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Get Prepared For Your New Puppy

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

childandpupWhen you bring home a new puppy, you’ll want to have a few essential items on hand. Formulated puppy food is a must. A tip proof food and water bowl is also recommended. Puppyies are a bit clumsy and instead of wiping up the floor all the time and refilling the water bowl. it’s a good idea to get a bowl that will not tip over that easily. An adjustable cloth or nylon collar is also very important along with a dog leash for all of those walks that you’ll be taking. A dog crate or carrier that is roomy is also a must have because your pup will sleep a lot at first. Don’t forget to get an ID tag and put it on his collar in case he wanders off. Other items that come in very handy include training pads, grooming supplies and toys for chasing and for chewing. Your energetic pup will need things to keep him occupied when your away or at work.

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If you’re in the snowy north east today and are home from school or work. Relax to great oldies—-lots of them—-great variety. Music you can keep on all day. We’ve got you covered!

Edgwater Gold Radio – 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and standards.

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – The best variety of the 50’s and 60’s.

The Beach Station – 50’s 60’s some 70’s and beach music!

Listen to Edgewater Gold Radio and our two other oldies stations on The Edgewater Internet Radio Network. We’ve got you covered!

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Pet Cremation

Sunday, March 12, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

petcremationOne of the most difficult things in life is to lose someone we love and this includes our pets. Most of us don’t think of our pets passing and don’t know the process and cost of having our precious pet cremated.

Petcosthelper.com has put together a comprehensive guideline that outlines the costs and as well as the cremation process.

Pet Cremation Cost
How Much Does Pet Cremation Cost?

Many pet owners choose cremation because it is an affordable option that allows them to keep the remains or scatter them in a chosen location. Burial at a pet cemetery is more expensive, and some local governments have laws against burying a pet on private property.
Typical costs:

Pet cremation typically costs between $55 and $100 for small animals such as birds, rabbits and ferrets — as well as puppies and kittens.
Pet cremation typically costs between $100 and $150 for cats, as well as dogs up to 50 pounds, with toy and miniature dogs falling at the lower end of the range and mid-sized dogs at the higher end.
Pet cremation typically costs between $150 and $350 for dogs between 50 and 120 pounds and up, with very large dogs falling at the high end.
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What should be included:
Pet cremation services often have someone on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
After you call, the company often will pick up the pet from the home or veterinary clinic and deliver it to the facility. A staff member then tags the pet with an identification number, and cremates the animal in a special furnace that reduces the body to sand-like particles.
The facility places the ashes either in a sealed bag or a tin or cardboard box, then either holds them for pick-up or delivers them to the owner.
Some pet cemeteries that also do cremation offer free pet bereavement support groups.
Additional costs:
Some crematories charge an added fee of about $45 to pick-up the body after hours and on weekends.
Some crematories allow the pet owner to view the cremation, sometimes for an added fee of about $25 or more.
Urns to hold the ashes typically cost $50 to $150 for a classic bronze, brass or enamel vase, depending on size, but can run as high as $1,000 for a large wax-cast urn in an elaborate shape. Experts recommend choosing urn size based on the pet’s pre-cremation body weight, with one cubic inch of space per pound. AngelAshes.com[1] offers urns, as does PerfectMemorials.com[2] .
An engraved nameplate for the urn can cost about $10 to $25.

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The oldies are playing on our great oldies stations!

Edgewater Gold Radio – you’ll love the variety – 50’s through the early 80’s plus great standards!

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – The best variety from the 50’s and 60’s!

The Beach Station – Oldies from the 50’s and 60’s and beach music!

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What To Do If Your Timid Dog Gets Loose

Saturday, March 11, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

shydogMany people choose to adopt a shy or timid dog because they may be calmer and easier to handle than a more active, hyper breed.  What should you do if your timid dog gets loose or lost?  You may want to proceed a little differently than if your dog was more active. Here are some tips.

  1. Call the rescue organization from where you adopted the dog. In some cases, they may send someone out to help locate the dog since the dog may be bonded which can help.
  2. Contact your locate animal shelter and animal hospitals and inform them that the dog is missing. Local shelters have experience in setting up methods to locate your dog.
  3. Call your dogs name if you think you see him. Never chase a dog. Always remember that the dog is frightened and will run even further away if chased.
  4. Leave a food and water bowl our near your home. Or if you know the area where your dog is hiding, leave it there. If you do know the area where the dog ay be hiding, inform the local animal shelter, so they can set up a trap in that area and they will include the food and water in the trap.
  5. Post lost dog flyers in the neighborhood and on social media. The flyers should contain the dogs photo, contact info and dogs name.

Lastly, many shy dogs gain confidence if they are adopted into a family who already has a friendly dog. The shy dog may quickly gain his confidence by being around a friendly dog.

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It’s a cold weekend here in the mid-atlantic. How about warming oldies to listen to all weekend long? Here are the best places for oldies music.

Edgewater Gold Radio – a great variety from the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and pop standards!

Rehoboth Radio 5060 – If you love 50’s and 60’s, here your place!

The Beach Station – Oldies, 50’s and 60’s and beach music!

Listen to all three stations from our website site! The Edgewater Internet Radio Network! Bookmark in and you can download the free Edgewater Gold Radio app from our site.

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Cat Stuck in Tree

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catintreeIt’s a very common scene. One that’s appeared in many cartoons and TV shows. A cat climbs a tree and becomes too scared to climb down. Unfortunately, this is also occurs frequently in real life. Cat claws are curved downward which makes it very easy to climb up a tree or go down a tree backwards. If your cat is new to tree climbing, she might try to go down head first which doesn’t work. If your cat gets stuck up in a tree, you should rescue her right away before she gets dehydrated and weak. If your cat is too high for you to reach, you may need to call an Arborist or tree service. Lots of people rely on the fire department to help but their job is to save human lives and may not be able to spare the time or the equipment. Remember, your pets count!

Take a break and turn on the best oldies of your life! Edgewater Gold Radio – The greatest hits from the 50s’ 60’s 70’s and early 80’s plus great pop standards!

There are so many ways to listen and enjoy all day.

Listen to Edgewater Gold Radio from our great player window. Listen to Edgewater Gold Radio anywhere and download our free app! Now you can listen just by dialing this number and pressing 1.    1-563-999-0667.

Rehoboth Radio plays the best variety of the 50’s and 60’s.

The Beach Station is our newest oldies addition. Re-live the oldies you remember from going to the beach – 50’s 60’s and some 70’s!

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beatifulcatsYou never know when you might develop an allergic reaction to something and the same goes for cats. If your cat starts to groom and scratch a lot, she may have developed a feline food allergy. In pets, food allergies often manifest themselves in the skin. They can also cause vomiting and diarrhea. If your cat displays these symptoms, take her to the veterinarian. If your vet confirms that it is a food allergy, not an allergy that is inhaled, he or she may suggest that you change your cat’s diet. The culprit is usually protein. Feeding a new source of protein usually alleviates the problem.

Remember, your pets count!

 

Oldies are a great way to unwind and even get through your day. We have all the oldies you’ll ever need right here.

Edgewater Gold Radio – The best oldies from the 50’s through the early 80’s plus great pop standards!

Rehoboth Radio – The best variety of Oldies from the 50’s and 60’s!

The Beach Station – great beach oldies and the 50’s and 60’s.

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How To Clean Your Dogs Ears

Saturday, March 4, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cleaningearsCleaning 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.

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All of your music is in one place. If you love oldies check out our website. The Edgewater Internet Radio Network. Listen to two great oldies stations. Edgewater Gold Radio – the greatest variety of oldies from the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and the greatest pop standards! Rehoboth Radio – The greatest variety of oldies from the 50’s and 60’s! Download the free Edgewater Gold Radio app from our website!

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Cushing Disease Could Also Hit Dogs

Friday, March 3, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cushingchartAs your pet ages, watch for any changes in his health. If you dog is middle aged or older and has a pot belly, it may not be because you give him too many dog treats. It may be that he has Cushing’s disease. This is a hormonal imbalance that occurs when a dogs adrenal glands begin secreting too much cortisol. It’s a common condition among Poodles, Boston Terriers, Dacshunds and Boxers. Symptoms of Cushing’s Disease include, lethargy, excessive thirst and urination, and a pot belly. Uniform hair loss on both sides of the body,vomiting and diarrhea may also occur. If your older dog develops any of these symptoms, talk to your veterinarian. Treatment for Cushing’s Disease varies but it is most effective if it’s started early.

Remember, your pets count!

Great oldies are alive on two great stations! Edgewater Gold Radio  – 50’s 60s 70’s and early 80s’ plus great pop standards and Rehoboth Radio 5060 —the best oldies of the 50’s and 60’s. Both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio can be found on The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

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Searching for Your Pet Online

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

computerdogIf you want to search for a new pet online, you have many options depending on what you’re looking for. There are rescue groups for almost any breed of dog or cat. There are shelters in almost every town and there are cyber shelters such as petfinder.com. I would advise you not to fall in love with a pet just by looking at a photo. We discussed in previous postings the characteristics of particular breeds of pets. Research the breeds temperament and background. Consider the breeds, size, general behavior and any other characteristics that may be important to you. Any pet that you bring into your home should match well with your family and your lifestyle. Check out the rescue group as well. Find out about its procedure, its follow up policies and its adoption fees. Before you go out and buy that dog leash or that cat bed make sure you do your homework.

Remember, your pets count!

Listen to the greatest songs on the radio – oldies like you remember them – the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and standards are all in one play – Edgewater Gold Radio —click now and enjoy!

The best variety of the 50’s and 60’s are on Rehoboth Radio 5060 – click now and enjoy!

Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio 5060 from our website The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!   Click, Listen and enjoy! Download our free app from our website!

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How Old Is Your Cat In Human Years.

Monday, February 27, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catagechartThere are many theories about an age a cat may be in human years. The theory of 6 or 7 years to every human year is false. Here is a chart that may help.

My 17 1/2 cat Molly is actually about 84 years old in human years. My 12 year old cat Millie is actually about 63. What’s your cats age?

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Oldies like you’ve never heard them before. A great variety of the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s plus great standards on Edgewater Gold Radio. If you love the 50’s and 60’s,  Rehoboth Radio 5060 is for you. Listen to both great stations from our website and download the free Edgewater Gold Radio app from our website!  The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

 

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Don’t Ignore Lumps On Your Dog

Saturday, February 25, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

vetdogexamMany middle ages and senior dogs, especially those that are overweight develop benign tumors under their skin. These growths are usually located on the belly or the upper legs and are generally harmless. If you notice a lump on your dog, have your veterinarian check it out. If it is a benign tumor and the dogs movement is not compromised, no treatment is necessary but it is still a good idea to keep an eye on the fatty deposit to make sure that it doesn’t grow. Your veterinarian can biopsy the growth every now and then to check for any cancerous changes. If your dog has one of these growths (lypoma), there is a chance that he will develop more. This doesn’t mean that you should dismiss any new growths or bumps. Have them checked out. Ask your vet to give each one a proper exam. Usually no pet medication is prescribed and nothing else has to be done.

Great oldies all the time on one great oldies station. Edgewater Gold Radio – the 50’s 60’s 70’s early 80’s and standards!  If you love the 50’s and 60’s, then Rehoboth Radio  is the place for you. The greatest memories from the 50’s and 60’s all the time! Listen to both Edgewater Gold Radio and Rehoboth Radio from our website The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

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