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Is It Safe To Give You Cat Canned Tunafish?

Friday, February 10, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cattunaSometimes I have to work to coax my 17 1/2 year old cat Molly to eat. She has some medical problems so I have to be observant all the time. A couple a days ago, she vomited and didn’t want to eat. This worries me because she had kidney and thyroid disease. Her recent visit to the vet went very well but you never know with an older cat. I tried to coax her with a few tablespoons of tuna fish. This did the trick. She did eat the tuna and now is slowly back to eating her regular food. Now don’t get me wrong. Tuna is a double edged sword. A small amount as a treat can be ok but two much can cause a cat serious health problems.

PedMeds.com explains why here!

Cats love seafood, and most cats are especially fond of canned tuna and tuna juice. While tuna is fine for cats in moderation or as a treat, too much canned tuna can be bad for your cat. Fish is a great source of protein, but there are a few reasons why a steady diet of human-grade canned tuna can cause health problems for your cat.

Tuna alone is not nutritionally complete, and many cats are allergic to fish. Most fish contain trace amounts of mercury, and the higher up on the food chain a fish is, the more mercury is accumulated in the fish. Tuna is relatively high on the food chain and therefore contains higher amounts of mercury than other fish, leading to an increased risk of mercury poisoning.

Tuna is also high in unsaturated fats. While it is healthy for humans to choose unsaturated fats in their diet, too much can be bad for cats. Consuming too much tuna can cause your cat to develop a Vitamin E deficiency, leading to an inflammation of the fatty tissue, a condition known as steatitis (“yellow fat disease”). Cats that consume large amounts of red tuna in particular are more prone to this painful condition.

Commercial canned “tuna” cat foods are not just straight tuna, but have other added ingredients, vitamins and minerals as well as the amino acid taurine, which is essential to cats. Just make sure to feed your cat a high-quality pet food formulated for cats, and if you choose to feed your cat human-grade canned tuna, limit it to an occasional treat.

Remember, your pets count!

Here comes the weekend and the oldies are playing! Turn them up and enjoy right here!

Edgewater Gold Radio – a great variety from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great standards! Rehoboth Radio- the 50’s and 60’s live here!. Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from our website: The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

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High Blood Pressure in Pets

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

vetdogcatDid you ever think that only humans can get high blood pressure? Cats and dogs can also suffer from hypertension. Most of the time, they will never show any obvious signs of the disease. The ability to recognize and to treat hypertension in dogs and cats is a relatively recent development in veterinary medicine. Treatment for a pet with high blood pressure may include a low salt diet and pet medication to lower their blood pressure. It has been found that in pets, hypertension is almost always secondary to some other disorder which may include diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid disease. The chance of treating the hypertension really increases if you are able to discover and eradicate the underlying disease.

Remember, your pets count!

If your at work today, don’t forget to turn on the oldies. The greatest variety of the best music of your life. Edgewater Gold Radio!  If you love the 50’s and 60’s, Rehoboth Radio 5060 is the place for you! You can listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio 5060 on our website The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

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Good News For Molly

Sunday, February 5, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy
Good Report from the Doctor!

Good Report from the Doctor!

As you know, my 17 1/2 year old cat Molly has renal failure and hyperthyroidism. I’ve been working very hard to keep these diseases in check. I give her medicine for her thyroid. I use a high potency omega oil that I get from a Vet in Canada and mix it with her food. I also mix a prescription diet with a high quality, moist, lower protein cat food (Weruva). Molly also gets some fresh turkey everyday.

Yesterday I had to take her for her checkup. Here are her results.

Her T4 – (Thyroid) reading is 2.1 which is in the normal range.

Her BUN (Kidney)  – was slightly elevated at 51 but lower than her last visit.

Her CREA (Kidney) – is now 2.4  – high end of normal. Her last reading was 3.4 in the danger range.

I’m pleased with these readings. The steps that I’ve been taking to preserve the quality of her life are apparently  paying off. Never give up on your pets!baloons

Remember, your pets count!

It’s Super Bowl Sunday – make sure you have some great oldies playing at your party.

We have them all right here:

Edgewater Gold Radio – Oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus pop standards.

Rehoboth Radio – your place for 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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catoutdoorwinterKeeping cats outside during cold weather can be extremely dangerous. This is especially true if your cat is an indoor cat. Extreme cold can cause hypothermia in a very short period of time. If you do let your cat outdoors, remember that he will have to come in more quickly during the winter. Remember, never let your cat out in the cold if he is wet. If you do give your cat a bath, make sure that he is completely dry before letting him outside if the weather is cold. Also, make sure that he has a way of getting back inside quickly. Also make sure that your cat has no way of getting outside. If it’s very cold and your inside cat gets out, hypothermia can set in before your cat figures out how to get back inside. Don’t take any changes, always check on your cat. If you have a dog, you put on his coat or dog sweater before taking him out in the cold weather. Cats do not wear clothes and just rely on their fur to keep them warm. If your cat is a short hair, he is much more sensitive to the cold weather.

Remember, your pets count!

How about some great oldies to wrap up the week? Edgewater Gold Radio play the greatest variety of oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plays great pop standards and Rehoboth Radio specializes in 50’s and 60’s! You can also  listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from our website. The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

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