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Maybe a Cat for an Older Relative?

Saturday, November 28, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

If you have an older relative, why not ask her if she would like a cat?  Older people who own pets tend to live longer independently than a senior who does not have any pets.  Studies also show that a pet can lower our blood pressure and heart rate and even reduce the frequency of a serious illness.  Your older relative may like the idea of owning a cat. It would keep both her mind and body more active.  A cat is easier to care for than a dog. If your relative indicates that she would like one, you may suggest a short haired cat. There is less grooming and less cleaning up to do. Get some cat toys for her to play with the cat in the evening. This is the best way to make sure that both the cat and grandma get a good nights sleep.

Remember, your pets count!

Astro’s Oil products for your cat with Kidney disease. Chronic Kidney disease is not curable but you can help you cat life a longer and higher quality of life. Read all about the benefits of Astro’s Oil products from this website: Astrosoil.com.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend and the music of the 60s and 70s on Edgewater Gold Radio! It’s a 60s and 70s weekend! Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: Edgewatergoldradio.com.

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Older Dogs are Great For Truck Drivers

Friday, November 27, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Many trucking companies allow their drivers to take their dogs along with them to keep them company while they’re on the road. Dogs love cars and make great companions to truck drivers as well. Many small breeds like pugs and Pomeranians  are an excellent choice for a truck drivers. Older dogs also make great companions on the road.

Old dogs can learn new tricks! When picking a trucker dog, older dogs are a great choice. You’ll never have to worry about puppy energy and many are already housebroken, so there’s no need to stop as frequently to avoid any accidents. Since older dogs are more complacent, they won’t require a lot of exercise, but will always be up to go for a walk at rest stops. Plus, older shelter dogs would love to be adopted to hit the road with you!

Once you pick the perfect breed, make sure you take the time to get your dog familiarized with your truck and get used to the noises that come with life on the road. After a few drives, your dog will be well adapted to the trucking lifestyle, and you’ll be happy to have a loyal driving buddy.

Thanks to Factor Finders for providing some of this information.

Consider adding Astro’s Oil products to your cat’s daily regimen if he’s been diagnosed with feline kidney disease. www.astrosoil.com.

Edgewater Gold Radio playing 60s and 70s all weekend long. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

 

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Enjoy Your Pets This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

This holiday season is set to be very different than previous ones. The Coronavirus has changed almost everything in our lives including the way we celebrate the holidays. The CDC has recommended that we don’t travel or have large gatherings in out homes. Instead we should just spend the holiday with those we live with.  So many people will not be at the table this Thanksgiving and table settings will be much smaller. Some will have to spend the holiday alone.

Even though this year will consist of smaller gatherings, zoom calls with loved ones and maybe a smaller turkey, we can still give thanks to the things we have. One of those precious gifts are our pets. Each night when while my partner and I are watching TV while the fire place is on and our two cats are with us on our laps or sleeping next to us in our chairs, I’m thankful for the small family that we have. Our pets give us comfort, love and grounding.

So this Thanksgiving take heart that things will get better and enjoy the cozy time with our beloved pets who radiate love all the time! Happy Thanksgiving!

If your cat has been diagnosed with kidney disease, include Astros Oil in his diet each day. I’ve had great results with both of my cats. Find out all about Astro’s oil from this website: www.astrosoil.com.

All 60s and 70s all Thanksgiving weekend long on Edgewater Gold Radio starting tonight at midnight. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website” www.edgewatergoldradio.com.

 

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Tips on Keep Your Tree Safe from Kitty

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Do you dread putting up your Christmas tree only to have your feline friend knock off your favorite ornaments ,tinsel and garland off? S he may even knock the tree down!

First of all, consider the type of tree. Real trees can be potentially dangerous to cats. Their needles are very sharp and can puncture your cat’s skin. Make sure that you select a strong tree with a strong base.

Consider the size of the tree. A small tree will be safer than a larger tree because there is less of it to crash down if things go horribly wrong. For a kitten, a tabletop tree might be a suitable choice until it grows up and stops being so playful.
If you do choose a real tree, also choose a water container for the tree that is completely inaccessible to the cat. If she tries to drink from it, she risks poisoning.
For small kittens, wrap tinfoil around the trunk. They don’t like putting their nails into it and it will keep them from climbing the tree.

Choose a safe location for the tree. There should be plenty of room around the tree so your cat is not tempted to climb on a table of sofa to reach your favorite ornaments. Consider a spot that would enable you to shut the door at night or when you’re not at home.

Consider not decorating it immediately. Give your cat a little time to get used to the tree. Keep a spray bottle handy. If your cat lunges at the tree, give her a squirt of water to deter her.

Decorate your tree with your cat out of the way. Put the best ornaments toward the top of the tree out of reach from your curious cat. I put the  plastic ornaments toward the bottom of the tree.

Attach the ornaments to the tree securely. I bend the hook around the branches so it’s difficult for my cats to knock the ornaments off. Be care for electrical wiring. Try to keep it out of reach of your cat. I usually don’t have any problem with this. Make sure that the tree is unplugged when you’re not at home.

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Remember, your pets count!

If your feline friend has been diagnosed with Kidney disease, add Astro’s Oil products to his regimen.  They are all natural and can prolong life and life quality. Order from their website: www.astrosoil.com. I’ve been using it for years on my cats.

The best variety of oldies are on one station. Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: Edgewatergoldradio.com.

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Can a Small Dog Be Trained to Use a Litter Box?

Monday, November 23, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

It is actually possible to train a small dog to use a litter box. The advantages of this is that it could eliminate bathroom accidents. It’s great for people living in apartments. Your dog would be able to go at any time during the day. It also reduces the number of trips outside. This really helps in bad weather when lots of dogs don’t like going outside. Small dogs have small bladders and having a litter box will make it easier to have them go more frequently.

First of all, you’ll need a litter box especially made for dogs. There are some companies like Purina who make them. They’re also available through most pet retailers. You can use a large cat litter box. Put the box on a surface that’s easy to clean like a tiled floor.

To train your dog, you can shift your puppy from using newspaper to the litter box. Instead of taking your dog from the dog crate to the yardd, take him from the crate to the litter box. Aways reward him with a dog treat when appropriate. Correct him if he goes somewhere else and praise him when he is successful.

You’ll be glad when he’s watching the rain or the snow through the window in a nice, warm apartment rather than struggling with him in the cold, damp weather.

Remember, your pets count!

Remember if you have a cat with Feline Kidney disease, Astro’s Oil Products can improve life quality and extend life. Order from their website. I can attest to the fact that this is a great, safe, effective product for your pet. www.astrosoil.com.

Oldies are playing, the best variety of oldies are on Edgewater Gold Radio! Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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Safety For Your Pets At Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 22, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Thursday is Thanksgiving day and there will be lots of food. It’s important that you remember to remind your guests not to give the begging pooch any table scraps. Dogs could choke on bones and cats can get very sick if they are given any chocolate. If your dog is a “jumper,” it will be a good idea to keep him in a separate room while the guests are arriving. Make sure to keep your dog away from the door. He may dart out in all of the excitement. Keep these simple things in mind and you’re sure to have a great day. Happy Thanksgiving! Remember, your pets count!

If your cat has been diagnosed with Feline Kidney disease, add Astros Oil to his daily regimen. Astros oil is a natural product that improves longevity and life quality.

Enjoy you oldies all the time on our oldies station. Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: www.edgewatergoldradio.com.

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Finding a Stray Dog

Saturday, November 21, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

You’re in your car and you notice a stray dog on the side of the road. You will be able to tell because he’ll appear dejected and confused. Your heart stops. You know that you should do something. The first thing , don’t get into an accident. Pull over to the side of the road out of traffic. Consider the safety of the animal. A strange, frightened, and possibly sick or injured animal can behave unpredictably. A sudden move on your part, even opening your car door, can spook her and cause her to dash maybe even onto the highway into oncoming traffic. If possible, restrain the animal. If you have a carrier, try to lure her in. If not, use a  leash, piece of cloth, or length of rope to keep the animal from leaving the area.  Make sure that you signal approaching vehicles to slow down.  Use caution when approaching the animal. If she is afraid or injured, she may try to bite or scratch you.  If you’re sure that you can call someone to come and help you, try to lure the animal into your car with food. Close the door and wait for help.  It’s not a good idea to try to drive somewhere if the animal is in your car unrestrained. They may get frightened and freak out causing you to have an accident.  If you have the animal secure in a crate, then drive to your nearest animal shelter.  If you’re not able to safely restrain the animal, call the local animal control agency (in rural areas, call the police or sheriff). Do so whether or not the animal is injured, and whether or not she is wearing an identification tag. Leave your phone number with the dispatcher, and try to get an estimate of how long it may take someone to respond. If possible, stay on the scene to keep an eye on the dog or cat until help arrives. Make sure you report to authorities precisely where the animal is by using road names, mile markers or landmarks.

You may decide to take her home and try to find the owner yourself. Make sure that you call your local animal shelter or animal control office first. The owner may have already contacted them. Rest assured that you have done a wonderful thing and hopefully this lost pet will be reunited with it’s owner soon.

I would like to thank the Humane Society for providing some of this very helpful information.

Remember , your pets count!

If your cat has been diagnosed with Kidney disease, consider adding Astro’s oil to his daily regimen. Astro’s Oil products are all natural and can extend your cat’s life and improve live quality. Check out their website: www.astrosoil.com

Enjoy your weekend with the best oldies on Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to  “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen on one of the many apps, tunein, myradiotuner, radiogarden, radio.com etc. You can also listen from our website, Edgewatergoldradio.com.

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Getting Your Cat to Eat Wet Food

Thursday, November 19, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

I always recommend that you feed your cat a variety of foods and include both wet and dry food. If your cat has been eating dry food, how do you get him to also enjoy some wet food in his diet especially if he’s a finicky feline? My cat Millie only wanted to eat dry food. My cat Atlantis basically only eats wet foods. I started to experiment giving Millie a little bit of wet food each day. She would nibble. Now she waits for her portion of wet food every time I give Atlantis his.

Here are some tips that may help with the transition.

  1. Look for the flavors of dry food that your cat likes. If he likes the flavor of salmon dry food, buy some cans of salmon flavored wet food.
  2. Mix some wet food with dry food. Include flavors that your cat enjoys.
  3. Mix up the flavors. I always get  many different flavors for my cats. Cats do get bored eating the same flavor over and over.
  4. When starting the wet food, take the dry food away for awhile. If your cat is used to dry food and sees both, they may just go over to the bowl with the dry food in it.
  5. Use a shallow bowl when feeding wet food.
  6. Heat the wet food up for just a few seconds. The smell may entice kitty to try it.

Remember, your pets count!

Use Astro’s Oil if your cat has Kidney disease. Read all about the benefits of Astros Oil from their website: www.astrosoil.com.

The best variety of oldies play all the time on Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

 

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There are always a lot of things to consider when adopting a new pet. Size, temperament, training etc. I would always recommend adopting from a reputable animal shelter. There are so many benefits of adopting from a shelter that range from ownership support services that most shelters and rescues offer to the fact in all probability the dog is already trained and house broken. You’ll also have a great feeling that you really saved a life.

According the the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)  a total of ten million pets will arrive at animal shelters and animal rescue organizations in the U.S. this year. So you really have your pick when it comes to adopting the perfect shelter dog or cat.

Remember, your pets count!

Astro’s Oil products help cats with Kidney disease live longer and enhance life quality. Find out all about Astro’s oil from their website: www.astrosoil.com.

 

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Finding a Lost Dog Is A Daunting Task

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Loosing a pet can be one of the most stressful experience that one can experience. We have a tendency to panic and don’t know what to do first. Here are ten quick tips. Print this blog out and keep it handy in case your dog gets lost.

1. Don’t waste time!  In the first two hours, get as many people as you can involved in your search. Ask any family, friends and any neighbor you see to search around town and up to a three-mile radius of the location where the dog was last seen.

2. Search  the neighborhood by foot. Create flyers to hand out and/or staple to telephone poles so that your information is readily available and easy to share. Put a photo (preferably color) of your dog on these cards or print out some images of your dog separately to accompany your information cards. Give these cards to anyone you encounter during this first search.

3.   Bring along your dog’s favorite toy of some other noise that he is familiar with. This will make him come when he hears it.

4.  Bring along another friendly dog companion if possible.

5. While you’re out searching, have someone else make phone calls to your local Humane Society, animal shelters, rescues, vets, and police departments. 

6. Create an ad with a recent picture of your dog. Describe the dog so that an average person would recognize him/her if they saw the dog. Include identifying information about him/her like his collar, dog tags, tattoo, identifying features like scars or unusual coloration or microchip ID number.

7. Intensify the search after your dog has been missing for 24 hours. Make at least 200 photocopies of your ad.  Start posting them on bulletin boards, super markets, telephone poles and in other highly visible areas.

8. Take “found” calls with a grain of salt. There could be some unethical people trying to take advantage. Ask key questions but don’t waste your time if you’re not getting anywhere.

9. After two days, extend your search.

  • Go a little further by vehicle and start spreading the word to local mail carriers, UPS and Fed Ex drivers, joggers, runners, bikers and anyone else walking around the search areas.
  • Continue using strong ad messages to spread and expand your search.
  • Expand the radius of your search area by several miles. Call shelters even beyond the area you think your dog could have reached.
  • Visit the animal shelters and rescue leagues to look for your pet every other day. Don’t expect volunteers to recognize one brown dog from another. If the dog is a dirty, matted mess that lost weight, you may have trouble identifying your own pet. Ask if there is a quarantine area or an area where injured animals are kept in case your dog is separated from those shown to the public.
  • Check the “found” ads in they newspaper each day your pet is lost.
  • Check online databases of lost and found dogs.

10. Stay positive. Dogs have been reunited with their owners even after a year or more.DOG FOUND

 

Remember, your pets count!

 

If your cat has been diagnosed with kidney disease, add Astro’s Oil products to their daily regimen. Read all about the benefits of Astro’s oil from their website: Astros Oil.com.

 

Keep your oldies playing all the time on Edgewater Gold Radio. Ask Alexa to “play Edgewater Gold Radio” or listen from a wide variety of apps including, Tunein. You can also listen from our website: Edgewater Gold Radio.com.

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