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Searching for Your Pet Online

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

computerdogIf you want to search for a new pet online, you have many options depending on what you’re looking for. There are rescue groups for almost any breed of dog or cat. There are shelters in almost every town and there are cyber shelters such as petfinder.com. I would advise you not to fall in love with a pet just by looking at a photo. We discussed in previous postings the characteristics of particular breeds of pets. Research the breeds temperament and background. Consider the breeds, size, general behavior and any other characteristics that may be important to you. Any pet that you bring into your home should match well with your family and your lifestyle. Check out the rescue group as well. Find out about its procedure, its follow up policies and its adoption fees. Before you go out and buy that dog leash or that cat bed make sure you do your homework.

Remember, your pets count!

Listen to the greatest songs on the radio – oldies like you remember them – the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and standards are all in one play – Edgewater Gold Radio —click now and enjoy!

The best variety of the 50’s and 60’s are on Rehoboth Radio 5060 – click now and enjoy!

Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio 5060 from our website The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!   Click, Listen and enjoy! Download our free app from our website!

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How Old Is Your Cat In Human Years.

Monday, February 27, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catagechartThere are many theories about an age a cat may be in human years. The theory of 6 or 7 years to every human year is false. Here is a chart that may help.

My 17 1/2 cat Molly is actually about 84 years old in human years. My 12 year old cat Millie is actually about 63. What’s your cats age?

Remember, your pets count.

 

 

Oldies like you’ve never heard them before. A great variety of the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s plus great standards on Edgewater Gold Radio. If you love the 50’s and 60’s,  Rehoboth Radio 5060 is for you. Listen to both great stations from our website and download the free Edgewater Gold Radio app from our website!  The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

 

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Don’t Ignore Lumps On Your Dog

Saturday, February 25, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

vetdogexamMany middle ages and senior dogs, especially those that are overweight develop benign tumors under their skin. These growths are usually located on the belly or the upper legs and are generally harmless. If you notice a lump on your dog, have your veterinarian check it out. If it is a benign tumor and the dogs movement is not compromised, no treatment is necessary but it is still a good idea to keep an eye on the fatty deposit to make sure that it doesn’t grow. Your veterinarian can biopsy the growth every now and then to check for any cancerous changes. If your dog has one of these growths (lypoma), there is a chance that he will develop more. This doesn’t mean that you should dismiss any new growths or bumps. Have them checked out. Ask your vet to give each one a proper exam. Usually no pet medication is prescribed and nothing else has to be done.

Great oldies all the time on one great oldies station. Edgewater Gold Radio – the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and standards!  If you love the 50’s and 60’s, then Rehoboth Radio  is the place for you. The greatest memories from the 50’s and 60’s all the time! Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from our website The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

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We Go Overboard For Our Pets

Thursday, February 23, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catturkeySometimes our pets run our lives. As you know my 17 1/2 year old cat Molly needs a very healthy, high moisture, lower protein or good protein diet because of her kidney disease. I feed her a combination of prescription cat food, Weruva moist packets and fresh chicken or turkey. Now Molly requires that her turkey be sliced at the deli in the supermarket. The cut cannot be honey roasted or smoked and the cut must be fresh. She does not want anything prepackaged. It has to be the good, fresh stuff. So every couple of days, I stand in line at the supermarket and order Molly 1/2 pound of crest turkey. I tell you, this little girl is taking me to the bank but we do anything for our pets!

Remember, your pets count!

Finding the music you love is difficult. If you love oldies, you probably love ALL oldies not just the classic hits from the 70’s and 80’s. You’ve found the right place. Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio, places the oldies the bring back the greatest memories of your life. Listen right here! You can also listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio 5060 from our website. The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

 

 

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Regular Cat Brushing Will Cut Down On Hairballs

Monday, February 20, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catbrushedMy cat Millie constantly has hairballs. This morning when I woke up, I found one on the couch which didn’t make me too happy. I brush her nearly every day. Brushing is the most common way to groom your cat. It can also help cut down on hairballs if you do it regularly. You’ll save on hairball remedies. If your cat has long hair, she should be brushed everyday to prevent the hair from becoming matted. Brushing is also a good way to reduce the amount of fur on your clothes and furniture. When I stop brushing Millie, she will “meow” telling me that she wants more!

While brushing her, it’s a good idea to sometimes comb through her fur and check for fleas. Brushing is also a good way to check the general condition of your cat. Check to see that the fur is smooth and shiny and also check to see if your cat has any lumps or bumps on her. If you find one have your vet check it out right away. It could be nothing or something serious but treatable if detected early.

Remember, your pets count!

Oldies can lift your mood and make your day at work go faster. Read our blog and listen to our great oldies stations all day.

Edgewater Gold Radio – 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and standards!

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – Great oldies from the 50’s and 60s!

Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio 5060  from our website. The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

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Is Your Dog Urinating More Than Usual?

Sunday, February 19, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dogpeeIf you notice that your dog is urinating more than usual or having frequent “accidents” in the house, then there is a problem. Here are some possible reasons.

1.Canine Urinary tract infections or Canine Cystitis means that your dog’s bladder is inflamed because of infection. This causes the need for her to urinate more often.

2. Bladder stones in dogs are also a fairly common problem. The stones form when high mineral levels in the urine crystallize and form stones.

3. If your dog is older, your vet may suspect a hormonal imbalance which affects your dogs kidney function.

4.Canine Diabetes unfortunately is on the rise these days. As a result, your dog will drink more water and urinate more frequenctly.

5.Cushings Disease is a disease that usually affects older dogs. Along with hair loss and weight gain, you’ll notice your dog drinking more water and urinating more.

Don’t try to diagnose any of these diseases by yourself or administer any pet medication that is not prescribed by your vet. Contact your vet immediately and he’ll administer the necessary tests and make the final diagnosis.

Remember, your pets count!

Great music on our internet radio stations. The oldies never stop on Edgewater Gold Radio – the 50’s through the early 80’s plus standards. Rehoboth Radio 5060 – all 50’s and 60’s. Listen to Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio 5060 on our website – The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

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When Training Your Pup, The Proper Tone is Key

Friday, February 17, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

pupgraduateWhen you’re trying to teach your puppy a simple command or you’re correcting bad behavior, an appropriate tone of voice will convey the message most clearly. Remember that you’re dog is not human and he doesn’t understand English. Give commands in a clear, firm voice with a tone that says that “I am your leader.” Never let sharp, edgy or frustrated tones creep into your voice. That will only confuse your little pup. He’ll know that you’re displeased but he won’t know why. Whenever your puppy responds well or behaves nicely, praise him with warm, encouraging, upbeat tones. He’ll know that you’re happy and he’ll repeat the behavior. It may take awhile but your pup will learn if you stay calm and consistent. When he does behave well, don’t forget to reward him with a dog treat!

Remember ,your pets count!

Keep the greatest variety of oldies playing all weekend. We have you covered with the 50s’ 60’s 70’s 80’s plus you’ll hear great pop standards!

Edgewater Gold Radio – 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s pop standards!

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – Exclusively the 50’s and 60’s.

Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from our website – The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

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Cranky Cat, Could Be A Sign on Aging

Thursday, February 16, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cranky-catMy cat Molly is 17 1/2 years old. The other day, my neighbor stopped by for a short visit. My cat knows her and usually doesn’t mind a pet or two. Today when my neighbor went to pet her, she would have none of it. She showed her teeth and let out a big hiss! We all get a bit cranky as we get older and so do cats. So Ped MD tells us that when your cat reacts to being disturbed with irritation and crankiness, she could be feeling the physical effects of aging — stiffness, soreness (maybe from arthritis), muscular weakness, or diminished smell or hearing. She also could be feeling some confusion and sadness about her restricted activity and diminished ability to be part of family life. Find ways to include her, even if that means just holding her on your lap as she watches whats going on around her, and take care to leave her alone when she’s settled in comfortably. Molly loves to spend hours sitting on my lap as I read, watch television or work on my computer.

Remember, your pets count!

If your reading this blog at work, I want to let you know that in addition to a daily blog, I also run two online internet radio stations an invite you to listen as you work. I’m a baby boomer and have worked in radio for about 23 years. My online stations play a large variety of oldies from “our generation.” Today, if it’s over 5 years old, it doesn’t exist. So if you love the music of the 50’s , 60’s 70’s and early 80’s plus also love pop vocals and standards, I invite you to listen right here, bookmark this page and download our station app from your play store.

Edgewater Gold Radio – the 50’s through the early 80’s and standards.

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – Exlucsively 50’s and 60’s.

The Edgewater Internet Radio Network website – listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from here. You can also download our free app from here!

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Are You Ready to Adopt a Pet?

Sunday, February 12, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

peopleadoptAre You Ready to Adopt? The ASPCA has put together these considerations before making  this very important decision.

When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of his life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats. As you go through lifestyle changes such as moves, the birth of children and new jobs, your animal will remain a permanent part of your life. If circumstances change, will you still be able to care for your pet?
Owning a dog or cat costs more than the initial adoption fee. Food, veterinary care, spaying or neutering and proper identification—that means a collar with tags and a more permanent form of ID such as microchipping—can add up.
Time is also a factor. Dogs benefit from several hours of exercise and companionship every day. Cats are healthiest and happiest indoors and love to be treated to energetic play sessions. If your work demands that you travel often, or if you’re out of the house most days and evenings, this may not be the right time to adopt.
It is important to consider whether your children, along with your resident pets, are able to accommodate the addition of a cat or dog to your household.

Thanks to ASPCA.org for providing this valuable information!

Remember, your pets count!

On tonight’s grammy awards, you’ll hear many great artists and talent of today but lets not forget the foundation where all of these artists came from. The oldies that are the staple of your life and that bring back the BEST memories. Edgewater Gold Radio plays them all! The 50’s 60’s 70’s and early 80’s plus great pop standards! Rehoboth Radio plays the best songs of the 50’s and 60’s. Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio can be heard on The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

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House Training A Brand New Pup

Saturday, February 11, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

puppeeYou just brought home your adorable new puppy. Now comes the hard part, training him. Each puppy conquers housebreaking at a different rate. I would avoid paper training or using training pads. While this method has long been promoted as easy and acceptable, it also teaches your dog that going indoors is acceptable. I did this for my little Chihuahua and he would think it was fine to lift his leg in the house. Using a crate to train your new puppy is an excellent and a very effective method. This method is effective because your puppy will learn that he has to go outdoors. Puppies have very small bladders and it will take a few months for them to get through the night without going. You need to be patient just like you would with a new baby. Crate training encourages the right kind of behavior. Typically, a new puppy will need to go outside every two or three hours. This is why it is very important that you are there to spend time with him. Here’s a schedule that may be helpful to you.

7:00 am – take puppy outside

7:20 am – give food and water to the puppy in his crate.

7:45 -am – take puppy outside

11:30am – take puppy outside

12:0o pm – give food and water to the puppy in his crate.

12:45 pm- take puppy outside

2:30pm – take puppy outside

4:30pm – take puppy outside

5:00pm – give food and water to puppy in his crate.

5:30 pm take puppy outside

After about an hour, take puppy for a short walk and spend time playing. This is very important in a puppy’s development. It will also help the puppy with sleeping through the night.

7:30pm Remove any food and water for the night

8:30pm Take the puppy outside

9:30 pm Put the puppy in his crate to sleep.

Most likely for a few weeks your puppy will not be able to get through the night without going. Listen for any restlessness or whining in the night. If you hear him, get up and take him outside to go. You must be patient. Owning a dog is a big responsibility. Never ever punish your puppy if he has an accident!! Just get the pet odor removal products and clean it up.

Enjoy your weekend with the best oldies of all time.

Edgewater Gold Radio – great memories from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards!

Rehoboth Radio – Great songs from the 50’s and 60’s!

Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from our website. The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

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