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How to Care For A Cat With Diabetes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

There are two types of diabetes that cats get. Diabetes Mellitus occurs when a cats body cannot produce or use insulin correctly. Then there’s type 2 diabetes which usually doesn’t require insulin. Caring for a cat with diabetes is a joint effort and it’s very important that you do your part along with your veterinarian.  As soon as a cat is diagnosed with Diabetes Mettitus, she will probably require insulin injections. You have to administer these injections according to the schedule that your vet provides. The dosage will depend on needs and condition of the cat.  Types of insulin varies from cat to cat. You should have her blood tested regularly to determine if the amount of insulin is sufficient or  in some cases, it may be too much.  Your vet will show you how to give your cat her insulin shot.  One good place to give the injection is along the side of your cats’ body.  Insulin shots are usually given twice per day in either one or two units per shot.

Once your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes, you must always monitor her at home. Take note of any changes in her weight, eating habits or blood sugar levels. Notify your if vet  you do notice any changes.  Also consult your vet before administering any additional pet medications for other  conditions.

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Best Companion Dogs For Seniors

Monday, March 4, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Smaller dogs are preferred for seniors because they are easier to handle and most only require moderate exercise and are lower maintenance.

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier makes an excellent companion for seniors because they are easy to carry and don’t require much space. The are perfect for a small apartment. They are a breed with lots of personality and provides lots of love and companionship to it’s owner.

Care is needed if grandchildren come to visit, especially toddlers who could easily hurt the dainty Yorkie.

A Yorkie can live between 13 and 16 years and live lots longer.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is easy to train and also can do lots of tricks if trained properly. They do suffer from separation anxiety is left alone for longer periods of time.

The Bichon Frise has a fluffy white coat that needs to be groomed regularly. They are also double coated and do not shed.

They get along well with children. Due to their robust size, they are not likely to get injured. However, care must be taken with toddlers because bichons can snap at them.

The bichon lives between 12 to 15 years but is prone to several severe health conditions that you can discuss with your vet.

Remember, your pets count!

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How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Saturday, March 2, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

The answer to this question depends on the dog breed. Dogs that are bred for working such as Retrievers and Huskies require lots of exercise.  Walk these dog for at least 30 minutes each day. In addition to their normal daily walks, smaller dogs such as lap dogs or toy dogs only require an occasional walk for exercise. Two or three times a week in usually sufficient. They can also run around the house which also gives them lots of exercise.

The best way to determine how much exercise your dog needs is to look at his body and behavior. If he is fit and not overweight and behaves well in the house, then he’s probably getting enough exercise.  If after you walk your dog, you notice that he is getting into everything in the house and just not behaving well, try playing with him with is dog toys in the house. Play fetch or hide and seek. If he’s a swimmer and you have a pool, take a swim with him.

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Keeping That Litter Box Clean

Friday, March 1, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

In order to thoroughly clean your cats litter box, here are some steps that you should take.

Keep that litter box clean!
  1. Dump all of the used litter into a garbage bag and toss it out immediately.
  2. When cleaning the box, use very hot  soapy water . Do not use harsh chemicals. I use dish washing liquid.  Scrub the box with old rags that you keep just for this purpose.
  3. After scrubbing , rinse the box very well with hot water to remove all traces of  soap.
  4. Fill the box with hot water and add a cup of bleach.
  5. Rinse the box again very well with hot water to remove the bleach.
  6. You can either air dry the box, or wipe it with a clean rag.
  7. Fill the box with clean litter. You may want to line to box with kitty liners, or a plastic bag. This will make clean up next time easier.

Change the box a least one a week and scoop every day. Your cats does not like a dirty box and neither will you. Remember, your pets count!

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Hiring A Dog Trainer? Check Their Credentials!

Thursday, February 28, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Many people will hire a dog trainer without checking any of their credentials. I read an article from Tennessean.com which I will pass on to you today. The article was written by John Bowman and it was written awhile ago but still holds true today.

Most dog trainers talk one heck of a ballgame. In fact the way some trainers brag, you’d think they invented dogs.

“People call themselves behaviorists and trainers, and it sounds very prestigious, but there really is no law that says they need to have a certain kind of education,” says Stephanie Shain, director of outreach for companion animals for the Humane Society of the United States.

So if there’s no licensing or testing required, how can you tell a real pro from some guy who just got tired of selling insurance and decided to call himself a dog trainer?

Kat Martin, owner of  DOGS & KAT Dog Training & Behavior Counseling in Nashville, says the key is watching the trainer in action.

“My advice would definitely be to call a trainer, ask them how long they’ve been training and what their background is. But if you really want to make sure this person is right for you, ask if you can attend a class and observe.”

Martin says it’s a red flag when a trainer is hesitant to let you sit in on a class.

“A good trainer would say, ‘Absolutely, come whenever you want. I’ll have a chair ready for you.’ Because if they’re a good trainer, then they’re proud of what they do, and they won’t have anything to hide.”

Let your dog decide

Shain advises owners to do an initial phone interview to find out a trainer’s background and training style. Owners may also want to ask for references. If the initial interview goes well, schedule a time to observe a class.

“The bottom line is to trust your gut,” Shain says. “If something makes you feel uncomfortable, it’s okay to say, ‘You’re not the right person to train my dog.’ “

Don’t forget that dogs are usually great judges of character. Shain believes if a dog is afraid of a trainer, then their owner probably should be, too.

“Training should be a fun, positive experience. It should never be scary, and it should never make you feel worried for your pet’s safety. There should be no yelling or hitting.”

Shain said group basic obedience courses are a great way for dogs to learn basic socialization and manners. She also encourages owners to actively participate in their dogs’ training.

“The classes are really as much for you as they are for your dog. Going to training together can really strengthen the bond between you and your pet.”

Most 4-week basic obedience courses cost between $50 and $70. Prices for private training sessions vary, but they’re generally between $40 and $75 per hour.

Do associations matter?

Just about all trainers belong to an association of some kind. Shain says the Association of Pet Dog Trainers is one of the more highly regarded groups, but she cautions that membership in a professional organization doesn’t guarantee a good trainer.

Nashville’s Martin says owners should take the time to learn about which association a trainer belongs to before signing up their dogs.

“There are so many organizations,” Martin says. “Some you just pay money to and you’re a member; others actually require some education and testing.”

Like Martin, Shain believes there’s just no substitute for watching someone in action.

“The real key for people is going for themselves to see how the trainer operates,” Shain says. “Ask to observe a group class. Certainly, asking if you can come and observe is a reasonable request that any trainer should feel comfortable with.”

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Cat Hair Is Not What’s Making You Sneeze

Monday, February 25, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

You wake up in the morning sneezing and sneezing, your cat is snuggled next to you in your bed. Of course you think that you may be allergic to him and you may be but it’s not his fur that’s making you sneeze.

When cats clean themselves, they deposit their saliva all over their bodies. The saliva contains a protein that, when dry becomes airborne. This airborne protein is the allergen that makes people have an allergic reaction. So it’s the cat saliva, not the cat hair which that sneezing, watery eyes and itching not the cats hair.

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The Importance Of Fatty Acids

Sunday, February 24, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Fatty acids are specific polyunsaturated fats that keeps your dogs skin and fur shiny and healthy. The omega 6 fatty acids are especially important to an animals 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 you must provide them in your dog’s diet. They’re naturally found in animal fats and vegetable oils and most commercial dog foods are made to contain the proper types and ratios. Some dogs with skin problems and certain health conditions may benefit from fatty acid supplements. Ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.  He may suggest adding sunflower oil to your pets food.

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As a Cat falls, the righting reflex allows the cat to orient it’s body so that its paws are facing the ground. The reflex is activated even after the cat is blindfolded or falls in complete darkness. As a cat falls, it may also spread out it’s body to increase drag and slow the fall. Cats can often survive a fall of up to six stories in height. Humans, on the other hand can usually survive a fall from about two stories.

On the other hand, dogs are not built the same and can injure themselves as humans do in falls from much shorter distances. I once had a small dog who leaped from a stairway going upstairs in my home. He leaped through the railing from about four steps up and landed on carpet. He still sprained his leg and was limping for a few days.

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Malte Pom’s Real Cuties

Thursday, February 21, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

When you cross a Maltese with a Pomeranian, you get a Malte Pom. Sometimes these dogs are called Pomenese , these great little dogs grow to five up to nine pounds and are clever, amusing and affectionate.  They need regular and rigorous exercise to minimize barking and boredom. The white coat of the Maltese mixes with the Pomeranian’s apricot, cream, black or brown to create varying shades and patches of color. The long, silky fur on the Malte Pom doesn’t shed but needs regular grooming or a short cut.  Malte Poms live between 12 and 15 years and some say that they are healthier than the breeds that they descended from.  Malte Poms are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club but as with all designer dogs, not by the American Kennel Club.

Remember, lots of exercise, dog toys,treats and love. Your pets count!

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A Cat’s Meow

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Did you know that meows are directed almost exclusively at humans and rarely toward other cats? This may be an extension of the similar “mew” sound that kittens use to signal a request to their mothers. Cats communicate with other cats mainly by using body language and scent. Wild cats only produce a few sounds, while a domesticated cat produces a wide variety for the sole purpose of communicating with humans. The pitch of the meow can help you understand its meaning. The lower the sound, the more agitated the cat. If the meow sound is high toned, the cat is probably quite happy to convey his or her message. So pay attention to your cat’s meow.

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