pounds so Chausies require lots of activity and lots of space. Chausies are heavy boned with long, slender legs and a muscular body. They have piercing oval gold or yellow eyes and a triangular shaped face with three round corners. They are loyal to their owners and have a high energy level.They love playing with their cat toys. Some are champion jumpers and they made an ideal companion for young children.

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Did you now that over 40,000 pets perish each year because of house fires and other disasters such as floods or hurricanes?  Cats run and hide very easily and this makes them difficult to locate them in the event of a fire or quick evacuation. I would recommend that you keep their pet carrier close at hand and close to the door. At least you won’t have to worry about searching for it if you need to get out in a hurry. Don’t spend too much time, I know this is difficult, but in the event of a fire, every second counts! If you can’t find you cat, leave it to the experts, just get out fast.

You should let rescuers know that there is a cat inside that needs to be rescued. Do this by purchasing decals that say “In case of a fire, please rescue cat.” Put them in a few prominent places and keep them there at all times.  Having a decal on the door or windows will let firefighters or police know right away that there is a pet inside that needs help!  These few seconds could mean life or death of a pet member.

Always have a plan that includes the rescuing of your pet in the event of a fire or other disaster.

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How To Handle Accidental Uriniation

Thursday, June 6, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Some puppies get so excited when someone comes through the door that they urinate on the floor. Even a well trained, older dog can exhibit this behavior.  When a puppy gets older and gets a little more confident, accidental urination should go away.  The dog owner can re-enforce this behavior by accident.  If your dog is having accidents when you walk through the door and medical conditions were ruled out by your veterinarian,  never scold your puppy for this behavior and don’t reward him for it either. Hold off on any dog treats until later.   If you console the dog after he pees on the floor, you are sending the message that this behavior is OK.  Always keep your entrance to the house low key. Ignore the dogs excitement and wait until he is calm before you pet him.

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Meeting a New Veterinarian

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

When your pet meets a new veterinarian, many questions will come up regarding your  pets health history. The doctor will want to know is age, gender , weight whether or not he’s been neutered and his vaccination history. It’s important to share information about medications that your pet is taking, if he’s ever had a bad reaction to a vaccine or antibiotic or if he’s ever had a seizure. The main focus will be on the reason for your current visit. Is your pet exhibiting troubling health symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea? Does he have any unusual lumps or bumps? or does he have ay behavioral issues?  In order to deliver the best possible care, the veterinarian will want to learn everything possible about your pet.

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Benefits of Brushing Your Cat

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Everyday I brush my cat Millie for about 5 minutes. Each day when I get out to the shower, there’s Millie waiting patiently for her daily brushing. Brushing has many benefits for cats. Cat behavior.com has put together some benefits of cat grooming and brushing.

  • Brushing distributes the natural oil which helps maintain skin and coat health
  • With frequent brushing you can address tangles before they turn into mats
  • Grooming enables you to check for parasites such as fleas and ticks
  • Time spent brushing your cat can help deepen the bond between the two of you
  • Frequent grooming helps desensitize the cat to being handled
  • You’re able to check for any skin abnormalities or ear problems
  • The more hair you brush, the less hair your cat will swallow.

So carve some time out or your busy day and brush you cat.

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Your Pet Should Have a Healthy Liver

Sunday, June 2, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

A healthy liver is essential for a healthy pet. Your pet’s liver is vital to maintain his metabolism and to get rid of toxins. Veterinarians find one of the most common pet ailments is liver disease and the symptoms can be vague or hard to spot.  Most often, liver problems make a pet lethargic and sluggish. Some people say that their cat or dog just isn’t acting like himself.  Pets with liver disease will also eat less than usual and his eyes and mouth may develop a yellowish tint.  If your pet has any of these symptoms, take him to a veterinarian.  Liver disease can occur at any age but there are good treatments and pet medication available. The sooner it’s diagnosed, the better.

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