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The Huffington Post has published a heartwarming story of the rescue of a senior dog. It is a wonderful story especially around the holidays when there are so many homeless pets stuck in shelters not knowing their fate. Click here and view the video which I’ve posted:

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Before his rescue, this poor dog had been living at a water treatment plant in Los Angeles. He was alone, sick and was surrounded by very dangerous chemicals. Fortunately a man by tbe name of Eldad Hagar, the founder of the animal rescue organization Hope for Paws, learned of the dogs plight from an employee at the facility and quickly rushed to the dog’s aid.

When Hagar and some others got to the scene the dog was frightened and very reluctant to get near any of the rescuers. There was danger that he could fall into one of the pools  that were close by if he decided to run from rescuers. He was eventually rescued and was treated for parasites and an ear infection. The dog was given the name Mufasa. Mufasa, whom a veterinarian estimated is between 8 and 10 years old  is now alive and well and living with a foster family. They are looking for a forever home. Lets hope he finds one soon!

Thanks to the Huffington Post for providing this heartwarming story and video!

Remember, your pets count!

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Happy Holidays From The Pet Product Guru!

Friday, December 22, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s been a pleasure writing about “our little friends” and we intend to keep the information coming to you in 2018. Have a great holiday and make sure that you keep your pets safe during this time. Make sure that they don’t get into any holiday treats that they shouldn’t have. You don’t have to lock them up just make sure that they are supervised closely during the holiday festivities. After all they are also a part of your family.

There are also thousands of unwanted dogs and cats spending their holiday in shelters. They are anxiously waiting to be adopted into a loving household. If it’s in your heart to give one of these little guys a second chance, please do so. It return, they will provide you with many years of unconditional love and affection.

Enjoy your holiday and thank you so much for your support throughout the year.

A great way to spend the holiday is to listen to our online radio station EDGEWATER GOLD RADIO —listen to the 48 hours of Christmas beginning at mid nite Dec.24th and going right through Christmas day. Back to back holiday favorites  from multiple genres, pop, traditional, country and classical! Make Edgewater Gold Radio a part of your holiday! Listen from our website, The Edgewater Radio Network!

 

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Have Pets? Watch Out For Houseplants

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

Your pet may have a passion for houseplants. One of my cats does and loves to nibble on the leaves every now and then.  Some common varieties of house plants can make your pet sick.  A few may even be deadly.  More than 240 types of house plants are considered to be a hazard to pets.  It all depends on what part of the plant that the pet eats. For example, the poisonous part of the Amaryllis is the bulb which can cause nausea, vomiting and even paralysis in pets. Other plants such as Crown of Thorn and Cacti only cause skin reactions. Poinsettias also irritate pets although the effects are not as bad as they are rumored to be. If your pet does ingest something that you think is poisonous, do not try to administer any pet medication but call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-4 ANIHELP charges may apply.

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Training Your Puppy using Wee Wee Pads

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

There are several things that you need to remember when training your pup to use a wee wee pad.  First lay the pad in a specific area of a single room.  You should contain them to a certain room. Giving them free run of the house will make it difficult to monitor their behavior. Only use one wee wee pad at a time.  Keep the pads in the same place all the time. If you move them, your pup may  become confused and pee in the spot where the pad was originally.

Place your pup on the wee wee pad at key times throughout the day like right after he eats and drinks or right after he wakes up. Carry him to the pad and place him in the center. Don’t put him right besides the pad or he will pee on the floor. Praise him and give him some treats every time he pees on the pad.

Watch for warning signs that your pup wants to pee like sniffing around the floor and circling while sniffing. Place him in the center of the pad immediately. Again praise him and give him treats after he pees. After awhile he should go to the pad to pee by himself.

Remember, your pets count!

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Pets and Holiday Parties

Sunday, December 17, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

We’re having a holiday Christmas party today, and I need to make sure that my older cat Molly who has kidney and thyroid disease doesn’t get stressed out. She is usually pretty good around strangers but today, there will be more people than she’s used to.  I’ve noticed that she likes to sit by the heat vent in the bathroom off of the master bedroom. I’ve placed a comfortable blanket down next to the vent and she’s been lying on that several times throughout the day. My plan is to make sure she has her food and water back there so that she could go there to get away from the noise. I won’t lock her in the room as this can stress her out more. I’d rather let her decide if she wants to go back there to “chill out.” My younger cat Millie always spends her day in the back bedroom anyway so I’m not really concerned.

Lately Molly likes to eat table food so I have to make sure that she’s not partaking in any of the party food that could make her sick.

If we have a pet, we owe it to them to provide for their safety and security. During the holidays, make sure that your dog or cat is safe.  You may have to make some plans to keep him from being stressed out during a holiday dinner or party. Make sure he doesn’t eat anything that he’s not supposed to and ensure that all of your doors remain closed during the party to prevent him from taking a little stroll around the neighborhood! If your dog must be kept in a separate room or in his crate, don’t hesitate or feel guilty about doing this. You are protecting him. You know your pet and I’m sure that you’ll know what to do!

Have a great holiday party and holiday season!

Remember, your pets count!

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It’s Gift Time For Our Pets!

Saturday, December 16, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s that time of year when I have to decide what to get my cats from Christmas. I always wind up getting them the same thing. I have an array of sticks with various toys dangling on the end. If fact, most of them are in the corner, all twisted up and useless! I actually threw lots of them away this year.  So what will I do again this year? I’ll get another fresh new stick with a toy dangling at the end and next year, this one will wind up in the corner in a twisted knot along with the other sticks. If you are looking for a gift for your pets, try to look for more unique things, like a hand made dog or cat bowl. A hand made pillow with your dog’s name sewn on may be another item that you may want to consider. How about a new dog tag with your dogs picture and other important information engraved on it? Dogs always love homemade treats but if are willing to bake them at home, make sure that are very low in sugar. Your cat will love anything with catnip in it.

It’s always a good feeling knowing that you’ve included your pets during the holiday season. As for me, this year being that my cats are now much older maybe a new blanket, some healthy treats and of course some catnip. It seems nowadays, thats the only thing that gets my old girls going!

Remember, your pets count!

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You let your dog out in the yard for some exercise. The yard is his “safe place” because it’s fenced in and  you don’t have to stand their and watch him, but maybe you do. Dogs love roaming around in the back yard. They also love to dig. If your dog is small, he can easily dig a whole and slip under your fence.

To ensure that your fence is secure, I would walk around and make sure that the fence is secure and is not compromised in any way. Now there is something you could do solve the digging problem. You can build an impenetrable barrier under your fence. It’s called L-footer and it’s just what it sounds like. The bottom of the L lays on the ground making it impossible for your dog to get close enough to the fence to dig under it.

If your dog jumps, you can add a small inner fence or hedges thatd will keep the dog from getting close enough to the barrier to clear it.

Escaping isn’t only a problem for large dogs. Small dogs can fit their heads between the rods on the fence or gate. A harness or collar attachment like Puppy Bumper or Dog Gamutt can make your dog “too big” to fit through.

Thanks to Tether-Tug for providing some of this valuable information.

Remember, your pets count!

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Heartwarming Pet Rescue on a Cold Cold Day!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

One day, a customer raced into a hardware store in south western Wisconsin and told the manager that there was  what sounded like a kitten yowling loudly inside of a pickup truck. The manager ran out to investigate and he heard the sound of  the frantic kitten too. The sounds were  coming from inside a wheel well. But the manager couldn’t see the kitten. The manager whose name was Bob ran back into the store and told a staff member to call the Humane Society and the police department. He asked another staff member to try to find the owner of the vehicle.  Bob got his tools and crawled under the truck. He saw the kitten but could not get to him.

Soon the animal control officer showed up, as did a patrolman. A television station crew showed up too alerted by a report on police radio scanner!

Bob still worked hard and he finally freed the tiny kitten, pulled him out and handed him over to the animal control officer. The TV Crew interviewed them and the segment aired that afternoon and evening. The kitten went to the Humane Society where it was examined and later adopted.

I love this true story because we live in a world where cats are so often devalued and people seem to be becoming much colder, there are ordinary people who will urgently do everything in their power to save a helpless kitten.

Remember, your pets count and have a Merry Christmas!

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Sometimes We Just Have To Improvise

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

As you know, my cat Molly is 18 1/2 years old and she’s been struggling with Thyroid and Kidney disease for the past 3 years. Several months ago, Molly decided that she no longer wanted to urinate in her litter box. She would urinate on the bathroom rug. This was very frustrating since cat urine has a very unpleasant smell and every time I walked into the bathroom, the first thing I smelled was urine. I was constantly washing the rugs over and over until they were being to lose their fibers and fall apart.

Re-training a sick 18 year old cat is not practical so I had to come up with a quick solution. I purchased a pack of puppy wee wee pads and placed them next to her litter box. She began urinating on the pads so I just throw the soiled pad away ad replace it with a new one. I do this about three times per day. The pads absorb the odor, so there is no longer an odor in the bathroom and  since the pad are thrown away this eliminates an unsanitary situation. As they say “whatever works.”

I’m sure that there are other solutions but this one was quick, clean and not disruptive to Molly.

Remember, your pets count!

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There are several answers to this question. In my opinion, if the person knows that are getting a puppy and are prepared for it, then it would be fine. If it’s going to be a surprise, then in my opinion, it is simply not a good idea.  Many times, the recipient is not prepared for the responsibility of house training and caring for a puppy. Another reason is that the person may not be able to handle the financial obligations of dog ownership.

The breed of dog that a person wishes to own is more of a personal preference. Certain breeds are better suited for certain people. Some dogs are good with children and some are not. You can’t simply go out and get a puppy for a person as a surprise and expect them to be able to love and care of it properly without even knowing anything about the dog.

Christmas puppies are chosen hastily and given quickly. The person getting the dog will not even have any of the equipment necessary to handle a new dog. Things like a dog crate , leash, food etc are very important. Most of the time the puppy will end up back at the shelter or the store where they were purchased from. This is not at all fair to the animal. My advice, don’t do it!

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