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Getting Cat Hair Off Furniture

Friday, April 19, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Your friends are coming over for a visit and you’re worried about all of the fur on the chairs and sofa left by your beloved pet.  Here are some tips for removing pet hair from the furniture. You’ll need some inexpensive tools for this job.  A rubber tipped brush can be used to ball up longer cat and dog hair from couches and rugs. I use a lint roller because my cats hair is short.  Use the kind with disposable sticky sheets. Even a piece of packing tape will do for a small area. A damp dryer sheet will pick up some pet fur as well. It’s also a good idea to keep cotton throws on the seats of your furniture. It’s a little extra laundry but at least you won’t have your guests going home with a bunch of fur on their pants!  Remember in addition to playing with your pet with his dog or cat toys, brush him regularly. This will keep the shedding down a little.

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Which Personality is Your Cat?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats have different personalities. Here are seven distinct personality types. Which one does your cat fit?

  • The skittish
  • The hunter
  • The “I’m human, aren’t I?” cat
  • Shy of her own shadow
  • Everybody’s friend
  • The cuddler
  • The needy

My cat Millie falls into the first category. She is extremely skittish. If any of us enter the room whiles she’s eating or pooping or whatever, she quickly leaves the area. If we receive any visitors, she retreats to the back room. She also qualifies as the hunter. If there is a mouse in the house, leave it to Millie to track it down!

Molly, who passed away over a year ago was the cuddler. She loved to sit on my lap or sleep next to me in bed and snuggle up. She also was sort of needy. She clearly let me know when it was time to eat, get brushed, go outside with me etc.

Can you decide what categories your cat falls into?

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My neighbor has a Rottweiler mix. He is the sweetest dog but is kind of big and very strong. My neighbor was recently hospitalized so Jim and I took care of Dewey her dog. I must say the British Style Slip lead is the best leash for this type of dog. It has a snug fit, it’s comfortable and does not enable the dog to slip out .

Walking this type of dog with this leash is very easy. The leash slips over his head quickly and conveniently. This leash works great for larger, heavier dogs.

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Hearing Loss In Older Cats

Sunday, April 14, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

If you have an older cat and she ignores you when you call her, she may not just being stubborn, she may  not have heard you. As with humans, hearing in cat decreases gradually with age.  Cats can compensate so well that their owners may not realize that there is a problem until the cat is completely deaf. Look for disorientation, loud meowing and a startled response when touched from behind. Hearing loss due to aging can’t be cured, but deaf cats can still sense vibration.  Tap your fingers next to your cat before stroking him to alert him to your presence.  Never let a hearing impaired cat outdoors. Ear mites, infections and tumors can also impair hearing.  If you suspect hearing loss in your cat, check with your veterinarian.

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Our Pets Need Our Protection

Saturday, April 13, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Our pets rely on us for everything, food, water, health, exercise, affection and safety. What happens if a pet owner gets very sick, lives alone and has two pets? This is the case of my neighbor. A few days ago, she was taken to the hospital with a serious illness. She has a cat and a dog. Unfortunately, there was no time to board the pets or to even decide how they would be cared for. My neighbor has no relatives that live close to her.

My partner and I live next door but have a cat who is very nervous so we couldn’t take in my neighbor’s pets. What could we do? Since we have keys to the home, we are visiting them, walking the dog, feeding them and making sure that they’re ok. We’re also spending some time keeping them company. Today, I will take her dog over to sit with me on our porch.

Unfortunately, many people would not worry about anyone’s pets. We need to be more compassionate and consider the lives and well being of our furry friends. If a close neighbor, lives alone and has a pet, you may want to speak to them about gaining access to their home and their pet in the event of an emergency.

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Three Heartwarming Pet Stories

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

I love to hear stories with happy endings for shelter dogs. Some dogs are more adoptable than other yet all dogs deserve a good, loving home. Simply For Dogs is a wonderful site that publishes lots of helpful information on dog adoption. Here are three short heartwarming stories from their site proving that all dogs deserve a second chance. If you’re thinking of adopting a new friend.please consider dog rescue and adoption you will not only take in a wonderful companion but will save a life and that’s in itself is a great feeling!

Hope’s Story

Could there possibly be a better name for a rescue dog than “Hope”?  Hope was found in a wildlife preserve, terrified and not wanting to be anywhere near humans. She had a broken hip, cause unknown, but given the condition of the dog, her rescuers had every reason to believe that she was probably thrown from a car. Hope was placed in a foster home where she was able to heal from her injuries and later placed in a forever home.

Kirby’s Story

Kirby was dropped off at an animal shelter. The little Dachshund had a chronic eye condition, and because of that was determined to be “unadoptable” and well on the road to being euthanized. However, he came to the attention of shelter worker Pramini Kanakaraj, who saw something worth saving in the little guy. Now he lives with Pramini and her other Doxies – one of the best endings to the best heartwarming dog rescue stories I can imagine!

Nook Nook’s Story

Dogo Argentinos aren’t always the most adoptable dogs, and don’t usually have happy endings to their stories. Nook Nook, though, was a deaf Dogo, and that meant that his chances were pretty much slim to none. Just two days before he was scheduled to be euthanized, Ariel Nichole Dehart found him, and fell in love. She didn’t care that he was deaf – he could learn sign language!

And he did.

Ariel says that Nook Nook is a big, sweet lap dog, and she loves him to distraction. What a wonderful, heartwarming dog rescue story!

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Designer Cats?

Monday, April 8, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Doesn’t the word “designer” make a cat breed sound exotic and special? In reality, this term means high breed.  A designer cat breed is a product of selected breeding that is intended to produce kittens with a specific trait.  An example would be that of the Toyger. This cat was bred to look like a domestic tiger.  It has Bengals, Egyptians, Coons, and American Short hairs in its lineage.   The concept of designer cat breeds is relatively new.  If you’re thinking about buying one of these designer breeds, do your homework to first and know their characteristics. Designer cats can make great pets. Try to find out why the specific breeds were chosen. Keep in mind, what truly makes a cat special is not it’s breed but how well it fits in with your family and lifestyle. Remember, your pets count!

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Taking Your Dog On A Beach Walk At Night

Sunday, April 7, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Dogs love the beach but sometimes it can get too hot during the day. If you decide to take your dog for a walk on the beach at night, I would attach an LED light to her collar. It’s also a good idea to also take a laser pointer with you. If your dog likes chasing the light, a laser pointer can be useful especially at night. The wind and waves make it difficult for your dog to hear your call so a laser light will help direct him back to you. Night walks can be cool and refreshing but keep a close eye on your dog. It may even be a good idea to keep your dog on a leash while walking on the beach at night!

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If you are planning to use pesticides or fertilizers on your lawn, you must think about the affect they may have on your cat or dog.  Keep your dog or cat (if he goes outside) inside for at least 24 hours after applying any chemical to your lawn. If he must go out, keep him on his dog leash and away from the treated areas.   There’s no need to panic. If applied properly, these chemicals can irritate your dog or cats paws but they rarely can poison a pet.  Clean up any pesticide spills. A puddle of the stuff could be dangerous to your pet.  Please note that research had shown an increase in cases of lymphoma  in dogs that were exposed to the herbicide 2 4 D. Make sure that you read all of the labels and take the proper precautions.

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Cats with Fussy Eating Habits

Thursday, April 4, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

My cat Millie is one of the fussiest eaters in the world! At least I think she is. Sometimes I wonder how she survives on eating so little. I’ve been adding healthier food to her diet but as humans, she seems to go for “the junk food.” By junk food I mean foods that may be more tasty but not necessarily healthier. She does like Fancy Feast but it really isn’t a very high quality food. She also doesn’t like wet food. So how do I deal with this eating dilemma?

Millie will never be a great eater but I have done some things to improve her diet. I buy a higher quality food and still mix some Fancy Feast in with it. I also give her a half packet of Weruva wet food . Weruva is a higher quality wet food. Millie never eats the whole portion but she does nibble on some of it.

My advice to you if your cat is a fussy eater, introduce higher quality food slowly but don’t remove the food she loves altogether. Always mix in a little with the higher quality food. This will entice her to eat and she’ll also eat the higher quality food.

Good luck with you finicky feline friend!

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