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Senior Cat Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

More cats are living longer than their nine lives because of  better veterinary care. These cats may need a little extra assistance as they age.  To make life easier for a senior cat, provide a comfortable cat bed and a warm spot because older cats feel a chill more often.  If your house has multiple levels, keep a litter box on each level.  Arrange furniture in such as way that it will help your cat reach his favorite place above the floor.  Play with your cat often to keep his mind and body active.  Take your senior cat to the vet a little more often to detect any problems before they develop into something serious.  Make sure that your cat drinks plenty of water. To encourage him, use a shallow bowl and fill it often. Or do what I did for my cat Millie, get a filtered water fountain. She loves it and the running water encourages her to drink often.

You will have many good years caring for your senior cat!

Remember, your pets count!

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Dogs with Mucus in Their Stool

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

If you notice mucus in your dogs stool, don’t panic. Pet MD describes the condition and what you can do about it.

If your dog has mucus in the stool, this is what you can expect to happen next:

Medication: A small amount of mucus in the stool of a dog who is otherwise feeling fine (eating well, happy, active, no diarrhea, etc.) does not require treatment with medications, but a probiotic supplement may help. More severe cases will require medical therapy that varies with the underlying cause.

Diet: Sometimes switching to a highly digestible diet or adding additional fiber to the diet will help dogs with mucus in the stool. Boiled white meat chicken (no skin or bones), white rice, and a teaspoon to a tablespoon (depending on the size of the dog) of canned pumpkin is a good, homemade option that can be safely fed for a few days.

Remember, your pets count!

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Cleaning Doggie’s Ears

Monday, June 17, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Cleaning your dogs ears should only be done if your dog does not have an infection in them. If he does, wait for it to heal before attempting to clean them. Some things you will need is an ear cleaner for dogs. Most pet suppliers will carry herbal ear cleaners if you are more comfortable using this type of product. You’ll also need cotton pads. The circular kind used for removing makeup are the best.  Now, you will need patience. Make sure that you do this at a time when you are not rushing somewhere. If your dog is not used to getting his ears cleaned, I would recommend that you give him an ear massage first. Gently squirt some ear cleaning in his ear before massaging. Now, you must be patient. Some dogs hate this and will run away when you squirt the cleaner in their ears for the first time.   Gently use the pad of your fingertips around the edge of his ear until he relaxes for you. Your dog can now associate touching his ears with a relaxing experience.  As he relaxes, you can go further into the ear. Look at the curves and grooves in the ears to see how dirty his ears are. Just keep your fingers on the areas that you can see.

Take the pad and soak it with the ear cleaning solution. Once the pad is ready, gently slide it in your dogs ear until it stops. Once the pad is in the ear canal, fold the ear down and gently massage the area surrounding the pad. Rub the ear back and forth as best you can. If you do this right, your dog will probably love you for it!

Take the pad out and use it to swab the rest of the ear.

Remember, your pets count!

It’s Monday and the oldies are playing on Edgewater Gold Radio! The greatest memories from the 50s through the 80’s are playing plus all of your Summer favorites. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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The Martingale Collar

Saturday, June 15, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Some dogs such as Greyhounds and Whippets require a Martingale collar because of their thin necks and tapered heads. Regular buckle collars will slip right over their heads. A Martingale collar is a limited slip collar. It has two loops. One large loop which slips over the dog’s head and one smaller loop.  The dog leash is attached to a ring on the smaller loop.  The collar can tighten the amount of the smaller loop. It can partially tighten but it has a limit. This is why it was given the name, limited slip collar.  You can adjust the collar so it slips over your dog’s head. When the collar tightens, the dog cannot slip out of it.  The main advantages of this type of collar is that it fits on the dog’s neck and he can’t slip out of it.  Once the collar is adjusted, you don’t have to loosen or tighten it every time you put in on your dog.

Remember, your pets count!

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Drooling for Cool

Friday, June 14, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

On a hot summer day, your dog cannot sweat to keep from overheating.  When his temperature rises, he pants and drools to keep himself cool.  This forces air over his naval cavity and over his wet tongue.  As the air circulates, moisture evaporates taking some of the dogs body heat with it. When your dog exercises in the hot weather, he may pant for what seems like a long time, a half hour or longer is not unusual.  You should always keep an eye on your dog to make sure that he is not in distress. Symptoms of heatstroke include accelerated and abnormal breathing and heart rate, a dry mouth and heavy drooling. If you notice any of these signs, do not try to give him any pet medication, call your veterinarian right away.

Remember, your pets count!

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Dogs With Thunderstorm Phobias

Thursday, June 13, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Do you dread the forecast of a Thunderstorm? Probably not because you’re afraid of it but because you know that your dog will not go out if it’s thundering. Well there are some things that you can do. Vetstreet.com has put together some tips on this topic. Remember thunderstorm season is here!

Dogs with storm phobias can often sense when bad weather is approaching — hours before you even hear the patter of rain on the roof. They may pant or pace around the house, hide or cling to their owners. As the storm progresses, the signs can worsen: dogs may whine or salivate, have accidents indoors and resort to destroying objects in the household.


It’s not always clear what brings on the fearful behavior. It may be changes in barometric pressure, static electricity, the crack of lightning bolts or just the sound of wind and rain. Although any dog can be affected, it occurs more often in herding breeds, such as German Shepherds and Collies. Previous bad experiences with storms or loud noises may also contribute to the behavior.

Forcing fearful dogs to go out in the rain will likely make matters worse. Punishment is never a good idea either, and comforting them during the storm will simply reinforce the behavior. If you think that your dog suffers from thunderstorm phobia, it’s important to consult with your veterinarian. He can recommend behavior-modifying techniques to help reduce your dog’s anxiety. There are even special thunder coats for dogs that can help them feel more secure as storms approach. In severe cases, your veterinarian may recommend medications.

Thanks to Vetstreet.com for supplying this important information.

Remember, your pets count!

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Cat Dander Can Trigger Allergies

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

You wake up in the morning with your eyes tearing and as you grasp for the tissues, you wonder what’s making you feel so miserable. Your cat sleeps with you but you don’t make the connection at first. It’s the cat’s dander that you’re allergic to not his fur.  Cats lick themselves and leave behind deposits of saliva that dry and flake off as dander.  Dander contain a protein known as Fel-D1 which is spread as your cat licks himself. Here are some times to reduce your exposure.

  • If you have allergy  medication, always make sure the take it.
  • Wash your hands and face after petting your cat or touching his cat bed or other belongings.
  • If you hold your cat, use a towel to put him on or put on an extra shirt that you could throw in the laundry after holding him.
  • Keep your bedroom door shut and don’t allow your cat to sleep in your bed.

Remember, your pets count!

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Socializing Your Pup

Monday, June 10, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Socializing your puppy is kind of like teaching a child to swim. You start by sticking his toes in the water not throwing him in.  Gradual preparation is also necessary for puppies as they learn to navigate new experiences. Karen Sweata,a veterniary behaviorist at the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hosptial says that puppies go through a socialization period that is actually a window of opportunity where puppies are open and easily influenced about all of the experiences that they will encounter later in life. When your puppy is between four and fourteen weeks of age, start to familiarize him with the objects, people and places that he will encounter later in life. Take him out and let him be around people and other animals. This prep phase will help him avoid developing fear and anxiety as an adult.

Remember your pets count!

It’s Monday and make Edgewater Gold Radio a part of your day! We play the largest variety of oldies from the 50s through the 80s. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio or listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com

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A Very Beautiful Cat

Sunday, June 9, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

If you’ve never heard of a Chausie, don’t worry, many people have not. These beautiful cats are a result of careful breeding between wild “jungle” cats and domestic cats. They were first bred in the 60’s as a safer alternative than to keep jungle cats in the home. It has the looks, grace and style of a jungle cats but the gentle disposition of  a domestic cat. Today, the most common breed used to product a Chausie is the Abyssinian because it looks like a jungle cat but is much smaller. Adult males can reach 25 pounds so Chausies require lots of activity and lots of space. Chausies are heavy boned with long, slender legs and a muscular body. They have piercing oval gold or yellow eyes and a triangular shaped face with three round corners. They are loyal to their owners and have a high energy level.They love playing with their cat toys. Some are champion jumpers and they made an ideal companion for young children.

It’s the best oldies! Edgewater Gold Radio playing the great oldies of the 50s 60s 70s and 80’s. We’re in the middle of a 60s and 70s weekend! Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio or listen on our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

Remember, your pets count!

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Did you now that over 40,000 pets perish each year because of house fires and other disasters such as floods or hurricanes?  Cats run and hide very easily and this makes them difficult to locate them in the event of a fire or quick evacuation. I would recommend that you keep their pet carrier close at hand and close to the door. At least you won’t have to worry about searching for it if you need to get out in a hurry. Don’t spend too much time, I know this is difficult, but in the event of a fire, every second counts! If you can’t find you cat, leave it to the experts, just get out fast.

You should let rescuers know that there is a cat inside that needs to be rescued. Do this by purchasing decals that say “In case of a fire, please rescue cat.” Put them in a few prominent places and keep them there at all times.  Having a decal on the door or windows will let firefighters or police know right away that there is a pet inside that needs help!  These few seconds could mean life or death of a pet member.

Always have a plan that includes the rescuing of your pet in the event of a fire or other disaster.

Remember , your pets count!

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