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The Beautiful Bengal Cat

Saturday, March 31, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

The Bengal cat may look like a beautiful wild cat but breeders insist that the Bengal is as lovably friendly and docile as any full-blooded domestic cat. The are playful, gregarious and energetic. They want to be involved with their family. We talked about cats and water yesterday but the Bengal cat loves the water and don’t be surprised if he joins you for a swim if you own a pool but it will be on his terms.

Keep in mind that the Bengal must be 4 generations away from the leopard cat to be shown, previous generations of Bengals are placed as pets; therefore, it’s important to know what you’re getting when acquiring a Bengal. Before getting a second generation (F2) or third generation (F3) Bengal, be sure that the cat is free of temperament problems.

Enjoy the Bengal cat video   

Thanks to Petfinder for providing some of this information!

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Can Your Cat Swim?

Friday, March 30, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

You were always told that cats hate water right? So you could never think that cats are able to swim, or can they? The truth is yes cats can swim. My cats were always fascinated by water, running water that is. Both of my babies would get in the tub and wait for me to turn on the faucet but that’s about it. One day, I accidentally turned on the shower and my cat Millie quickly jumped out of the tub. All domestic cats are born physically able to swim and they have an understanding of how to do this.

When human babies are submerged in water, they automatically hold their breath, their heart rate slows, and circulation to their hands and feet decreases to stop them losing heat. The same goes for our feline friends. You may be asking yourself but why do cats hate the water?  First if your born knowing how to do something doesn’t meat that you’re good at it. Some cats might have been bred for characteristics – such as a less muscular physique or a particular type of coat – which makes them somehow less suited to life in the water.

Outdoor cats are more exposed to water like lakes, ponds and streams so they may be more acclimated to water than a house cat would be.

Fear not, if a situation ever came up where your cat was submerged in water, his instincts would probably kick in and he would stay afloat.

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The Invasion of Ticks!

Thursday, March 29, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

The weather is getting warmer which means your dog will be outside more possibly going on long walks or even hikes it you. We need be aware of ticks invading ourselves as well as our best friends.

If you live in a region where ticks are found, you should check your dog for ticks after coming in from the outdoors, especially if he has been in a wooded area. Ticks should be safely removed and dogs watched for signs of tick-borne illnesses. Your veterinarian may recommend blood testing to look for tick-borne diseases if your dog is showing signs of illness and has potential tick exposure.

Dogs at risk for ticks should be treated with some form of tick prevention. There are many tick prevention products on the market and new ones come out all the time. Ask your vet about the safest, most effective tick prevention products available. Be sure to use tick prevention as directed.

It’s still important to check for tick even if your dog is on prevention. If you start finding many attached ticks, it may mean the product is not working.

Thanks to The Spruce for providing some of this valuable information!

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If you have a busy schedule and you are thinking about getting a dog, you may want to choose a breed that likes to lie around, like a couch potato. You may also want to choose a dog that’s low maintenance when it comes to grooming.  For example, a small, short haired dog such as a Chihuahua will not need as much grooming as a long haired Golden Retriever.  Boxers and Beagles are also easier to groom. Their short hair is not prone to mats and you could easily remove ticks if you need to.  Always remember, no matter what breed you choose, your dog will still need lots of attention.  He may not shed as much as a Sheep dog or run as much as a Collie, but he will still need regular walks, exercise and grooming sessions. So when thinking about a dog, don’t forget about that dog leash and frisbee just yet. If your schedule requires that you work long hours or have to travel frequently, consider a cat instead. It’s just not fair for the dog.

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The Importance of Fatty Acids

Monday, March 26, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Fatty acids are specific poly unsaturated fats that keep your dog’s coat and skin shiny and healthy. One class, the omega 6 fatty acid are especially important to an animal’s health because they help support the immune system and help regulate the blood flow. Fatty acids are not automatically produced by your dog’s body, so they must be provided in their diet. They’re naturally found in animal fats and vegetable oils and most commercial dog foods contain the proper types and ratios. Some dogs with skin problems and certain health conditions may benefit from fatty acid supplements so ask your vet for a recommendation. He or she may suggest adding sunflower oil to your pets food.

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Giving your cat a pill can be a real task. Cats are fussy little creatures and even getting them to eat their regular food could be a very difficult. Imagine giving a finicky cat a pill?  My cat Molly had to take many different kinds of medications several times a day. Her medication consisted of pills, powders and gels. There were times when she would take all of her medication without any problems but some days, she refused to take anything. Luckily most days she would take her pill in a pill pocket which she thought was a treat. Some days, she even refused to take the pill pocket. I would plead, beg, get on my knees and do anything to coax her to take the pill pocket.  No such luck, when she refused, she refused. I anticipated that this situation may occur at times so I also got that medication in liquid form. Administering medication in liquid form can also be difficult but with some help, a quick squirt down into the throat will do the trick.

The easiest way to administer medication to a cat, is to mix it into their food. In order that your cat gets all of the medication, you have to make sure they eat all of the food. Most cats like to nibble. Molly would eat a little and when the food dried out, she wouldn’t touch it anymore. So what I had to do, is crush her pill, mix it into a very small portion of wet food and make sure she ate all of the food. I had to do this several times throughout the day. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s no easy task to give a cat medication but with persistence and lots of experimentation you’ll find a method that best works for you.

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I’ll  start by telling you that after the passing of my beloved cat Molly, I am still not at the point of adopting another pet. However the temptation is always there.

Today, I saw a posting by Savannah Animal Hospital showing a picture of a young cat that looked so much like my Molly. This cat was up for adoption and believe me, it was very very tempting. I almost wanted to call and say that I want her but quickly came to my senses. I read the description which indicated that this cat liked to be alone, could be difficult at times and may not get along with other cats. That would immediately put her out of the running if I was ready to adopt another pet.

We have our second cat Millie, who is skiddish and since Molly’s passing, she’s just starting to feel more comfortable and come out of the bedroom to spend time with us.  Molly was our first cat and ruled the roost. She really didn’t like Millie. I learned after adopting Millie, that if you have a female cat and later bring home another female, the first cat will resent her and this never changes.

I would never consider bringing another cat or dog  home  and run the risk of our new pet terrorizing my little Millie.

Before adopting a cat, ask about their personality. You should be able to tell if the adoption is a good fit for your family and other pets in your home.

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Cat Communication Through Their Whiskers

Thursday, March 22, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats use their whiskers for lots of reasons.  One thing that they use them for is to communicate their emotions.  Their whiskers are like our GPS devices. Cats use them to navigate so it’s very important that you NEVER cut them. They use their whiskers to feel their boundaries, gauge distances and to determine the sizes of objects. Their whiskers also help them determine whether or not they will fit into tight spaces.  Their whiskers help guide them in the dark and they help them to avoid running into certain objects.  Being that cats communicate with their whiskers, you actually could learn to determine what kind of mood your cat is in as well as his emotional state. If his whiskers are pulled back, he is angry and in a defensive mood. If his whiskers are relaxed and pushed forward, it means that he is happy or content or even curious about something.

Cats have 24 whiskers on their face. Twelve on each side of their nose. Cats also have special whiskers on the eyes, paws, chin and legs. These are more like “feelers” and are also used for sensing objects, textures and boundaries.

So, the next time your cat squeezes through the bathroom door to pay you a visit like mine do, you’ll know that his whiskers helped him to navigate the small space that he needed to fit through. He probably just stopped by to tell you that it is time for his cat treat.

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Greyhounds are “Gods Greyts”

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

If you are looking to do something really great, and love animals, why not consider adopting a senior Greyhound? God’s Greyts is a volunteer organization dedicated to placing greyhounds over the age of 7 into permanent loving forever homes. They also educate the public about this elegant breed.

When a racing greyhound’s career is over, usually between the ages 2 to 4, they make the best companions. Often forgotten, however, are the seniors. These are special dogs who have been used for breeding, abandoned in shelters or returned to adoption groups because they are “too old” or because they just don’t fit into our lifestyle anymore.

It is heartbreaking and sad that these wonderful animals were uprooted and bounced around when these amazing souls should be enjoying their golden years.

Gods Greyts of Delmarva depends entirely on fundraising and donations to help the senior Greys.

So if it’s in your heart to donate or adopt one of these unique, warm, wonderful creatures you can contact God’s Greyts at 423- 244-4361.  These creatures are couch potatoes, Intelligent and friendly by nature, eager to please, minimal shedders, great with kids and other pets, quiet, less demanding, adaptable and content. Have I sold you on one yet?

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Cats Either Love To Be Brushed or Hate it!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats can be very difficult when it comes to grooming. If you’re lucky enough to have a cat who actually likes to be brushed, then great. My cat Millie loves to be brushed but on her terms. She expects to be brushed when I get out of the shower and she is there waiting every single day no matter what time it is. If your cat squirms, hisses, and runs away every time you take out the brush, then maybe this tip will help. Try giving your cat a toy that will occupy him while you brush. If he likes catnip, that may even be more enticing for him. He will concentrate on biting the cat toy with catnip rather than you. He may also stay put while you groom him. If they love being brushed, they will expect it all the time like my cat Millie. Cats should be brushed regularly and it doesn’t matter whether it’s a long hair or short hair.

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