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Dogs Saving Lives

Sunday, November 18, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

In July CNN did a story about how our best friends can save us in an emergency. The article appears below. Our pets do not only give us unconditional love and affection but they can also be lifesavers!

The following story is by CNN News.

Firefighters rescuing a trapped infant inside a burning house in Baltimore, Maryland, last summer reportedly found an unbelievable sight.

Eight-month-old Viviana was severely burned, but alive. Inexplicably, Polo, the family dog, was found laying on top of the baby, apparently saving her life, according to CNN affiliate WBAL. Sadly, Polo didn’t survive the fire.

Witnesses: Dog saves Atlanta family from road-rage gunfire

Witnesses: Dog saves Atlanta family from road-rage and gun fire.
In Atlanta in 2014, a German shepherd saved the lives of two family members during a road-rage confrontation. Witnesses said an armed driver followed a family to a strip mall and started shooting, prompting the family dog in the car to jump into the line of fire, shielding a child and a woman. The dog later died.
In Connecticut in 2012, a family dog awoke parents in the middle of the night, apparently warning that their infant daughter had stopped breathing, CNN affiliate WFSB reported. They were able to revive her and she ended up being OK.
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The Comfort That Our Best Friends Give is Enormous!

Saturday, November 17, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Owning a dog or a cat has many emotional benefits for their owners. not only are they known to lower blood pressure and provide unconditional love all the time, they are known to give us comfort in the time of grief. National Geographic has published an article about dogs comforting some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Shootings.

One boy confided in the gentle-faced golden retriever about exactly what happened in his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School that day—which his parents said was more than he’d been able to share with them. A little girl who hadn’t spoken since the shootings finally started talking to her mother again after petting one of the “comfort dogs.” Groups of teenagers began to open up and discuss their fear and grief with each other as they sat on the floor together, all stroking the same animal.

The dogs are therapy dogs—professional comforters that were brought to Newtown, Connecticut, almost immediately after the horrific shootings on December 14 that left 20 young children and 6 staff members dead.

The positive affect of dogs clearly shines in this article!

Remember, your pets count!

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Enjoying Thanksgiving With Your Pets

Friday, November 16, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

As you gather around the table with family and friends this Thanksgiving, lets not forget about our furry friends. It’s a special time for them too. After all, they were adopted and have a warm, loving home with lots of food and treats so why not make their holiday special as well? Of course, stay away from treats that can harm your dog like chocolate and other food that may harm his stomach. Here are five great treats for your dog during the holidays.

Cooked vegetables like pumpkins, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans, and peas are terrific options for cats and dogs.
Bones and chews – don’t give your dog turkey bones as they may break and cause your dog to choke or injury to his intestines. Instead look for some tasty turkey flavored chews.
Fresh turkey – remove the skin and bones and don’t give him turkey that has been sitting for more than two hours.
Biscuits and other treats. You’ll find these at your local pet supermarket.
Toys. You can pick out a toy that your dog will “drool” over. This is a good option in place of food.
Have a great Thanksgiving with you family, friends and pets!

Remember, your pets count!

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What Causes Cats To Pee Outside Their Litter Box

Thursday, November 15, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

It can be very frustrating when your cat who always used their litter box suddenly starts to urinate around your home. What causes  this behavior change? Fellway.com attempts to answer this question. Fellway makes a product that will help stop your cat from peeing outside the litter box.

All cats, male or female, neutered or not, will mark out their territory with urine spraying. Normally this is rare and discrete. But when this natural behavior happens in your house, it can be very frustrating.

When this happens, it is due to fear and anxiety.

It can be a reaction to:

  • Recent changes at home:
    • New home, new furniture
    • New cat or kitten, new dog
    • New family member, baby, …
  • Conflict with other cats:
    • Competition for access to litter box

It can also be caused by a medical issue. If your cat starts peeing outside the litter box, please consult your veterinarian.
Especially older cats, who are at risk of more medical issues.

Using FELIWAY CLASSIC is clinically proven to stop urine spraying indoors.
It will help your cat feel calm and comfortable and may help reduce urine.

Using FELIWAY CLASSIC Diffuser continuously may help stop and prevent spraying, especially if your cat seems emotional and sensitive to any change at home.

Remember your pets count!

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A Cat Designed My Mother Nature

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

If you were to design a cat that was perfect for cold climates, you probably couldn’t come up with a better cat that mother nature has already designed. The Norwegian Forest cat.  This is a very old breed that used to roam the seas with the vikings.  It has a beautiful long double coat that changes to fit the seasons.  The outer layer is waterproof, ready for harsh snow and rain.  The cats tail is long and bushy and its ears have long tufts for extra protection.  It’s interesting, but the Norwegian Forest cat does not require a lot of grooming. It also makes a wonderful house pet that is good with children and other pets. So if you’re considering a cat, buy those cat treats and cat toys for your Norwegian Forest cat!

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You’re at the pet shelter trying to decide on what pet to adopt. You’re staring at an adorable Yorkshire Terrier puppy. His little brown eyes, floppy ears and button nose warm your heart and you’re now ready to sign the adoption papers. There are certain things that you should know about Yorkshire Terriers. They were first bred in the 1800’s for the purpose of catching mice and rats. These dogs are very active and need lots of exercise. It’s also a good idea to have them properly trained at an early age. If not, they can be disobedient. Yorkshire Terriers are great dogs for apartment living. They are small and with their loud bark, make good watchdogs. They get along well with children who play gently with them. They can snap if frightened or are treated rough by a child.

Now that you’re aware of some of the characteristics of a Yorkie, do you still want to adopt him?  Sure you do, go ahead and sign those papers!

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Millie, Not Your Typical Cat

Monday, November 12, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Yesterday, we took a trip up to New York City to see a Broadway show. We left our cat Millie alone at home and since we were coming home later in the day, we saw no problem with this. Cats are independent creatures and could do fine by themselves for a few days. Millie is a little skiddish and was abandoned as a kitten during Hurricane Katrina. Her behavior is a little different than most cats.

When we arrived back home at about 10pm, there was no sign of Millie. We called her a few times and she did not respond. Usually during a normal day, she  comes out right away.  After calling her several times she came out from under the bed. I believe that being alone for an abnormal period of time frightened her and reminded her of the time she was abandoned during the hurricane.

Not all cats are alike. We always take into consideration that Millie is not your “typical” cat and reacts differently when there are changes in her routine.

Remember, your pets count!

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Diagnosing Liver Diseases in Pets

Saturday, November 10, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

A healthy liver is essential for a healthy pet. Your pet’s liver is vital to maintain his metabolism and to get rid of toxins. Veterinarians find one of the most common pet ailments is liver disease and the symptoms can be vague or hard to spot.  Most often, liver problems make a pet lethargic and sluggish. Some people say that their cat or dog just isn’t acting like himself.  Pets with liver disease will also eat less than usual and his eyes and mouth may develop a yellowish tint.  If your pet has any of these symptoms, take him to a veterinarian.  Liver disease can occur at any age but there are good treatments and pet medication available. The sooner it’s diagnosed, the better.

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A Simple Training Method For Dogs

Friday, November 9, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Training dogs can be simpler than you think. Lets say that you have a dog that darts towards everyone that walks through the door and jumps up and tries to greet them. The dog is showing affection but this can be very uncomfortable and even dangerous to guests who are entering your home. To stop this behavior, get a plastic water bottle, and drop about twenty pennies inside. As soon as your dog runs and tries to jump shake the bottle and say “no” or “stop.”  Repeat this every time he goes to run and jump on someone. After about a week or so, try not shaking the bottle and if you see your dog starting to run toward someone, simply say “no” or “stop.” Eventually, your dog will not do this anymore.

Dogs are very sensitive to sound, that’s why a loud sound is a great way to change your pup’s behavior.

Remember, your pets count!.

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Approaching Strange Dogs

Thursday, November 8, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Put yourself in the mindset of your dog for a few minutes. You are being taken for a nice long walk with your owner, you’re seeing and experiencing different smells and scenes, then suddenly, some “little person” run.s up to you and waves his hand in front of you and attempts to touch you. What is your normal reaction?  First of all you’re startled, then you feel threatened and are maybe even fearful of someone you’ve never seen before. What can be your first reaction? You bark and go to bite the arm of the perpetrator. This is done in fear and maybe even to protect you and your owner.

The point that’t I’m trying to make is that NEVER, EVER have yourself or your child run up to a dog you think is cute and attempt to pet it., This is totally the wrong thing to do. So what should you do? The proper way to handle this situation is to first ask the owner, if the dog bites, then second ask if it ok to pet the dog. Finally, stoop down, let the dog sniff you or your child and note any aggression. If the dog growls, barks or looks uncomfortable, step away. If the dog seems friendly and comfortable then you can feel safe petting it.,

We must execute some common sense and etiquette when approaching a strange dog. In many cases, dog bites are the fault of humans not the dog.

Remember, your pets count!

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