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How Much Dry Food Should You Feed Your Cat?

Saturday, March 6, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Many people just throw some dry food in a bowl and leave it out for their cat. Now since dry food will not spoil, it can stay out all day and since most cats are nibblers, it is an appropriate way to feed your cat. The question is how much food should you put out?  Since I have two cats, I use a couple of bowls and place about one handful (maybe a little more) in each bowl. I usually have to thrown some away the next day. Pet Advices.com addresses this question in detail. Here’s an excerpt from the article that I read.

How Much Dry Food Should I Feed my Cat Per Day?

  • Is it safe to free-feed your cat?
  • Is dry food good for the cat’s wellbeing?
  1. The average cat needs around 30 calories for each 450 g (1lb) of body-weight. A cup of dry cat food weighs between 120-130 g and contains between 300 to 500 calories relying upon the brand. Most brands nowadays offer Information with respect to the number of calories the food contains. A few makers likewise put a chart on their packaging now; clarifying the perfect measure of food depends on a cat’s age and weight.
  2. There’s nothing wrong with feeding dry food to your cat if your cat is healthy and you ensure she gets a lot of water. It’s especially important to pick a decent quality food with an elevated level of protein and no grain fillers. Search for a very much detailed dry food with a high protein content (in any event 30%), low fat (under 15 percent), and enriched with extra supplements.
  3. On the off chance that your cat experiences urinary plot issues, you should be especially cautious about the dry food you pick. Luckily, there are specially planned dry nourishments that are made to help a cat’s renal and urinary capacity.
  4. A few people pick dry food since they can free-feed their cats without worrying about food contamination. In contrast to wet food, dry food can be left out for quite a while without the danger that it will turn sour. Except if you have a sensitive cat who is slanted to pace meals, notwithstanding, this is a bad idea. Cats with limitless food access will in general indulge in excess eating and then beg for more food. Temporarily, this can prompt sickness and vomiting. In the more longer-term, free-feeding your cat can bring about sickness and obesity.

Remember always choose a high quality food it really does matter!

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Bulldogs, Loving and Loyal

Friday, March 5, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Bulldogs are great companions. Remember that bulldogs and heat don’t mix well. Make sure that he is kept in a cool environment indoors. Make sure he has his dog toys, pet carrier, crate and all of the other essentials. The AKC registers over 140 dog breeds every year and the bulldog is in the top 40 every year!  When buying water bowls for your bulldog, invest in heavy duty stainless steel bowls. They will reduce the rash and redness on your bulldogs face  from the bowls. They can be cleaned easily and are much better than plastic. Bulldogs get along great with children and other pets as  a general rule. They love a nice, soft couch, lots of attention, especially getting their bellies rubbed. They have a great disposition, and will give you and your family lots and lots of love. Bulldogs, unlike other breeds have no cosmetic surgery done such as tail docking and ear cropping. You should always consider getting a microchip implanted when he is young. It is completely painless and will contain all of the pertinent information to track your dog in the event that he gets lost. On a final note, one requirement of the bulldog is that you give them lots of love and attention. They will surely repay you many times over!   Remember, your pets count!

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Remembering Molly

Thursday, March 4, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s hard to believe that  it’s been over two years since we lost our beloved cat Molly. She was with us for 19 years and unlike our cat Atlantis who takes to everyone, Molly had a special bond only with me. That bond was really close. I’m re-posting some memories of Molly to show how close our  little furry friends are to our hearts.

Does your cat have you wrapped around her little paw? My does, in fact they get V.I.P. treatment.  Molly sleeps in my bed every night. I prefer to sleep on one side but my cat , Molly prefers me to sleep on the other side facing her. Here’s how she gets her way. I begin to doze and I suddenly hear Molly”meowing” in my ear insisting that I turn over and face her. Crazy right? If I don’t obey her, she will step onto the night stand and methodically knock over my things. First, my cell phone is knocked out of it’s charger and onto the floor, then my pictures get knocked over one by one. Finally, I give in and turn over. She then snuggles up to me and goes to sleep. She’s purring her little heart out and I’m lying awake unable to fall asleep. This is not Mollie’s fault, it’s my fault for not setting the proper boundaries when she was young. Do you cater to your cat? Remember, cats never forget and will go to extremes to get their way.

A great memory of Molly. Atlantis and Millie do not sleep in our bed but rather have their special sleeping spots in our family room.

Molly had kidney disease and I attribute the five extra years that I had with her to Astro’s Oil. This high potency Omega Oil developed by a doctor in Canada can slow the progress of the disease an improve life quality. It did with Molly and I swear by it. I’m currently using it on my cat Atlantis. He was diagnosed with beginning stage kidney disease but as of last Saturday, his kidney function test came back as normal! Find out all of the benefits of Astros Oil from our their website: Astros Oil.com.

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Big Dogs in Big Cities

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

According to Dr. Timothy Mann, a New York City veterinarian, dogs, energy levels and temperament are more important than factors and size. Some large dogs don’t need a big living space if you provide other opportunities Big CItyfor exercise.  He says that St. Bernards and even great  Danes can all live comfortably in the city. The need regular long walks or a run in a dog park. Then, when they come home, they will be content just lying around. Greyhounds will surprise you. They like to run when they have a chance but they are big couch potatoes! Just give them enough exercise outside and they’ll do fine.

st-bernardThere are advantages to having smalls breeds in apartments or condominiums. Some small dogs can even be trained to use a litter box or fake grass on a balcony so you don’t have to worry about rushing downstairs or waiting for the elevator. Apartments are usually too small for a dog exercise pen, so it’s important that you take your little one out often for exercise.

If you add Astro’s Oil to your cats daily regimen especially if he’s been diagnosed with feline kidney , you will add a high quality omega oil and other products that help the kidneys function for longer. This could prolong life and improve the quality of life. Read all about the benefits of Astro’s Oil from their website, Astros Oil.com.

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Try Clicker Training for Your New Puppy

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Clicker training is a very effective way to train your puppy. Here’s how it works. It allows your pup to remember doing something right rather than doing something wrong.  Mark that behavior with a click and treat so he associates the sound with doing something right. The clicker simply signals to your pup that he did something right. Then give him verbal praise.

Here’s how to explain the click to your puppy.

  1. Fill a shallow dish with treats.
  2. Get comfortable on the floor with the dish within reach but so the pup can’t access it. Get a treat ready in one hand with the clicker in the other.
  3. Click the clicker when your pups ears twitch or he gets curious and comes to investigate. Immediately give him a treat.
  4. Keep repeating this sequence over and over and always click before giving him the treat.
  5. Very quickly, your pup will look at the treat in your hand as soon as he hears the click.

Once your puppy figures out what the click is all about, you can use it anytime he does something right. Always reward him with a treat and praise. Remember that puppies understand cause and effect very quickly.

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Another Scare for Atlantis

Sunday, February 28, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

In addition to thyroid disease our Atlantis came to us with a bunch of digestive issues. He vomits and has diarrhea frequently. We’ve changed his food and make sure that his diet is high quality and intended for sensitive stomachs. Over the past few weeks, it seemed that his digestive issues were getting better,up until Friday night. Atlantis began to vomit and I noticed blood mixed in. Of course, I once again began to panic. I immediately called the vet and got him in for an appointment yesterday. The vet gave him a thorough examination and determined that overall except for his stomach, he was in good health. We talked for a long time. Some IV fluids and medicine were administered and the vet determined that it could be gastroenteritis given that he had this condition since I adopted him. Gastroenteritis can cause bleeding from both ends.

He’s home now and doing OK. I have him on prescription wet food but he does eat the dry food that I must leave out for my other cat Millie. He’s also on a medication that helps coat his stomach. If he doesn’t improve the next step would be an endoscopy to see if he has ulcers or the worst,  cancer.

Our Atlantis is very special to us. He brings us so much love and we want him with us as long as possible.  Our fingers are crossed and we are praying that his digestive issues improve.

Today he is eating normally and seems just fine!

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How Often Should You Take Your Cat to the Vet?

Friday, February 26, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

The experts recommend that you take your cat to the vet twice per year for a physical exam and an evaluation of any special health needs that he may need. This of course is if he is in generally good health and has no underlying medical conditions. Twice a year may sound like a lot but cats have small bodies and they change faster than ours with age. Cats hide their symptoms until they pass through much of the onset of the problem. Some cats are obese and they can develop diabetes, some vomit excessively and some cats develop dental disease. All of these conditions are serious and your cat may not show any symptoms at first. This is the reason to make sure that your vet sees him at least two times per year. As a cat moves into their senior years, they will all develop renal failure and 30% will develop hyperthyroidism.

Keep your cat up to date on his checkups and you’ll have him around for a long time!

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Cats with Sensitive Stomachs

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

It sometimes could be difficult to determine whether or not your cat has a sensitive stomach. My cat Atlantis has an extremely sensitive stomach.  The first thing that you should do is to look at is his litter box. Is it more messy than usual? Does he have diarrhea? Is he vomiting? Did you recently change his diet? I would then get him checked out by a vet to rule out any serious health issues. If it’s determined that your cat has a dietary intolerance, then your vet will recommend a food that’s highly digestible. Your veterinarian might recommend a low-residue food.This which works by providing a special blend of fiber, protein and fat sources.

Make sure that you pay attention to your cats entire digestive system, not just his stomach. This includes intestines, mouth, esophagus, gums and teeth. Tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease could also contribute to this problem. Your vet will recommend that you take care of your cats teeth by brushing them regularly.

When you do find a diet that your cat will tolerate, make sure that you stick to it.

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My Way to Keep A Cat Hydrated

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats often become dehydrated usually due to illness and some cats just don’t drink enough water. During my years of owning cats, I noticed that they are drawn to running water. Both of my cats would jump in the shower and drink the running water from the faucet. After two of my cats were diagnosed with kidney disease, I knew that proper hydration is a priority. I decided to buy a water fountain. The fountain keeps water running all the time and has been a lifesaver.

Today, both of my cats actually fight to get to the fountain first. They are always drinking and staying hydrated. I would always recommend a water fountain for your indoor cats. It should solve your cat hydration problem!

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How Do You Detect A Fever in Your Dog?

Monday, February 22, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Detecting a fever in a dog can be difficult. Some signs to look for are lethargy and panting. If your dog does have a fever, he may also refuse his food.  A dogs normal temperature at rest is between 99.5 and 102.5 degrees. This number can climb higher when your dog has some kind of medical problem. Anything higher than 104 degrees requires an immediate call to your veterinarian.The most common cause for fever in dogs is infection, particularly from a wound or abscessed tooth. The most accurate way to detect a fever in your dog is to use a rectal thermometer.  Ask your veterinarian to show you how. Do not try to do it by yourself or never administer any pet medication with your vets advice.

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