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The Loving Bulldog

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

FRENCH BULL DOGBulldogs are great companions. Remember that bulldogs and heat don’t mix well. Make sure that he is kept in a cool environment indoors. Make sure he has his dog toys, pet carrier, crate and all of the other essentials. The AKC registers over 140 dog breeds every year and the bulldog is in the top 40 every year!  When buying water bowls for your bulldog, invest in heavy duty stainless steel bowls. They will reduce the rash and redness on your bulldogs face  from the bowls. They can be cleaned easily and are much better than plastic. Bulldogs get along great with children and other pets as  a general rule. They love a nice, soft couch, lots of attention, especially getting their bellies rubbed. They have a great disposition, and will give you and your family lots and lots of love. Bulldogs, unlike other breeds have no cosmetic surgery done such as tail docking and ear cropping. You should always consider getting a microchip implanted when he is young. It is completely painless and will contain all of the pertinent information to track your dog in the event that he gets lost. On a final note, one requirement of the bulldog is that you give them lots of love and attention. They will surely repay you many times over!   Remember, your pets count!

 

 

 

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10 Quick Tips to Find Your Lost Dog

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

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Loosing a pet can be one of the most stressful experience that one can experience. We have a tendency to panic and don’t know what to do first. Here are ten quick tips. Print this blog out and keep it handy in case your dog gets lost.

1. Don’t waste time!  In the first two hours, get as many people as you can involved in your search. Ask any family, friends and any neighbor you see to search around town and up to a three-mile radius of the location where the dog was last seen.

2. Search  the neighborhood by foot. Create flyers to hand out and/or staple to telephone poles so that your information is readily available and easy to share. Put a photo (preferably color) of your dog on these cards or print out some images of your dog separately to accompany your information cards. Give these cards to anyone you encounter during this first search.

3.   Bring along your dog’s favorite toy of some other noise that he is familiar with. This will make him come when he hears it.

4.  Bring along another friendly dog companion if possible.

5. While you’re out searching, have someone else make phone calls to your local Humane Society, animal shelters, rescues, vets, and police departments. 

6. Create an ad with a recent picture of your dog. Describe the dog so that an average person would recognize him/her if they saw the dog. Include identifying information about him/her like his collar, dog tags, tattoo, identifying features like scars or unusual coloration or microchip ID number.

7. Intensify the search after your dog has been missing for 24 hours. Make at least 200 photocopies of your ad.  Start posting them on bulletin boards, super markets, telephone poles and in other highly visible areas.

8. Take “found” calls with a grain of salt. There could be some unethical people trying to take advantage. Ask key questions but don’t waste your time if you’re not getting anywhere.

9. After two days, extend your search.

  • Go a little further by vehicle and start spreading the word to local mail carriers, UPS and Fed Ex drivers, joggers, runners, bikers and anyone else walking around the search areas.
  • Continue using strong ad messages to spread and expand your search.
  • Expand the radius of your search area by several miles. Call shelters even beyond the area you think your dog could have reached.
  • Visit the animal shelters and rescue leagues to look for your pet every other day. Don’t expect volunteers to recognize one brown dog from another. If the dog is a dirty, matted mess that lost weight, you may have trouble identifying your own pet. Ask if there is a quarantine area or an area where injured animals are kept in case your dog is separated from those shown to the public.
  • Check the “found” ads in they newspaper each day your pet is lost.
  • Check online databases of lost and found dogs.

10. Stay positive. Dogs have been reunited with their owners even after a year or more.DOG FOUND

 

Remember, your pets count!

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How Much Exercise Should Older Dogs Get?

Sunday, May 11, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

OLDER DOG EXERCISINGExercise is still very important for an older dog. It keeps his joint limber and his heart and lungs healthy. You must consider the physical condition of your dog. If you see signs that he is tiring out, reduce the duration and intensity until you feel that he is comfortable. A healthier dog can start with two exercise sessions a day. You can take him for a 10 minute walk, a short game of fetch or an easy swim. Just make sure that the exercise is not too strenuous.

When you exercise your dog outdoors, pick areas with soft grass or dirt. Exercising your pet on hard or slippery surfaces can damage his footpads or lead to falls. For a healthy dog a moderate walk of 20 minutes twice per day is sufficient.  Check with your veterinarian. He will give you a basic exercise routine. Once you’ve worked up to the fitness level that your vet recommended, check your dogs activity level.  Is he able to move freely and with ease?  How much energy does he have? This is will indicate whether you are exercising him too much.

Remember, your pets count!

 

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Edgewater Radio – The greatest his of the 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s

Constant Country KRS – Todays Hot Country and Yesterdays favorites!

Movin Easy Net Radio  –   Soft favorites from the 60’s 70’s 80’s and 90’s! Great for work!

Dance Fever 54 – Disco and Dance Classics.

Starlite 365 –   Classic pop vocals like Ella, Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughen.

Thunder ROCK 101 – Classic and Modern Rock (Our newest addition)

 

Keep Your Indoor Cat From Getting Outside

Saturday, May 10, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CATBLINDSI’ve said this many times. Indoor cats live longer, healthier lives.  Cats are predators by nature and if you take in a cat who has been used to being outdoors, the first thing that you should do is try to curb his predator behavior. How do we do this?  The answer is to fulfill his needs to engage in predatory behavior.

    I’ve said this many times. Indoor cats live longer, healthier lives. Cats are predators by nature and if you take in a cat who has been used to being outdoors, the first thing that you should do is try to curb his predator behavior. How do we do this? The answer is to fulfill his needs to engage in predatory behavior. Provide toys that your cat can throw around by himself. My cats like the kind with catnip inside. Also provide toys that you could dangle from a stick and shake around. My cat Millie loves to chase her stick every night. It gives them exercise and satisfies their predatory behavior urge. Provide your cat with cat videos that show close ups of rodents and small birds. Position bird feeders or squirrel feeders outside your window so your cat can observe animals coming and going during the day. Doing these things will satisfy your cats urges to “attack.” and keep him safe, happy and secure indoors.
      Remember, your pets count!

 

  • Provide toys that your cat can throw around by himself. My cats like the kind with catnip inside. Also provide toys that you could dangle from a stick and shake around. My cat Millie loves to chase her stick every night. It gives them exercise and satisfies their predatory behavior urge.
  • Provide your cat with cat videos that show close ups of rodents and small birds.
  • Position bird feeders or squirrel feeders outside your window so your cat can observe animals coming and going during the day.

Doing these things will satisfy your cats urges to “attack.” and keep him safe, happy and secure indoors.

Remember, your pets count!

 

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Choosing The Right Vet

Friday, May 9, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOGEYEVETA few days ago, I heard about a Veterinarian in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey who was accused to animal abuse. He kept beloved pets in crowded cages where they were alone in the basement of the building. This was the same vet that I used to take  care of my pet rabbit, Max and my cat Molly to when I lived in Ridgefield Park about 14 years ago. Max is no longer with us and Molly only was taken to this vet a few times when she was very young. I was appalled by this information. It seems that we can’t trust the only ones who could provide health care for our pets.

What can you do to ensure that you have selected the right vet? The best way to find a good veterinarian is to ask people who take care of their pets like you do. Start with a recommendation from a friend, neighbor, animal shelter worker, dog trainer, groomer, boarding kennel employee or pet sitter.

According to the Humane Society, you should ask yourself these questions.

 

  • Is the facility clean, comfortable and well-organized?
  • Are appointments required?
  • How many veterinarians are in the practice?
  • Are there technicians or other professional staff members?
  • Are dog and cat cages in separate areas?
  • Is the staff caring, calm, competent and courteous, and do they communicate effectively?
  • Do the veterinarians have special interests such as geriatrics or behavior?
  • Are X-rays, ultrasound, bloodwork, EKG, endoscopy and other diagnostics done in-house or referred to a specialist?
  • Which emergency services are available?
  • Is location and parking convenient?
  • Do fees fit your budget, and are discounts for senior citizens or multi-pet households available?

Pay close attention to the facility and it’s staff. If you have any doubts, choose another vet right away.

Remember, your pets count!

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Music In The Car To Calm Your Dogs Nerves

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOG MUSICThere are lots of dogs who love to go for a ride, but for some, traveling in the car could be extremely stressful. If your dog cries, shakes, or pants excessively in his pet carrier or in the back seat of your car, there is something other than drugs that you can try. Psychoacoustically designed music which is designed to keep you alert and soothes your pets nerves, can make that dreaded drive much more pleasant. The canine nervous system is extremely sensitive to sound. Special arrangements of classical music can have a soothing impact on your anxious friend in his crate or back seat. You will be reading more details on this in the coming weeks. We will give you specific information as where ti obtain this type of music as well as music that is specifically designed for your dog or cat. Believe it or not, music that is soothing to your dog may not be soothing to your cat. There are different types of music designed specifically for dogs or cats. Stay tuned, more to come on this topic!

Remember, your pets count!

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Choose The Right Groomer

Sunday, May 4, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOGGROOMGenerally, if your dog has long hair, you’ll need to take him to the groomer on a regular basis, about once every one or two months.  If you are in the process of choosing a groomer for your dog, here are some tips that may help.

  • Make sure that the shop is well ventilated. Your dog will be there for about half of the day and he should be cool and comfortable.
  • Check out the fee. Find out what services that are included in the fee.  Most places include a bath, brushing and and ear cleaning and a drying service.
  • Ask about the method used for drying. This is very important! I’ve heard stories where at some salons the dog was burned to death because of a lack of supervision!
  • Ask if certain vaccinations are required before the dog is accepted for grooming.
  • See if the salon that you are choosing has a policy for dealing with sick dogs that are brought in for grooming.
  • How long will the grooming take? Will you have to pay for additional charges if you have to pick your dog up at a later time?
  • How far in advance do you have to make an appointment?
  • Ask about how the salon deals with emergencies such as if your dog was sprayed by a skunk or rolled in noxious substances.

If your dog has to stay while you’re at work, you may want to bring along one of his favorite dog toys.

 

Remember, your pets count!

 

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The “Cocky” Cocker Spaniel

Saturday, May 3, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

The american Cocker Spaniel has a rounded head, very long ears and a feathered medium length coat.  They are cheerful and sensitive pets. They are also usually gentle and trusting pets and are very playful. Cocker Spanie

cocker-spanielsls should be socialized at a very early age or they have a tendency to become shy and uncomfortable around people they don’t know. I had a friend who owned a Cocker Spaniel and everytime someone strange would come to the door, she would bark and then run into the bedroom and not come out until the person was gone!  They are usually good with children but must understand their place under humans.  They need a firm loving owner and daily exercise. If you are not available all the time, it might be a good idea to get a dog exercise pen for him to play around in.  The Cocker Spaniel is easy to train and for the most part, they get along well with other animals.  They can be difficult to housebreak so be patient. Don’t let your new family member develop “small dog syndrome.” This is where lots of dog owners go wrong.  The dog believes that he is the pack leader to all humans. You must start early. Train him to know that you are the leader. If you don’t, behavior issues may develop. The Cocker Spaniel usually does well in apartments but make sure to take him on daily long walks so that he gets plenty of exercise. Enjoy your new family member!!

 

 

 

Remember, your pet count!

 

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