Your Pets Count

pet information that caters to your special friend


May 2017
« Apr    

Never Give Your Pet Tylenol!

Sunday, May 7, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dogsickTylenol is extremely toxic to cats and can kill them quickly even if it’s given in small doses. You should never give your pets any medication without the advice of your vet. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol. It’s an over the counter fever reducer and pain reliever. Cats lack an enzyme in their body that a metabolizes acetaminophen. Therefore this leads to severe damage to your cats red blood cells, liver and kidneys. Dogs also do not metabolize this drug as well as people and only your vet can recommend the dosage to give a dog. Never do it yourself! Dogs can die of an overdose as well. The side effects of Tylenol in a cat can range from vomiting and diarrhea to severe anemia and liver failure. A muddy brown color to your cat or dogs gums can indicate the effect of Tylenol. Poor oxygen-carrying capacity of the red blood cells can cause this. Liver damage can result in jaundice and a yellowish tinge to the mucus membranes of the skin.

Never leave Tylenol in a pets reach. A little precaution is worth a lot.

Remember, your pets count!

The best oldies are in one place —Listen to our online oldies station from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! Edgewater Gold Radio!    Listen to all three great oldies stations from our website! The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Never Give Your Pet Tylenol!

Checking to See If Your Dog Is Hydrated

Saturday, May 6, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dogwaterbottleDogs get sick just as humans do. Many times your dog has diarrhea due to a stomach bug. Just has humans, you must make sure that he stays hydrated. Comfort your dog by offering him plenty of water. If he isn’t drinking, you may want to offer him water from a faucet or hose. You can even try putting ice cubes in his water to entice him to drink.  You can also obtain an electrolyte powder for animals from any farm store. Mix this with water for additional prevention or treatment of dehydration.

So how do we tell when your best friend is dehydrated? You should lift his lip and examine his gums. If they are healthy, his gums should be covered with a shiny film. If you find the gums dry, he is dehydrated. Get him to the vet right away! Dehydration can lead to organ damage or even death.

Remember, your pets count!

Welcome to the weekend! Make music a part of your weekend and we offer the greatest variety of oldies ever! Our online radio station broadcasts live from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and play the largest variety of lodes. The 50s 60s 70s 80s and timeless pop standards.  Edgewater Gold Radio is your station for oldies! It’s radio like you remember it! We are on the TUNEIN APP, The NOBEX app or our own Edgewater Gold Radio app –download now and enjoy everywhere! You can also listen to all three of our oldies stations from our website! The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Checking to See If Your Dog Is Hydrated

chihuahuaracePeople here on Delmarva, love their pets. You see dogs everywhere, on the beach, boardwalk and in the parks. There have been a series of dog races and parades and other great events involving our best friends. This weekend in Dewey Beach the Annual Chihuahua  and small dog races are being held. The race will take place at the  old Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street @ 11:00 am Saturday May 3rd. in Dewey Beach, Delaware.

It’s great to live in an area where our pets are very important. Pets add more purpose to our lives and that’s why we treat them like family. If you’re in the Rehoboth, Dewey Beach area on Saturday, stop by and enjoy the small dog races.

Remember, your pets count!

A great variety of oldies – read our blog and listen to our great oldies radio station!

Edgewater Gold Radio — The greatest variety of oldies, you’ll every hear!

Download the Tunein app, Nobex app and our own Edgewater Gold Radio app and take your oldies along everywhere!

Listen to three great oldies station from our website: The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Dewey Beach Chihuahua Race – Pets Add More Purpose To Our Lives

Pets Have a Psychic Ability

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

pysychicpetsDid you know that dogs and other animals have demonstrated psychic ability? The sixth sense of dogs has been tested and demonstrated many times. They have sensed many things including the arrival of a loved one or even when a loved one was about to die. They have sensed natural disasters before they were about to happen. In the early 90’s, my dog became very agitated about 4 am on a Saturday morning. He jumped out of his dog bed and began barking and running around the room. A few seconds later, I heard a loud bang and felt a slight shaking which lasted a couple of seconds. It turns out that a rare earthquake had occurred in Westchester County, New York and the rumble could be felt in my home which was at the time in Hoboken, NJ.

Dogs have also sensed people’s heart attacks, strokes, seizures and even cancer. They have found their way back home when taken far from their loved ones. There have even reacted to the presence of a ghost. I’ve noticed that at certain times, my cat would look up and then run around when there was absolutely nothing there or even when there wasn’t even any noise.

I’ve read many stories about dogs howling right before a loved ones death. Read the book “Your Psychic Pet” by Richard Webster. I’m sure that you’ll find it very interesting.

Remember your pets count!

Take the oldies with you to work — The best oldies ever made are on Edgewater Gold Radio!  Download the free Edgewater Gold Radio app or the Tunein or Nobex app and listen anywhere! Listen to all three oldies stations from our website: The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!


Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Pets Have a Psychic Ability

Music, Soothing to Your Pets Ears

Sunday, April 30, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

catssingingWe all enjoy music, why shouldn’t our pets. Certain types of music can provide a soothing experience for your pets. The positive effects of these soothing sounds are confirmed by both animal psychologists and pet owners. The sound of the harp can be exceptionally relaxing for your pets. There are several artists that provide these recordings for your pets. One is Aliana Boone. She says that the harp is considered to be one of the most healing instruments next to the human voice. Boone conducted a study of her own.  She performed for hospitalized canines at the Florida Veterinary clinic. The hour long performances immediately began to the dogs heart rate, anxiety and respiration.

If your dog or cat is stressed because of a particular situation or maybe, they are high strung by nature, try soothing harp music. If it doesn’t calm them down right away, it will certainly calm you.

This is also a good way to calm your dog down after some vigorous exercise. They will be all wound up after fetching their favorite dog toy, so calm them down with some relaxing music!

Remember, your pets count!

Speaking of music —Listen to the greatest variety of music—on our radio station that provides a universe of oldies variety. Edgewater Gold Radio is your one stop shop for oldies! You can download the Tunein or the Nobex App and listen to Edgewater Gold Radio there. Or download the free Edgewater Gold Radio app from your play store.

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Music, Soothing to Your Pets Ears

An Astounding Sense of Hearing

Saturday, April 29, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dogbigearsDogs have an incredible sense of hearing. Their hearing is almost as sensitive as their sense of smell. They can hear frequencies  from 60 to 60,000 hertz. Normal sounds that we hear are not louder for dogs. While moving around the house, dogs can not only hear the slightest noise but they can also pinpoint where it’s coming from. They can discriminate against different sounds and determine which sounds are threatening.

Research proved that dogs can identify difference in the engine sound generated by their owner’s car to that of the same model of other cars. Even in the kitchen, a dog can hear a noise and know whether that noise is associated with  his eating time. The slightest sound of the leash will determine whether it’s time for a walk or play.

Dogs memorize sounds and associate them with actions that will follow. These are only a few examples of a dogs incredible sense of hearing. Hearing is the second most dominate sense for a dog. Hearing varies from breed to breed. It’s believed that if a dog has long, droopy ears, it does not hear as well as a dog with it’s ears straight up like a German Shepherd.

Remember your pets count!

For your weekend, listen to a whole universe of oldies – a great variety from the 50s 60s 70s 80s plus timeless popular standards. Listen right from this page ..right here!

Edgewater Gold RadioWe are also on the Nobex and Tunein apps!  

You can also listen from our website: The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!


Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on An Astounding Sense of Hearing

A New Friend

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

henryAs pet lovers, we have to expect the unexpected. Over a year ago, our neighbors moved and left their cat Henry behind. Henry spent most of his life outdoors but leaving him behind, really disturbed me.  After they moved, we didn’t see Henry anymore and I always wondered what happened to him. There were always “Henry sightings” but no actual proof that these sights were actually Henry, until now.

Yesterday, when I looked out on our porch, low and behold, there was Henry sitting under our table. I went to call him, he looked but ran away. Remember, feral cats always have their guard up. Today, I looked out on the porch and there was Henry again, this time sleeping peacefully under our table. I quietly opened the door but again Henry left. This time he stood at the bottom of the porch stairs and looked at me as I called his name.

I decided that if Henry is taking refuge on our porch, he should have some food and water. I left a bowl and food and fresh water for him in case he gets hungry.

Henry may have lost his home but at least we can do what we can to protect him and provide him some shelter and food.

Remember, your pets count!

Live and local oldies radio from Delmarva – the best variety of oldies are on Edgewater Gold Radio – listen to the 50s 60s 70s 80s and timeless standards all in one place! You can listen to Edgewater Gold Radio on the Tunein, Nobex or our own app!

Check out our website, The Edgewater Internet Radio Network for three great oldies stations!

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on A New Friend

The Correct Way To Clean Your Dogs Ears

Monday, April 24, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

dogearscleansCleaning 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!

Listen to the best oldies all the time on our great oldies stations.

Edgewater Gold Radio – more oldies variety from the 50’s 60’s 70’s 80’s and popular standards that are timeless! Listen to Edgewater  Gold Radio, Rehoboth Radio (50’s and 60’s) and The Beach Stations (50s 60s 70s and beach music) from our website – The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on The Correct Way To Clean Your Dogs Ears

Water Bowl Elevation

Sunday, April 23, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

danedrinkIt’s been accepted practice for many years to elevate the food bowls of large breed dogs such as Great Danes or St. Bernard’s because they’re susceptible to a potentially life threatening condition called “bloat.” It’s brought on by too much air in the stomach. The body cannot expel this excess air. The reason for this condition is unknown. Recent research has revealed that a raised food bowl does little to prevent bloat and may even increase your dogs chances of developing it. Elevated food bowls may still be useful for some pets. Eating out of a raised bowl can reduce the stress on the necks and backs of Greyhounds and other big legged dogs. It’s also a lot easier on dogs that have arthritis.

Remember, your pets count!

All of your oldies , songs you may have heard in a long time are in Edgewater Gold Radio!

Listen on the Tunein app and our own Edgewater Gold Radio App. You can listen to all of our oldies station from our website: The Edgewater Internet Radio Network.

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Water Bowl Elevation

Quarreling Dogs

Friday, April 21, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

twodogbullsYou notice that your dog has your neighbors dog pinned to the ground. You took him over there for a pleasant visit but now you’re becoming a bit concerned. You also notice that both dogs are snarling. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between playing dogs and fighting dogs. Did you notice whether or not your dog faced your neighbors dog, crouched down with his four limbs nearly touching the ground, and was his rear raised in the air? Was his tail low, making short sweeps? If this is the case, play was on his mind. These fake brawls socialize dogs and teach them to inhibit their bites so they don’t cause injury. But if your dogs tail was high and upright, he’s displaying dominance. If your neighbors dog is trying to get away, and the snarling sounds scary, it might be a fight. Breaking up a fight can be dangerous. You should allow your neighbor’s dog to become submissive to end the action.

If your dog is aggressive toward other pets, it’s a good idea to keep him on his dog leash when visiting. Remember, your pets count!

Remember, your pets count!

If you’re at work today – turn on the greatest oldies of all time! The best variety that you can’t find anywhere else —Edgewater Gold Radio!

Listen on The Edgewater Internet Radio Network!

Join Amazon Kindle Unlimited 30-Day Free Trial

Comments Off on Quarreling Dogs