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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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Dogs That are Good Around Cats

Friday, May 11, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Since our beloved cat Molly left us, Millie now “rules the roost.” We are eventually going to get a canine family member but we need to be assured that the new family member will get along with Millie. Now Millie is a funny cat, she’s very skiddish and gets frightenied easily so our decision has to be a good one. There are several dog breeds that do very well with cats.

  1. The Beagle – They’ll chase a cat around outside but are very good with them indoors. However, keep in mind that a beagle is not the right breed for everyone. They are okay as watchdogs but make friends too easily to be guards. They are also not easy to train, so if you are looking for a dog to obediently follow household commands, you need to search elsewhere.
  2. .The Boxer – The Boxer will like to play with your cat but will never do her any damage. Keep in mind that if you have a cat that gets frightened easily, this may not be the best choice for you.
  3. Bichon Frise –  This is a very happy, very social dog breed that will likely view a cat as just another small playmate. Just make sure that you have a playful cat. For very laid-back cats, you will need to supervise their interactions closely, since the bichon may be a little too happy at times when the cat wants to be left alone.
  4. The Golden Retreiver – An excellent choice if you have kids and other pets. The are very good with cats. hey are excellent with cats of all sizes and ages. The golden retriever is unlikely to be rough with your cat even when playing, and, like most dogs, will just consider the cat part of his family if they are introduced while he’s still a puppy.
  5. Maltese – A Maltese likes to lie around and will usually leave your cat alone. The may not even like cats but will ignore them rather than make their lives miserable. Even a tough Maltese will not take on a lazy cat.

Thanks to pethelpful.com for providing some of this information this post.

Do your research and make the right choice!

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What To Do If Your Cat Is Poisoned

Sunday, May 6, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats are naturally curious creatures and get into lots of things and this leads to thousands of accidental poisonings each year.  Many times a cat will knock over a can of a chemical like anti freeze or something along theses lines and lick their paws containing the chemical. In some cases cats are poisoned by evil, diabolical, sick humans. Here are some signs to look for.

  • drooling
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • abdominal pain
  • twitching
  • nervousness

 

If you suspect that your cat has been poisoned, here’s what you can do.

  1. If she is comatose, wrap her in a blanket and take her to the vet along with the suspected chemical or item that caused the poisoning.
  2. If the cat has an odor of the poison on his or her skin, wash the entire cat with mild soap until the odor is gone. Cats will continue to lick areas that contain poison if it is not washed off. Flushing the mouth with clean water may help with decontamination.
  3. If the cat has not vomited, and has not ingested a caustic or petroleum product, give her one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide every ten minutes until she vomits. Do not exceed three doses. If no vomiting occurs within thirty minutes take her to the vet right away.Caustics include battery acid, corn and callous remover, dishwater detergent, drain cleaner, grease remover , lye, and oven cleaner, Petroleum products include paint solvent, floor wax, and dry-cleaning solution.
  4. Call the pet poison control hotline for further instructions: ASPCA Pet Poison Control (888) 426-4435. (There is a charge for this service.)

If you have evidence that another person is responsible for poisoning your cat, contact the police immediately and do anything you can to prosecute this person. They deserve to be thrown in jail.  When I was very young, one of my cats was poisoned by my next door neighbor. I still have a sharp image etched in my mind of finding my dead pet lying in my neighbors garden. Unfortunately at that time, my parents did not do anything to prosecute this horrible neighbor. They were more concerned about keeping the peace in the neighborhood.Don’t take this route, do everything you can to find out who poisoned your pet and have this degenerate thrown in jail!

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Back in the 1990’s I was living in a small condo. I lived on the first floor and there was a car port beneath my unit. All of the plumbing was housed in a wooden encasement under the units.  Every time I took a shower, I heard a scratching sound under my tub. As time past, the sound got worse and worse until it sounded like there was something actually scratching a the drain pipe.

My next door neighbor also shared the same plumbing. One day I heard a scream coming from her apartment. I immediately jumped up and knocked on her door. She came to the door looking terrified! As she was getting out of the shower, she saw a paw sticking out of the wall next to her shower!  Yes it was a Racoon. There was a nest of  Raccoons living under our condo units. Raccoons have very sharp claws and can claw through many things including wood. The Raccoons were safely removed and the plumbing encasement was repaired.

Here in Delaware, I  feed several feral cats. I place their food on my porch. If there is food left over, the Raccoons invade at night. My indoor cat Millie gets very excited when they come for their feast!  I on the other hand try to get them to leave. I now take any leftover food inside if it is not eaten by the feral cats during the day.

Raccoons can carry several dangerous diseases including rabies. While incidents of rabid raccoons attacking humans are rare, it’s not something you want to risk. Raccoons carry two other diseases, roundworm and leptospirosis, that can also be transmitted to humans and pets.

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Most owners never suspect heart disease in dogs or cats. I had a situation where my dog developed a cough. At first, it seemed like nothing serious but it was turned out to be a serious heart condition which eventually killed him. So what are the signs that you should look for to determine whether your dog has a heart problem?  The first sign that most owners notice is a cough. The reason for this is because enlarged, failing hearts allow fluid to back up in to the lungs and also press on the wind pipe.

Some other signs to look for is if your dog is unusually listless or tired,  rapid breathing, poor appetite, enlarged tummy, pale or bluish gums and a rapid, weak pulse.  Many pets may have a heart murmur which was the case with my dog.  Heart murmurs occur when a passage through the heart becomes too narrow or too wide. In middle aged cats or dogs, it means that the valve is not working properly.

If you notice any of these symptoms, take your pet to the vet right away. Your vet will perform tests to determine whether or not your dog or cat has a heart condition. In some cases, he may recommend pet medication. I had my dog on two different kinds of medication. His condition was advanced and on the medication, I was only able to prolong is life for six months.

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Watch Out A Beagle is On The Run!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

My next door neighbor owns the sweetest Beagle. He is a friendly energetic dog. Beagles make great pets but if they get loose, they will follow their nose and run away. Yesterday, my neighbors Beagle got loose as he was going for his walk. I got in my car and searched the neighborhood and after a little while, I heard a dragging sound in the back of my car. I stopped, got out and their was little Bartley strolling down the street, dragging his leash. I reached for the leash and Bartley was glad to come along with me as I took him home. All is well with little Bartley.

The Beagle is one dog that follows his nose! This is a deep, inbred instinct and therefore having a dog that runs away and chases after scents is part of owning a Beagle. This is not to say that this cannot be controlled in a healthy way. For details on this and some great tips to help with this issue, read: Beagle Running Behavior .

Thanks to Beaglepro.com for giving us a great resource to help curb this behavior.

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