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Make Sure that Your Pet is Tagged Properly

Sunday, September 29, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Last night about 11:30 pm while picking up my partner from work, I noticed a black dog running down the street in our community. It was so dark that the dog disappeared into the night. “I hoped that he was tagged and chipped” I said to my partner.

It’s very important that you have an up to date tag on your pet. The tag should contain your pets name, current address and telephone number. As part of the identification process, you should also get your pet micro-chipped. The chip can be easily read and displays all of the pertinent contact information on your pet.

Be a responsible pet owner, get your pets tagged and micro-chipped because you never know when he may slip away.

Remember, your pets count!

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Give Yourself a Quiz Before Adopting a Dog

Saturday, September 28, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Many people adopt dogs for the wrong reasons. Just because your child is insisting on a dog, doesn’t mean that you have to go out and adopt one. Dogs are family members and the new pets environment should be a healthy one. Before adopting a dog, take the following quiz.

Before adopting a dog, ask yourself the following 10 questions.

  1. What’s the best breed for our lifestyle?
  2. Will we have the time to give the dog the proper training?
  3. Will there always be someone around to walk and feed the dog?
  4. Are the children old enough to be given the responsibility of caring for a dog?
  5. We will have the time to care for the dog? Are we away too much?
  6. Who will care for the dog if we are away?
  7. Can we afford the extra expense?
  8. Is our yard large enough and secure enough for the dog to play outside?
  9. Are we home enough? Dogs get lonely and like to have people around
  10. Are we getting the dog for the right reasons? (Not just because our child wants one.)

If you find that you have one, “no” answer, re-think your decision.

Remember, your pets count!

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Detecting Eye Problems in Dogs

Friday, September 27, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Do you suspect that your dog may be suffering from an eye problem? Here are some symptoms to look for.

  • Is he tending to avoid light?
  • Are his eyes bulging?
  • Are his eyes closed or filled with pus?
  • Are they cloudy?
  • Are they red?
  • Is your dog trying to rub them?
  • Is his putting his face to the ground and trying to rub?

If you notice any of these symptoms, take your dog to the vet for an examination. It could be anything from an allergy to an infection. If it is an infection, pet medication will be prescribed which will help cure the problem.

According to the Organic Pet Digest, if your dog is prone to eye problems, consider adding one of the following to her diet:

  • Adding leafy green vegetables, parsley, any blue or purple berries, carrots, sesame seeds or sunflower seeds to the diet
  • Adding the following to his diet,  Zinc, Bioflavonoids, Pycnogenols, Vitamin A, Vitamin C or Vitamin D.

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Feeding Your Dog Human Food

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Feeding a dog only human food is not usually recommended because there are many foods that can be harmful to your dog. There are some foods that are good for dogs and are given a green light for feeding. Remember food should always be balanced and I would recommend that dogs be fed high quality dog food with human food added once in awhile. Here’s a list of 10 human foods that are safe to  feed to dogs.

  1. Plain Yogurt – it is a great source of calcium, protein, zinc and probiotics.
  2. Pumpkin – Both pumpkin and pumpkin seeds can be served to dogs. In fact, pumpkin serves as a superfood for your canine friend.
  3. Chicken – Cooked chicken serves as a perfect snack or meal additive for your dog. However, never serve the cooked bones to your pet. Cooked bones can splinter and be dangerous.
  4. Carrots – Being high in fiber and low in calories, carrots make a great snack for your pooch.
  5. Eggs – Whether you wish to serve scrambled or simply boiled, eggs are a healthy food for dogs.
  6. Peanut Butter – Peanut butter is one of the best treats that you can give to your four-legged friend. However, you should only give low sodium, low oil and sugar-free organic peanut butter to your pet.
  7. Green Beans – Just as green beans are healthy for humans, they are highly beneficial for dogs, too.
  8. Salmon – Salmon is very high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is highly nutritious for your dog.
  9. Oatmeal – Oatmeal is also considered a healthy addition to your dog’s meal. In fact, oatmeal is found in many dog foods and is safe for pets that are highly sensitive to grains.
  10. Coconut – You can serve both coconut water or milk and coconut oil to your dog.Thanks to 10 Home for providing some of this information.

    Remember, your pets count!

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A study published by suggests that cats have a healthier attachment to humans than dogs. Here’s the full article. So don’t worry about your cat being aloof, they show affection in different ways than dogs do.

If you’re a cat owner, you’ve probably found yourself defending the unique way in which your cat displays affection on more than one occasion. In comparison to the boundless enthusiasm that dogs eagerly express towards their humans, cats often act aloof—even indifferent—towards their primary caregiver. But a new study published in the journal Current Biology says cats are just as bonded to the people who take care of them as dogs and babies are. In fact, they have a healthier way of showing it compared to their canine counterparts.

University of Oregon researchers applied the famous “strange situation” test to 70 kittens between three and eight months old. The test, which was first developed in the 1970s, placed infants and their parents in a room alone, then observed the behavior of the child when the parent left and returned. If the infant seemed visibly upset when the caregiver left, but was relaxed when they came back, it was evidence of a “secure attachment style,” i.e. an understanding that they were safe and their parents would be there for them when needed. If the infant ignored their caregiver entirely or continued to act stressed upon their return, it was evidence of an “insecure attachment style,” i.e. an anxiety over being abandoned again or a reluctance to bond at all.

In this new experiment from the University of Oregon, cat owners played with their kittens for two minutes, then left the room for two minutes before coming back. Roughly 65 percent of the kittens exhibited signs of a “secure attachment style” after being reunited with their owners, greeting their humans warmly before continuing to go about their business. The other 35 percent showed signs of an “insecure attachment style,” either anxiously demanding cuddles or fleeing from physical contact.

These numbers mirror previous research on how infants bond with their parents: Babies have shown 65 percent secure attachment and 35 percent insecure. Dogs, on the other hand, seem to be slightly less healthily attached. In previous research, pups have exhibited 58 percent secure attachment and 42 percent insecure. Looking at those numbers, that actually means cats have more secure attachment than dogs when it comes to their owners.

Remember, your pets count!

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Does Your Cat Eat Too Fast? How Can You Tell?

Monday, September 23, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

I woke up this morning to a regurgitating sound. I found my cat Atlantis lying next to some uneaten dry food. Atlantis tends to vomit frequently and  being that he’s a new member of our family, we will be taking him to the vet for a check up. Many feline diseases could be controlled. Since we don’t know his medical history, we feel it necessary and only fair get him checked out.

Today’s episode seems to be due to Atlantis eating too fast. How can you tell if it’s as simple as fast eating?  Well first of all, there was really no liquid regurgitated at all and the pieces of food he threw up were totally in tact. Some cats tend to eat too fast resulting in regurgitated food. Don’t get too complacent, there are many intestinal illnesses that can affect your feline friend some are not serious but some could be very serious such as kidney disease or even cancer. It’s always best to be on the safe side, get to the vet and have your wonderful pet checked out!

Remember, your pets count!

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Changes in Doggie Nose Color

Sunday, September 22, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

If notice any changes in your dog’s nose color, there’s probably no need for alarm. A nose that’s normally dark can change color for several reasons.  It may look pink or brown. Sometimes, the season is the reason for the change. The change can occur in the colder months. This is due to pigment loss because of the temperature. Sunburn can also cause a problem. Applying sunscreen can help. Some noses are sensitive to plastic food and water bowls. This can cause contact dermatitis.  Normal color may return if you change the food and water bowls to steel or ceramic. If your dog seems healthy, in every other way, nose color changes are probably not a problem. If there are other symptoms such as a loss of appetite or listlessness, see your veterinarian.

Remember, your pets count!

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High Quality Food Leads to Better Disgestion

Saturday, September 21, 2019
posted by Jim Murphy

Your pets ability to digest pet food properly is a measure of how efficiently the nutrients in a given product are absorbed and used in your pets system. The ability for a pet to digest their food properly is the highest when a product contains high quality ingredients. That’s why we mentioned to always read the label carefully.  The product’s formulas must be carefully targeted to a particular type of pet. For instance, my older cat, Molly is a bit overweight so I make sure that I feed her mostly cat dry cat food especially made for indoor cats.  According to Veterinarian Steven Cohn, most quality diets are at least 85%  digestible or even higher. In cases where a special diet is used to manage a disease such as diabetes or to help a dog loose weight,  a well formulated dog food will contain added fiber. This may actually reduce the foods overall digestibility.  Even if this is the case, this product is still high in quality. We also mentioned in a previous posting that cat or dog treats should not be used as a substitute for their actual meal. The contents in these treats can contain lots of fat and the ingredients may not be of the highest quality.

Remember, your pets count!

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This is Atlantis, sitting with me this morning as I begin my morning work. Most mornings I work on writing this blog or adding a new blog to my website: Edgewater Gold I also advertise for my internet radio station. I relax in my favorite chair have a cup of coffee and start my morning work routine. I now have a new helper. Atlantis my Siamese/Himalayan cat keeps me company every day. He loves sitting with me watching every letter that I type and once in awhile gives a little “meow” signaling  that he wants a little petting. He has a very calming affect and helps creates peace and harmony in our home.

Cats are special creatures, unlike dogs they aren’t in your face. The are subtle, independent friends that I believe enhance the quality of our lives. Even though our other cat, Millie has a very different personality, she has her little routine, bonding with me everyday as I brush her. She loves to be pet but on her terms. She’ll come out and sit in the middle of the hall, which means that she wants one of us to get up and go back to “her room” and pet her.

We love our feline friends, they are kind, peaceful and loving little spirits.

Remember, your pets count!

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When you cross a Maltese with a Pomeranian, you get a Malte Pom. Sometimes these dogs are called Pomenese , these great little dogs grow to five up to nine pounds and are clever, amusing and affectionate.  They need regular and rigorous exercise to minimize barking and boredom. The white coat of the Maltese mixes with the Pomeranian’s apricot, cream, black or brown to create varying shades and patches of color. The long, silky fur on the Malte Pom doesn’t shed but needs regular grooming or a short cut.  Malte Poms live between 12 and 15 years and some say that they are healthier than the breeds that they descended from.  Malte Poms are recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club but as with all designer dogs, not by the American Kennel Club.

Remember, lots of exercise, dog toys,treats and love. Your pets count!

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