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Keeping Pets Calm During Halloween

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Halloween can be a stressful time for your pet. There may be lots of trick or treaters at your door in strange and scary costumes. All of this excitement can be stressful for a dog or cat. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room during trick or treating time. I stress that this is more important for dogs than cats. While opening and closing the door for trick or treaters, make sure that your dog doesn’t dart outside. Always making sure that your dog is wearing proper identification. If for some reason he does escape, a collar with ID tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver for a lost pet.

Another reason to keep your dog is a separate room is that the dog can become frightened and bite one of the trick or treaters. This is a situation that you don’t want to get into. So take the time and make sure that your pets are in a safe place during trick or treating time.

Enjoy the holiday and have a Happy Halloween!

Remember, your pets count!

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No Candy For Pets This Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s candy…so much candy that you don’t know what to do with it all. You’ve just come back from trick or treating with your kids and now it’s time to sort through all of that candy. Make sure you are careful and don’t let any of it fall on the floor and don’t leave any of it out within reach of your dog or cat. Hard candy is harmful depending on the ingredients .Xylitol is a common sweetener used instead of sugar and is highly poisonous, causing kidney failure in dogs .

Chocolate is very dangerous to both dogs and cats. It contains both caffeine and theobromine. Both of these drugs can be toxic to a cat.

These drugs are two different types of stimulants that affect the central nervous system and the heart muscle, as well as increasing the frequency of urination.

Keep your pets safe this Halloween!

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Causes of Hair Loss in Dogs

Sunday, October 29, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Hair loss (alopecia) is a common disorder in dogs or cats which causes the animal to have partial or complete hair loss. Alopecia can affect the dogs  or cats endocrine system, skin , lymphatic system and immune system. These disease can affect dogs and cats of all breeds and can be gradual or acute.

Alopcia is extremely noticeable and the hair loss can be varied or symmetrical. It can be accompanied by inflammation and crusting around the area. Some dogs that have alopecia may have scaling of the skin.

So what causes hair loss? The main culprit is mange which caused by the mite Demodex.  Hair loss can also occur if there is a disruption of the hair follicles caused by infection, trauma, an immune disease or problems with the endocrine system. If there are multiple patches of missing hair, it could be inflammation of the hair follicle. A more widespread area of hair loss, meanwhile, may indicate a more specific disease pattern.

The diagnosis is provided my PetMD.

The pattern and severity of alopecia is essential for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

  • Multiple areas of hair loss — This is often accompanied by the reddening of the skin and mild scaling. A fungus such as ringworm or bacterial infections are generally associated with this type of hair loss. Another common cause includes scleroderma, a skin condition that develops from scar tissue or as a result of a recent vaccination.
  • Symmetrical hair loss — There are several known causes for this, including excessive levels of steroids in the dog’s body produced by the adrenal glands, low thyroid levels, increased levels of estrogen, low levels of female hormone secretion, and testosterone-related hair loss (occurring when the levels are lowered suddenly in the dog).
  • Patchy to generalized hair loss — Mange is one of the most familiar causes of this type of hair loss. Other causes include bacterial infections and ringworm. It is is accompanied with redness of the skin and inflammation.

Thanks to Pet MD for provided this valuable information!

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Benefits of Crate Training your Dog

Saturday, October 28, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

There are benefits that your dog can derive from  crate training. But there are things to keep in mind with this training. For one, crates are not meant to be permanent indoor houses for your dog. As such, your dog isn’t meant to be cooped up in his crate for long periods of time. And spending time in the crate should certainly never be used as a punishment. If your dog has done something wrong, don’t ever send him to his crate. He will only learn to associate the crate with punishment.

With dog crates, you also want to make sure you indulge in a crate that’s big enough to accommodate the dog, his water dish, his food, and even some of his preferred toys. You can make the crate more comfortable and accommodating by adding a couple of dog crate pads as well. Also keep an eye open for potential health problems in your dog. If your dog is feeling nauseous, for example, don’t confine him in his crate. This can only lead to a seriously compounded problem.

Remember, your pets count!

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Attend to Dog Aggression Immediately!

Thursday, October 26, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Aggressive dogs are dangerous and their owner should seek professional support to rehabilitate them back to a trustworthy level.  First identify why and when your dog is aggressive. Estimate how much he can improve and formulate a treatment plan.  Discuss this program with your veterinarian and take is seriously. Gary Landsberg, a Veterinary Behaviorist says that one way to help your dog is through desensitization or counter conditioning.  This means that when the pet is put in a situation where it might be fearful or aggressive, they will make a good thing happen. So talk to an animal behaviorist or your veterinarian to learn more.  They may suggest using natural therapies or pet medication in the treatment plan. It is very difficult to control your dog if he is aggressive. Every time someone visits you, you have to hurry and lock him up. This is not fair to the animal or to you so get help on aggression as soon as possible.

Remember, your pets count!

 

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A Little Cat Spoiling Won’t Hurt Anyone!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

When I was a kid, we had a cat named Tiger. Tiger was the kind of cat that you could not pet, or even hold for that matter. Tiger was always under a bed or sleeping in a corner. That’s because when we were brought up, our parents did not allow cats on the furniture and poor tiger was always getting scolded when jumping on anything. As much as I respect my parents, I do feel that cats are climbers by nature. They love to jump on things like couches and tables. I believe that the reason why Tiger was not used to being held or even pet is because he lacked human interaction and bonding. While I’m not fond of cats on the table, my spoiled Molly is able to go wherever she wants.

President Lincoln who loved cats once was hosting a formal While House dinner when he let his cat Dixie, eat from the table. Mrs. Lincoln was horrified and scolded her husband later on. When we have guests, even my spoiled Molly is not allowed near the table even though if she had her way, she would love to join us for dinner.

Today, our pets are like family but in some families especially years  years ago, it wasn’t alway like that. A cats purpose was to catch mice. Thankfully, we’ve come a long way from that line of thinking. So lets keep spoiling our pets, they provide us with so much unconditional  love that a little spoiling won’t hurt anyone.

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Are Dog Prostate Problems Possible?

Monday, October 23, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

A dogs prostate can become enlarged just as humans can.  When a dogs prostate becomes enlarged,it becomes pre-exposed to cysts and infections.  How can you tell if your dog has a problem with his prostate?  Check to see if he strains to urinate and also check to see if there’s blood in his urine.  In severe cases, a dog may become ill or even collapse. Prostatic disease is most common in non-neutered dogs.  Mary McClouglin, a small animal surgeon at Ohio State University recommends that all male dogs get checked for prostate problems.  Your vet will determine whether or not the prostate is enlarged, in the right place and the right shape. If abnormalities are detected, pet medication, neutering or surgery may be recommended by your vet to protect your pet. Look for these signs.  If you find anything abnormal, have your dog checked out right away. You won’t be sorry!

Remember , your pets count!

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Snoring Kitties

Saturday, October 21, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Most of us are willing to admit that we were abuptly woken up in the middle of the night to the sound of an on coming train! Yes, loud snoring. Let me tell you about being woken up out of a deep sleep to that same sound. Only there wasn’t any spouse or significant other lying next to me. I had my little furry friend Molly lying near my feet keeping me nice and warm on a cold night. The loud sound was Molly snoring.  I could never believe that a cat could snore. As I lie awake, she was sound asleep snoring up a storm. Do you know that I had to wake her up to stop her from snoring just like you would a spouse or significant other!  So the answer to this very pressing question is yes cats do snore. A study that was conducted at the Mayo Clinic discovered this terrible truth.  Of the people who allow their pets to sleep with them, snoring was reported in 21 percent of dogs and 7 percent of cats. My Mollie is one of that 7%.  So if there is no one in your bedroom except your cat, you’re not dreaming if you think you hear snoring and there is no ghost lying next to you. It’s only your furry little friend who is getting a much better nights sleep than you are at this point.  No, there is no pet medication that can cure your cats problem and there are no nose strips for cats. Let me say that it also works both ways. My snoring clears rooms! Molly also leaves the room because of my snoring.

Remember ,your pets count!

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Be Careful with Pet Halloween Costumes

Friday, October 20, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Many of us enjoy dressing up for Halloween and we even want to include our pets. Remember for some pets, wearing a costume can cause them stress. The ASPCA recommends that you don’t put your dog or cat in a costume unless you know that he doesn’t mind it.  According to the ASPCA, if you do dress up your pet for Halloween, make sure the costume does not limit his or her movement, sight or ability to breathe, bark or meow. Make sure that you check the costume for any dangling thread that your pet can chew and possible choke. Costumes that don’t fit properly can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

Make sure you try on the costume before the big day to ensure that it fits properly. If you see your pet distressed in any way, scrub the costume idea. It is better that your pet is safe, happy and comfortable. In the real scheme of things, it’s really not that important!

Remember, your pets count!

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Small Dog Breed Eye Stain

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Many light colored dogs, especially small breeds like the Maltese develop a brown or pink stain around the corners of their eyes.  Sometimes it actually looks like the dog has been crying muddy tears. The color of the tears themselves is not what’s causing the stain.  When there is extensive wetness around your dogs eyes, the area tends to breed yeast and bacteria which reacts with clear tears to cause discoloration. To prevent staining, keep the area around your pets eyes clean and dry and try to get at the reason for your dogs excessive tearing.  It could be irritation, blocked tear ducts or even genetics.  Have your veterinarian examine your pet. There are pet medication like prescription eye drops that can help.

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