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March 2024

Archive for March, 2024

two dogs retrieving the same stick on the beach

As the Spring and Summer approaches and the crowds return to Rehoboth Beach, we have to be aware of the rules regarding our best friends here at the beach.

Here are the rules for the beach areas.

It is illegal for dogs to run at large at any time. The City has both a leash law and a pooper scooper law which are enforced. Dogs are prohibited from the beach and boardwalk from May 1 through September 30, but are allowed on the beach in Dewey Beach (just south of the RB Boardwalk) before 9:30am and after 5:30pm. They must still be on a leash and have a Dewey Beach Dog License. Dogs are allowed in the state parks. You may want to visit Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes or Delaware Seashore State Park south of Dewey Beach.

As the weather gets warmer, enjoy the time with your best friends just be sure to obey the rules!
Remember, pets are family!

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The Proper Weight For Your Cat

Saturday, March 23, 2024
posted by Jim Murphy

We always worry when our cat loses weight. Some cats go up and down as far as weight goes but significant weight loss can signal a medical problem. In general an average house cat should weigh about 10 pounds. A Maine Coon cat can weigh 24 pounds and this is perfectly normal while a Persian cat can weight 8 pounds and that is considered normal and healthy.

The following chart provided by Great Health shows images of cat weight at different stages. If you notice a drop in your cat’s weight, consult a veterinarian.

Remember pets are family!

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Keeping Your Elderly Pet Comfortable

Saturday, March 16, 2024
posted by Jim Murphy

Our cat Millie is 19 years old and is generally very content and comfortable. She vomits more now then sh did when she was younger but returns to normal quickly after vomiting. We just want to keep her safe, cozy and comfortable in her senior years. Now some may disagree what I’m about to say. As long as Millie is comfortable, we are choosing not to take her to the vet when she vomits or has some diarrhea. Why? you may ask. The answer is simple, as long as she is not suffering, I would rather her stay in her home where she is comfortable. Poking, prodding, tests etc. at this age, would probably not do anything except cost you, scare and hurt your pet and not do anything to stop her age progression. Now let me be clear, if there is something other that normal aging, like violent vomiting, coughing up blood, agitation, then I still would recommend taking your pet to the vet as soon as possible. It is obvious that she is suffering.

Unfortunately, we can’t “fence time” and stop the aging process but we can provide love, care and comfort for our aging pets.

Remember, pets are family!

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Protecting our Pets in a Car Accident

Sunday, March 10, 2024
posted by Jim Murphy

A few years ago a friend of a friend of mine was driving on the Long Island Expressway with his two dogs. He was side swiped by a truck. The front windshield was shattered and the car was totaled. Miraculously, neither he or his smaller dog was injured seriously. The smaller dog remained in the car. His larger dog, got so terrified, that it leaped through the shattered windshield and began running down the Long Island Expressway. If anyone knows the L.I.E. you know that it is always loaded with tons of traffic and lots of trucks! The man got out of the car, took his smaller dog and began running down the highway to look for his larger dog. What a horror!! The good news is that he did finally catch up with his dog who was still very scared and all three quickly got out of this awful situation. When he got back to his car, the cops were there wondering why he left the vehicle. Who cares!! As long as he and the dogs were safe.

How could we protect our dogs and cats in the event of an accident? It’s always much safer to keep them in their cat or dog crate but lots of dogs love riding in the car with their owners. I would then recommend, getting them a dog harness that’s called a “roadie.” You can get them from They work like a seat belt and strap your dog in and restrain him. I would always recommend either the crate or the harness. Drive safely all the times, especially if you have children or pets with you!

Remember, pets are family!
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Help Stop Animal Cruelity

Thursday, March 7, 2024
posted by Jim Murphy

One of the most disturbing things is to me is when humans mis-treat our precious pets. Animal abuse exists and our precious pets can’t speak for themselves. A few weeks ago, a house full of mistreated dogs was found in a town near us in Delaware. The dogs were lying in their own feces, crowded into one room and literally dying in that house. Luckily the situation was taken care of. The animals were removed, treated and most are now up for adoption.

How do we stop these very sick individuals? If you notice or suspect animal cruelty or neglect, you should act right away. For Dog fighting or cockfighting call Phone: 1-877-TIP-HSUS. For general complaints, call Phone:1-877-645-5847. Report animal cruelty to the ASPCA. You can also contact the Humane society.

If you see something, say something.

Remember, your pets count!

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The Advantage of Brushing Your Cat

Sunday, March 3, 2024
posted by Jim Murphy

Sometimes cats don’t know what’s good for them.  With the exception of my older cat, most cat don’t like being brushed. My cat loves to be brushed and actually waits for me everyday to brush her. When it comes to grooming, , all cats by nature are very fastidious. Most of them prefer to groom themselves.  Healthy cats spend hours each day grooming and washing.

It’s recommended that long haired cats be brushed and combed once per day. If you have a short haired cat, a weekly brush will do fine. One of the reasons for brushing, is to remove the loose hair which could prevent hairballs.  Regular brushing also keeps their skin and hair in good condition.  Brushing removes dirt and help tangles from forming.  It also helps spread the natural oils on the cats skin. If your cat goes outdoors or on the porch, regular brushing could remove any insects that may have gotten on your cats coat.

So brushing your cat is healthy and useful but don’t expect your cat to see it that way. Just give her a treat or two after brushing to keep her happy!

Remember, pets are family!

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The Comfort of Our Pets

Friday, March 1, 2024
posted by Jim Murphy

I’m continually bombarded with all kinds of depressing, scary information coming from all directions. You can turn on the TV and see the atrocities, the stupidity, the politically twisted evil and lies being hurled at us 24 hours a day. Every day I pray for a glimmer of hope, a ray of goodness and the hope that so many very very lost people see the light and see through the misinformation that is being spewed on social media and morally starved Cable news stations whose only purpose is to pledge loyalty to one criminally fraudulent individual and to spread lies to lure very empty viewers to tune in so they can make money and more money! Sound depressing? It is and it’s getting worse.

There is one little light that always shines in my home. Our little 19 year old cat Millie. Every time I walk through the door and see her on the chair waiting for one thing, love, a pet and soft words telling her how much she means to us. Her unconditional love cuts through the dark clouds and depressing times that drag us to the bottom. She makes our home a cozy, safe place where we can blot out this very dark disturbing world. She is the shining star, the ray of hope and it all comes from one little innocent animal that asks for nothing but unconditional love.

Treasure our precious pets. You need them more than you know!

Remember, pets are family!

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