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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.

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This little guy is one of brightest and most playful of the toy dog breeds. They are very friendly with both humans and other animals and because they shed very little hair they make excellent pets for dog lovers who suffer from asthma or other allergy related illnesses.

Their silky coat does require frequent grooming and brushing to keep it in good shape. Like all toy dogs, if you spoil them and treat them like babies then they can become insecure and yappy and should be properly trained and socialized from an early age.

The Maltese Terrier is one of the smallest and most fragile of dog breeds and is best not suited to families with small children.

Thanks to Puppy Lover Journal for providing some of this information!

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If you’re going to adopt a new best friend, one of the biggest challenges is determining which dog is right for you. Wishing Moon has put together a list of dogs that are associated with astrological signs. So here’s a list which may help you make that all important decision.

Aries – Corgi – They are good tempered, easy to please and don’t let those little legs fool you. They can run for miles!

Taurus – The Greyhound -A chilled out little Greyhound is perfect for a Taurus who loves a cuddle on the sofa. A laid-back Taurus may not want a dog that is an absolute rocket when it comes to their temperament. Instead, they want a dog that is going to want to chill out with them whenever they can.

Gemini – Jack Russell  – Juck Russells are friendly, playful and clever. Perfect for a Gemini!

Cancer – Golden Retriever or Lab  – This sign loves to cuddle and enjoys lots of loving attention whenever they can, plus they often look after the people around them. A dogs such as Golden Retrievers are known to be guide dogs and other service pets for people will health problems, which means they match perfectly for Cancer’s affectionate, caring nature.

Leo – Bernese Mountain Dog – The are loyal, hardworking and energetic. just like a Leo.

Virgo – Springer Spaniel -Virgo’s are the natural helpers, so hard working Springer’s with cute little faces will make yours heart melt! This breed is excellent because of their attentive and alert nature, which is similar to a Virgo. This means they always know what’s going on and also have a good eye for detail, always on a roll!

Libra – Irish Setters – They are laid back and have a relaxed natured. (This is my sign, unfortunately, I don’t fit all of the characteristics!)

Scorpio – Doberman  – A Doberman is a dog breed that can often be misunderstood. Some see it as an aggressive breed. This often puts many people off. . In reality, these dogs are actually sensitive, who are extremely loyal to their owners. Dobermans are fearless yet very caring, making them and Scorpios work great together! Both will protect each other which establishes a loving bond!

Sagittarius – German Shepherd – The are confident, Intelligent and assertive.

Capricorn – Siberian Husky -Very friendly and gentle with an easy going social personality, a Siberian Husky and a Capricorn would be perfect for each other!

Aquarius – Beagle – The are unique, hard working and like to stand out.

Pisces – Pug -They are both sensitive and caring. Pisces is a sign that will be devoted to their loved ones, always offering support and attention. Pugs are affectionate and love receiving plenty of fuss! People born under the sign of Pisces are often seen as very charming individuals, often drawing people towards you. This is the same with the Pug, because they are a very popular dog that people love to be around. Together, a Pisces and a Pug will enjoy a cute bond together that will always be very affectionate.

Again, thank you to Wishing Moon for providing this interesting information.

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How Can You Tell If Your Dog Has A Fever?

Sunday, September 12, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Detecting a fever in a dog can be difficult. Some signs to look for are lethargy and panting. If your dog does have a fever, he may also refuse his food. A dogs normal temperature at rest is between 99.5 and 102.5 degrees. This number can climb higher when your dog has some kind of medical problem. Anything higher than 104 degrees requires an immediate call to your veterinarian.The most common cause for fever in dogs is infection, particularly from a wound or abscessed tooth. The most accurate way to detect a fever in your dog is to use a rectal thermometer. Ask your veterinarian to show you how. Do not try to do it by yourself or never administer any pet medication with your vets advice.

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You probably already know how I feel about this subject. Both dogs and cats need love and attention. Dogs needs to be walked every few hours but they also are like children and require human interaction and lots of exercise. If I had to give you the maximum time that a dog should be left alone, I would say not longer than four hours at a time. Cats are frequently left alone for days because they are perceived as independent. Not true. Cats also get bored and lonely. Cat toys alone don’t substitute for human interaction. Their food and water should always be kept fresh and their litter should be changed regularly. Cats can also get sick and need medical attention. Never leave your cat alone for days. I never leave mine alone. It does mean having to sacrifice like not traveling but that’s my choice and I wouldn’t have it any other way!  Bottom line, if you are going to have a pet, you must make the commitment to care for it properly and that means being available to fill its needs including giving them  lots of love and attention. If you are not willing to make this commitment, don’t get a pet.

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Camping with Your Dog? Watch Out For Snake Bites!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
posted by Jim Murphy

Even though your pet enjoys the outdoors, he may tread on dangerous ground. You decide to take your dog camping with you and he loves being out in the woods or field but poisonous snakes can go with the territory. Dr. Fred Omi, a Veternarian at Kansas State University says that not all snake bites are alike. He says that only half of the bites given to dogs or cats by snakes are injections of venum. The rest are called “dry” bites where the snake bites but does not inject the venum into the dog or cat. Don’t overreact but never ignore your pets snakebite. Don’t attempt to administer pet medication yourself. See your veternarian right away, he will determine whether the bite needs further treatment.

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Thank goodness cool crisp days and more enjoyable walks with your best friend will be here in a few weeks. I also love the foods of fall, squash and pumpkin will be seen on store shelves. Did you know that canned pumpkin is good for your dog’s diet? The soluble fiber in pumpkin can help with digestive issues, while the antioxidants and essential fatty acids in the seeds promote healthy skin and fur and urinary health. Additional nutrients found in pumpkins, such as beta-carotene and iron, might reduce the likelihood of your pet developing cancer. Pumpkin is also great to incorporate into your cats diet. Try mixing 1-2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin in your dog’s food.

Enjoy Fall and keep you pet healthy by adding some pumpkin to your dogs diet!

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