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Keep Your Cat Away From Lily’s

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

There are many different kinds of Lily’s. This includes Easter Lily’s, day lily, Asiatic lily, tiger lily, peace lily, calla lily, and lily of the valley, among others. According to Ped Med MD, these flowers are beautiful to look at but could be deadly to your cat. They could die of kidney failure if they eat any part of these plants if they don’t receive medical treatment immediately! As little as two leaves can make your cat sick and if left untreated can become fatal  within three days.

Here are some signs to look for if you suspect that your cat may have ingested one of these plants.

  • Drooling
  • Vomiting pieces of the plant
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased urination followed by a sudden lack of urination after one or two days.
  • Dehydration

Be on the safe side, do not have any of these plants in your house!

Remember, your pets count!

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Cat Regurgitation

Monday, January 18, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Cat regurgitation is very common and it consists of undigested food being expelled very soon after eating. Our cat Atlantis, is famous for regurgitation. He will eat dry food very fast, then gulp down water and regurgitate some undigested food. He did it twice this morning. There are some things that you could do to control your cats regurgitation.

  • If you feed your cat dry food, you can spread the food out over an area of floor and force your cat to move around to get it. This will slow the eating down.
  • Alternatively, special dishes can help your cat consume its food more slowly. You could also feed your cat out of a clean egg-carton to slow down the pace of meals, placing a small amount of food in each cup.
  • Keep other cats away while the regurgitating cat is eating. This will allow the regurgitating cat to relax and eat more slowly.
  • Let your cat digest his food a while and remove his water for awhile after he eats. Place it back about 45 minutes later.

Remember, your pets count!

Astro’s oil is an excellent product to help control the advancement of Feline kidney disease.  I’ve been using it for years and I’m very please with the results. Read all about the benefits of Astro’s Oil and order online from their website: Astro’s Oil.Com.

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Reasons to Limit Feeding Your Cat Tuna

Sunday, January 17, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Tuna fish probably seems like a tasty treat to feed your cat.  An occasional small amount like a bite or two probably won’t do any harm. Be careful not to feed her too much fish.  First, there is the risk of mercury which could build up in your cats system over time. A cat that eats too much tuna may also develop nutritional deficiencies.  Tuna alone can’t provide all of the vitamins and nutrients that your cat needs.  Tuna fish is especially lacking in vitamin E, an important anti oxidant. Without vitamin E, your cat can develop a disease called yellow fat disease.  Make your cat stick to a regular, balanced diet and only indulge his taste for tuna every once in awhile. Stick to healthy  cat treats instead.

Remember, your pets count!

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The Important Of Good Pet Nutrition

Saturday, January 16, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Over the last several years, pet owners are realizing that is it just as important to feed pets high quality food as it is to feed ourselves this kind of food. After all, we all know the consequences of poor quality diets. The result, cardio vascular disease, diabetes, obesity and overall poor health.

1800 Pet Meds has put together a comprehensive article as to why high quality food is so important for our pets. I am going to share the article with you.

Why You Should Feed High Quality Pet Food

People are becoming increasingly aware that certain dietary preservatives and synthetic chemicals pose significant health hazards and can negatively affect overall well-being. We have all heard anecdotes about the elimination of disease and improvement in energy by the adoption of a healthful natural diet. These same principles apply to your pet as well.

Unfortunately, too commonly, our four-legged friends are fed over-processed, by-product-riddled and chemically altered foods that don’t resemble any identifiable meat or vegetable.

While these foods do meet basic requirements for sustaining life, this is not the kind of nutrition that helps pets achieve optimal health. Your pet doesn’t question the quality of what they are eating—so you must.

While people vary what they eat from meal to meal, most pet owners feed their pets the same exact food meal after meal and day after day. While healthy people may make the occasional decision to eat highly processed or poor quality foods, this isn’t a real issue for their overall health due to the variety of ingredients in their diet. Unfortunately, if a pet is being fed a poor quality diet, they will be exposed to those ingredients, chemicals and additives every single day. Increasingly, pets are experiencing higher incidences of hormonal disorders, cancer and other disease conditions. It raises the question whether the quality of nutrients they are exposed to day after day may be contributing? Although not proven…it is concerning.

What can you do?

With more people understanding the importance of our pets’ nutrition, the natural pet food market is growing rapidly and high quality foods are increasingly available. Being natural and free of additives is not enough these days. You must learn to critically evaluate labels to ensure you select the highest quality food for your pet.

Read the ingredient list

Ingredients on a pet food must be listed in descending order (by weight) on the package. Although not always, most often this means the first five to seven ingredients are the major ingredients in the food. These ingredients should be real named meat, whole grains and vegetables to ensure a pet is getting excellent nutrition from the best natural ingredients. Avoid foods that list by-products, unnamed meat meals or partial grains (for example “poultry by-product meal”, “meat meal”, or “corn-gluten meal”, etc.) in the top ingredients, as these are sub-standard sources of protein used instead of real meat (which holds more nutritional value). Although “meat meal” sounds like something you might serve your own family, this ingredient may contain a variety of animal parts (other than meat) from any source, including 4-D animals (dead, diseased, disabled or dying prior to slaughter). These ingredients are always considered unfit for human consumption due to their questionable quality and safety.

Avoid potentially harmful ingredients

Many artificial preservatives are known to be capable of, or suspected of, causing cancer (aka carcinogens) in humans. When used in the production of pet food, artificial preservatives limit the growth of bacteria or inhibit oxidation of food. Examples of preservatives that should be avoided include BHA, BHT, ethoxyquin, sodium nitrite and nitrate. Pets are smaller than humans and many of their foods have the same amount of preservatives as ours—studies are inadequate to understand the consequences of chronic intake of these preservatives—but they are best avoided. There are many options for natural preservation of pet food and more responsible pet food companies are using these.

Artificial flavors (e.g. corn syrup, propylene glycol, molasses and MSG) are frequently used in pet food manufacturing to disguise inferior food quality and some of these additives give dampness and flexibility to semi-moist foods and treats. Artificial colorings/dyes are used in many pet products to entice owners into a purchase; however, they have no nutritional value and may be responsible for adverse or allergic reactions. Besides, your pet doesn’t care what food looks like— just how it tastes.

Avoid unnecessary fillers

A filler is an ingredient added to a pet food that provides dietary fiber (bulk) and has no particular nutritional value. These ingredients are often used to “fill up” the bag of pet food cheaply (especially true of many weight loss foods). While pets do require a source of fiber in their diet, it is best that this fiber is provided by whole grains and vegetables. Ingredients such as wheat mill run, rice bran, corn brain, hulls and certain pulps are examples of fillers that should be avoided or at least not be present in the main ingredient list.

The other type of filler is actually more correctly called a plant-based protein booster. Many pet food companies use cheap grains as the base of their pet foods because they are an inexpensive way to meet nutritional requirements for protein and fat. With their biology, cats and dogs should be getting the majority of their protein from real meat and high quality named meat meals, instead of plants, to best address their nutritional requirements. These protein fillers are main ingredients such as corn, corn gluten or corn germ meal, and soybean meal and should be avoided.

Remember, your pets count!


If your cat has been diagnosed with Feline Kidney disease, A high quality diet is essential and adding Astro’s Oil products will improve kidney function, prolong life and improve life quality. Find out all about the benefits of Astro’s Oil from their website: Astros Read the story behind the development of Astro’s oil and purchase online. You will notice an improvement in a couple of weeks!


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Your Cats Aging Process

Friday, January 15, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

We really don’t like to admit this, but our cats really grow up quickly. I remember when my cats would race all around the house chasing anything and everything! Now,they barely get up at all. They spend their days n the quiet comfort of their favorite spots in our warm home. Here are some facts that may help you care for your senior cat.

  1. Did you know that cats are considered “senior” at seven years old?  This doesn’t mean that they’re over the hill by any means. Veterinarians just want their owners to be on the lookout for any health problems that may affect your cat since it is no longer a kitten and is getting a bit older.


  1. Did you know that most physical conditions in cats go un-diagnosed? Cats don’t usually let you know when they are in pain unless there is something that is really causing the discomfort. This is why it’s important to take your cat to the vet at least twice per year.
  2. Did you know that more than half of cats become obese?  As older cats slow down, so does their metabolism. That is why you should try to engage your cat in some kind of moderate activity at least once per day. This is easier said than done. When I try to play with Molly by throwing a toy across the floor or using a cat fishing pole to stimulate her, all she does is look at it! Then look at me as if trying to say “are you crazy?” Usually something with catnip in it will get her going for a little while.
  3. Did you know that 70% of cats develop arthritis? Make sure that your older cat has easy access to his kitty litter, water and food dish.
  4. Did you know that older cats put on body fat even though they consume fewer calories?  Obesity, heart disease, periodontal disease can occur as a cat gets older. Make sure you speak with your vet about any changes you may need to make to your cat’s diet.


If your cat has been diagnosed with feline kidney disease Astro’s Oil help prolong like and improves life quality. They were discovered by a doctor in Canada. I have positive experiences with Astro’s Oil that I’ve been using for years. Read all about the benefits from their website: Astro’s

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Glaucoma Also Hits Our Best Friends

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Glaucoma is  disease that many dog owners notice when it’s too late.  This condition is caused by a build up of fluid in the eye and is one of the main causes of canine blindness. Glaucoma strikes about one in every 200 dogs. Some breeds are more susceptible to it than others.  High risk breeds include ,cocker spaniels ,terriers,  bassett hounds and beagles.  Symptoms of glaucoma are hard to spot but early diagnosis is critical in preventing blindness. Some signs of the disease include glassiness, cloudiness or redness in a dog’s eye.  Other symptoms include teary eyes, sensitivity to light or a dilated pupil. If you notice any of these problems in your dog, have him checked out by a veterinarian.

Remember, your pets count!

If your cat has been diagnosed with Feline Kidney disease, add Astros Oil to his daily regimen. Astros Oil has been proven to prolong life and improve your cats quality of life. This is a natural product prepared by a doctor in Canada. Find out all of the benefits of Astros Oil by going to their website: Astros

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Dogs for Treatment and Comfort

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Did you know that pets are quickly becoming an important part of modern patient care? Many hospitals are realizing that friendly dogs can help people heal significantly faster.  There’s a commercial showing a little girl in the hospital and the nurse comes to the door with a dog. The little girl says “more treatment?” The nurse responds “Where going to try sometime different today” as the dog goes over to the little girl’s bed and she begins to smile.

Dogs that are carefully chosen and well trained can act as physical therapists for the ailing patient.  Dogs encourage the patients to exercise their arms and legs by playing a game of fetch or grooming. These dogs are particularly helpful to patients that need physical therapy after a brain or spinal cord injury. Patients also benefit from the dogs unconditional love and acceptance. Pet therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression.  We could all benefit from a little of this therapy. So at the end of a hard day at work, give your candystriper dog a nice comfortable place to sleep and a few snacks won’t hurt!

Remember, your pets count!

Astro’s Oil is a great for the control of feline kidney disease. Read all about the benefits of Astro’s Oil from their Website: Astros

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Adopting a Handicapped Dog

Monday, January 11, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

We are all aware there are dogs out there that help people with special needs, but have you ever thought about the dogs who have special needs themselves? Unfortunately, there are thousands of dogs and puppies in shelters and some of these lovable  canines may have some kind of issue, which means they are handicapped. They may be blind, have a hearing problem or lost a limb but never the less these dogs are just as deserving of loving home as the other’s. They problem is that have a more difficult time finding one.  A handicapped dog can make a wonderful, loving pet that could change your life. If you’re looking to adopt a dog, don’t rule out one who is handicapped. They deserve to live just as the other do.

If you are dedicated and have the time to adopt a dog with special needs, you should. It is a rewarding experience and the bond between you and your disabled friend will be something truly unique. Adopting a dog may not change the world, but it changes their world forever.

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Remember, your pets count!

Astro’s Oil is a very beneficial product to control Feline Kidney disease. It’s a natural product that can improve life quality and extent life itself. Read about the benefits of Astros Oil from their website: Astros

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It’s Winter, Protect Your Best Friend

Sunday, January 10, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Many dog owners don’t give their dogs enough exercise during the winter months. They could become more destructive during this time because they need to use their energy. It is important that you continue to exercise your dog during the colder months. Here are some tips that can keep your dog warm in winter.

  • Keep your dogs nails trimmed so it gives him more traction in the snow and ice.
  • If your dog is fairly small and older with arthritis, carry him to his spot to do his business. It is difficult for older dogs in cold, snowy weather. Many times they won’t want to go out at all. Be sensitive to your older dog and make him as comfortable as possible.
  • Put a dog coat on if your dog has short hair.
  • If your dog has trouble walking in ice and snow, consider buying dog boots to make life a bit easier for him. The rock salt on sidewalks often burns your dog’s  paws and boots will certainly alleviate this problem.
  • If your dog has walked on salted snow and does not have boots, clean off his paws as soon as you get home.
  • Brush your dog more often in winter to keep the natural oils distributed on his skin. A dogs skin will dry out fast in colder weather.

Always give him some exercise. He may really enjoy running and fetching in the snow!

Remember, your pets count!

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Reasons to Adopt a Pet After Losing One

Saturday, January 9, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

So many loving dogs and cats are waiting your adoption and so many people are reluctant to adopt another pet after they they lose one. Most people will say that the new pet can never compare with their previous pet and this is true but the new pet will give you as much love and affection. Each pet is unique in their own way. Each of my cats has a completely different personality but yet I love then the same. My cat Molly was so attached to me. She was always with me while my other cat is more independent and a bit jumpy. After she passed, I never thought that I would adopt another pet because I would compare them to Molly. Then came Atlantis, a Siamese Himalayan that I adopted from a neighbor after she passed away. Atlantis loves being around people. He gets involved with everything and enjoys spending time with us in our family room all the time. He is as loving and wonderful as Molly and we’re so glad we have him. All pets give us the same amount of love and affection but in different ways.

So if you’re not adopting a pet because you think that nothing can compare to your previous pet, think again and I urge you to go to your nearest adoption center and consider adopting one of those poor lovable pets that are craving your affection and a good home. Do it today!!!

Remember, your pets count!

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