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This little guy is one of brightest and most playful of the toy dog breeds. They are very friendly with both humans and other animals and because they shed very little hair they make excellent pets for dog lovers who suffer from asthma or other allergy related illnesses.

Their silky coat does require frequent grooming and brushing to keep it in good shape. Like all toy dogs, if you spoil them and treat them like babies then they can become insecure and yappy and should be properly trained and socialized from an early age.

The Maltese Terrier is one of the smallest and most fragile of dog breeds and is best not suited to families with small children.

Thanks to Puppy Lover Journal for providing some of this information!

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Dog Breeds and Health Issues

Friday, February 16, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Every breed will face some health issues as they age.  If you are thinking of adopting a dog, you should look into some of the health issues that are associated with certain breeds.  A few of the breeds with health challenges are:

Shar-Pei – This wrinkle faced dog along with others of this type such as the English Bulldog are prone to skin infections. Their skin must be cleaned and checked regularly to prevent any problems. Various pet medications prescribed by your veterinarian could help cure these infections but prevention is always best.

Rhodesian Ridgeback  – This breed has a ridge of hair along the spine that grows backward. It looks beautiful but unfortunately, it frequently caused spine and back problems for the dog.

Inbreeding by puppy mills and irresponsible backyard breeders have created a whole new set of problems for otherwise healthy dog breeds. A couple of very popular breeds that now face health problems are the Labrador Retriever and German Shepherds. They are more prone to hip dysplasia than lots of other breeds.

It’s always a good idea to know these risks before adopting a dog.

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Your Pets and Valentines Day

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Valentines Day is about love and we do love our pets. Their unconditional love is present throughout their lives. That’s why, it’s important to protect pets during this Valentine’s Day. There will be lots of flowers and chocolate which is OK for humans but could be deadly for our pets.

PetMD has put together a safety list to help in keeping our beloved pets safe during Valentine’s day.

Here are five great tips that help will keep your pets safe this Valentine’s Day.


  1. Melts in Your Mouth, Not in Theirs. Everyone knows that chocolate causes abnormally high heart rhythms in dogs,among other problems. But not everyone is aware that baking chocolate is especially toxic. While an M&M or two may not do any harm, a dog or cat that snatches a large chunk of baking chocolate from the counter may end up in the ER. It is essential to keep all chocolates out of your pet’s reach. Yes, even that last raspberry-filled nugget from the assorted box of chocolates no one ever seems to want to eat.
  1. Skip the Candy gram. Sugar-free candies and gums often contain large amounts of xylitol, a sweetener that is toxic to pets, especially dogs. If ingested, it may cause vomiting, loss of coordination, seizures, and in severe cases, liver failure.
  1. Restart the Heart. If your dog or cat should ingest large amounts of chocolate, gum, or candy, it may go into cardiac arrest. Be prepared by learning the proper methods for artificial respiration and cardiopulmonary respiration (CPR),.
  1. A Rose is Just a Rose. But then again, it can also be a something that hurts your pets. The aroma from your floral arrangement may be too enticing for your dog or cat, and it only takes a nibble to cause a severe reaction. Even small amounts may lead to cases of upset stomachs or vomiting, particularly if the plant or flower is toxic. Be extremely careful if your arrangement contains lilies, as these lovely flowers are fatally poisonous to cats.
  1. To Give or Not to Give. Are you planning to gift a loved one a new puppy or kitten for Valentine’s Day? You may want to reconsider. Mull it over and do your homework — animals are not disposable, nor can they easily be repackaged, regifted, or returned if the recipient is not pleased.

Thanks to PetMD for providing this valuable information!

Remember, your pets count!

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There are several 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. Many people make this mistake. 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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In Remembrance of Molly

Sunday, February 11, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s been a week since we lost our beloved cat Molly. We will be heartbroken for a long time to come. The house feels empty and I’m always expecting her to jump of on my lap or wait by the bathroom door for a brushing. When we lose a pet, we go into a grieving process just as we do when a human passes.

The doctors at Savannah Animal Hospital in Lewes, Delaware were very kind and caring during this very difficult process. They assured me that taking Molly out of her pain was the best thing that I could have done for her. Never the less, it’s a very difficult decision and one of the worst things I ever had to do in my life.

A few days ago, we received a beautiful plant and card with a very special message inside. This was a very kind gesture and comforting to know that some people realize that our pets are not just animals but rather intricate members of our family. They have a soul and provide unconditional love better that any human can.

Remember, your pets count!


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High Blood Pressure in Pets

Saturday, February 10, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Did 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!

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Will We See Our Pets In Heaven?

Friday, February 9, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

I am still grieving on the loss of by beloved cat Molly. I believe that she was a special gift to me and that I will be reunited with her in heaven. This week, I’ve been rummaging through various passages, scriptures and reading interpretations of various religious scholars trying to find proof that we will be reunited with our pets in heaven. I find that those who take every single word of the bible literally believe that animals are not on the same plane as humans and do not have a soul. I totally disagree and that’s the reason why I feel that beliefs of many evangelicals that do not dig any deeper than what’s written on a page of the bible and take every single word literally are not giving God enough credit. Many passages of the bible topics contradict each other. Some religious leaders take one passage and focus only on that rather than look at all passages relating to that topic. There are more passages that indicate that our pets will share paradise with us than those that say the opposite.

Here is may take on this subject. God had created every living creature on earth. He indicates time and time again that if we believe, we will have eternal life. Our beloved pets complete us and yes they do have souls. Why would God create a place for us that is not complete? Why would the animals be prevented from entering paradise? So my vision of the afterlife includes every creature that we have on earth. Our pets are bonded to us so therefore they will be re-united to us when we enter Heaven.

I hope this comforts those who are feeling as I do now.

Here’s proof:

And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.'”

LUKE 3:6

“All flesh shall see the salvation of God.”

LUKE 3:6

“Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”

ACTS 3:21

“Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your judgments are like the great deep; you save humans and animals alike, O LORD.”

PSALM 36:6

“And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.”

REV. 21:5

“And to every animal of the earth, and to every fowl of the heavens, and to everything that creepeth on the earth, in which is a living soul, every green herb for food. And it was so.”


“I said in my heart, “Concerning the condition of the sons of men, God tests them, that they may see that they themselves are like animals”.”


“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.”

Job 12:7-10

“Man’s fate is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath, man has no advantage over the animal. Everything is meaningless. All go to the same place; all come from dust and to dust all return.”


“And every creature which is in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying. Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.”

Revelation 5:13 KJV

“On that day “Holy to the Lord” will be inscribed on the bells of the horses…”

Zech. 14:20

“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. Is. 11: 6-8 The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, and the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest. {We believe this refers to the millennium, but could also refer to the new heavens and new earth.”

Rev. 19:11

“Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.”

Romans 8:21-22

“God loves all His creation and has made plans for all His children and the lesser creatures to enjoy His eternal Kingdom.”

Psalm 145:-9-10,13,15-21

Remember, your pets count!

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Doggie Re-hab

Thursday, February 8, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

If you’ve ever had orthopedic surgery perhaps for your knee or shoulder, you know the importance of physical therapy.  Janet Van Dyke, a veterinarian at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute says that  minimum invasive procedures are being developed for dogs to repair injuries around the shoulder. There are also rehabilitation techniques that are being done on these dogs with the intent of getting them back to full peak performance. The healing techniques include movement and exercise, stretching, heat and cold therapy and hydrotherapy.  Combined with pain management, they will help get your dog back to normal in no time.  Before you know it, your dog will be back in the park, off his dog leash and catching a frisbee!

Remember, your pets count!


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This past weekend, we lost our beloved cat Molly passed away due to advanced kidney disease. On Saturday morning, she was behaving normal. She slept next to me. We got up, she took her medicine, she ate and was sitting with us as we watched our Saturday morning TV shows. At 2:00 pm, I dropped Jim off at work and was back home in twenty minutes. I found Molly in distress. She was urinating and vomiting all over and couldn’t stop. She couldn’t get comfortable, couldn’t sit. She roamed the house looking for some comfort. I wanted so bad to ease her discomfort but I could do nothing.  She was rushed to the animal hospital. The doctors found that she had lost another pound and a half since her last visit in November. She was now below six pounds. I didn’t want her to suffer although I wanted her back home with me so bad. The doctors reminded me that her disease had advanced that there was no reversing the situation at this point. She would never recover and only get worse or may not even make it through this episode. I made the most difficult decision of my life and decided to let her go. The doctors at the hospital concurred and said the I made the right decision. Right now, along with the horrible empty feeling that I have inside me. I’m feeling very guilty and keep telling myself, maybe I should have taken her home and tried again to keep her stable although deep inside I knew this decision would be very selfish on my part.

For almost nineteen years, Molly was with us through everything. She provided unconditional love no matter what. I would be comforted every single day coming home knowing that she was there waiting. She loved us and always spent her time with us wherever we were. eating, reading, watching TV, sleeping, and traveling down to Delaware. She seemed to know whether I was happy, sad, frustrated etc. She knew how to get her way and I always gave in. I believe that she knew me better than anyone in this world.

While hearing of friends traveling from here to there, I have no regrets that I chose to take care of Molly during her ailing days. I am so thankful that I didn’t have to deal with a hectic work schedule and was able to be with her, making sure she ate, was comfortable, took her medication, was staying hydrated and just bonding with her. I learned that unconditional love is stronger than anything on this earth and that love never dies. This is the most precious gift that I received from my beloved Molly -totally unconditional love stronger and better than anything in this world including sitting on a plane and going to a far away place.

I am sorry for people who never experienced the love of a pet. They are really missing out on one of the most precious gifts on earth! Material things are just that material, they mean nothing, they don’t stay with us, they fade and provide only immediate gratification.

If you are grieving the loss of a pet, I encourage you to read The Rainbow Bridge. It will provide you with lots of comfort. I believe that we will meet our beloved pets again on the other side of that bridge. They are waiting patiently for us as soon as we make our way to that bridge. They will be alive, vibrant, and spend eternity with us all because of unconditional love. They are bonded to us together forever. That’s the key to eternal life, not fire and brimstone and fear. Love and light pave the way to eternity. So Molly will be there at that bridge when I get there.

Remember, your pets count!


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Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and millions of TV’s will be tuned to the big game. There are lots of us like myself who are really not at all interested in football and really don’t care who wins. Now I appreciate that this is an American tradition but for some reason I have never had an interest in sports. So what are your alternatives? You can catch a movie, go to a fine restaurant or take a little drive. You can be assured that being that everyone is glued to their TV’s  you can do anything you’d like. When I lived in New Jersey and traveled to Delaware on weekends, the roads were especially clear on Superbowl Sunday. They were even more clear then on holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving. Our four hour trip took 3 1/2 on Superbowl Sunday!

Now you may be interested in watching the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet. (This is more my speed!) Good Housekeeping Entertainment news has provided these details.

Bust out your green and yellow for a nail-biting game of football — or should we say, paw ball. Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XIV airs on Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, at 3 p.m. ET, just before the real game gets going. The two teams competing for the coveted “Lombarky” Puppy Bowl trophy are Team Fluff and Team Ruff. Spoiler: Both teams are equally cute.

This year’s Puppy Bowl will be played in a brand new bone-shaped stadium. That means the stadium is fit for — you guessed it — wiggly, slobbery puppies.

All 90 players in the game are up for adoption, which means that if one of these squishy faces catches your eye, he or she could actually be yours. Animal Planet worked with 48 shelters from 25 different states to rally two teams of adorable — and competitive — pups. This game is giving the dogs some overdue love after many were rescued from areas devastated by recent natural disasters in Houston, Puerto Rico, and Florida.

And that’s not all. Animal Planet will also be airing the first-ever Dog Bowl on Saturday, February 3 at 8 p.m. ET. The more dogs, the merrier. This also means you can pregame for the Super Bowl as early as the night before.

Remember, your pets count!

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