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Holistic Healing for Pets

Monday, April 29, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Reiki is a Japanese holistic healing system that is safe, noninvasive and gentle. The results can be impressive. It’s a great system to use with dogs. It doesn’t cause them any stress, discomfort or pain and yet gets powerful results. Animals respond to the power of Reiki . It helps with emotional, behavioral and physical illness and injuries.

It is also good for healthy pets as it enhances relaxation and provides an emotional sense of peace and contentment. For pets that are ill, Reiki is a wonderful healing method as well as a safe compliment to western medicine.

For dying pets, Reiki is a gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear and anxiety to ease the transition to death.

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Giving Your Cat Insulin

Sunday, April 28, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Diabetes is common among cats and your feline friend can live a long life with this disease as long as you are dedicated to caring for her. It may seem a little scary administering insulin to your cat at the beginning but with some time and practice it will become part of a normal routine.

Cat Problems Advice .com has put together some steps to take when administering insulin to your cat.

Giving a Cat Insulin:

With your diabetic cat, it will be your responsibility to ensure that she receives the correct dosage of her insulin – two times per day. The amount of insulin that she will require will depend upon your diabetic cat’s individual condition. Most feline diabetes cats will need to receive between 3 and 5 units of insulin twice a day. It is very important that you establish a regular routine for giving your cat her insulin. When caring for a diabetic cat, she needs to receive insulin at twelve hour intervals. Most people that have diabetic cats will give their cat the insulin injection at the same time every morning and at the same time every evening, this helps to make sure you don’t forget. Set a routine and stick with it.

It isn’t at all difficult to learn about giving a cat insulin. The vet will help to walk you through the whole process, and supervise you to make sure you can manage.

You can use an orange for practicing on at first, until you feel comfortable about your technique. Normally the vet recommends the cat receives her injections between her shoulder blades, where you can “tent” up the skin to insert the needle.

Take your time always, and with patience and practice, your cat will hardly feel her insulin injections. And as a matter of fact, most feline diabetes cats know when it is getting close to insulin injection time and might actually remind you by meowing for it.

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Skills The Seeing Eye Dogs Must Learn

Saturday, April 27, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

A future seeing eye dog spends 18 months to  two years of it’s life with a puppy raiser. He teaches the pup basic obedience. Following this period, he’s introduced to a certified trainer. The trainer first reviews the dogs basic skills, then goes on to teach the three important commands a seeing eye dog must know.

  • forward
  • left
  • right

In the formal training phase, the dog learns other important skills such as how to manage curbs, how to maneuver around objects and how to deal with street noise and traffic. Once he’s master these skills, the dog is paired up with someone who’s blind. With the help of the trainer, the seeing eye dog and his new blind friend learn to navigate the world together.

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Our best friends love the beach . This years Doodle Romp taking is place in Dewey Beach, De. this weekend and all sorts of Doodles will take over the beach all for a great cause.

Here’s the full article by the Cape Gazette.

The 14th Annual Dewey Beach Doodle Romp is set for Friday to Sunday, April 26 to 28.

Funds raised benefit Food & Friends, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that delivers homemade food in the metropolitan area to those suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

The romp will start with a yappy hour at 4 p.m., Friday at Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach.

Registration for the main event starts at 10 a.m., Saturday, on the beach off Saulsbury Street. A costume parade is set for 11 a.m. Hundreds of doodles will run off-leash on the beach. 

Yoga will be offered at 8 a.m., Sunday, on the beach with certified yoga teacher and fitness trainer Pattie Cinelli.

For more information or to register, go to Hotels are listed that are dog friendly and have reduced rates for participants.

The first romp, held in 2005, raised $200, with only a few folks in attendance. Last year, the romp hosted more than 1,000 people and their dogs, and raised $15,000 for Food & Friends.

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Good Nutrition Can Prevent Osteoarthritis

Thursday, April 25, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

As our pets age, they can develop osteoarthritis.  It’s also know as degenerative joint disease. Osteoarthritis occurs when  cartilage wears away leaving bones to rub against each other creating lots of pain. Larger dogs with a pre-disposition for hip dysplasia, may be more prone to this condition.  The good news is that this condition can be prevented by giving your dog good nutrition starting while he is still a puppy.  Omega 3 fatty acids in the diet can benefit the immune system and inflammatory response. Portion control is also very important.  Feeding too much calcium and calories are known risk factors. Keeping your dog lean can minimize the development of this condition and alleviate stress on the joints if osteoarthritis is already present.

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As the weather gets warmer we’ll find more and more dogs on the beach with their owners. Dogs love to be on the beach and they love to run around but there are some precautions that you must take. Pet Health Network covers some very important points regarding taking your dog to the beach.

Protect your dog at the beach
It’s common for dog owners to encourage their dogs to play in the water — chasing a ball into the surf, jumping into the lake or stream to chase a duck. It’s great fun until something goes wrong.  Even a seemingly quiet stream can suddenly open into an area with a strong current that can sweep a dog downstream.  Beaches, especially those that are not patrolled, represent a very real risk of rip tides and breakers that can sweep a dog away into dangerous waters.

Frequently, owners who try and rescue their dog may become trapped in those same breakers and currents. Every year people trying to rescue dogs find themselves in danger and drowning is common.

Big waves can wash people into the water before they realize the threat. The solution is simple. Take precautions when around water and “Never turn your back on the sea.”  

Enjoy the Ocean with your pet but be a responsible dog owner and keep a close eye on him at all times!

Thanks to Pet Health Network for providing the valuable information.

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Keeping Your Home and Cat Free of Fleas

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s that time of year ago. Spring has sprung and that means bugs bugs bugs! This includes pesky fleas. Here are the latest ways to protect your home and pet from fleas. This article was published by WEB MD.

A cat who scratches, chews her skin, or seems restless could mean that she has fleas. You can ease her itch (and protect yourself) by knowing how to spot and destroy fleas on your pet and in your house.

Do a Flea Check

Before you spend money on flea treatments, find out if these pests have settled on your cat:

  • Watch for any signs of movement in her fur. If you spot tiny bugs bouncing off her coat, it’s time to fight fleas.
  • Comb your cat with a fine-toothed metal flea comb from head to tail several times a day. This will skim off adult fleas and their eggs and ease her itching.
  • Then, dip the comb in a mixture of water and liquid dish detergent to kill the fleas.

How to Prevent Fleas

Your cat’s warm, furry coat and nourishing blood supply are a flea’s dream home. Protect your pet with a flea barrier to prevent these tiny pests from settling in. There are a few different types:Continue Reading Below

Products you put on your cat. Spot-on treatments are safer, more convenient, and more effective than traditional dusts, shampoos, and sprays. You can buy them from your vet or online. Ask your vet where on your cat to put the product, how much to apply, and how often to use it. If you’re not getting the treatment from your vet, read the product label first to make sure it’s safe for cats. Some common active ingredients and brands include:

  • Fipronil (Frontline Plus)
  • Imidacloprid (Advantage)
  • Selamectin (Stronghold/Revolution)
  • Fluralaner (Bravecto)

A flea collar with flumethrin and imidacloprid (Seresto) can also work well.

Medicines your cat eats. The pill nitenpyram (Capstar) kills adult fleas on your cat within 30 minutes. It doesn’t have any lasting effects, though. Spinosad (Comfortis) is a fast-acting chewable that starts killing fleas before they lay eggs. It provides a full month of flea protection to help prevent future hatchings.

De-Flea Your Home

A female flea can lay up to 50 eggs a day. Those can roll right off your cat and onto your carpet, couch, or comforter. Give them the chance to hatch, and you’ll have a full-blown flea infestation on your hands.

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Giving a New Vet The Proper Information

Monday, April 22, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

When you take your pet to a new veterinarian, many questions will come up regarding his health history. The doctor will want to know his age, gender weight, his vaccination history and whether or not he’s been neutered. It’s important to share information about medications your pet is taking, if he’s ever had a bad reaction to a vaccine or antibiotic or if he’s ever had a seizure. The main focus will be on the reason for your current visit. Is your pet exhibiting troubling health symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea?  Does he have any unusual lumps or bumps or does he have behavioral issues?  To deliver the best possible care, the veterinarian will want to learn everything he can about the new patient!

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Happy Easter and Passover

Sunday, April 21, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Our pets bring us so much joy and love throughout our lives. Lets take a moment to enjoy the holiday and our pets. The Pet Product Guru wishes you a Happy Easter and Happy Passover.

Remember keep chocolate away for your pets. Chocolate is toxic to both dogs and cats. Keep your pets safe during this holiday!

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Easter is upon us once again and the Easter Bunny is the star of the show ….for kids that is. There are lots of cute little bunnies in pets stores all over the country. Before adopting a bunny, do your research. These creatures need lots of special care. Feeding require a balance of pellets and hay. Adding fruits and vegetables helps to maintain a balanced diet.

Bunnies are chewers. If you take your rabbit out of the cage, you must make sure that he doesn’t get near your electrical wires. He will chew through them!

Their cages need to be kept clean. A quick daily cleaning and a weekly thorough cleaning is necessary to maintain your rabbit’s health and keep odors to a minimum.

Health is another issue to consider. You must remember that rabbits cannot vomit. That means that hair or food can clog their intestinal track. This can cause death if not caught quickly. As soon as your rabbit stops pooping, there’s a problem and he should be seen by a vet right away.

Rabbits hide their illnesses just like cats do. That’s why you must watch for signs that your bunny may be under the weather.

Before adopting a rabbit, do your research. They aren’t as easy to care for as you may think!

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