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Lumps and Cysts on Dogs

Friday, May 25, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

In general, dogs are prone to various kinds of dermal cysts, growths and skin tumors as they age. Many of these growths are benign but some could be cancerous. Always check your dog for any unusual or new growths. If you find any growth on your dog, the best course of action to take is to have your veterinarian examine her. Some of these growths can be diagnosed based on physical exam and inspection. Your vet may want to perform a “fine needle aspiration” to get a sample for microscopic analysis. This is a fairly easy and quick test that can often help to differentiate between a cyst, infection, malignant growth and a benign growth. At this time, your vet will advise you on the best way to proceed. Never use any pet medication on your dog unless checking with your vet first.

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Summertime is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about that road trip with your pet. Gopetfriendly.com had put together a very useful checklist for you. Thank you to gopetfriendly.com for  such a thorough checklist!

 

Get a Pet Check-up

Make a visit to your vet to for a check-up, confirm all vaccinations are up to date, and discuss any possible concerns about flea, tick or heart worm risks where you will be heading. It’s also a good idea to ask about remedies for car sickness, diarrhea, and allergic reactions – just in case! Finally, consider having your pet micro-chipped. It would be a nightmare, but pets can get separated from their people while traveling. A traveling pet ID tag and a microchip will give you the best chances of finding your furry travel companion if he should get lost.

After your visit, pack your pet’s vaccination certificate and scan the rest of his medical records to a USB drive to take along on your trip.

Decide on Your Mode of Transportation

Once your pet has gotten a “thumbs up” from the vet,  you’ll need to decide how you’ll be traveling. Most people take their own car, and if that’s your plan, make sure it’s tuned up and ready for the drive. Another option is to contact a pet friendly RV rental company and get a motorhome for your trip.

Regardless of how you’ll be getting from here to there, the most important part of any trip is making sure y’all come home safely. Using either a car safety harness or secured carrier for your pets will protect them in case of an accident and prevent them from bolting out of the car in unfamiliar territory.

Plan Your Route

Our pet friendly Road Trip Planner will help you visualize your route and locate pet friendly hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and activities – like dog parks and pet friendly beaches – along the way. You can also find veterinarians, pet supply stores, and pet sitters or daycare facilities, if the need arises.

Choose Your Accommodations

Whether you’re pitching your tent in pet friendly campgrounds on your way across the States, or staying in pet friendly hotels, consider making reservations in advance. Campgrounds may be busy on weekends and holidays, and some hotels only offer a limited number of pet friendly rooms. Even if you prefer to seize the moment and follow your nose, making a few reservations along the way will provide some peace of mind that you’ll have a place to stay.

Pack for Your Pets

Packing the right gear for your pets is important for any pet friendly road trip.

Deciding what to pack for your pets can be a challenge. You want to have all the things they’ll need to be comfortable, but there’s a limited amount of space available for all of your gear. This list of the basics should get you started:

  • Food and Treats – if you are not certain that you can pick up the brand you feed your pet along the way, pack enough for the whole trip plus a little extra. For canned food – don’t forget the can opener!
  • All of your pets medications, vitamins, supplements, etc.
  • Food and Water Bowls – portable bowls pack easily and are great when you are out & about, and anti-spill water bowls are fantastic in the car (or RV).
  • A disposable litter box and litter for your cat.
  • Treat pouch – new places and experiences means constant training, so set your pup up for success and keep the rewards handy!
  • A couple of rolls of paper towels and some carpet cleaner – for muddy paws and other messes.
  • An old towel – in case of rain, or after swimming.
  • Your pet’s bed and a couple of toys – to make him more comfortable when you spend the night in unfamiliar locations.
  • Waste bags to pick up after your dog along the way.
  • First aid kit.
  • Pet insect repellent and sunscreen.
  • An extra leash – Many places require your pet be on a leash no longer than six feet. You may also want to consider a long leash (15-20 feet) if you plan to hike with your dog or let him run in an unfenced area.

Hit The Road

Seeing the Dog Friendly Sites in Sliver City, New Mexico.

Whether you’re planning to visit the most dog friendly national parks, cross the border to Canada, or embark on the Ultimate Pet Friendly American Road Trip, remember that traveling with your pets is the perfect time to slow down and sniff the roses! Hustling from place to place can make your vacation feel more like work, so underestimate what you can accomplish. We’ve found that driving no more than 300 miles per day works well for us – we have time to stick to the dogs’ exercise and feeding routines and plenty of time to enjoy the sights along the way.

Remember, your pets count.

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Do You Have The Fever…Cat Scratch Fever?

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Is Cat Scratch Fever something that you should worry about?  It is true that getting scratched by a cat can lead to health problems.  But usually, there’s no need to get alarmed.  The disease is now known as Cat Scratch Disease and it’s caused by bacteria that can be transmitted from an infected cat to a human through a scratch or a bite.  Most of these cases are children who have been scratched my a kitten. Feral cats and kittens are more likely to carry this disease. Don’t try to touch or hold a feral cat without knowing the cats background. If you’ve been feeding  it and giving it treats for a while, you may be confident that it will not scratch or bite if held. Don’t get too confident.

The symptoms of Cat Scratch Fever are an infected wound, swelling of the lymph nodes and a fever.  In most cases, the disease is mild and no treatment is usually needed. However people with depressed immune systems should see a doctor because they may need antibiotics.

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Royalty Felines

Sunday, May 20, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, took our minds off Trump and his cast of characters which is so refreshing. It also took our minds off the rainy bleak weather here on the east coast.

USmagazine.com has put together a list of adoptable adorable felines in honor of the royal wedding.

 

Humans weren’t the only ones who geared up for the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry yesterday. In fact, these cats have us all beat when it comes royal fashion.

The furry friends, who are are all adoptable at Best Friends’ Pet Adoption Center in New York, couldn’t be any more adorable as they don the headwear that attendees of the royal wedding often wear.

The adoption center took the opportunity to highlight some of the pets in need of a new home. “We did a fun photo shoot with some of our adoptable cats in royal wedding hats in anticipation of the big day tomorrow,” a rep for the adoption center tells Us, adding that “each cat will go home with their fascinator!”

 

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When Your Feline Friend Feels Threatened

Saturday, May 19, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

I’m sure you’ve heard your cat hiss and have seen him puff up his tail.  This means that he feels threatened. If you watch closely, when your cat gets startled, the pupils of his eyes will quickly become smaller.  Your cat may show several different signs that he is frightened. He may also run, hide, growl and arch his back. To help reduce your cat’s anxiety, it is much better to slowly introduce anything that is new or different such as new cat toy, object, person and even another animal. Slowly, over time he will become used to the new addition to his environment. If your cat runs off and hides because he his frightened, don’t run after him and try to pull him out from under the sofa or bed. You’ll just make things worse.  Be patient and let him come out when he is ready. My Cat Millie will always hide when we have company. She doesn’t come out until the company has left and all is quiet again.

One important thing to remember with cats is that you should keep their routine as consistent as possible.  This includes feeding, playing and cuddling.

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Did My Cat Do That?

Thursday, May 17, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Most cats are sort of boring creatures. They eat, poop, sleep and once in a while they rub up to you and ask for a pet or two. Cats can also perform amazing, unexpected antics. One time several years ago, my cat Mollie decided that she wanted to be on the radio! I run an internet radio station and when I lived in New Jersey, I connected a very small FCC approved AM transmitter so I could hear my station around my apartment complex. One time, as I was getting in the car, I heard music playing, I then suddenly heard my cat Molly meowing and singing to the music! It was quite comical. apparently, she figured out how to open the mike by pressing a button down with her paw. I also had to remove my Bose radio from my nightstand. When Molly, wanted me to get up, she would jump up on the nightstand and gently push the “on” button to turn on the radio. She would then keep her paw on the button until the music reached a level to shake the house and shake me and my neighbors out of bed. I miss my Molly, she was a very special cat.

I’ve also heard of cats that can open doors, and even change the time on the clocks around the house! I believe that our feline friends have some kind of hidden intelligence that only comes out when they require attention. My cat Millie meows in my ear when she wants her snacks. She doesn’t like when I change the water in her fountain. She sits at my feet and meows while I’m cleaning it as if to tell me to hurry up and put it back!

Enjoy your feline friends, they are amazing, intelligent creatures!

Remember, your pets count!

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Cats and Pools Sometimes Don’t Mix

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Generally speaking domestic cats do not like to get wet. They prefer not to have a bath. Most are not interested in even going near the backyard pool.  Cats can swim and like dogs, they are natural swimmers. If fact, cats that are native to a warm climate such as lions and tigers seem to enjoy the water and swim very well. They do this sometimes to catch fish and sometimes just to cool off.  By contrast, wild cats from cold climates such as bobcats, cougars and snow leopards dislike swimming and don’t even like to get wet.  One house cat that loves to swim is the Turkish Van.  He was a house cat in Turkey for years and was known as the swimming cat. Don’t toss those cat toys in the pool just yet, keep your cat dry and he’ll be a lot happier!

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Homemade Food For your Best Friend

Monday, May 14, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

When we feed our best friends, we want to make sure they are getting the best and most nutritional foods. We choose foods made with real chicken and other healthy ingredients. Another alternative is to prepare homemade foods for your pet. This requires some thought and much more time. Here are some tips if you choose to try this very healthy feeding method.

1. Feed your dog a wide variety of foods from different food groups.

2. Make sure you supplement your dog’s homemade diet with calcium unless you feed raw meaty bones.

3. Stick to lean meats and remove skin from the poultry you feed unless your dog is highly active.

4. Keep in mind that the less variety of foods you feed, the more important supplements become.

5. Review your homemade dog food diet plan with a veterinarian for approval.

I would first recommend that you feed homemade foods several a few times a week.

Some of this information was obtained from World Dog Journal.

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Balance is Key for a Diabetic Dog

Sunday, May 13, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

If your dog has diabetes, how you feed him could be critical to managing the disease.  For dogs taking insulin, food must be given in the same amount and at the same time everyday to keep blood sugar levels constant. The key to maintaining good heath is balancing food and insulin with exercise. Your veterinarian may prescribe a specially formulated dog food, usually with higher fiber and lower fat than regular dog rations. Treats between meals should not be given. Homemade diets are not good  for a diabetic dog because they are too variable. Diabetic dogs do best when they are at their ideal weight.  Your veterinarian will recommend a diet to keep a dog that is heavy or too thin at his ideal weight.

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Celebrating The Golden Retriever

Saturday, May 12, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Several times per year, beautiful Golden Retrievers take over the beach in Delaware. The Golden Jubilee is an annual event here in Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach. Thousands of Golden Retrievers run, splash and play on the beach with their owners and have a great time. Later in the day, residents meet these great animals as they parade down Rehoboth Ave. in Rehoboth Beach. It’s a wonderful event recognizing how great it is to own a Golden Retriever. Many residents here at the Delaware beaches love their pets and our communities are pet friendly and are very welcoming to our feline and canine friends.

Keep in mind that dogs are not allowed on the beach between Memorial Day and Labor Day due to the thousands of tourists that visit the beaches during this time.

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