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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011
Cool Tips
By Dr. Chris Pinney
Wednesday, Oct 26, 2011 09:32
I'm always on the look-out for cool tips that can prove useful to pet owners. That said, here are three that you might find helpful. 
1. Tired of hearing those collar tags jingle? Here's a great idea from Jayne Burns of Sebastopol, California: Those plastic covers you place over your keys to help identify them and to reduce their jingle? You can use those for your pet's tags as well. 
2. Bathe a dog, and there's a good chance you'll get wet when he shakes the water from his haircoat. That is, unless you know this simple tip. When a dog shakes, it starts at the nose. Knowing that, simply hold your dog's muzzle until you can get a towel over him. 
3. If you own a cat with chronic bladder issues, you know the meaning of frustration. Now there's news from the research front that these cats may benefit from the addition of glucosamine to their diets. The glycosaminoglycans in these supplements help protect the bladder lining from the damage caused by urinary crystals (the number cause of straining and bloody urine in cats with bladder disease). In one recent study published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, cat owners reported once -a-day dosing with a glucosamine supplement for 28 days reduced signs of pain and discomfort in affected cats.