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July 2019

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Most of us don’t like to think about planning a will and sometimes neglect to do so. Our pets should not be left out and they should be provided for. There are several ways that you could do this. The first is to leave your pet in the care of a friend or family member, then leave that person a specific sum of money to care for your pet.  You must be certain that the person that you’ve chosen to take care of your pet will honor your wishes and use the money specifically for that purpose.  You can also establish a trust for the care of your pet after you’re gone. You name a caregiver who will be responsible for the care of your pet, you also name a trustee that will be in charge of your pet’s money.The money will be used for food, dog or cat accessories and anything else that your pet may need.  You then fund the trust with enough money or property to meet your pets needs during it’s lifetime.  Leave written instructions as to how the pet should be taken care of. This way, the obligations of the caregiver and trustee are legally enforced.

Speak to your estate planning attorney for the best way to make sure that your pets are included in your will. This will give you peace of mind that your pet will not be abandoned or sent to a shelter.

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Great News About Dewey

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

As written in a previous blog, my neighbor’s beloved dog, Dewey desperately needed a home because she was too ill to care for him. He’d been staying at Jungle Jim’s Pet Sitting in Dewey Beach and we were hoping that someone would offer him a forever home. Well our dream came true, Dewey was a adopted by a wonderful family who will love and care for him. I was so thrilled to hear about this.

I want to thank Jungle Jim’s Pet Sitting for giving new life to a great pet! Jim was committed to finding Dewey a wonderful home. He is a caring guy who loves pets.

Dewey and his new family

I would strongly recommend that if you’re in Sussex County, Delaware, and need to board your pet, Jungle Jim is your guy. He will provide loving care to your pet while you’re away.

Jungle Jim’s Pet Sitting can be reached at 1-302-988-4186.

Dewey now has a new life and a second chance. These are the stories that warm my heart and spirit in a very troubled world!

Remember, your pets count!

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Causes of Acute Vomiting in Cats

Monday, July 15, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

It isn’t uncommon for a cat to vomit but some vomiting can be the cause of some underlying conditions like diabetes or kidney disease. Here are some common causes o sudden (acute)  vomiting in cats. This information is provided by The Veterinary

Some common causes for sudden (acute) vomiting in cats include:

  • Diet-related causes (diet change, food intolerance)
  • Gastric or intestinal foreign bodies (eg. toys, hairballs, or where one part of the intestine moves inside another part of the intestine)
  • Gastrointestinal parasites
  • Urinary tract causes: acute kidney failure, ruptured bladder
  • Acute liver failure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Ingestion of toxins or chemicals
  • Viral infections
  • Certain prescribed medications
  • Inner ear/neurological disorders
  • Decompensation of a more chronic disease

Pay attention, if the vomiting is consistent  and frequent, contact your vet.

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What’s A Scent Hound?

Sunday, July 14, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

This type of dog hunts by scent rather than sound. They have one of the most sensitive noses of all canines.  These dogs specialize in following a smell or scent. Scent hounds have long drooping ears. One theory is that the ears help to collect scent and keep it near the nose and face. They also have very large nasal cavities which are better to detect a scent.  Scent hounds are not fast but they don’t need to be because they don’t need to keep their prey in sight. They need to have lots of endurance because they have to follow a scent a long distance and through rough terrain.  They can follow a scent trail even across water and even if the scent is several days old.  Scent hounds usually hunt in packs sometimes with multiple dogs in a single pack. Most of these breeds have booming voices and will use them while they are tracking a scent. This trait allows a dog’s handler to follow the dog or pack of dogs during a hunt even if they are out of sight.

Rather then chasing dog toys, these dogs are more comfortable chasing a scent. They are frequently used by the  police to track criminals.

Remember, your pets count!

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We Are Asking For Your Help!

Saturday, July 13, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

My neighbor has been very ill and had to give up her beloved pet Dewey. Dewey is currently being boarded in Dewey Beach, Delaware but will be taken to a shelter very soon. Dewey is a Rottweiler who is the sweetest dog ever. He’s friendly and gets along with everyone. He desperately needs a home and we are asking for your help. Dewey has been through a lot and deserves a good life. We all know that our shelters are overcrowded. Please, if you have it in your heart to provide a good life for a wonderful dog,please contact:

Jungle Jim’s Pet Sitting


Add love to your life and provide a new life to the best dog ever!

Remember, your pets count!

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Feeding a Cat With Diabetes

Friday, July 12, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

When your cat has diabetes, she’s prone to large peaks and valleys in her blood glucose level.  This is a situation that you need to monitor carefully. Steven Carone, who is a Veterinarian with Nestle, Purina Pet Care Company says that in recent years nutritionists have discovered that the right diet can help to regular a diabetic cat’s blood glucose levels. Reducing the amount of carbohydrates and increasing their protein intake will help to manage diabetes.  Reducing the amount of carbohydrates can help to blunt the cats glucose curve and can have a positive effect on a cat’s long term health. Some cats actually go off insulin when they are put on a high protein, carb. restrictive kind of diet. Even cats that still need insulin, often require less. Always check the carb and protein levels of your cats food and cat treats.

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Mixing Cat Foods

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

I always say that if you are going to change cat food brands, do it very slowly. Add a little of the new food to the regular food everyday. Your cat’s digestive system is sensitive and a sudden switch could cause diarrhea or even vomiting.

I like to give my cats several different types of food. I use two brands and and include both wet and dry food. I use Purina Pro plus and Weruva for the wet food and the high grade Purina dry food along with some Fancy Feast, only because my cats seem to prefer the Fancy Feast although it’s not the best quality. As with human food, foods that taste good aren’t necessarily good for you. I also add Greenie treats at the end of the day.

I believe some variety is good for your cat but when adding a new brand, always do it slowly.

Remember, your pets count!

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Hunting and Sports Loving Dogs

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Some of America’s favorite dogs are sporting animals. This group generally includes retrievers, pointers, setters and spaniels. All are bred for their intelligence, strength and hunting skills but the two most beloved family dogs in the world are Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers. Sporting dogs need plenty of exercise. If you own one, you know how much he enjoys chasing after his dog toys. Some, like the Chesapeake Bay Retriever are powerful swimmers. Breeds range in size from the small Cocker Spaniel to the medium sized Irish Setter, on  up to the large Weimaraner.  All of these dogs were bred over time to help hunters find, hunt and retrieve game. It’s clear that you don’t need to be a sporting type to enjoy the great hunting dogs.

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Just as Humans, Veterinarians sometimes recommend procedures and test that are invasive to our feline friends. Are they always necessary? Sometimes if it’s affecting your cat’s everyday health. But what about something like loose stools? Is a biopsy always necessary? Maybe not.

The Cat Doctor, has some answers to these questions.

There are many causes of loose stool in cats. If your vet has indeed eliminated all possible causes by running blood work, performing a fecal analysis, looking at radiographs, etc., and found nothing, then Inflammatory Bowel Disease is indeed often the cause.

The only way, however, to be certain is to biopsy the intestines. Has your vet offered you the option of doing so? If not, you should discuss it with them. The proper diagnosis helps us prescribe the best treatment.

It is true, however, that some pet parents elect to not have the intestines biopsied. The thinking in these cases is usually that the point of a biopsy is usually to tell the difference between cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If the owner is certain that if cancer is found, they will not want to do chemo or radiation or any specific cancer therapy, then they question the validity of even doing the biopsy.

In such cases, it is reasonable to direct treatment at Inflammatory Bowel Disease in case it isn’t cancer and the therapy will help.

There are medications that are very successful in treating IBD in cats. Combined with the right diet, a cat can live a normal life indefinitely.

You mention diet, and it is wise to try and find a diet that is agreeable with your cat, but did any of the vets put your kitty on medication? If not, you should talk to them about medical treatment of IBD. Prednisolone and Metronidazole are generally the main components of such treatment and can be very helpful.

Thanks to The Pet for providing much of this valuable information.

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Fiber a Good Source of Pro Biotics

Saturday, July 6, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

For years antibiotics have been used to destroy bad bacteria in a pets body.  Today lots of veterinarians are looking for ways to promote the growth of good bacteria in a pets body using nutrition. Sherry Sanderson, an associate professor at the University of Georgia says that prebiotics are nondigestible ingrediants that are added to the pets diet. When they reach the large intestines, they act as a source of nutrition for those large intestinal bacteria and promote good bacteria to thrive in the large intestine. The good bacteria produce energy for the cells that line the intestines and help with the production of nutrients. One of the most common probiotics found in pet food is fiber. This is listed on the label as  crude fiber or b pulp. Feeding your pet foods that will maintain his health will help you cut back on the cost of pet medication down the road!

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