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When One Cat Eats the Other’s Food

Friday, July 5, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

We have a 14 year old cat named Millie and have given a new home to our neighbor’s cat Atlantis. Our neighbor is too ill to care for him. Atlantis is also about 14 years old and is a Siamese. We introduced the two a few days ago. We brought Atlantis to our porch and had the two familiarize themselves with each other. All went very well. Yesterday I decided it was time to take Atlantis inside and introduce him to his new forever home. Once again, all went very well. Atlantis slowly explored each room and corner of our house. Millie observed from a distance but did not get freaked out at all. Atlantis and Millie spent a quiet night without any incidents. We’re very pleased with this progress.

Now when it comes to feeding, this is a little issue. You see Millie eats like a bird. She nibbles a little here and there. Atlantis on the other hand eats and eats a lot. I gave both cats their food at the same time. I put Atlantis’s food in a separate room. He ate his food but then immediately went into the other room and ate all of Millie’s food! Millie doesn’t eat right away but makes several trips to nibble throughout the day. So what’s the solution? I think I may have one. Atlantic cannot jump that high so I will move Millie’s wet food to the top of our washing machine. I will show her that it’s there and hope she knows that she has to now jump up to get at it. There’s not a problem with the dry food, there’s plenty for both cats. It’s the wet food that the current issue. So will this work? Stay tuned.

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Signs From Kitty

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

My cat Millie is not a lap cat. She likes to stay by herself in a quiet place most of the time. She does need affection as do most cats. Don’t expect her to jump up on someone’s lap and expect to be stroked and scratched. Instead when Millie wants attention or affection she will come and find me then meow. When I get up, she will hunch her back signaling to me that she would like to be picked up and pet. I do that regularly and take her over to the door or window and give her a good view of the world outside. She stays for quite away then wiggles signaling me that she’s done.

My other cat Molly who passed away last year used to love to jump up on my lap, sit on my shoulder and stay with me at all times.

Notice the signs your cat gives you. Cats are not as demonstrative as dogs but they do love affection on their terms.

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Summer Safety For Pets

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Summer is here  and we are starting to feel the heat.  During the summer, we love to take our dogs with us whether it’s to the park, beach or just for a drive. Remember that dogs don’t do well in hot weather. Even though sometimes they are better off at home in the cool air conditioning, sometimes this is not practical.

Here are a few things to remember. Dogs build up heat as a function of volume and lose it as a function of surface area. (What’s all this jibberish?) This means that larger dogs with rounder bodies have less surface area for their size and build up heat faster. Dogs lose heat through their nasal passages and their tongue. They don’t sweat. Dogs with flat faces are less able to lose heat. The bigger the dog and the flatter their face is, means that they are more prone to over heating. Overweight and older dogs are even at greater risk.

Fur coats does block the suns rays but it also prevents heat from escaping. Don’t shave your dog in an effort to keep him cooler. He will then be more vulnerable to sunburn which will cause more problems.

Don’t exercise your dog when it’s warm and never keep him in a parked car. We spoke about this many times. He could die in a matter of minutes. As the warmer weather approaches, keep these things in mind and have a great summer with your dog. Give him a few dog treats for me!

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Putting a Cat on a Leash

Monday, July 1, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Keeping a cat on a leash is usually not a natural thing to do. They are roamers and do not walk next to you like a dog will. However, they can be trained to walk on a leash to some extent.

I’ve been taking care of a neighbors cat for the past week or so. In addition to feeding, and cleaning his kitty litter, I like to occasionally take him to sit with me on my porch. I don’t want him to roam so I purchased a very light leash. Even though I don’t walk him on the leash, it does help to keep him confined to the porch area. Since he’s an older cat, it’s easy since he likes to sit calmly with us and not dash about.

I would never leave him on the leash unattended as it may wrap around his neck. If you decide to do this. Make sure you are with your pet at all times while he’s wearing a leash.

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AZ Central has published an article discussing a possible cancer vaccine for dogs. If this is successful, humans could be next. Now wouldn’t that be the best medical news we’ve heard in years?

A study has launched to test whether a vaccine developed by Arizona State University scientists could actually prevent cancer in dogs. 

The study began in early May, more than a decade after Stephen Johnston, an ASU scientist and professor in the School of Life Sciences, began work on the vaccine. 

“About 12 years ago, I decided I wanted to invent something important in cancer,” Johnston said. “That’s when we came up with this idea of a vaccine to prevent cancer because that would be the ultimate invention.”

The initial plan was to try to vaccinate humans, but it was challenging to get people on board with the idea and to secure enough funding.

Then someone suggested Johnston test the vaccine on dogs.

“I thought, ‘Wow I should’ve thought of that earlier,'” he said.

The study, which will include more than 800 dogs, is the largest clinical trial that’s been conducted for canine cancer, according to an ASU press release. It was made possible by a $6 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project.

How the study works

Before participating in the trial, each dog is tested to ensure they are healthy and cancer-free. More than 800 dogs, ages of 6 to 10, are randomly assigned to a control group or a placebo group.

Half of the dogs will receive the vaccine, while the other half gets the mock version. Neither the doctor administering the vaccine nor the dog’s owner will know which version the dog receives.

Each dog receives four shots over the first four weeks. After that, they will have a checkup every six months to monitor their progress.

Scientists will study whether dogs who received the vaccine have fewer tumors than those who got the placebo.

Hundreds of dogs with cancer were screened ahead of the study. Researchers used those screenings to target the vaccine toward eight major cancers found in dogs.

The anticancer vaccine, developed by Johnston and his team at ASU, targets a group of proteins found on the surface of cancer cells. By injecting these proteins with a substance that produces an immune response into healthy patients, they are “boosting the immune response before they would get the tumor,” Johnston said.

Researchers are testing the dogs at three remote participating sites: the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University and the University of California-Davis.

Two or three dogs will be vaccinated each day through the first part of the trial. The study could last up to five years, but it could also end much sooner if results are promising. 

“If it looks like the vaccine is working quite well, then we won’t continue the study,” Johnston said.

‘Accessible to anyone in the world’

Johnston said his team’s work contrasts that of other cancer researchers whose vaccines might only be economically viable for wealthier countries.

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It is possible to finally get rids of those annoying ticks on your pet and in your home. Did you know that just a few drops of flea and tick products can keep you and your pet free from fleas for months? New Flea and tick products require only a few drops on the back of your pets neck only once a month!  Dr Allen Paul, who is  a vet at the University of Illinois says that these products are the best way to prevent fleas and ticks. He says that they last long, are easy to apply and eliminate the need to clean up your pets environment. They are also cheaper because you treat the pet not your home.  If you notice that your pet is constantly scratching, there’s a good possibility that he has fleas.  Check out the flea and tick sprays and products that are on the market. The quicker you eliminate his discomfort, the better!

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Protecting Your Dog From Ticks

Friday, June 28, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Ticks present a unique problem for people who make their home in a wooded area. The issue is further compounded for pet owners. By their very nature, dogs are curious animals that seek to explore the territory around their home. In some cases this can mean picking up a few unwanted passengers. The best way to circumvent this problem is to invest in plenty of flea and tick spray.

In the event that you forget to take precautionary measures, it may become necessary to remove a wood tick from your dog’s skin. Although the process is never pleasant, it’s relatively straightforward. Begin my donning a pair of rubber gloves and taking out a pair of tweezers. Wrap the tweezers around the tick’s head and pull firmly in a straight-out motion. Do not make a twisting motion, or the tick’s head may remain lodged in the skin.

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Walking Your Dog in The Summer Months

Thursday, June 27, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

The hot, humid weather is here to stay for awhile. Our best friends feel the heat and humidity just like we do. Get into a habit of walking your pet at the cooler times of the day even if you don’t do this now. The earlier and later you walk him, the better. Walk your dog as early as possible and again just before or after sunset. Leave the shortest walk for the middle of the day.

This is better for both you and your best friend. Make sure your dog always has plenty of water at all times. If you water your lawn and you have a fenced in yard, give your dog a little spray while you’re watering. He will love it and it will cool him down!

Keep your pets safe during the hot, Summer months.

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Hot Sand Can Do Damage to Your Dog’s Paws

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

When you take a walk on the sand in your bare feet, and feel like you’re walking in a frying pan, you’ll do anything to stop the sting. You probably jog into the cool water. Often, dog owners neglect this basic dog care issue, protecting their paws in the summer. There are many times that you may want to take your dog for a walk on the beach but the hot sand can not only cause him pain but can burn and damage his paws. If you’re walking your dog in a rocky area, you should also protect your dogs paws by using a protective boot. Your dogs paws could suffer from cuts and abrasions . The pavement could become very hot.  There are dog boots that are available to use that are invisible. They will protect against bruises, blisters, cracking and abrasions. Take care of your dogs paw during the hot summer months!

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Toxic Tylenol

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Tylenol 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.

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