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A Cat’s Meow

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Did you know that meows are directed almost exclusively at humans and rarely toward other cats? This may be an extension of the similar “mew” sound that kittens use to signal a request to their mothers. Cats communicate with other cats mainly by using body language and scent. Wild cats only produce a few sounds, while a domesticated cat produces a wide variety for the sole purpose of communicating with humans. The pitch of the meow can help you understand its meaning. The lower the sound, the more agitated the cat. If the meow sound is high toned, the cat is probably quite happy to convey his or her message. So pay attention to your cat’s meow.

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Weight Gain Advice For Healthy Dogs

Monday, February 18, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Some dogs have trouble gaining weight due to health problems. For these dogs, only a veterinarian-approved diet for that dog should be considered. However, if your dog is healthy, there are some foods that can help with weight gain.

Kibble

  • Dogs who need to gain weight should be fed dog food that contains real meat and is  a premium dog food. The first five ingredients should list chicken, beef, venison, lamb or turkey without the words “meal” or “byproducts” after the meat name.

Carbohydrates

  • Brown rice, millet and whole-wheat pasta are good sources of carbohydrates for a dog’s diet. However, when trying to get your dog to gain weight, these items should account for no more than 20 percent of its total diet.

Natural Proteins

  • Chicken, eggs, rabbit, fish, beef and tripe are good sources of protein that are easily digested by dogs. If you opt to feed your dog chicken, make sure that you take the bones out before mixing it with the other food.

Canned Food

  • Canned dog food, when coupled with dry kibble, can help a dog to gain weight. Canned food usually contains more meat and water than dry kibble. It’s also easier for your dog to digest which is necessary for weight gain.

Vegetables

  • Peas, zucchini and green beans are ideal vegetables to serve to your dog. Onions, garlic, broccoli and cauliflower should be avoided, since these can negatively affect the dog’s health and are common allergens.

Thanks to e how for providing this information.

Always check with your vet when it comes to your dogs overall health. You must first get to the bottom as to why your dog doesn’t gain weight before changing his diet. Don’t try to do this on your own.

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Lucky Dog A Very Special Program

Sunday, February 17, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Each Saturday morning as I’m having my coffee, I turn on the program on CBS called Lucky Dog. Each week there is a touching story about dog trainer, Brian McMillan who rescues dogs just before they are about to be put down. He trains them and places them in their forever home with pet owners who have previously lost their beloved pet or are looking for a new companion. Brian figures out the needs of the potential new pet owner and finds the best match.

Brian McMillan Lucky Dog

This is not only a heartwarming show but also provides viewers with lots of training tips, health information and what to look for in adopting a new furry friend. I highly recommend this show for all dog lovers.

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Things to Consider Whe Adopting a Rescue Cat

Saturday, February 16, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

The first thing to consider when considering adopting a rescue cat is that the cat should never end up back in a shelter. Before adopting a rescue cat, you should consider these factors.

  • Cats can live from 15 to 20 years so you must consider the cost of quality food and supplies. Then there are the Veterinary costs which can add up quickly. You should also consider purchasing medical insurance for your cat.
  • Unfortunately cats aren’t allowed on some rental properties. So if your considering a new rental, the first thing you should ask is whether or not they accept cats.
  • Even though cats are independent creatures leaving them alone for long periods of time can lead to behavioral issues.
  • Depending on your travel schedule and children, cats may not be a good fit for your lifestyle.
  • Space can be an issue. You’ll need space for the litter box, scratching posts sleeping areas, feeding areas and toys. If you are renting a very small apartment, these things can be an issue.

If you have considered these things you can consider adopting a wonderful furry friend. Remember the process should never be rushed. Review your situation and make a good informed decision.

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Making sure that your cat gets enough protein

Friday, February 15, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats are very special creatures.  A cat needs twice as much protein to keep it’s muscles strong and healthy just like a dog. Cats also require about 20 different kinds of amino acids to make their own body proteins. Those amino acids come from protein and food.  What’s the best source of protein for your cat? The truth is any and all of the protein sources are fine for your cat. Commercial pets foods generally contain at least 30% protein, often from a variety of sources to more than meet your cat’s needs. So if your cat’s are like mine, gormet eaters, you can give beef one day, chicken the next,  and fish the next. Keep that protein comin!

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The Importance of Your Pet’s Kidneys

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

The kidneys remove excess water and waste from the blood.  Kidney functions diminishes slowly with age. In older dogs and cats, kidney failure is a leading cause of illness. Damaged kidneys are less able to concentrate urine so the body needs more fluid. Increased thirst and urination are often the first signs of kidney disease. As the  disease progresses, pets lose weight and their appetite. They play less, sleep more and may exhibit constipation and nausea.  By the time most owners notice these changes, most kidney function is already lost. There is no cure for chronic kidney failure,but your veterinarian can help slow it’s progression and improve it’s quality of life. My beloved cat Molly had advanced Kidney disease and even though the disease is eventually fatal, I was able to keep Molly alive about five years with it and she had a pretty decent quality of life until the very end.

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Is your Dog A Food Gulper?

Sunday, February 10, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

You put your dog’s dinner out and within one second it’s gone! I’m sure your dog isn’t savoring every bite. There are some tools that can slow him down a bit although I don’t agree with the use of all of these tools, some may be helpful. Here are tips published by The Honest kitchen. Make your own decision but I tell you I like the last suggestion best.

Tools to Slow Food Gulpers

If, when given his food, your dog eats as if it’s his last meal, you’ll want to slow him down a bit. Not only is the dog who gulps his meal unsatisfied (his stomach hasn’t yet told his brain that he’s full) but many gulpers will vomit after eating because they’ve shocked their stomach by taking in too much food too quickly.

Some dog owners will place some smooth stones that are too large for the dog to swallow in with the dog’s food so that as he’s eating, the dog will have to move the stones around in the bowl to get to the food. There are also commercially available bowls with pillars that come up from the bottom of the bowl that serve the same purpose.

There are many food dispensing toys on the market now that can be loaded with your dog’s meal (or treats) and with these, he has to move or otherwise manipulate the toy to get his food. These range from simple (for puppies) to more advanced.

You can also slow down a gulper by feeding him half or more of his meal by hand. When you’ve fed him at least half of his food, asking him to sit while he eats and asking him to take it gently, then give him the rest of his food.

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Your Dog is Ready to Deliver Her Litter

Saturday, February 9, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy
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We spoke of knowing when your dog is pregnant. Now you should know what to expect at the time of delivery. Within twenty four hours of giving birth, your dog may become restless and reject food. Walk her often during this time. This will give her a chance to urinate and defecate before the delivery. When her water is broken, you may notice her licking her vulva. Soon contractions will begin and you will know that the puppies are on their way. Usually they’ll appear head first, belly down, covered by a membrane.  Your dog will lick them to remove the sac and the umbilical cord.  Giving birth is no easy task, so after each puppy, your dog will rest. Stay with her and if more than a few hours go by without a puppy appearing, call your veterinarian. After the delivery, let her rest and maybe throw in a dog treat for all of the hard work that she’s done.

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Do Pets Go To Heaven?

Friday, February 8, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Since I have lost my beloved cat Molly, I have pondered this question many times. Some Christians say that the bible doesn’t mention pets getting into the kingdom of God and this really disturbs me. Personally I believe that Heaven supposed to be a perfect, happy place. Pets are a huge part of human life. Would God eliminate our furry friends from entering his kingdom? I think not. I believe that everything we know and love will be included in the kingdom of Heaven. Guideposts says this on the subject.

The Bible does indeed have an answer about whether we will see our furry loved ones again.

Consider the story in Genesis of the very first covenant established between God and his people, made with Noah right after the flood.

The clouds part and the world’s first rainbow appears. God tells Noah that he is creating a covenant “with you, and with your descendants after you; and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you; of all that comes out of the ark, even every beast of the earth.”

God goes on to say that his covenant with “all flesh” shall never be “cut off”—a strong suggestion that animals will not be excluded from his dealings with the world.

(This passage was an inspiration for “Rainbow Bridge,” an anonymous poem that has become very popular on the internet. It describes how when people arrive at the gates of heaven, the first thing they will encounter is their deceased pets.)

Then there’s Luke 3:6. “All flesh shall see the salvation of God.” Or Mark 16:15—a passage well-loved by that great friend of animals, Saint Francis of Assisi. The risen Jesus tells the Apostles to go into the world and “preach the Gospel to every creature.”

Jesus filled his teachings with references to animals. His promise in Matthew and Luke that not even a sparrow falls to earth without God’s knowing it subtly but powerfully suggests what every grieving pet owner feels: God refuses to forget a single one of his creatures, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant.

What about the argument that runs: “Animals can’t go to heaven because the Bible says they don’t have souls”? Norm Phelps points out in his book, The Dominion of Love that the Hebrew term repeatedly used to describe animals in the Old Testament is nephesh chayah.

Chayah means “living,” while nephesh is the Hebrew term for the force that animates the body—what Phelps describes as “the whatever-it-is that makes a person or an animal a conscious, sentient individual.”

A funny thing happened when this term was translated into English. In most English versions of the Bible, different words are used to translate nephesh chayah depending on whether animals or people are being discussed.

In Genesis 1:21 and 24, for example, Phelps points out that nephesh chayah is translated as “living creature.” But in Genesis 2:7, where the term refers to people, not animals, it’s translated as “living soul.”

The use of two different terms in the English translation completely blurs the fact that in the original Hebrew, no such distinction exists.

Why did the Bible’s english translators take such pains to use different terms for the souls of animals and people, when the Hebrew of the Old Testament repeatedly uses just one? Probably because they were concerned not to contradict Genesis teaching that humans alone are created in God’s image.

But to acknowledge that animals have souls isn’t to usurp the unique place of humans in God’s creation—as the original Hebrew makes clear enough.

Of all the biblical passages that I ultimately discovered I could turn to for consolation, the most moving and compelling is the Old Testament’s single greatest passage prefiguring the Christian heaven—Isaiah’s vision of the Peaceable Kingdom:

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”

Why, when Isaiah wanted to paint the ultimate picture of heavenly fulfillment, did he choose to make such rich use of animals? Because he knew what every pet owner knows: A world without animals is a barren one. And clearly, a heaven without our pets would be less heavenly.

So expect to see your departed. loved furry friends when you cross over that bridge into the kingdom of God!

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If notice any changes in your dog’s nose color, there’s probably no need for alarm. A nose that’s normally dark can change color for several reasons.  It may look pink or brown. Sometimes, the season is the reason for the change. The change can occur in the colder months. This is due to pigment loss because of the temperature. Sunburn can also cause a problem. Applying sunscreen can help. Some noses are sensitive to plastic food and water bowls. This can cause contact dermatitis.  Normal color may return if you change the food and water bowl to steel or ceramic. If your dog seems healthy, in every other way, nose color changes are probably not a problem. If there are other symptoms such as a loss of appetite or listlessness, see your veterinarian.

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