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The Golden Retriever is a big, beautiful dog with many appealing qualities. They were bred to be a hunting dog but make great family pets as well. It is a loving, intelligent, obedient breed with a trusting and gentle nature. Generally, Golden’s love people so don’t expect one to make a good guard dog. Their sweet personalities make Gold Retrievers popular pets. They’re not for everyone. For one thing, the shed a lot! If you’re a neat freak, don’t get a golden. The breed is also large and exuberant. One wag of that big tail can easily clear a coffee table.  They also have a tendency to get heavy if they don’t get enough exercise. Make sure you take them outside and toss some of their favorite dogtoys around to keep them in shape.  Golden Retrievers  require a lot of room and a fairly clutter free environment.

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“Come” One of The Most Important Commands

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

You get a new puppy and seemed overwhelmed and are trying to decide what command to teach him first. The “come” command in my opinion is one of the most important. So what is the best way to teach this command?  Pawdiet.com outlines an effective way to teach this command.

Coming when called is an essential skill for a well-trained dog, and it’s often the easiest command to teach. Stand a few feet away from your dog, and, in a pleasant voice, say, “Come, Fido” or “Come here, boy.” Reward correct behavior with praise or a treat. Gradually build up to longer distances and make sure the dog will obey even without a food reward.

This command is especially helpful if your dog slips his leash or dashes out the open front door into the yard or the street. It’s the most important command for ensuring your pet’s safety.

Eventually try to practice this command even when a major distraction (another person, a cat, a squirrel, loud noises) is competing for your dog’s attention. If he comes to you even when his attention is drawn toward something else, you know he has reliably learned this command.

Remember, your pets count!

If you own a cat and he as been diagnosed with feline kidney disease, you will do anything to prolong her life. I would always recommend adding Astro’s Oil products to your cat’s daily regiment. Find out all about Astros oil here: www.astrosoil.com.

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Prepare Your Home For Your New Puppy

Monday, October 5, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Before you bring a new puppy home, you should prepare your house. Young dogs seem to get into anything and everything within reach. If you’re not prepared, their curiosity could prove dangerous. Start by looking at your house the way dog would see it. Look down low for items that could be hazardous such as trash, electrical wires or sharp objects. Make sure that you keep pesticides, chemicals, medicines and anti freeze out of reach.  The best idea is to store these dangerous items in a locked cabinet.  Some houseplants can also prove poisonous to pets so keep them up high.  Remember, no matter how well that you think you puppy proofed your home,  you still need to watch your new dog every carefully.

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Transdermal Medications for Cats

Sunday, October 4, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

It is difficult to get  of our furry friends to take a pill. You coax and coax and coax but still no luck. You can use a pill pocket, a tasty treat where you hide the pill inside. My cat Mollie was a smart one, she eventually knew that there was a pill in there so she would eat around the pill. I frequently found pills on the floor but the tasty pill pocket was gone.

So what can we do if our cat refuses to take a pill?  When my cat Atlantis got very sick at the beginning of this year and refused to take his medication, our vet recommended  transdermal medication. This medication comes in a plastic cylinder. It’s measured out by twisting the bottom of the cylinder twice. and just enough medication comes out in the form of a cream. The medication is applied by rubbing it in your cats ear. It’s quick and simple and very easy to administer.

There are some drawbacks. Usually this medication has to be made up at a pharmacy and lots of pharmacies don’t prepare it. It is also much more expensive. I’ve been giving Atlantis this medication but I must say it really hits your pocket book! Check with your vet and discuss the possibility of transdermal medication for your pet.

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If you cat has feline kidney disease, try using Astros Oil products to prolong life and to improve the quality of life. Read all about Astros Oil  on their website: www.astrosoil.com.

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Rescuing a Cat During a House Fire

Saturday, October 3, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Did you now that over 40,000 pets perish each year because of house fires and other disasters such as floods or hurricanes?  Cats run and hide very easily and this makes them difficult to locate them in the event of a fire or quick evacuation. I would recommend that you keep their pet carrier close at hand and close to the door. At least you won’t have to worry about searching for it if you need to get out in a hurry. Don’t spend too much time, I know this is difficult, but in the event of a fire, every second counts! If you can’t find you cat, leave it to the experts, just get out fast.

You should let rescuers know that there is a cat inside that needs to be rescued. Do this by purchasing decals that say “In case of a fire, please rescue cat.” Put them in a few prominent places and keep them there at all times.  Having a decal on the door or windows will let firefighters or police know right away that there is a pet inside that needs help!  These few seconds could mean life or death of a pet member.

Always have a plan that includes the rescuing of your pet in the event of a fire or other disaster.

Remember, your pets count!

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A Dogs Hiding Instinct

Friday, October 2, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Most rituals that we humans find strange, comes very natural to dogs. You may give your dog a bone and later find it hidden under a couch cushion, under a blanket or even buried in the yard. Why do they do this? We provide our canine friends food shelter and protection but in the wild, dogs had to fend for themselves. They had to hunt for food and their survival instincts taught them that they had to hide the prey that they hunted so that they could enjoy another meal before their next hunt.  Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years and they receive regular meals from their owners but there is still a strong compulsion to hide or bury their food.

Remember, your pets count!

Astro’s Oil products are a great addition for cats with kidney disease. I use both kidney scrubs and Astro’s oil daily on my 15 year old cat Atlantis who was diagnosed with Kidney disease. The results are really remarkable. He’s gained weight, is eating very well and seems happy and healthy. I would strongly encourage the addition of Astro’s oil products to your cats daily regimen. Read about and purchase Astro’s Oil through this website: www.astrosoil.com.

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Keep Your Kitty Litter Clean

Thursday, October 1, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Keeping your kitty litter clean is essential for sanitary reasons and health reasons. Cats are clean creatures and may not venture into a dirty litter box. Kitty litter should be cleaned at least once a week and scooped every day. There are many different kinds of kitty litter. Personally, I prefer a brand named “The World’s Best Litter” because it’s flushable. You can scoop both poop and pee and flush it down the toilet. This keeps the litter cleaner longer.

When cleaning out the litter box, use hot water and a little dish detergent. Stay away from cleaners, bleach or ammonia as these can be toxic.

It’s best not to use anything scented in the box, or even in the same room as the box, since chemical smells, even the kinds of things that smell good to us, can repel cats and cause them to avoid the box or the room. Some scented products can be toxic for cats just through inhaling them in the indoor environment, so the best method is to neutralize and remove the odors rather than try to cover them up.

Finally, if you have more than one cat, many owners have found that having multiple litter boxes—one per cat—is the best method for preventing, or ending, turf wars. Likewise, if you live in a home with multiple levels, one litter box per level will make a big difference for a cat that has to go now.

Just don’t forget to clean all of the litter boxes in the house on a regular basis.

Thanks to Pet MD for providing some of this information.

Astros Oil for feline kidney disease. It’s a great product to extent your cats life and also improve the quality of life. Read about Astros Oil on their website and order directly from the website: www.astrosoil.com.

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Hypertension in Cats and Dogs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Did you ever think that only humans can get high blood pressure?  Cats and dogs can also suffer from hypertension.  Most of the time, they will never show any obvious signs of the disease.  The ability to recognize and to treat hypertension in dogs and cats is a relatively recent development in veterinary medicine.  Treatment for a pet with high blood pressure may include a low salt diet and pet medication to lower their blood pressure.  It has been found that in pets, hypertension is almost always secondary to some other disorder which may include diabetes, kidney disease or thyroid disease.  The chance of treating the hypertension really increases if you are able to discover and eradicate the underlying disease.

Astro’s Oil products help cats with feline kidney disease. In addition to the regimen that your recommends, add these products. They do make a difference. I’ve used them on my cat and her life was extended and she lived a good quality of life for five extra years. www.astrosoil.com.

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Cats and Birds in the Same House

Monday, September 28, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

Can a cat and a bird live in the same house together? The simple answer to this questions is “yes,” cats and birds can live harmoniously together in the same house.  The owner must take certain measures to ensure the safety of both the cat and the bird.  If  your cat shows an interest in attacking the bird, a quick squirt with a water bottle may discourage him for the moment. You may have to do this a few times before the cat gets the message.  If your bird is aggressive  toward the cat, you must discipline the bird as well. This can be a little difficult. Put the bird back in his cage and cover the cage for awhile. Keep placing the two together for short periods of time and supervise them closely.

Birds are able to catch certain diseases from cats.  Direct contact with the cat’s fur, especially through biting can increase the risk to the bird.  Try to avoid physical contact  between the bird and the cat if at all possible.

With consistent training, both should be able to tolerate each other fairly quickly. Many owners find that the their cat and bird actually enjoy each other’s company but you must always be there to supervise themwhen the bird is out of it’s cage. Be patient and persistent, you may be surprised at the results.

Remember, your pets count.

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Cats Can Hide Illness

Sunday, September 27, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

A few days ago, Atlantis was apparently not feeling well. He wasn’t eating and retreated to a corner in the bedroom. Atlantis is a very personal cat. He loves to eat, talk, cuddle and spent the day with us wherever we are in our home. It’s very easy to detect if something is wrong and this particular day, there was. Atlantis was listless and refused to eat. I always get very alarmed since he does have lots of medical issues. I gave it some time and offered him little bits of food and cat broth throughout the day. He began eating and by the end of the day, I noticed an improvement.

Atlantis has a routine appointment with the vet on Oct 7th and I tried to move up his date but of course they had no room for him. I would have taken him to their emergency care if he hadn’t improved.

The next day, I got up and found Atlantis waiting in the kitchen meowing for his food. I was so happy our little boy was over his issue. He is doing fine now, meowing I write this and waiting for another serving of food.

Keep a close eye on your  little furry friends and look for signs that something may not be right. Cats can hide illness pretty well so you much be one step ahead of them.

Remember ,your pets count!

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