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Your Pets Strange Sleep Patterns

Saturday, May 31, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

SSJ-65256A twitching cat or dog that is  dreaming about chasing a rabbit in their sleep is a common sight if you’re a pet owner. Like children, our pets dream, talk in their sleep and even wet their beds. They can also have more serious sleep disorders. Narcolepsy is disease that causes sudden, excessive sleepiness. Researchers have isolated the narcolepsy gene in Doberman Pinschers and Labrador Retrievers. Sleep Apnea often affects Bull dogs and Persian cats. Symptoms include loud snoring and/or interrupted breathing and gasping during sleep.  If these conditions are left untreated, the consequences can be serious. See your veterinarian if you suspect problems. Your vet will make the proper diagnosis and insure sweet dreams for your pet.

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First Responders Are Equipped For Pets

Friday, May 30, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOG OXYGENPets also suffer  and die in house fires but it’s comforting to know that a non-profit group in Bergen County, New Jersey is equipped with special animal oxygen masks to aid pets in the event of a fire and smoke inhalation. More than 40,000 pets are killed in house fires every year.  Most die from smoke inhalation. Unfortunately most fire departments are not allowed to spend tax dollars on equipment that’s not intended to save human lives.

The mask for pets comes in three sizes to fit over the noses of animals and provide a flow of oxygen. The masks also come with tubing and an instructional video. It’s good to know that someone is looking out for our best friends.

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The Worlds Smallest Cat

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

WORLDS SMALLEST CATCats usually are about 20 inches long and weight between 12 and 15 pounds but the world’s smallest cat was a male blue point Himalayan-Persian, named Tinker Toy that measured only 7 cm (2.75 in) tall and 19 cm (7.5 in) long when full grown (aged 2.5 years).  Tinker Toy was the runt of the litter which consisted of six kittens. The unusually tiny feline was owned by Katrina and Scott Forbes  of Taylorville, Illinois.  Tinker Toy was born on Dec. 25, 1990 and died in November of 1997 at the age of six.

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Don’t Ignore A Cat’s Unusual Odor

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CUTEST CATSCats are always grooming themselves so they rarely develop a nasty odor. You should pay attention if you notice a smell from your cat. Usually this is a sign that something is wrong. One of the most common odors is a fishy, musty smell that is produced from the cats anal gland. The oily contents of these glands are often released when a cat is excited or frightened.  Sometimes the glands become clogged and need to be cleared out by a veterinarian. The foul smell may stay on the cats coat for a few days.  If the problem persists, ask your vet to give your cat a thorough exam. Infections ,abscesses or impactions can result from chronic anal gland problems. So before you bring on the pet odor removal products have the problem checked out.

Tomorrow: The worlds smallest cat!


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A Little Olive Oil Goes A Long Way

Sunday, May 25, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT CUTIEHere’s a quick tip. This time of year our cats shed and develop hairballs. I’m spending the weekend in Delaware and this morning, one of my cats vomited from hairballs. I wasn’t sure if it was Mollie or Millie. I didn’t have any hairball medication on hand so I dabbed a little olive oil on their noses. They will lick it off and the olive oil will lubricate and hopefully help control their hairballs. Give it a try if you don’t have any medication on hand. There’s lots of good uses for olive oil!

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

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Dehydration Could Be Deadly for Your Pet

Saturday, May 24, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

DOG AND CAT DRINKINGWhen cats and dogs are ill, they often stop eating and drinking. A reduced fluid intake, especially when it’s accompanied by a fever, vomiting or diarrhea can lead to severe dehydration. If your pet has a fast heart rate, sunken eyes and dry gums, he could be dehydrated. Another sign could be skin that has lost its elasticity. That’s why some veterinarians will pinch the skin on a cats back to check for dehydration. If the skin stays up in a ridge, your pet may need treatment.  Long periods of dehydration can lead to kidney failure. If you suspect a problem with your pet, do not hesitate to call your veterinarian.  He or she can make an accurate diagnosis and administer fluids if needed. Make sure that there is always water in the cat or dog water bowl. Watch carefully to make sure that your pet is drinking. Remember, they cannot tell you how they feel. Be observant and don’t waste any time getting them to a vet if necessary.




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Pet Food Safety Advice

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT AND DOGEATINGThere is much talk lately about problems with pet foods. Now it seems that pet snacks from China have been making pets sick for quite some time and there are some cases of fatalities. There also has been some talk about the ingredients in some brands such as Blue. My advice to you is that once you are satisfied with a certain kind of pet food and have been feeding your dog or cat this food for a long time, don’t change it. Stick with a good brand with healthy ingredients. I’ve been feeding my cats Purina One and Purina Fancy Feast for a long time and have not had any problems. Don’t go with a pet food because it’s cheap. In all probability, it does not contain the correct combination of ingredients to keep your pet healthy. Remember always stick with a good thing and don’t change it if it’s not broken.

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Animal Abuse Has to Stop

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

SAD KITTENI just read another upsetting article in today’s Bergen Record.  There was a petition that was signed by 7,000 people urging the Paterson Police Department to do an investigation on a group of  children who attacked a neighborhood cat with bricks. The cat eventually died from his injuries. A rescue group took the cat and cared for him but he died a week later. Stories like this break my heart. There really needs to be strict laws against attacking poor, innocent animals.  We live in a very violent society and it seems that the judicial system simply does not work in this country. People literally get away with murder. I urge you to please report any animal abuse and neglect that you notice to the authorities. If you don’t get any satisfaction from them keep taking it a step further until you do!  Stop the violence!

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Make Sure Kitty Gets His Z’s

Sunday, May 18, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CUTE KITTEN SLEEPINGThere’s nothing better than getting home after a hard day and resting on a high quality and inviting bed. It seems like the stress of even the worst day can be alleviated with the right bed and bed accessories. And if this holds true for humans, why not pets? Remember that sleep is just as important for our four legged friends, and for that reason, you should always ensure that they have a safe, comfortable, and luxurious place to rest.

Whether you’re looking for a dog bed or a cat bed, make sure your pet bed fits your animal correctly. A bed that’s too small will be uncomfortable for your pet, and they simply won’t enjoy sleeping in that space. Just like you need your own private space, so do your animals. Make sure that space is the best it can possibly be. Your furry friends deserve it!

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Are Cats Protective of Their Owners?

Saturday, May 17, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT OWNERIf you watched the news this past week, or checked out the most popular tweets and posts, then this question is answered already. Click on the link below to find out what happened.


Cats are known for being very independent creatures but when push comes to shove, some will try to protect their owners when they can. Never underestimate the intelligence of your cat. I am continually amazed by some of the things that my two cats do. Sometimes you have to look closely at their behavior. When my cat Mollie wants me to get up in the morning, she does not pounce on me. I notice that she quietly sits on the nightstand and looks at me. Then she very gently puts her paw on my face to get my attention. Her claws are kept in and she’s just trying to give me a little nudge reminding me that “it’s time to get up.”

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