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The Top Most Aggressive Dogs

Monday, January 30, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

agrressive-2Most of the time, we talk about the friendliest dog breeds for dog owners. Today we have a list of the most aggressive dogs according to PetHelpful.com. Here they are.

#1 – Chihuahua

#2 – Dachshund

#3 – Chow Chow

#4 – Doberman Pinscher

#5 – Dalmation

#6 – Rottweileraggressive2

#7 – Jack Russell Terrier

#8 – German Shepherd

#9 – American Staffordshire/Pit Bull Terrier

#10 – Siberian Husky

This is helpful if you are thinking of adopting a dog and have small children in the home.

Remember, your pets count!aggressive-3

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Stuck Claws

Sunday, January 29, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cat-lawstuckIt really isn’t that uncommon for a cat to tear a claw. Sometimes their nails get caught especially if they are allowed to grow too long. My older cat, Mollie is always getting her claw stuck in something and when I hear a distressful “meow,” I get up and go rescue her. I carefully remove her stuck claw and she “happy” again. If she tears the claw, a painful injury can result. If you notice your cat limping or bleeding, check her, she may have torn a claw. If the claw is torn down close to the pad or your cat is bleeding, it’s probably a good idea to call your veterinarian. Even if your cat does not seem to be suffering, your veterinarian may suggest coming in for an office visit. You don’t want to risk the toenail getting infected. At an appointment, you veterinarian will likely examine the paw, remove the torn nail, bandage the cats foot and then prescribe a pet medication such as an anti-biotic.

Remember, your pets count!

It’s the weekend–turn on the oldies here!

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Cranberry and Your Dogs Urinary Tract

Saturday, January 28, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

floppydogAfter years of research, scientists have found that certain compounds in cranberries can prevent urinary tract infections in humans. The compounds don’t actually kill the bacteria, it would take an antibiotic to do that but the cranberry compounds can act as a preventative. Amy Howell who is an associate research scientist at Rutgers University says that the disease causing bacteria cannot stick to the bladder wall and lose their ability to multiply. The bacteria is then washed out of your system. She says that the same process works in dogs. Not all cranberry products are equal. Ask your veterinarian for cranberry products that have hard hitting bio active properties. So hold off on the pet medication until you try a cranberry product for your dog’s urinary tract.

Remember,your pets count!

It’s the weekend–turn on the oldies here!

Edgewater Gold Radio = 50’s thru the early 80’s and standards!

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – 50’s and 60’s all the time!

The Edgewater Internet Radio Network – both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio can be heard here plus you can download the FREE Edgewater Gold Radio App!

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Noisy Breathing in Older Cats

Friday, January 27, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

oldercatcheckMy cat Molly is 17 1/2 and sometimes I hear a low pitched type of snore when she is sitting with me. Other times, I hear nothing at all. She is not having any difficulty breathing and still seems quite comfortable. It usually stops when I start petting her and maybe it’s even an attention getting device. She has an appointment with the Vet next Saturday and I will ask them what it could be. Since she has other medical issues, I want to keep an eye on this. Here is what Pet MD says about this type of breathing.

Stertor and Stridor in Cats

Stertor is noisy breathing that occurs during inhalation. It is a low-pitched, snoring type of sound that usually arises from the vibration of fluid, or the vibration of tissue that is relaxed or flabby. It usually arises from airway blockage in the throat (pharynx).

Stridor is high-pitched, noisy breathing. The higher-pitched sounds result when relatively rigid tissues vibrate with the passage of air. It often occurs as the result of partial or complete blockage of the nasal passages or voice box (larynx), or collapse of the upper part of the windpipe (known as cervical tracheal collapse).

Unusually loud breathing sounds are often the result of air passing through abnormally narrowed passageways, meeting resistance to airflow because of partial blockage of these regions. The origin may be the back of the throat (nasopharynx), the throat (pharynx), the voice box (larynx), or the windpipe (trachea). Abnormal breathing sounds of this type can be heard without using a stethoscope.

Remember, your pets count!

Enjoy this Friday with the best oldies of all time! They re all right here!

Edgewater Gold Radio – a great variety of oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great standards.

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – All 50’s and 60’s all the time!

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Tiny Greyhounds

Thursday, January 26, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

tinygreyhoundYou just saw a small dog run by that seemed like a small version of the Greyhound. You may have seen an Italian Greyhound. This is an ancient canine breed that has all of the sleek proportions of a full size greyhound. These dogs are barely a foot tall. If you compare a regular greyhound to, lets say a bus, then the Italian greyhound could be compared to an Italian sports car. They have the same easy going, sweet disposition of the larger greyhounds and the desire to run. It was a favorite of Italian noblemen and if you know anything about art, you would know that the miniature greyhound is frequently seen in renaissance art. So now you’re thinking that the Italian greyhound would make a perfect apartment dog right? You are partially correct. They are good for apartments in terms of size, but they require lots of exercise. You can’t just put on his dog leash and stoll around the neighborhood. These dogs like to run in wide open spaces. So if you live in a city, you way want to re-consider owning an Italian greyhound.

Remember, your pets count!

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Feisty Cats and Your Ankles

Sunday, January 22, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catankesYour cat is pouncing on your ankles as you pass by, he’s probably trying to act on his instinct to hunt prey. Try to anticipate this and redirect his frenzy to a cat toy on a stick or even a rolling toy. When your cat goes for your ankles, clap your hands or stomp your foot to cut it short. Indoor cats need lots of active and interactive play. If you offer him some indoor exercise and play on a daily basis this problem may be cured. The assault on your ankles usually takes place when your cat is a kitten and stops as soon as he gets older. If your cat launches a serious attack that breaks your skin, take him to the veterinarian. The aggression might be caused by pain, a hormonal change or a nervous system problem.

Remember, your pets count!

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Monitoring Your Dog While Your Away From Home

Saturday, January 21, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dog-monitorIn the 1980’s, I  had a Chihuahua and I have to admit, I didn’t socialize or train him properly. While he was I puppy, I didn’t crate him. I held my breath every night wondering what I would find when I got home and every night I found a mess! Plants over turned, toilet paper all over, pillows ripped apart and foam all over the place. As you can imagine, my frustration level was at it’s peak.

Today, we live in a different world. We train our pups better and use their crates as a method of training. We also have technology where we could monitor our pups every move while we’re away. Here’s a way to set up Skype to monitor your best bud!

 

Happy monitoring! Remember, your pets count!

Relax this weekend with the best oldies of all time. Listen to our great oldies stations right here!

Edgewater Gold Radio – oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great standards.

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – oldies from the 50’s and 60’s only.

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Inmates That Train Dogs

Thursday, January 19, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

inmatedogThere are a variety of ways to become involved in training a service dog. One unique way that benefits the dog and the training is through inmates. When given the opportunity to train future service dogs, inmates gain confidence, learn how to handle responsibility and develop a valuable emotional bond with the animal. They also gain training and grooming expertise. Abilities that may help them find jobs when they leave prison. It’s an idea that seems to be working. Released inmates that have trained dogs have high employment and low rates of returning to a life of crime. The dog’s benefit to. Most are rescue dogs that need attention and obediance training. Many go on to become valuable service or therapy dogs. So if your ever visiting anyone in prison, don’t be surprised if you see some prisoners with dog leashes and dogs training.

Remember, your pets count!

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Nasty Whipworm in Dogs

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cutyydogWhipworms are nasty parasites that can that can live in a dog’s large intestine and feed on his blood. Some dogs with whipworm show no symptoms at all but many have diaherrea and lose weight. In severe cases, the they may develop anemia. Because infected whipworm eggs are passed in an infected animal’s feces, they can contaminate water and soil. Healthy dogs then contract whipworm by ingesting the eggs. To prevent problems, keep your yard free of droppings and bring a fecal sample in when you take your dog for is routine examination. Your veterinarian will perform a fecal test to check for whipworm. He will prescribe a pet medication like a canine de-B if the test is positive.

Remember, your pets count!

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Kitty Frustration Part 2

Monday, January 16, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

greenieYesterday, I wrote about my 17 1/2 year old cat Molly who’s suffering from Thyroid and Kidney disease. She refused to take her pill that I put in a Greenie pouch. A Greenie is a moist treat that has a small pouch in it where you could hide the pill. I tried everything but she refused to take her medication. She had been taking her pill in the Greenie pouch all along. I finally decided to switch the flavor of the Greenie from chicken to salmon and then crushed the pill before placing it into the pouch. Voila! Molly is now taking her pill again. Cats are finicky and sometimes switching things up will do the trick. Don’t give up trying. That’s what I’m doing with Molly. I’d like to keep her around as long as possible.catpill2

Remember, your pets count!

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