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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.

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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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Do Cats Ever Get Lonely?

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Cats are solitary creatures by nature which means that they don’t need anyone t0 survive. Dogs, on the hand require a pack leader weather it be a human or another dog. If you have an indoor cat and are gone for more than four hours a day, your cat may feel lonely. This varies from cat to cat. Some cats are perfectly fine being by themselves.

If your think that your cat is lonely, the solution may be to bring in another cat. Preferably, a younger cat of the opposite sex. Make sure that he or she is neutered. It may take awhile for the two cats to get used to each other. The cat that has been in the house the longest will always be the dominant cat. Make sure that you give the senior cat a little more attention than the younger cat. This is because when 2 or more cats live together, they develop a hierarchy in which one cat is the boss. I had a female and adopted another female and still, after 7 years, the younger cat feels threatened by the older one.

You can also try playing soft music while you’re out of the house, this may also curb their loneliness.

Remember, your pets count!

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What Ingredients To Avoid When Buying Cat Food

Monday, October 12, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

It’s very important to feed your feline friend the healthiest food. My motto is that if the food is cheap, the quality is poor. It can be a daunting task to determine what foods are best.  Here are some ingredients that you should avoid when buying cat food.

Avoid products with any of the following: Top 10 Best Cat Foods [2020 Buyer's Guide For Dry & Wet] 21

  • Artificial colors and flavors, including Blue 2, Red 40, Yellow 5, or caramel coloring
  • Artificial or synthetic preservatives, including BHA, BHT, and ethoxyquin
  • Corn
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Sugar
  • Anything labeled as a “by-product” (after all, a by-product of what exactly?)
  • Any vague or nondescript “meat” (if the source is not identified, there’s no way to know where it came from or what’s in it)
  • Rendered fat (this can promote bacteria and mold growth)
  • Carrageenan
  • Vitamin 3K
  • Sodium Nitrate
  • Sodium Nitrite

Thanks to Feline Living . net for providing this valuable information.

Remember, your pets count!

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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.

Remember, your pets count!

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Administering Eye Drops To Your Dog

Saturday, October 10, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Eye infections are pretty common in dogs.  If your vet prescribes eye drops, it will be up to you to administer the drops to your dog.  Here are some steps to follow to keep both you and your dog safe.

  1. If it’s possible ask a family member to hold your dog while you give him the drops. Make sure that you wash your hands before beginning.
  2. If your dog is uncomfortable, position him with his face toward a wall or toward you to prevent distraction.  You can also hold him firmly between your knees but most important is to hold his head securely.  Put a muzzle on your dog if you can’t t get him to relax.
  3. Clean the eye area. Place one hand on the side of your dog’s jaw to support his head, and tilt his head upwards. Gently wipe away any discharge with a damp cotton wool ball or a tissue.
  4. Apply ointment by putting your had on top of the dogs head.  Use your hand to gently pull down the eyelid.  Be care not to touch the eyelid with the nozzle or tip,
  5. Allow your dog to close him eye, them gently massage the medicine in  his eye.
  6. To apply the eye drops, by holding the dogs eye open. Hold the bottle about 1 inch above the eye. Squeeze on drop out at a time.
  7. Allow your dog to close his eye after each drop.
  8. Try not to let your dog rub is eye with his paw.

Remember, your pets count!

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Harmful Foods for Pets

Friday, October 9, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

There are many foods, chemicals or medications that are not harmful to humans but can really harm our pets. Here’s some of them.

  • Milk – some people think that this is good for cats but actually it can cause them to have digestive problems and cause diarrhea.
  • Onions –  Can destroy a dog’s red blood cells causing anemia.
  • Chocolate – is lethal for both dogs and cats. Baking chocolate is even more dangerous. Avoid it at all times.
  • Grapes and Raisins – Can lead to loss of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea and acute renal failure in dogs causing death.
  • Coffee – is dangerous to animals. Watch out for grounds that may spill. You don’t want you dog or cat to eat them.
  • Fatty foods – like chicken or turkey skins or gravy can cause pancreatitis and inflammation of the digestive gland which can be very painful and serious.
  • Nicotine – this can increase an animals heart rate leading to collapse or even death. Make sure that you do not leave tobacco lying around for your dog to get at!!
  • Alcoholic beverages – keep these away for animals at all times as they can be very dangerous. Never try to get your dog drunk for laughs. I’ve actually seen some stupid people try to do this!

Always feed you pets healthy foods, dog treats and cat treats. Check the labels for nutrition which we discussed in a previous post.

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Atlantis’s Doctor Visit

Thursday, October 8, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Yesterday, I took Atlantis to the vet for his checkup. We had to resolve a few issues. The first being some ingrown nails. Atlantis’s nails grow very fast and curve inward. They cut his nails and resolved the ones that were ingrown. We must check his nails more often., they seem to grow very fast. He also received an antibiotic for the ingrown nails.

His blood work turned out pretty good. His TT4 and SMDA levels were slightly elevated. TT4 is the principal hormone secreted by the thyroid gland and the SMDA levels measure kidney function. His vet was not overly concerned as both of these levels are slightly elevated. We will be monitoring this.

Atlantis also received his rabies and distemper shots.

All other tests were normal. So in general, we are pleased but cautious since Atlantis is an older cat with several health issues.

It is important to have your older cat checked by a vet on a regular basis.

Remember, your pets count!

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