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Accidental Urination

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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.

Remember, your pets count!

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A Tricky but Tasty Way To Give Your Pet A Pill

Monday, September 10, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

We are only as valuable as our health is good – a statement that’s true for both people and pets. And just like people, pets need certain medicines too to stay healthy. Heart worm pills and flee collars are just the beginning when it comes to keeping your pet safe form infection and disease. And to keep your pet out of the vet’s office, where the bills are usually high and the tails are tucked, you’ll have to make sure your loved one is receiving the proper care – and that means meds.

One of the oldest known tricks to get your animal to take their pet medication is to hide the pill in a glob of peanut butter. Your cat or dog is certain to lick every bit right up as they down what they believe to be a tasty treat. Or if you have the time and the proper tools – the back of a spoon works great – you can also crush the pill into a powder and mix it in with some yummy applesauce. Pill pockes are tasty treats that are available at your pet store. You place the pill in the middle of the treat and your pet enjoys the treat without knowing that he just swallowed his medication. Whichever method you choose, your pet will lead a happy and healthy life!

Remember, your pets count!

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The hurricane season is in full swing and there is a very dangerous storm heading for the east coast. Florence now a tropical storm is expected to re-strengthen in a major hurricane over the next couple of days. Given it’s present track, it seems to be headed for the south east coast of the US. It doesn’t stop there, the entire east coast will feel some effects from this powerful storm.

Make your hurricane plans now and make sure that you include your pets. Petfinder has put together a comprehensive guideline on how to prepare for yourself and your pets. Keep this handy, you may need to use it this week!

HURRICANE TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PETS SAFE!
If you live in areas where you can be affected by a Mother Nature disaster
please read below.
1) If you need to evacuate, PLEASE TAKE YOUR ANIMALS WITH YOU!
HAVE A PLAN, MEMORIZE IT AND STICK TO IT.
DO A SIMULATED EMERGENCY DRILL WITH YOUR FAMILY AND PETS. PICK A
LEADER, FOLLOW THE LEADER AND DO NOT ARGUE WITH THE LEADER.
KNOW SEVERAL PLACES OF EXIT.
DO NOT ENCLOSE YOURSELF AND YOUR PETS TO THE POINT THAT YOU
CANNOT GET OUT!
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 2) In the event that you cannot take the animal where you are going, please make arrangements to board your animal in a safe and reputable boarding facility or vet office.

3) If you are going to a shelter with your animal please make sure you call your veterinarian before hand so you can get a copy of your pets vet records and proof of vaccinations. Most shelters will NOT take your pet, it the pet doesn’t have at least a rabies shot.

Most shelters will NOT take you.
Also, at shelters that accept pets, they are many other pets besides yours, so it is IMPERATIVE that your pet(s) is up to date on shots,
This way she// he will be protected from diseases. Don’t wait until the last minute to give your pets their vaccinations as vaccinations can take up to 2 weeks to take up to 2 weeks to be effective.

4) If you are packing for you, please pack  for your pets as well. you don’t need to take the cat tree or the dog house but please pack a few familiar things you your pet(s) that has the smell of his house. Especially of you go to a shelter. Taking a few toys to entertain the pet is a must, perhaps a familiar blanket. You may also want to include Rescue Remedy at any health food store. It’s a natural stress reliever with no side effects. It can be used as needed and it works great. (DO NOT GET THE RESCUE REMEDY PILLS, THESE CAN BE TOXIC!)

Please don’t just take your pet in a carrier specially if is a cat.  Cats do not like change as they are creatures of habit, going to

a shelter can be very stressful.  Include some scents from home such as a piece of dirty clothing or a blanket. This will make your cat feel more relaxed. Beside a carrier, you are going to need a cage/crate so your cat can be more comfortable while at the shelter. make sure the cage or crate is big enough where your cat can comfortably stand and that the food, water dishes and litter boxes can also fit inside.
5) Getting your pets microchiped is highly advisable, but if the pet is not micro chipped yet, put ID tags on your pet NOW!
6) If your pet takes medications please make sure you have enough to get you through the storm and at least a three week supply for the aftermath. If you don’t have enough now, this is a good time to ask your vet for an additional supply. A cats system is very sensitive. Slightest changes can give them a UTI or stomach problems. Ask for a pill form of an antibiotic.
7) Make sure you have food and water for your pet to last at least two weeks. Bottled water is best.
8) Know your cats hiding places. Try to stay calm, cats can sense human emotions and they make escape to their favorite hiding places when evacuating.
9) I strongly advise never leave your pet alone. If you do (which I would never, ever think of!) never chain them up. Leave plenty of food and water. I will say it again, never leave your pet behind!!
10. Unplug all appliances even the refrigerator. If you have a gas stove, shut off the main line.
Remember, your pets count!
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Music Can Be Calming To Your Pets

Saturday, September 8, 2018
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. In 2000, she performed for hospitalized canines at the Florida Veterinary clinic. The hour long performances immediately began to 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.

Remember, your pets count!

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How About A Spa Day For Your Pooch?

Friday, September 7, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

For thousands of years, massage was used to promote human healing. Using it to promote animal health is a more recent development. For several decades, hardworking equine show jumpers, race horses and racing dogs have received vigorous rub downs as a way to increase flexibility and increase performance. Now massage is used for companion pets. Among its many benefits, massages seems to mitigate the affects of anxiety and stress, help animals recover faster from trauma or surgery and reduce the chronic aches and pains of elderly canines. To help insure that massage therapy is effective, be sure to hire a trained professional who understands canine anatomy. Remember to pamper your dog with lots of exercise dog toys and treats as well.

Remember, your pets count!

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I have to say kudos to those great people who choose to adopt an older dog and give them a wonderful life in their “winter years.” When we adopt a pet, we quickly establish a bond of unconditional love and expect that this bond will last quite awhile. There are so many wonderful older dogs that would love to be taken in and given a chance for a better life in their later years.

I have a neighbor who adopts older Irish setters. She had two older Irish Setters in which she took care of and gave them that special touch making their waning years happy and pleasant. Unfortunately recently both of these wonderful pets crossed over the rainbow bridge. It is very tough on pet owners when they lose a pet at any age.  Adopting an older pet takes a special kind of person, someone who provides unconditional love yet realizes that their new friend may not be with them very long. We need more people like this.

If you want to adopt an older pet, make sure you have all of the information about the pet including detailed medical history. It is also a good idea if you don’t have very young children. I say this for a couple of reasons, first of all young children can be rough on pets  especially older pets with medical conditions. The second reason is that young children require most of your attention taking away quality time that you can spend with your aging pet.

Finally, a thank you to all of the special people out their who adopt older pets and give the love and care they deserve in their final stages of life!

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Taking Your Pet Out In Style

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Yesterday, while walking on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, I noticed lots of dogs walking with their owners in the early evening. I can across a small Pomeranian nestled in a doggie stroller with a little bowl of food, some water and a net to keep the bugs out. It was very cool and the little pet looked like he was enjoying the walk with his family. There are many ways to make your pet comfortable these days. Instead of leaving him home alone, take him with you when you can. I’m sure you and your pet will enjoy being together.

You can going to various pet websites, Petco, Petland etc.  to find different kinds of pet strollers to ensure that your best friend is cool and comfy during his family outing!

Remember, your pets count!

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Be Careful With Table Scraps

Monday, September 3, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Only a very rare dog will turn down a delicious, juicy table scrap but should you really feed your dog things that you can’t eat?  Lets consider some of the problems with feeding your dog table scraps.  You may say that you’ll watch for bones right? Well maybe. Lots of small bones can get mixed into table scraps. You’ll also watch for things that dogs can’t eat like chocolate. You may know this but does a friend that might be coming for dinner?  If you do feed your dog table scraps, they should be a small, measured amount along with a balanced diet of regular dog food. It all adds up and you don’t want an overweight dog begging at the table. If given sparingly, a nutritious table scrap every now and then is probably OK, it could even be a reward in your training routine.  Sit, stay, good dog and enjoy that great tasting piece of chicken!

Remember, your pets count!

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Missing Millie

Sunday, September 2, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

My cat Millie is a very routine little girl. She does things precisely the same time every day. She get us when I get up at 8:00am, she gets her food at 8:15am, she sleeps on top of the sofa in the sun room in the morning, she gets brushed as soon as I get out of the shower, she then retires to the back bedroom for her afternoon nap. She gets her snack every night at 7:00 pm. Millie is a house cat and never goes outside. She doesn’t even like to sit on the porch anymore.

Yesterday after watering the plants on the porch, I came inside to do some work on the computer. About 11:00 am my partner, asked me where Millie was. I said I didn’t know so we began to search the house. We looked in all of her usual places, under beds, in closets, in cabinets,,,,,everywhere but couldn’t find her. I began to panic. She was no where to be found! It was pouring outside and I couldn’t imagine that she could have gotten out. I looked on the porch twice and called her….no Millie.

The third time I searched the porch, there was Millie, apparently upset, she darted inside…she was now back in her ” safe place.”  I didn’t see her the two times I checked on her and she wasn’t wet so she must have been somewhere on the porch.

Losing a pet is a very stressful experience and being that Millie never likes to go outside, this was particularly disturbing. Cats do things for different reasons. I just felt bad that she was trapped outside for over 3 hours. We’re just glad to have her back and are now very careful to check on her every time we go in and out!

Remember, your pets count!

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Unwanted Visitors

Friday, August 31, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Every morning after I feed my cat Millie, I put a bowl of dry food on our porch along with a bowl of fresh water.There are several cats in the neighborhood who don’t have homes so they come and eat the dry food everyday. If you decide to do this, you must remember to remove any left over food at the end of the day. Most of the time the cats eat it all anyway but there are times when there is some left.

The other night, I heard my cat Millie scratching on the sliding doors leading to the porch. I quickly got up to see what all the fuss was about. There was a skunk thoroughly enjoying the left over cat food. I would not open the door but left him there to finish his feast. I forgot to remove the food. So far there are racoons and skunks that know our address!

Remember, your pets count and have a great Labor Day weekend!

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