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Multiple Water Bowls for Dogs

Monday, October 26, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Dogs like to have their own dog food bowls, but do you really need more  than one water bowl for more than one dog?  What about the germs in each dog’s mouth?  Just like humans, dogs have a lot of bacteria in their saliva. Lets not call them all germs because many bacteria serve a useful purpose. Bad bacteria usually gets zapped by acid in the dogs stomach when it swallows. Some diseases that dogs pass along are respiratory. Some are transmitted by fecal contaminants. Dogs with healthy immune systems can safely share one water bowl. Just make sure that you keep plenty of water around. Adult dogs are 60% water and it should stay that way.

Remember, your pets count!

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Reiki and Pets

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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.

Remember, your pets count!

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Two Types of Feline Kidney Disease

Saturday, October 24, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

There are two types of Feline Kidney Disease they are Chronic Kidney Disease abbreviated as CKD and Acute Kidney Injury or AKI.  Acute Kidney Injury usually comes on very fast and the causes may be your cat eating something poisonous such as anti- freeze or certain poisonous plants. Cats diagnosed with Acute Kidney Injury are usually hospitalized and given the proper treatment such as IV fluids and other medications. AKI is difficult to treat but if the cat survives it may regain much or all of his kidney function.

Chronic Kidney Disease can also come on quickly and may require hospitalization and IV Fluids but it usually comes on slowly as your cat ages but in contrast to Acute Kidney Disease, with CKD, it is not possible to regain lost kidney function. The goal must be to slow down the process and retain the functioning process for as long as possible.

Diagnosing feline kidney disease can be very difficult but it’s important that cat owners watch for the first signs of kidney failure that we’ve covered in previous blog postings. The next thing is to find the right Vet who will continually monitor the progression of the disease and offer some medication and treatments which may prolong life. The final step and one that I rely on the most is to introduce Astros Oil into your pets daily treatment routine. Astros Oil are natural products developed by a Doctor in Canada for treatment of his own cat that had Chronic Kidney Disease. I read the story, tried the product on my cat and was amazed at the results. My cat gained weight, ate normally, became more active and lived an extra five years that I strongly believe wouldn’t have happened had I not introduced Astro’s oil.  I’m now using it on my cat Atlantis and once again have noticed a big improvement.

I’ll let you read all about Astro’s Oil from their website. You can also place an order through the website and  will be delighted with the results. The website is Astros Oil .com.

Unfortunately there is no cure for Chronic Kidney Disease but with the proper intervention, you may be able to give your cat more years of a happy, comfortable life.

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Keeping Your Pup Safe During Playtime

Friday, October 23, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Pups love to run and play, but it’s important that your pup doesn’t injure himself while having fun.  When you play fetch with your dog, try to prevent his body from twisting in the air or landing hard on the ground. You can try rolling a ball instead of throwing a toy in the air. This has less impact on his joints.  When you’re taking your dog for long walks or runs, consider his fitness level. Build up his endurance over time. Take it slow at first and wall or run short distances gradually increasing the speed and distance as your dog gets used to this activity.  Consider where you take your dog. Avoid gravel or asphalt. Always take along plenty of water and look for signs of fatigue.

Remember, your pets count!

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The Best Car Seats For Dogs in 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

We are all concerned about the safety and comfort of our best friends while traveling. If you are looking for a car seat, here’s a list that may help you out. This list was compiled by The Spruce Pets.

“Three points of contact secure your dog’s torso, reducing movement if you make a sudden stop while driving.”
“This versatile bed works well as a carrier, bed, and car seat for smaller dogs—and can be taken on a plane as well.”
Best For Large Dogs:

A4Pet Pet Car Seat at Amazon

“Large enough to fit labrador-sized pups, this seat has a security leash to keep your pet in place while you’re driving.”
“This seat gives your pet a boost so they can see out the window, as well as securing them in a safe place during your drive.”
“While pricey, this crate has been tested to withstand over 4,000 pounds of force, and carries a lifetime warranty.”


“This hammock protects both your pets and your car interior, as it blocks out mud, dirt, and fur from getting all over your seats.”
“This belt attaches your pet’s harness to your car’s LATCH system rather than your seat belt for a more secure hold.”
“Ideal for pups with anxiety around confinement, this rear-facing car seat catches your dog upon impact.”
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Ways to Keep an Outdoor Cat Safe During Winter

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

If you care for cats that are strays and stay outdoors, you probably worry about them in the cold, winter months. Here are some tips in keeping an outdoor or stray cat safe in the winter.

  • Build an out door shelter and feeding station. Shelters are easy to build  According to Feline Rescue Inc, here are some simple instructions on how to build one.
  • The shelter should be elevated off the ground and placed  in a quiet, unobtrusive area with a minimal amount of traffic. A good-sized shelter offers a space just big enough for three to five cats to huddle. The door should be no more than  six to eight inches wide to keep out wildlife and larger predators. Install a flap on the door to keep out snow and wind.Insulate the shelter against moisture as well as cold! Straw resists the wet and keeps a shelter warm, and is the   best  choice for insulation and bedding. Blankets are not a good idea, as they absorb moisture like a sponge.    In addition to a shelter, you can build a simple feeding station with a roof and sides to protect cats from the elements while they eat.
  • Keep wet food in an insulted containers to keep it  from freezing. Cats can digest wet food better in the winter.
  • Provide a covered litter box in or near the shelter.


Little things that you do can go a long way and protect our outdoor friends.

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Sudden Dog Aggression

Monday, October 19, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy


If your dogs suddenly start fighting with one another, the reasons can vary.  Have any of your dogs not been neutered? Has one become sexually mature?  Is there plenty of space for both of them to share?   Have you let them get away with bad behavior in the past? Do they get little exercise or have too few dog toys?  Any or all of these things can cause fighting.

To correct the problem, exert your authority and feed the more aggressive dog last.  Make him walk behind you and your other dog. If he does show aggression, give him an immediate correction such as a loud noise. This tells him that fighting will not be tolerated. Always reward him for peaceful behavior. This will motivate him to repeat the good behavior. If the problem continues, consult your veterinarian.

Remember, your pet count!

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Is Your Dog Urinating More Than Usual?

Saturday, October 17, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

If you notice that your dog is urinating more than usual or having frequent “accidents” in the house, then there is a problem. Here are some possible reasons.

1.Canine Urinary tract infections or Canine Cystitis means that your dog’s bladder is inflamed because of infection. This causes the need for her to urinate more often.

2. Bladder stones in dogs are also a fairly common problem. The stones form when high mineral levels in the urine crystallize and form stones.

3. If your dog is older, your vet may suspect a hormonal imbalance which affects your dogs kidney function.

4.Canine Diabetes  unfortunately is on the rise these days. As a result, your dog will drink more water and urinate more frequenctly.

5.Cushings Disease is a disease that usually affects older dogs. Along with hair loss and weight gain, you’ll notice your dog drinking more water and urinating more.

Don’t try to diagnose any of these diseases by yourself or administer any pet medication that is not prescribed by your vet. Contact your vet immediately and he’ll  administer the necessary tests and make the final diagnosis.

Remember, your pets count!

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Calories and Cats with Kidney Disease

Friday, October 16, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats with Kidney and other diseases are prone to weight loss. If your cat has been diagnosed with kidney disease, it is very important that you try to maintain a healthy weight. So how many calories does a cat need per day?  Tanya’s Guide to Feline kidney disease is an excellent source for the most detailed information regarding this deadly disease. Here’s what is stated in her guide regarding determining how many calories a healthy cat needs per day.

A healthy cat needs approximately 30-35 calories per day per pound of body weight, or possibly more if the cat is particularly active. The National Research Council states that a lean adult cat weighing 5 lbs needs around 170 calories a day, and a lean adult cat weighing 10 pounds needs around 280 calories a day. The World Small Animal Veterinary Association Nutritional Assessment Guidelines make similar recommendations for the average healthy adult cat at a healthy weight.

Check the number of calories in your cats food and make sure he is getting the proper amount each day.

Astro’s Oil is a great product to add for cats with feline kidney disease.   I’ve been using this product for many years and the results have always been extremely positive. Here’s a description of Astro’s oil from

Astro’s CRF Oil is a unique formula created from pharmaceutical grade fish oil with a very high concentration of EPA  (eicosapentaenoic  acid) and DHA(docosahexaenoic acid) which has been deodorized and micro filtered to remove any heavy metals, vitamin E, which also helps keep the fish oil from oxidizing, and a highly bio-available  liquid form of ubiquinone (a higher percentage can be utilized by the body), in concentrations and ratios that are optimal for the treatment of chronic renal failure. This product is totally natural and has no side effects. Administered according to instructions, Astro’s CRF Oil will begin to have noticeable effects within the first 2-4 weeks in most crf pets. It is also a great supplement for healthy pets as it helps protect against many inflammatory diseases.

Next we will cover some details of the complications of feline kidney disease.

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Keeping Your Dog Healthy and in Shape

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

We need good habits to stay healthy. This also is true for our pets.  Here are some tips that can keep your dog healthy and in shape.

  • Exercise – Dogs need regular exercise regardless of their size or age. Even older dogs need daily exercise to stay healthy, even if it’s just a few brisk walks per day. Exercise routines differ between size, breeds and age. Talk to your vet to find out what kind of exercise is best for your dog.
  • Diet –  A healthy diet is good for your dog’s heart as well as our own hearts.  Your dogs diet needs to be well balance  with high quality ingredients. Again, I recommend that you talk to your vet about which brand would be best for your dog and the amount to feed him.
  • Routine Checkups – Take your dog to the vet at least once a year for an annual checkup. Ask plenty of questions while you’re  there.

Seven tips for protecting your dogs heart.

  1. Keep an eye on your dog as they age. Check his energy levels and get any cough checked out.
  2. Make sure your dog maintains the proper body weight.
  3. Exercise your dog regularly.
  4. Watch for signs of heart disease.
  5. Some breeds may be more prone to heart disease. Know whether or not your breed is prone to heart disease.
  6. If your veterinarian hears a murmur, ask about heart disease.
  7. As mentioned above, take your dog for regular checkups.

Remember, your pets count!

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