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How to Determine the Correct Weight for Dogs

Thursday, May 30, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

When you determine the appropriate food portions for your dog, you should be able to keep him at approximately the right weight for his size. If you’re concerned that your dog may be  too thin, look at him from above. He should have an hourglass shape from his shoulders to his behind. He should also be well proportioned with muscle covering his hips and shoulder bones. There shouldn’t be any bones protruding from his shoulders, hips and spine.  His ribs should be just barely visible.  Anything more than that may indicate that your dog is under nourished.  If your dog has trouble maintaining it’s weight even though he gets the proper food portions and exercise, talk to your veterinarian because weight loss can indicate a serious health concern. We will discuss they types of food, portions and treats in another posting.

Remember, your pets count!

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Do Something About Pet Neglect and Abuse!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

If you suspect that an animal is being neglected or abused, you can report the incident to Animal Welfare or many other agencies. Sometimes when we witness extreme neglect or animal abuse, it can be heart wrenching. We want to protect the precious pets anyway we can. Animal abuse and neglect happens all the time. Many owners may start off as “good pet parents” or intend to be “good be parents” but end up being the “nightmare pet parents!”

There are many circumstances that can cause this. A couple of main reasons are illness, alcohol or drug abuse or a combination of both. We all know that when someone abuses drugs or alcohol, everything on the planet centers around them and nothing else matter except getting their next fix. This actually angers me very much because these abusers don’t care about how their behavior affects others including pets. Now many abusers will get the help they need. Feelings and empathy will return and they can become caring pet lovers once again. On the other hand many will not change their behavior and become a menace to their community and their beloved pets.

Since many of these addicted “monster pet parents” don’t care about anything be getting their next fix, usually the pets will live in an unhealthy, filthy environment and are malnourished. Why because as I will continue to mention, alcohol and drug addicts only care about one thing in their existence and that is about themselves and their next fix. They live in a complete deluded world, a world that only exists in their mind!

What can we do as our gut wrenches when we continue to see this behavior? One thing is to report, report, report. report the circumstances to the police, Animal Welfare, the ASPCA and many other organizations that care about helping our innocent furry friends. Be persistent. Animal Welfare has to actually see the abuse before any criminal charges could be filed. If you believe an animal is living in an unhealthy, dangerous environment, call animal welfare in your area, file a report and they will send someone out to check out the situation. Don’t delay, it could save an innocent pet’s life!

Remember your pets count!

The best oldies are playing right now on Edgewater Gold Radio! All of your favorite Summer memories play all the time plus the greatest hits of the 50s 60s 70s and 80’s. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio or listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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Joy Riding Dog Safety

Monday, May 27, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Does your dog love to ride in the car? His head is stuck out the window and he loves the breeze and all of the things that he smells. What could be the harm in this?  Eye injuries that’s what so many vets hate to see.  Think of all of the things that go splat on your window and you can imagine how many potentially harmful things could get into your dog’s eyes.  There is a compromise. Roll down your window just enough for the dog’s nose. Those great smells will still be there. All that’s missing is the risk to your dog’s vision.  Don’t forget to buckle  your dog up. A properly fitted seat belt harness will keep your dog in place and from harm when you make that sharp turn.

Remember, your pets count!

Join us today for the best music on the radio! Edgewater Gold Radio plays oldies from the 50s through the 80s. Join us today for an extended 60s and 70s weekend. Ask Alexis to “Play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen on our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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Enjoy Your Holiday with Your Pets

Sunday, May 26, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

There is lots of activity down here in Rehoboth Beach, this weekend. People are enjoying the beach, shops and restaurants in downtown Rehoboth. Our pets get a chance to be with family and friends outside, running, walking and enjoying the good life.

If you’re having a cookout, make sure you keep your pets safe. Karla’s Pet Care.com has outlined some tips to remember if you’re having a cookout.

  • Keep dogs away from plates of food left out.
  • Keep garbage locked up or far away from pets.
  • Make sure your pet stays hydrated and cool in the heat.
  • Update your pet’s tags and/or microchips.
  • Let guests know to avoid giving your dog table scraps.
  • Monitor their interactions with children.
  • Keep fences and doors closed to avoid escape.
  • Keep an eye on your pet if they are tethered on a leash, they can easily get tangled up.
  • Secure pets in safe & cool places as needed.
  • Watch for signs of overheating or heatstroke.

Have a great holiday with your pets!

Remember, your pets count!

The greatest oldies are perfect for our cookout. We’re in the middle of our 60s and 70’s weekend on Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” bring it outside and enjoy! Listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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Are You Having Trouble Affording Your Pet?

Saturday, May 25, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Many people adopt a pet without realizing the additional expense. Costs such has food, supplies and health must be considered. We usually act on impulse without doing a accurate analysis of our finances. The Humane Society has put together a comprehensive guide to resources that are available to help with these costs.

Below is a comprehensive list of pet financial aid-related organizations.

NOTICE: If your animal requires emergency veterinary care and you cannot afford treatment, contact groups or veterinary schools that may help. If you are unsure what qualifies as emergency veterinary care, call your veterinarian and describe the symptoms.

Find a free or low-cost spay or neuter

National organizations that provide financial assistance to pet owners in need

Please keep in mind that each organization is independent and has their own set of rules and guidelines. Therefore you will have to investigate each one separately to determine if you qualify for assistance:

Assistance by state

ALAK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

Remember, your pets count!

Enjoy your holiday weekend with Edgewater Gold Radio! It 60s and 70s all weekend long! Ask Alexa to “Play Edgewater Gold Radio or you can listen on Tunein, Live 365 and so many other places including our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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Keep Your Pets Safe This Memorial Day!

Friday, May 24, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Memorial Day in the unofficial start of the Summer season. There will be lots of picnics, cookouts and family gatherings. During this time it’s important that we keep our pets safe.

Here are some tips to keep them safe this holiday weekend.

  1. If they’re outside with you, always have plenty of water available. Dogs have no other way to cool themselves off besides painting,make sure that they are kept in the shade because they cannot pant as effectively as other breeds.
  2. Don’t give them any leftover food and watch out for bones that may fall on the ground. Gristle, fats, and bones that can be found in barbecue should never be given to your dog. Onions, avocado, grapes, alcohol and salt can all be harmful to your pet. Even though your may feel that your pet is not partaking in the goodies, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  3. Make sure that he has the proper ID on your dog. You never know. A guest may leave the gate open or he may get frightened and sneak away.
  4. We hate bugs at our outdoor get together. Citronella candles can be deadly to pets. Any citronella-based repellants are irritating to dogs. Use citronella-free or non-toxic candles if you plan on using a repellant, or keep you pet in a contained area away from them.

Take a little precaution and have a wonderful holiday!

Remember, your pets count!

Holidays bring back memories and we have a zillion memories on Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to “Play Edgewater Gold Radio.” Listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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Own a Cat? Watch Out For House Plants!

Thursday, May 23, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

A cat owner recently lost her beloved pet because she ate the palms that were given out at a church Palm Sunday service. The palms got lodged in the cat’s stomach and puncured some of it’s vital organs. The cat became very lethargic and began vomiting.  The owner rushed her to the vet who performed emergency surgery. Unfortunately, it was too late for this poor pet.

If you own a cat, be aware that they could accidentally swallow something that could possibly be lethal.  Watch out for the house plants that they may be chewing on. Are the leaves hard and sharp such as the palm? In this case, get rid of that plant. Don’t leave small, loose items such as buttons, pins, string or coins in places where your cat may get at them. If you notice any symptoms such vomiting, lethargy etc. don’t  try to administer any pet medication on your own. Get your cat to the vet right away!  Most importantly, you can prevent this from happening by checking your home and removing any items which may cause your cat harm.

Remember, your pets count!

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Do Dogs and Cats Hold Grudges?

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

The answer to this question is yes and no. It seems that cats can hold a grudge but it usually doesn’t last very long. My cat Molly was visibly very upset when I adopted my younger cat Millie. She would hiss at me and swat me when I passed her. It was obvious that she really was upset that I took in another family member. This lasted about a week and she returned to normal. So cats hold grudges but they don’t last very long.

Dogs on the other had don’t hold grudges. They can act displeased if they are upset about something like going out in the rain but will not hold a grudge. They will eventually learn to accept the situation that they are not to fond of.

Our pets are very loyal and love us unconditionally no matter what the situation is.

Remember, your pets count!

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Reporting Animal Cruelty and Neglect

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Our pets are precious and innocent. They deserve a loving home and a healthy environment. Many times pets are neglected and therefore abused because their owner in no longer capable of taking care of them. They could be malnourished or live in a filthy, unhealthy environment. If you notice any neglect or abuse from anyone, it is very important that you report it. So how do you do that? The ASPCA has outlined a detailed process of what to do and where to go to report Animal neglect and abuse. Please read the ASPCA’s process closely and do report animal abuse and neglect!

In New York City
If you live in New York City and need to report animal cruelty, please contact 311. To report crimes in progress in any borough, please call 911.

In Other Areas
Find out who is responsible for investigating and enforcing the anti-cruelty codes in your town, county and/or state, such as your local humane organization, animal control agency, taxpayer-funded animal shelter or police precinct. If you have trouble finding the correct agency to contact, call or visit your local police department or your local shelter or animal control agency for assistance.

How to Report Cruelty

Try to gather the following information before submitting a report of animal cruelty:

  • A concise, written, factual statement of what you observed—giving dates and approximate times whenever possible—to provide to law enforcement.
  • Photographs of the location, the animals in question and the surrounding area. Note: do not put yourself in danger! Do not enter another person’s property without permission, and exercise great caution around unfamiliar animals who may be frightened or in pain.
  • If you can, provide law enforcement with the names and contact information of other people who have firsthand information about the abusive situation.
  • It is possible to file an anonymous report, but please consider providing your information. The case is more likely to be pursued when there are credible witnesses willing to stand behind the report and, if necessary, testify in court.

Keep a record of exactly whom you contacted, the date of the contacts, copies of any documents you provided to law enforcement or animal control and the content and outcome of your discussion. If you do not receive a response from the officer assigned to your case within a reasonable length of time, make a polite follow-up call to inquire about the progress of the investigation.

How to Recognize Animal Cruelty

While an aggressive, timid or fearful animal may appear to be a cruelty victim, it is not possible to know if an animal is being abused based on their behavior alone. It is best to examine the animal and his surrounding environment to determine whether or not he or she needs help.

Physical Signs of Cruelty

  • Tight collar that has caused a neck wound or has become embedded in the pet’s neck
  • Open wounds, signs of multiple healed wounds or an ongoing injury or illness that isn’t being treated
  • Untreated skin conditions that have caused loss of hair, scaly skin, bumps or rashes
  • Extreme thinness or emaciation—bones may be visible
  • Fur infested with fleas, ticks or other parasites
  • Patches of bumpy, scaly skin rashes
  • Signs of inadequate grooming, such as extreme matting of fur, overgrown nails and dirty coat
  • Weakness, limping or the inability to stand or walk normally
  • Heavy discharge from eyes or nose
  • An owner striking or otherwise physically abusing an animal
  • Visible signs of confusion or extreme drowsiness

Environmental Signs of Cruelty

  • Pets are tied up alone outside for long periods of time without adequate food or water, or with food or water that is unsanitary
  • Pets are kept outside in inclement weather without access to adequate shelter
  • Pets are kept in an area littered with feces, garbage, broken glass or other objects that could harm them
  • Animals are housed in kennels or cages (very often crowded in with other animals) that are too small to allow them to stand, turn around and make normal movements

Other Animal Cruelty Issues

To Report Cruelty Seen on the Internet

If you see cruelty depicted online, there are steps you can take to report the site or images in question:

  • Access this background information for a particular website by visiting www.whois.net and doing a “whois” search of the site in question.
  • Contact the site’s ISP (Internet service provider) about the offensive material.
  • If you have concrete information that a website is displaying/promoting criminal acts, you may wish to contact any or all of the following organizations and advise them of the facts of the situation:
    • Local law enforcement officials (“Local” in this case means based in the area from which the website originates—the “whois” search will provide you with the registrant’s address) and, if you think an animal is in immediate danger, the possible offender’s local FBI branch
    • Your local animal shelter or humane society, which may have the power to enforce animal cruelty laws in the area
    • The local city/county Health Department/Board of Health, because abuse of animals often involves unsafe or unsanitary conditions for humans
    • The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), but only if what you have seen has a financial element (someone selling, trading, or offering an illegal good or service)
    • Local and national media organizations, as the power of the media to bring public attention to an animal abuse situation can help initiate corrective actions

To Report Cruelty Shown in Movies or on Television

The ASPCA shares your concern about the media’s depiction of violence and cruelty toward animals for entertainment purposes. Please know, however, that many of these instances are constitutionally protected free speech—and may not even involve a real animal.

If you are offended by something you viewed, contact the network that aired the program or the publisher of the film in question. You may also wish to contact the American Humane Association Movie and Television Unit online or at (818) 501-0123.

To Report Cruelty in a Pet Store or by an Animal Breeder

For concerns about animal cruelty in pet stores, please contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at (301) 851-3751, www.aphis.usda.gov, or ace@aphis.usda.gov. The USDA will direct you to the appropriate regional department to which you will be asked to submit your complaint in writing.

Remember, your pets count!

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This dog is the largest of the terriers and is square in appearance. Their heads are long and flat. It’s eyes are small and dark in color. They have a dense, hard wiry outercoat and a soft undercoat. Their front legs are perfectly straight.

The Airedale Terrier is usually OK with children as long as they are socialized early on.  They may be a little too rough for very small children. They are a courageous and protective dog. They are fairly friendly with strangers as well as intelligent and loyal. They are always happy to please you.  They are avid hunters and it would be very difficult for you to train him to stay away from a squirrel or chipmunk. Watch out if you’re grilling a steak. If you turn your head, it may be gone!

They need lots of physical and mental exercise or they may have a tendency to become rowdy. So buy lots of fetch dog toys to keep him occupied.

The Airedale Terrier may have dominance challenges toward family members he sees as submissive. This can lead to disobedience.  The need a calm but firm and consistent handler.

They are not recommended for apartment life as they are very active indoors are really need and average size yard to run around in.

This is a very hardy breed but can suffer from eye problems. Their life expectancy is 10 to 12 years.

Their face should be washed daily especially to remove food, spurs etc from their beard. If you keep their coat stripped, they won’t shed too much and may be very good for allergy sufferers.

Remember, your pets count!

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