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Teaching Your Dog To Sit…..Simple Steps!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

dog campingThe sit command is simple to teach your dog. It’s an important trick as well since it can save those guests of yours from muddy paws and save your dog from running out into traffic. The best was to teach the sit command is to simple wait for your dog to sit. Then you say “sit” and give a reward. The second method involves luring your dogs nose to the sky with a treat till his behind hits the ground. As soon as it does, say “sit” and give him a treat. A third method uses a little more intervention. Hold his dog leash up, push his backside down and say “sit.” All of these methods will help your dog associate the word with the action. This will work as long as your are consistent, practice a lot and give lots of praise and rewards.

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Dogs Can Help Us Meet New Friends

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

neighbors walking dogsDogs can be a great way to meet new people.  Usually, we need a reason to talk to people that we don’t know. While we are out walking our dog, strangers will often stop to pet or compliment our pet. These short encounters can often lead to a new friendships. I’ve met many neighbors here at my new place in Delaware as they were walking past my house with their dog.  Dogs can make it easier to meet people because they are a great way to start a conversation on neutral ground. We also get our exercise while walking and playing with our dogs. Besides their unconditional love, dogs can make socializing easier and even keep us healthier. More countless reason for you to adopt a dog! Do it today!

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Edgewater Radio – oldies from the 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s

Constant Country KRS – Hot country hits, classics and new releases.

Movin Easy Net Radio – soft rock from the 60’s 70’s 80’s and 90’s.

Dance fever 54 – disco and dance favorites.

Starlite 365 – Popular standards, music that lives on!

Thunder ROCK 101 – Classic Rock, Classic Hits and Modern Rock

Keeping Your Cats Away from The Furniture

Sunday, July 13, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CRAZY CATI bought a new living room set for my home in Delaware and my two cats Millie and Molly think that they have a new place to sharpen their claws. They already started on one chair and I’m determined to stop them in their tracks. If your cat is not de-clawed, they will use your furniture as a scratching post. If you’re like me and don’t believe in de-clawing your cat, you must have a plan to protect your furniture. I bought a product called Boundary which is a spray. You spray it on the places where you don’t want your cat to go. I spray it all over the chairs in the living room. So far, so good. It’s keeping my cats away from the furniture. It must be sprayed everyday until your cat has no interest in going near your furniture. You can also try clear plastic strips which are sold at some pet stores. If you start right away and are persistent, you can protect your furniture against the wrath of your cat.

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Using Ultra Sound in Veterinary Medicine

Saturday, July 12, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

cute cute catsUltra sound is one of the most useful tools in veterinary medicine. It provides a three dimensional image of an animals entire abdomen. With this low stress, non invasive procedure a veterinarian gets a clear picture of every organ. Thomas Baker of the UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a Veterinarian specializing in Ultra Sound technology says that the signs of an illness available in digital images can help a veterinarian pinpoint the problem early on. He says that the ultra sound enhances the clinical thought of the veterinarian. Using the information provided with ultrasound, your veterinarian can customize treatment to meet your pets specific needs.  Diagnosis can be made early increasing your pets life and reducing the cost of pet medication that may not be treating the specific problem.

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Treating Your Dogs Shallow Wounds

Friday, July 11, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOG WOUNDDuring the course of your  dogs life, he may get injured or  cut himself.Wounds fall into two main categories: shallow and deep. Shallow wounds involve just the skin; deep wounds penetrate to the muscles and other tissues below the skin. To treat a shallow wound make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly. Use cotton pads and a mild antibacterial soap to clean the wound. Clean it thoroughly and gently.  Rinse the wound with a sterile saline solution. Apply anti-bacterial ointment to the wound. Cover the wound with gauze then wrap it with a bandage but make sure that it isn’t wrapped too tightly as to cut off circulation. Periodically feel your dogs toes. If they become swollen or cool to the touch, remove the bandage. Leave the bandage off until the swelling goes down. Gently re-apply the bandage.

If the wound is deep and there is a lot of bleeding, take your dog to the vet because he probably requires stitches.

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CAT CUTIEThere is an outdoor cat who lives next door to us in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This cat is infected with FIV. It has shown no symptoms. Even though my cats don’t go outside, I do let them on our porch and always make sure that the cat next door is not around.  FIV infected cats are found worldwide. In the United States, approximately 1.5 to 3 percent of healthy cats are infected with FIV. Rates rise significantly-15 percent or more-in cats that are sick or at high risk of infection. Because biting is the main way that the disease is transmitted, outdoor cats are more likely to get infected.  As with HIV, casual contact does not cause infection.  This is the reason that I make sure that my cats do not come in contact with the cat next door. As with HIV, FIV infected cats can show no symptoms and live normal lives but the risk of developing FIV related illnesses significantly is increased.

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Should You Buy Pet Insurance for Your Cat?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

cute cute catsYou may want to consider getting your cat health insurance if you want to give her life saving treatments in the event that she gets very sick.  Dr. Jack Stevens is the president of Veterinary Pet Insurance., the nations largest pet health insurer.  Dr Stevens says that health insurance for cats and other pets is available and can help with your pets needs.  So what’s the cost to you?  The Veterinary Pet Insurance’s cost for kittens is about $100.00 per year.  For five to eight year old cats, it’s about $150 per year.  It may be a good idea since veterinary care is very expensive. It will give you some peace of mind as well.  So if there is a serious problem with your pet and treatment will be very expensive, pet insurance will really help and because of the treatment, may extend the life of your pet!

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Dog Tracking Systems

Sunday, July 6, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

Dog TrackGetting a GPS dog tracking system is a great idea in certain situations. These systems help locate your dog in the event that he gets separated from you. There are certain other situations where a dog tracking system might be helpful.  If you are a hiker or fisherman and take your dog with you and leave him off of his leash, a tracking system would be helpful.  Another situation is if you live in a rural area, on a farm or ranch where your dog has to run of the property.  Finally, if your dog is a runner or frequently gets out of his leash, a GPS system would quickly help you pinpoint his location.

These tracking devices usually attach to your dogs collar or harness. They receive signals from satellites to pinpoint your dogs location. You can check online to see the different types of devices that are available.  Keep your pets safe at all times.

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Dogs and Trash…….Watch Out!

Saturday, July 5, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOG TRASHDoes your dog always go for the dumpster when he sees one? Dogs that eat trash are living dangerously!  Not only are bone parts and other pieces of garbage hazardous to your dog’s digestive system but moist food can become toxic quickly.  Did you know that disgarded food scraps grow fungus in a couple of days? This poses a great risk to your dog. Moldy cheese product like old pizza are exceptionally dangerous because they contain toxins that can give your dog muscle tremors and seizures. Keep you dog on his dog leash and away from the trash while walking him. If he does manage to get into the garbage, watch him very closely. If he has a loss of appetite, shivering or yellow eyes or lips, there’s  a major problem. Make sure that you call your vet immediately.

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SAD DOGAll dog and cat owners know that  our pets act differently toward us when they sense that we are sad. Many dogs slink away and sulk or even hide when their human parents argue.  If there is a major fight between two adults, this really takes it’s toll on our pets.  Dogs seem to recognize the hostility and don’t want to be around it.  You may think that the dog does not like loud voices but this isn’t the case. Even if  two adults are hostile to one another and don’t really raise their voices, the dog still does not want to be around it. How we act does affects our pets . A dog is able to project your feeling of disappointment or anger. My cat, especially my older one Molly, actually tries to comfort me by cuddling up more when I’m feeling frustrated or sad.

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