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Adding a New Pet After The Passing of Another

Saturday, September 25, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Our cat Atlantis recently passed away leaving our cat Millie who’s now 16. We’ve been asked whether or not we’re going to get another cat or dog. We’ve even been asked to adopt an adorable kitten. After losing a pet, there’s a grieving process and I truly believe when it’s the right time to give a beloved pet a good home, we’ll know it. Something else to consider is our cat Millie. At this point in her life, we would be reluctant to introduce a new pet because it would definitely upset her and she would have to make some major adjustments in her senior years. So we are delaying our pet adoption efforts for now. There will come a time when we will be ready to adopt another cat or dog but we will patiently wait for that time to come.

My advice to anyone who has lost a beloved pet. Give yourself some time, you’ll know when it’s time for you to give another pet a wonderful home!

Remember, pet are family!

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Keeping Your Dog out of the Trash

Friday, September 24, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Does your dog always go for the dumpster when he sees one? Dogs that eat trash are living dangerously!  Not only are bone parts and other pieces of garbage hazardous to your dog’s digestive system but moist food can become toxic quickly.  Did you know that disgarded food scraps grow fungus in a couple of days? This poses a great risk to your dog. Moldy cheese product like old pizza are exceptionally dangerous because they contain toxins that can give your dog muscle tremors and seizures. Keep you dog on his dog leash and away from the trash while walking him. If he does manage to get into the garbage, watch him very closely. If he has a loss of appetite, shivering or yellow eyes or lips, there’s  a major problem. Make sure that you call your vet immediately.

Remember, pets are family

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Recognizing the Merca Virus in Pets

Thursday, September 23, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

You can feed your dog the best dog food or your cat the highest quality cat food to keep him healthy but there are ways that your pet can become very ill.    Merca is a staff bacteria that is resistant to common antibiotics. It can start as an abcess or skin infection but it gets more serious as it gets into the bloodstream and organs. It’s important that you know that merca impacts both humans and pets and can be passed back and forth. If it shows up in your pets, don’t assume that they are the only ones that are affected. Armando Howett, Coordinator of the veterinary public health program at Ohio State University advises doctors and veterinarians to work together to screen, treat and manage the illness in the household. Good hygene is your best prevention. Wash your hands and keep wounds covered to prevent infection. If you notice any symptoms on your pet, don’t assume that over the counter pet medication will solve the problem. Get your pet to a vet right away and be aware that the infection can spread to you.

Remember, pets are family!

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How A GPS System Helps Track a Lost Dog.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Getting a GPS dog tracking system is a great idea in certain situations. These systems help locate your dog in the event that he gets separated from you. There are certain other situations where a dog tracking system might be helpful.  If you are a hiker or fisherman and take your dog with you and leave him off of his leash, a tracking system would be helpful.  Another situation is if you live in a rural area, on a farm or ranch where your dog has to run of the property.  Finally, if your dog is a runner or frequently gets out of his leash, a GPS system would quickly help you pinpoint his location.

These tracking devices usually attach to your dogs collar or harness. They receive signals from satellites to pinpoint your dogs location. You can check online to see the different types of devices that are available.  Keep your pets safe at all times.

Remember, your pets count!

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Do Cats Like to Be Pet?

Monday, September 20, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Our cat Millie enjoys being stroked on her head. She even comes out to get us so we could go into “her spot” and pet her. Keep in mind, it has to be in her spot which is in our spare room on the left end of the sofa. Most cats really enjoy the feel of a warm hand gently stroking their fur. You’ll often here them purr. My older cat Molly loves to be pet all the time. I can pet her for hours and she doesn’t move. Her favorite places are on CAT PETtop of her head and under her neck.  My younger cat Millie likes to be pet for awhile, then she’s had enough and has to go!  Cats do like to be pet but do it gently. Some prefer to be scratched instead.  Some favorite spots can be under their chin, on their cheeks or even on the bridge of their nose. That’s if they trust you. Another favorite place is behind the ears. Some cats like their stomach and tails petted but many don’t. My cat Mollie loves her stomach rubbed but don’t care for it too much if I pet her tail.  Always keep in mind that cats are different than dogs and require a special kind of affection.

Remember,pets are family!

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What to Ask a Potential Dog Trainer

Sunday, September 19, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

When looking for a trainer for your new best friend, there are essential questions that you should ask. The American Kennel Club as put together some suggestions as you start this process.

Ask a potential trainer about her education and any credentials she may have. Some wonderful trainers have learned through apprenticeships and years of experience, whereas others have taken a more academic route in building their skills. Certification with an organization like the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers is not mandatory for trainers, but it shows dedication to the profession and an interest in continuing education. To learn more about the different types of trainer certifications, check out this guide from The Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Speak with the trainer to get a feel for her personality and people skills before making a decision. It’s not enough to read the brochure or website. In truth, dog trainers teach people, so you need to feel comfortable being her student. Look for someone who uses the same positive reinforcement with her human pupils that she uses with the dogs. She should be patient, encouraging, and respectful. Try to observe a training class, and watch the dogs and students as much as the trainer to ensure they are all enjoying themselves. In addition, ask for references from former students.

Remember, pets are family!

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Is it Safe To Feed Your Cat Tuna?

Saturday, September 18, 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 cat treats instead.

Remember, pets are family!

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We Mourn the Loss of Our Pets

Friday, September 17, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Losing a pet is like losing a member of our family. It’s been three weeks since we lost out beloved cat Atlantis and we still feel a hole inside us. The house has been unusually quiet since he’s been gone. He was a light that shined brightly for us. Atlantis was very vocal and always had to make his presence known. He always answered us with a “meow” that varied depending on what we said to him. He also loved being around people. He would greet anyone who came to the house and loved to be pet and talked to.

Atlantis needed lots of medications to control various medical conditions. I would use a syringe to manually administer these medications each morning. Atlantis was the most cooperative cat that I’ve ever seen. He would quietly open his mouth while I squirted his medication in his mouth. Even though Atlantis required lots of attention, I would do it all over again just to have him back again with us. I sometimes think  I see a glimpse of him around the house. It’s a very fast glimpse that I wish would last much longer.  I do believe that pets survive death just as humans do and our pets will be there  waiting and anxious to greet us when our time comes to cross over that rainbow bridge.

Even though that little light has gone out in our home, it shines brightly in our hearts!

Remember, pets are family!

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Pet Shelters Need Your Help. Why Not Volunteer?

Thursday, September 16, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

If you’re an animal lover, you care about the health and welfare of our furry friends. There are many ways that you can help a shelter dog or cat find a new home. Volunteering at your local animal shelter could be one of the most rewarding experiences  of your life. Volunteering usually gives you more satisfaction than your regular paying job. There are many things you can do to make a difference in an animals life. You can put on that dog leash and take some of the dogs for a walk at the shelter. You could also toss around so dog toys and give the pups that all important exercise, after all, they’re cooped in their cages most of the day. You can also help stuff envelopes, help with a fund raising event etc. Whatever you do is so important and will make a difference in the lives of these sweet animals. You’ll join a network of hundreds of thousands of people working to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures. You’ll make the jobs of everyone working for animals a little easier by lending a hand and spreading the message of responsible pet ownership and animal protection. Remember, you’ll never find a more grateful friend than an animal that you’ve comforted. Volunteer at a shelter today!

Remember, pets are family!

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Diet Plays a Big Role In Your Pets Immune System

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Just like our immune system, your pets immune system is working all the time. It wards of viruses, bacteria and other foreign invaders that could make your pet sick. If any of these foreign matters break through your pets system, a cellular fighting force is deployed to destroy them. Your pet needs a vigorous immune response to survive and what they eat plays an important role in your pets immune system. That’s why your pet’s diet needs to be balanced in terms of certain nutrients such as proteins and fats as well as key vitamins and minerals like zinc, selenium and vitamin C.  High quality cat food or dog food is essential to the well being of your pets. If you give your pets treats, make sure that your pets treats are also of a high quality. The ingredients as well as the proper balance or ingredients is key. Too much of one element could be just as detrimental as too little. Ask your veterinarian for a recommendation.

Remember, pets are family!

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