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Should You Buy Insurance For Your Pet?

Thursday, October 23, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

VERY CUTE PUPPY 3Whether you like it or not, disasters can happen and your pet can become ill. To be sure that you will be able to care for your pet in the event of an emergency, you may want to consider purchasing pet insurance. Just as human medical insurance, there are a range of coverage options that are available. Most policies cover routine preventative care as well as unexpected injuries and illness. You will likely encounter deductables and copays. Preexisting or medical conditions may not be covered. The cost of pet insurance can range from $1,000 to $6,000 over the lifetime of your pet. This can help cover the cost of pet medication and medical expenses. Do your homework before making this investment but if you do, you will benefit from it!

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Test Your Cat’s IQ

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT GRAD,jpgDo you know how smart your cat is? One way to test his intelligence is to look at his ability to discern object permanence. This is a test that was designed to test cognitive development in children but you can apply it to cats as well.

Show your cat an object in plain view such as a toy. Then hide the toy by placing a solid object in front of it like a file folder. If your cat looks behind the object for the toy rather than thinking that it just disappeared, he can be ranked with the intelligence of an 18 month old child. This is pretty good!

Super smart cats are capable of thinking like a two year old child. They will be able to follow the trajectory of an object that moves out of view. In other words if a live mouse runs under your sofa, your cat should be able to predict where he will come out and pounce on it as it reappears.

Don’t underestimate the intelligence of your cat.

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Adopting a Cocker Spaniel

Monday, October 20, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

COCKER SPANIELThe American Cocker Spaniel can make the perfect family pet and companion. Cocker Spaniels are bred to be stable, calm and sweet pets. They should be loyal, loving and trustworthy  too. However as with all dog breeds, you may encounter a cocker spaniel that has been bred without concern for temperament. Occasionally, you will run across a cocker spaniel that is high strung, nervous or unpredictable. Like any dog, Cocker Spaniels need to be well socialized as puppies. When looking for any pure bred dog including the Cocker Spaniel, make sure that you check out all aspects of the individual animal. A good breeder will have carefully considered, size, temperament, health and confirmation. So good luck with you new Cocker Spaniel and make sure you train him properly in his pet carrier or crate.

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To Board Or Not To Board

Sunday, October 19, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT SITTERCats are creatures that like the comforts of home. Unlike dogs, they rather be in their safe sanctuary than be taken along on a trip. I travel back and forth to Delaware and most of the time, I take my cats. This is because I started doing this when they were very young and I never left them alone. They are still not too fond of the car but for the most part, they travel well. Most cats won’t. If you’re planning a trip, the best option that I can recommend is to find someone who will stay with your cats in your house . Even though you’re not there, they will be in a familiar environment surrounded by familiar scents and they will be  on their  own turf.  A relative or close friend is best   Ifthis doesn’t work, start interviewing professional sitters who are licensed and bonded and belong to a national organization such as Pet Sitters International or the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters. If you choose a pet resort, look for the same credentials and it’s always best to have someone recommend one to you.

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Seizure Response Dogs

Friday, October 17, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

SEIZURE RESPONsE DOgSSo called seizure response dogs provide support for people with epilepsy by helping prevent unintentional injuries during and after a seizure. Some of these seizure dogs are able to predict when their owner is going to have a seizure.  The dog will alert the person by whining, pawing or circling. There are many stories of this happening but scientists are not sure as to how and why some dogs seem to have this ability. Many people suspect that the dogs respond to very sight visual or hearing changes that occur during the early stages of a seizure. Some research suggest that the dogs are responding to psychological not epileptic seizures. Regardless, it shows how strong the bond can be between people and pets. These dogs are very special and deserve lots of love and affection!

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Why Do Cats Raise Their Butt While Being Pet?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT BUTTYou pet your cat on his back and he raises his butt. Why does he do this? This is sometimes called “elevator butt.” You push the right button and up goes the butt. Kittens raise this tail and back end for their mothers to inspect and clean them. This stimulation which began early in life is  both functional and pleasurable. So don’t worry about your cat “mooning” you, he’s just telling you that you are worthy of  scratching this sensitive area on him and that it actually feels very good to him

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Cats Can Make Great Companions

Monday, October 13, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

CAT COMPANIONSometimes when I feel that friends let me down, or I have a bad day, I come home and my two cats are always there. I don’t have to say anything special or put on any kind of act to please them. It’s crazy, but sometimes I feel like I’d rather have my cats around then humans. They don’t require anything except affection and someone who cares about them. Cats are very intuitive creatures. They can sense when something is wrong without me even uttering a sound! I know this because my older cat, Mollie will not let me out of her sight. She will come around and “guard” me wherever I go. Last night, after a particularly rough day, I got up during the night around 2:00am to get a drink of water. There was Mollie sitting right by the side of my bed. Later after tossing and turning, I got up again around 3:00am and there was Mollie, sitting in the same place I saw her the last time I got up. I got up again around 4:15am and guess what? Yes you guessed it, there was Mollie sitting in the same place beside my bed waiting for me to get up. Cats just as well as dogs are your best friends. They are there for you unconditionally. This is truly a gift! I guess I’ll get both of my cats a new cat toy today!

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Why Can’t Pets Be Tested for The Ebola Virus?

Sunday, October 12, 2014
posted by Jim Murphy

EBOLA PETSEbola is a serious threat to both humans and animals. At once, we only heard about Ebola occurring in certain areas of Africa but now it’s reached far beyond those borders. Being an animal lover, I can’t help but feel the affect that this disease also has on our pets. If exposure is expected, they are immediately euthanized without even being given the chance.

Here is an excerpt from an ABC News Report. Please note that this is the word for  word account.

The nursing assistant and her husband have been in isolation since she tested positive for Ebola earlier this week. She was part of team at a Madrid hospital that cared for a missionary priest who died of Ebola.

The Madrid regional government got a court order to euthanize their dog, saying “available scientific information” can’t rule out it could spread the virus.

The dog’s owners don’t want it killed. Carlos Rodriguez, a Spanish veterinarian and host of a talk show about animals, said the husband messaged him from the hospital, trying to grant him temporary custody of the mixed-breed dog.

But now that there is a court order, “I can’t stop this happening,” Rodriguez said. The husband “asked me, crying, to at least make sure the animal does not suffer.”

Why can’t our pets be given a chance? Why can’t they be tested first? If positive, why not try some treatment? They do matter and should be given a chance!


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dog rescueIf you want to train search and rescue dogs (SAR), you can lay the groundwork by playing hide and seek and working on obedience commands with a dog bug if you really want to train a search and rescue dog, you’ll have to do a lot of training yourself.

Start by working with SAR training clubs. They can evaluate and work with your dog to be sure that he is a good candidate for search and rescue. They are set up to assist with training for all kinds of search and rescue work. They can also help you through the certification process for whichever training that you decide to do.

If you’re serious about SAR training, locate SAR groups near you and learn about  the requirements.

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Dog hardwoodPets owners who have hardwood floors are constantly faced with the problem of clearing up stains and odors from their beautiful floor. Urine and waste soak into the hardwood floors, resulting in stains and unpleasant smells The owner quickly rushes to the store and buys the strongest chemicals to remove the stains and odor. These cleaners will do your floor more harm than good.  Here are the three best stain and odor removal options for hardwood floors.

  1. Vinegar SolutionThis is one of the most simple and effective  home solution to pet odor removal for hardwood floors. . Vinegar is a natural disinfectant. It also works as a natural deodorant and is useful in removing odors from your floors For the cleaning solution, mix a cup of white vinegar into a bucket of warm water. Use this solution to mop the floors. You’ll notice an immediate decrease in the odor. Another similar solution is made by mixing a cup of white vinegar with a few drops of grapefruit oil to a bucket of warm water. This solution attacks not only the odor, replacing it with a soothing fragrance, but also eliminates stains.
  2.  Baking Soda Solution

    Another effective kitchen solution is to use baking soda. Baking soda is very effective in pulling removing stains and odors from the floors. All you have to to is to sprinkle and leave the  baking soda on the floor for about two to three hours, then  mop the floors with vinegar solution. You can also add one cup of baking soda to this vinegar solution. In the case of a strong odor, consider sprinkling baking soda on the floors and letting it sit over night.

    3. Hydrogen Peroxide Solution

    Another good solution that deals with pet odor removal for hardwood floors is hydrogen peroxide. One method is to simply mop the affected area with a cleaning rag soaked in hydrogen peroxide and to let the floor dry out. You will notice a drop in odor as well as a clearing up of the stains on the floor. The other approach is to leave the hydrogen peroxide-soaked rags over the affected spots and let them sit there till they dry out. However, you need to be careful while using hydrogen peroxide as this material can bleach your beautiful hardwood floor. If your floor gets bleached, you will have to treat the wood once again. Hence, it is best to consult some professionals for tips before opting for this method.

    It is also important to take certain precautionary measures when working with hydrogen peroxide. Be sure to prepare yourself with safety gear. This includes a mask, gloves and safety goggles. Also ensure that the room is well ventilated. Open the windows before you get to work; this will keep you safe from any chemical fumes that may arise during the clean up.

    A special thanks to Do It Yourself .com for provided some of this useful information.


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