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You Just Moved and Your Dog Wants Out

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

You just moved and you notice that your dog is always trying to run out every time you open a door. He never did this before so why is he doing it now? The answer is simple. Your dog doesn’t understand the concept that you just moved and this is his home now. All he knows is that he’s in an unfamiliar place and needs to get back to the home that he knows.

Make sure that your pup’s new home is as familiar as possible by surrounding him with his favorite things that smell like his old home. You should also lead your dog around the new home and give him a chance to sniff everything so he can get acquainted with it.  If you do this, it will create a little sense of familiarity for him.

Finally, until you have a chance to walk him around the new home, it may be a good idea to limit your dogs access to all areas of the house until you are able to do so. You should also walk your pup around his new neighborhood to get him familiar to the sights and smells or the area. Before you know it, he will love his new home and neighborhood!

Remember, your pets count!

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Pet Pink Eye

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Does your pet have red, teary, weepy eyes or puffy eyelids?  Do her eyes have a greenish or yellowish discharge?  If so, she is probably feeling the pain of an infection or inflammation of the tissue that lines the eyelid and coats the eye.  This is called conjunctivitis or “pink eye.”  Symptoms of this infection can vary.  From Allergens, chemicals and grasses to bacteria, viruses and fungi.  Once the causative agent is identified, pet medications such as antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs are used to dispatch it.  In most cases, these medications work and the result is bright, clear and healthy eyes.  Treatment is a must as conjunctivitis that is left untreated can lead to other more serious problems. Get you pet to the vet. Your vet will prescribe some eye drops that will help resolve this condition.

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Subcutaneous Fluids For Cats with Renal Failure

Monday, November 6, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats with renal disease become dehydrated very easily. If your cat is not taking in enough fluids, you may need to administer subcutaneous fluids. Your vet may initially administer them and later you will be trained to administer them in the comfort of the pets home. Subcutaneous fluids are also made of electrolytes and they are used for maintenance of hydration. These fluids are administered by needle under the skin. In order to administer subcutaneous fluids at home, you will require some training. Training is short and the procedure is fairly simple.

The hydrating fluid, which replaces the liquid lost as a result of frequent urination, will move slowly through the cat’s body after being administered. This will help maintain the balance between the water intake and water lost.

Even during the maintenance stage of fluid therapy, it’s possible for your cat to become severely dehydrated again. If you notice a drastic change in your feline renal health, visit a doctor for more drastic treatment options.

Thanks once again to Vetinfo for providing some of this valuable information.

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Early Signs of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Sunday, November 5, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

My little dog started to show signed of congestive heart failure but at the time, I didn’t recognize what was causing his symptoms. Congestive heart failure is usually caused by an underlying heart condition. In my pets case, he was born with a heart defect that went undetected.

It is very difficult to detect congestive heart failure in your dog until it is too late. Sometimes vets stumble upon irregular heartbeat or abnormal cardiograms during routine checkup. Too often, there are no easily noticed signs. However, in the early stages of this condition, one side of the heart becomes more affected than the other and it’s  important to pay close attention to these symptoms.

Left side heart failure causes:

  • Shortness of breath, especially during exercise or when lying down.
  • Violent, unproductive coughing that occurs late at night or early in the morning due to excessive fluid buildup in the lungs.
  • Fainting
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue

Right side heart failure causes:

  • Swollen abdomen or “pot-bellied appearance” due to fluid build-up.
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue

Pay close attention to any of these symptoms and get your pet to a vet as soon as possible.

A special thanks to vetinfo.com for providing this valuable information.

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The Importance of Fatty Acids in Your Pets Diet

Friday, November 3, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Fatty acids are specific poly unsaturated fats that keep your dog’s coat and skin shiny and healthy. One class, the omega 6 fatty acid are especially important to an animal’s health because they help support the immune system and help regulate the blood flow. Fatty acids are not automatically produced by your dog’s body, so they must be provided in their diet. They’re naturally found in animal fats and vegetable oils and most commercial dog foods contain the proper types and ratios. Some dogs with skin problems and certain health conditions may benefit from fatty acid supplements so ask your vet for a recommendation. He or she may suggest adding sunflower oil to your pets food.

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Caring For a Sick Pet Takes Its Toll

Thursday, November 2, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Every morning I get up and check on Molly who is over 18, has Kidney and thyroid disease. How will this day go? I ask myself. It is really heartbreaking to know that your beloved pet is in the last days or months of it’s life. My goal is to make sure she’s comfortable, is hydrated, eats and takes her medication everyday. This may not sound like such a big deal but actually, it is. In order to stay alive, Molly but drink enough everyday, in order for her electrolytes and  to stay in balance and the phosphorus eliminated from her kidneys, she needs to take her medication. She also needs to take the pill that controls her thyroid. Cats are stubborn and unpredictable. One day, Molly will eat, drink and take her meds very easily and the next day (like today) she turns her nose up to her food, won’t take her medication and seems to have difficulty controlling her bladder.

I want to keep Molly around as look as possible, and it is clear that it’s not her time yet but I am a “worrier” and sometimes the stress can be overwhelming!  Pets are so much as part of our lives that we want to do anything we can to prolong their lives. I try to take it a day at a time and appreciate everyday that I have with Molly even if some days are not so good.

If you’re going through the same thing, my advice is to keep a close eye on your pet, monitor any changes, do what the vet says and try to stay calm! I wish I could follow my own advice!

Remember, your pets count!

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Keeping Pets Calm During Halloween

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Halloween can be a stressful time for your pet. There may be lots of trick or treaters at your door in strange and scary costumes. All of this excitement can be stressful for a dog or cat. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during trick or treating time. I stress that this is more important for dogs than cats. While opening and closing the door for trick or treaters, make sure that your dog doesn’t dart outside. Always making sure that your dog is wearing proper identification. If for some reason he does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.

Another reason to keep your dog is a separate room is that the dog can become frightened and bite one of the trick or treaters. This is a situation that you don’t want to get into. So take the time and make sure that your pets are in a safe place during trick or treating time.

Enjoy the holiday and have a Happy Halloween!

Remember, your pets count!

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No Candy For Pets This Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s candy…so much candy that you don’t know what to do with it all. You’ve just come back from trick or treating with your kids and now it’s time to sort through all of that candy. Make sure you are careful and don’t let any of it fall on the floor and don’t leave any of it out within reach of your dog or cat. Hard candy is harmful depending on the ingredients .Xylitol is a common sweetener used instead of sugar and is highly poisonous, causing kidney failure in dogs .

Chocolate is very dangerous to both dogs and cats. It contains both caffeine and theobromine. Both of these drugs can be toxic to a cat.

These drugs are two different types of stimulants that affect the central nervous system and the heart muscle, as well as increasing the frequency of urination.

Keep your pets safe this Halloween!

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Causes of Hair Loss in Dogs

Sunday, October 29, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Hair loss (alopecia) is a common disorder in dogs or cats which causes the animal to have partial or complete hair loss. Alopecia can affect the dogs  or cats endocrine system, skin , lymphatic system and immune system. These disease can affect dogs and cats of all breeds and can be gradual or acute.

Alopcia is extremely noticeable and the hair loss can be varied or symmetrical. It can be accompanied by inflammation and crusting around the area. Some dogs that have alopecia may have scaling of the skin.

So what causes hair loss? The main culprit is mange which caused by the mite Demodex.  Hair loss can also occur if there is a disruption of the hair follicles caused by infection, trauma, an immune disease or problems with the endocrine system. If there are multiple patches of missing hair, it could be inflammation of the hair follicle. A more widespread area of hair loss, meanwhile, may indicate a more specific disease pattern.

The diagnosis is provided my PetMD.

The pattern and severity of alopecia is essential for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Multiple areas of hair loss — This is often accompanied by the reddening of the skin and mild scaling. A fungus such as ringworm or bacterial infections are generally associated with this type of hair loss. Another common cause includes scleroderma, a skin condition that develops from scar tissue or as a result of a recent vaccination.
  • Symmetrical hair loss — There are several known causes for this, including excessive levels of steroids in the dog’s body produced by the adrenal glands, low thyroid levels, increased levels of estrogen, low levels of female hormone secretion, and testosterone-related hair loss (occurring when the levels are lowered suddenly in the dog).
  • Patchy to generalized hair loss — Mange is one of the most familiar causes of this type of hair loss. Other causes include bacterial infections and ringworm. It is is accompanied with redness of the skin and inflammation.

Thanks to Pet MD for provided this valuable information!

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Benefits of Crate Training your Dog

Saturday, October 28, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

There are benefits that your dog can derive from  crate training. But there are things to keep in mind with this training. For one, crates are not meant to be permanent indoor houses for your dog. As such, your dog isn’t meant to be cooped up in his crate for long periods of time. And spending time in the crate should certainly never be used as a punishment. If your dog has done something wrong, don’t ever send him to his crate. He will only learn to associate the crate with punishment.

With dog crates, you also want to make sure you indulge in a crate that’s big enough to accommodate the dog, his water dish, his food, and even some of his preferred toys. You can make the crate more comfortable and accommodating by adding a couple of dog crate pads as well. Also keep an eye open for potential health problems in your dog. If your dog is feeling nauseous, for example, don’t confine him in his crate. This can only lead to a seriously compounded problem.

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