Monthly Archives: January 2015

Save The Bobcat in NH

picture courtesy of wildlife.ohiodnr.gov

picture courtesy of wildlife.ohiodnr.gov

NH Fish & Game wants to open trapping and hunting Bobcat

 

Below is information from the

NH Animal Rights League

***ACTION ALERT TO SAVE THE BOBCAT IN New Hampshire

Below is on the agenda of the NH Fish and Game Commission Meeting for January 21, 2015:

“Brief update on the population status of bobcats in New Hampshire. Draft bobcat season proposal to be discussed. (K. Gustafson, Game Program Supervisor & P. Tate, Furbearer Biologist).” The bobcat, because of its dwindling population, has been protected from hunting and trapping in NH since 1989. The bobcat is a very elusive creature and avoids people and population areas. Few of us have yet had an opportunity to even see one.

In the rare instance when one would be a problem that one individual could be managed. There is absolutely no good reason to randomly hunt and trap bobcats. The only reason would be to sell hunting and trapping licenses to enable hunters and trappers to benefit from the sale of their pelts. Please come out and show your support for the bobcat on January 21.

Please attend one or both of these.

#1 Plan on attending the Fish & Game Commission meeting that begins at 1:00 pm to show solidarity with the bobcat and keep the moratorium going against any killing of them. If you can fill some seats during the bobcat discussion by the Commissioners, that would be most helpful. Let’s all try to sit together. And if you choose to speak, the public is allowed to make comments during the discussion when recognized by the Chairman. There is also a public comment period at the end of the meeting, providing another opportunity to speak. Your comment can be as simple as saying your name and town and that you oppose the hunting and trapping of bobcats.

#2 Prior to the meeting we are having a peaceful, outdoor demonstration holding various “Save the Bobcat” signs while standing near the front door to the Fish and Game building.

What: Save the Bobcat actions.

Where: NH Fish and Game Headquarters 11 Hazen Drive Concord, NH

When: Wednesday, January 21 beginning at 12:00 pm.

The Commission meeting begins at 1:00 pm.

The bobcat discussion is item #3 on the agenda so could begin at 1:30 or 2:00 although this is hard to predict. The look on this bobcat’s face is that of a frightened animal watching as his tormentor approaches. Is this how we should treat our bobcats? It will be, unless we fight, and win, for them.

if you are unable to attend write or call to express your outrage.

You can also write Fish and Game to let them know what you think of them opening a season on bobcats.

Director Normandeau: glenn.normandeau@wildlife.nh.gov and address the letter both to Director Normandeau and the Fish & Game Commission (Ted Tichy is the Chairman).

Postal address is this: Director Normandeau & Fish & Game Commission, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301.

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Low Cost Spay Neuter & Vaccine Clinics in NH

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Je T’aime for Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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Low Cost

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Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Did you know that New Hampshire has MANY places that offer low cost spay and neuter for your pets?  New Hampshire is one of the states that really has done a great job in curbing unwanted litters with vast education and offering low costs clinics that everyone can afford to do the right thing.  The decades effort has paid off in much lower numbers of unwanted litters being brought to shelters but there is still more to be done.  So please Spay and Neuter all of your pets.  With our list here, there really is no reason to not spay and neuter.

We have also included a Vaccine clinic that anyone can go to as well to keep your pets up to date and healthy.  See our full list below.

 

Here are a few low cost vaccine, spay & neuter clinics.  if you know of any not on this list.  please email me (ppseweb@aol.com) all information (name, address, phone) AND links to their website with the information for low cost vaccine, spay, neuter clinics.  thank you. 

 

Vaccine Clinics

Nashua, NH

  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua Website
  • Vaccine Clinic Page Link
  • Clinic runs Wednesdays ONLY from 12-4pm.  Walk-ins welcome but will need to wait for time.  Best to call and make an appointment
    • Dogs
      • Vaccines (Rabies, Distemper, Lyme, Kennel Cough
      • Vaccines (Rabies, Distemper, Lyme, Kennel Cough)
      • Heartworm test and prevention
      • Frontline flea & Tick
      • Microchipping
    • Cats
      • Vaccines (Rabies, Distemper, Leukemia)
      • Feline Leukemia/Aids test
      • Frontline flea & Tick
      • Deworming
      • Microchipping

 

Spay Neuter Clinics in NH

Great Fun Video on Importance of Spay/Neuter – Click here to watch !!

 

Conway

  • Rozzie May Animal Alliance
    • Click above to go to their website
    • Conway, NH 
    • Mobile Spay/Neuter Van
    • Vaccine and Microchip Clinic
    • Pet Food Pantry

 

Dover

  • Cocheco Valley Humane Society
    •  Click above to go to their website
    • 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820
    • 603-749-5322 ext 103.
    • Cocheco Valley Humane Society now offers low cost spay/neuter clinics at the shelter once per month through All Creatures Mobile Veterinary Services!
    • For information on pricing and scheduling, please call the shelter

 

Laconia

  • NH Humane Society
    • Click above to go to their website
    • 1305 Meredith Center Road, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03246
    • (603) 524-3252
    • Also known as the SNAP program

 

Littleton

 

Londonderry

  • Animal Rescue Veterinary Services
    •  Click above to go to their website
    • Londonderry, NH
    • Low cost spay and neuter clinics for owned dogs and cats under 6 years of age.

 

Manchester

  • Animal Allies
    •  Click above to go to their website
    • Manchester, NH  603-228-6755
    • Any cat owner who cannot afford the regular cost of spaying/neutering. Clinics are held twice a month and fill up quickly. Call to learn more.
  • Manchester Animal Shelter:
    • Click above to go to their website
    • Low cost Spay/neuter clinic For owned cats and rabbits, Vaccines will be given as well, if needed
    • Free Spay/neuter for PitBulls & Pit Mixes, must be a resident of Manchester, NH

 

Nashua

 

Swanzey

  • Monadnock Humane Society
    • Click above to go to their website 
    • 101 W. Swanzey Road, Swanzey, NH  03446, 603-352-9011
    • Cats Only

 

NH State Plans

  • State of NH Spay and Neuter Assistance
    • Click above to go to their website 
    • State of NH program:
      • if you receive or are eligible to receive financial assistance from the state of NH (food stamps, SSI etc) you can get your pet fixed for $30 through Plan B
      • Please ask organizations and your veterinarian if they accept this.
  • N.H. Spay Line
    • Toll Free 1-800-990-SPAY
    • For residents of N.H., this service tries to help people locate a low cost or free spay-neuter program.
  • New Hampshire Spaying & Altering Service
    • Need to call or write for information 
    • 8 Hutchins Street, Concord, NH 03301
    • 603-224-1361 before 2 pm
  • New Hampshire Dept. of Agriculture – APC Program
    • State House Annex, 25 Capitol Street, PO Box 2042, Concord, NH 03302
    • 603-271-3697
    • Discounts for qualified low-income families.
    • This program is funded by dog licenses
    • Call or write for information about APC.
  • Spay Program for Mother Cats
    • 8 Fox Hill Road, Belmont, NH 03220, 603-524-6432
    • or 24 Montgomery Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-224-1877
    • You and your cat must meet various criteria to qualify for this program.
    • Call for information
  • Friends of Animals
    • click name above to go to website 
    • 777 Post Road, Suite 205, Darien, CT 06820
    • 800-321-7387 or 203-656-1522
    • Friends of Animals will send an application and a directory of participating veterinarians nationwide. Participating vets are limited. You pay Friends of Animals for a certificate. Upon receipt of certificate, make an appointment with any participating veterinarian. Costs for certificate: Female Dog $75, Male Dog $54, Female Cat $55, Male Cat $40. Veterinarians are invited to call for information.

  

Massachusetts

  • Merrimack River Valley Feline Rescue (Cats Only)
    • Website –  
    • The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society’s Catmobile Program is a subsidized mobile spay/neuter clinic designed specifically for cats. Our package includes a brief exam, spay/neuter, rabies vaccination for cats over 12 weeks of age (weighing 1.5kg/3.3 lbs.), flea treatment and nail trim.
    • This mobile clinic travels all over.  Call or visit their site and then make an appointment to one that may not be too far.

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Crating Cats, Why This is a Good Thing

 

Feeding Time at our house!!  Top Row - Linus, Spanky, Felice Middle Row - Ricky, Gus Bennett, Sazar, Lulu Bottom Row - Danny, Desilu By Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Feeding Time at our house!!
Top Row – Linus, Spanky, Felice
Middle Row – Ricky, Gus Bennett, Sazar, Lulu
Bottom Row – Danny, Desilu
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   Author, Gus Bennett & Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Why would you want to crate a cat?  Kind of sounds awful.  Putting us in a cage!!  Eeeek, don’t do that to me !! Only kidding.  I LOVE my crate.

Going to The Veterinarian

Most cats hate their crate.  Going to the veterinarian is probably the only time your cat has ever been in a crate.  That is scary enough but then being shoved in this small cold box, with all kinds of strange noises from cars and traffic, then strange smells at the vet, just make most cats associate the crate with scary things.  Having a cat afraid of the crate is the number one reason that cats do not go to the veterinarian on a regular basis.  The cat sees the crate and disappears into thin air never to be found until the time for the appointment has passed (we are pretty smart, like that)!! Or your cat turns into the meanest cat on earth, hissing, clawing and biting.  Twisting and Turning like Houdini until you give up.

Getting your cat used to being in a crate and actually loving the crate is essential to your cat’s health.

Lower Stress for Cat

Why?  Because having your cat love his crate will lower their stress making it easier for you to transport, go to the vet and more.  Why is this important?  A cat that feels comfortable in their crate, with a lower stress level, will allow your veterinarian to get a better physical.  The cat’s heart rate will be lower and they may be easier to handle.

What other reasons can crating your cat be good for?  If your cat ever has to go to the hospital and stay  for a few days for surgery or testing, having a cat used to being confined will make your cat’s stress level lower and less traumatic.  Again, making it easier for your cat and veterinary staff. The bonus is that a less stressed cat heals faster (like people).

Lower Stress for YOU

Plus having your cat enjoy their crate will also lower YOUR stress level getting them into the crate.

A New Kitty Bed

You can use the crate as a kitty bed (I love sleeping in my crate, if I can steal Linus’ crate to sleep in, even better).  Place fluffy towels or blanket inside and leave the door open.  Place the crate bed in the living room or bedroom.  After a while your cat will seek out the warm and inviting bed.  You can place treats in there every now and then to entice them even more. I LOVE TREATS!!

Why else is getting your cat used to a crate good for?

Feeding !

My Mom does, she feeds us all in crates!! Yup, she has trained us all to get in our own crates at feeding time and we do.  She does not allow us to go in any one else’s crate. Every time one of us jumped into the wrong crate, Mom would gently remove us and place us in the right one.  It took about two weeks for all of us to understand what my Mom wanted us to do but once we did, it was easy.  Now, we all jump into our own crate and wait for dinner (or breakfast)!!

In Case of Disaster

Why does she do this?  Well, the idea started when she was getting her certification for Disaster Animal Response (read more on Disaster Planning for You and Your Pets).  She was thinking that if we need to evacuate for any reason, how was she going to round up 9 cats in a few minutes….….food!  So, she started feeding us in crates.  What my Mom found was a whole bunch of other reasons to feed us in crates.

  • Easy round up of all cats (this was the main reason)
  • Cats happy and used to crates (My housemate, Danny hated crates, he would bloody his nose pushing to get out every time we went to the vet)
  • We eat slower (no one is rushing to get to the other’s food dishes)
  • No vomiting of food (from eating too fast)
  • Vomiting of hairballs down significantly to maybe 1-2 total per month for all 9 cats (not 1-2 per cat, 1-2 for all cats together!!, Mom thinks this is because of feeding canned food, no dry)
  • Shy cats or Cats that do not like to be handled much get handled at least twice a day (Mom placed Spanky on top, so he had to be picked up twice per day to eat, he was a semi-feral who became a love bug)
  • Each cat can be fed a different food if needed (great if anyone is on a special diet)
  • Easy to monitor how much food each cat is eating (keep in mind that if your cat is coming down with a health problem, how much or how little they are eating may be the first symptom and the faster you notice a problem the better.  This is important information for your vet)

This type of feeding is good if you have

  •  more than one cat
  • a cat that hates to be handled
  • a cat that is shy or skittish
  • a cat that is on a special food and you do not want the other cat to eat it
  • a cat that is on medication placed in their food so other cats do not get the medication
  • to monitor the amount of food for health reasons
  • a cat that eats too fast
  • a cat who eats theirs and then everyone else’s
  • an obese cat that needs to lose weight
  • a cat that hates the crate

Feline nutrition still needs more research but with all the research my Mom has done for all of us, she really believes that feeding us a diet of dry food causes many health problems.  Just in our house alone, with past and present kitties, when we were on dry food, she has seen kidney issues, obesity, crystals, bladder issues, dehydration, food allergies, lots of vomiting, IBD and more.  My Mom used to feed free choice (big bowl of dry food to eat whenever).  Wish I was around then!!! Boy, I would have tried to eat the entire thing.  Yes, I am a food hound.  Once she did switch over to feeding all of us canned food, she was amazed at all the positive changes, and even more positive changes feeding everyone in crates (read more on Feeding by Gus Bennett).

During feeding, My Mom lets us hang out in our crates for about an hour.  This is because many of us have slowed down our eating so much, that we eat a little, fall asleep, then eat some more.  Some of us, like me, just eat everything, then fall asleep.  This is how you want your cats to be in crates.

A Cat that considers their crate a happy safe place! Priceless !!

 Signing off until next time, Gus Bennett (Read His Story)

Gus Bennett By Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Gus Bennett
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About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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January Pet Care Tips

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January

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Pet Care Tips

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Pet Care 

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Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Having been in the animal field most of my life, working in animal welfare, animal rescue,

Animal Hospitals and now in the Largest NH Pet Sitting Company, I have put together a few

Pet Care Tips for every month, here is the Month of January.

Update Calendar

As you flip over to the new year.  Put reminders when your pet’s Veterinary Visit is due.  Include Annual physical, vaccines and Heartworm check (for dogs).  Do not forget to check their teeth.  Dental health should be checked annually.

Keep Pets Inside

Rule to keep in mind – if it is cold out for you, it is cold out for a pet.  If they are to be outside for any length of time, Please make sure that they have a full shelter to get out of the cold, rain, snow and wind.  They can freeze and get frostbite just as we can.  

Check your car/truck’s engine before starting

Many Cats, wildlife and other animals may try to keep warm inside a vehicle. Engines are nice and warm right after you come home and park.  Sometimes clapping your hands and speaking loudly may scare an animal away.  If you can, open your hood and inspect the inside before starting.  

Increase the calories

If your pet will be spending alot of time outside, you may want to increase food.  Keeping warm takes added energy.  

Keep Pets away from any puddles

Puddles may contain antifreeze.  It is lethal to pets and humans.  Animals can be attracted to it because it is sweet.  Clean thoroughly if you spill.  

Check paws

Check paws daily for chapped and cracked paw pads.  Use Bag Balm to keep soft.

Use a Sweater

Short coated dogs may get cold very fast.  Consider buying a coat or sweater to help.  Boots may be hard for them to get used to but may also be a good idea. 

Wipe Paws

Wipe paws, feet and legs after each walk.  They may pick up deicers, salt, antifreeze or other chemicals while walking.  You would want to clean that off before your pet has time to lick off. 

Avoid all Ice on Lakes/Ponds

Unless your know for SURE that the ice is completely solid and 6 or more inches thick with temperatures below freezing consistently for at least 3 or more weeks, do not even chance your life or your pets life.  

Be Prepared

Be Prepared for severe weather, blizzards & power outages.  Have a plan in place that includes pets if you must leave your home.  Never leave your pets, even if people say you will be back in a little while, too many times, something happens and that little while may be a day or longer.  Also have extra food and water for you and your pets.  Check out our Disaster Planning for You and Your pets for more Helpful ideas.  

Help Your Neighborhood Stray

Help any cats or dogs that may be abandoned in your neighborhood.  Many pets are left behind with owners hoping some kind person will take them in.  Or that abandoned female cat, has kittens and now there are feral kittens in the neighborhood.  If you can contact organizations to help trap them, they can help the animals find homes.  If feral, there are organizations that will trap them, make sure they are healthy, spay and neuter them and find barn homes for them or if you will help feed and make them a shelter, they can be returned to live out their life without having more kittens.  

Speak Out if you see a Pet in the Cold

If you see a pet consistently kept out in the cold, rain, snow.  Say something to your local animal control.  Document everything you see, dates, times, if you see anyone giving fresh water or food.  It could mean life or death to that pet.

Protect Horses Too

Horses and other livestock need shelter as well.  They need to be able to get out of the cold, rain, snow and wind.  To keep warm, they also need extra food.  Water needs to be checked often so that it is not frozen.  

Make February Reservations Now

If you have any FEBRUARY dates you will be away, especially for the February School vacation, please make your reservations NOW to ensure availability. 

 

If you adopt a puppy or dog this month

CONGRATULATIONS !!  Register online ASAP to set up Dog Walking/Mid Day Let Out so they have a break while you are at work and you will be ready when you may need a pet care visit anytime in the future.

 

If you adopt a kitten or cat this month

CONGRATULATIONS !!  Register online ASAP to set up Feline Fun Time, we can take care of the litter box and give then one on one attention while you are at work, plus you will be ready when you may need a pet care visit anytime in the future.

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

Dorinne Whynott, is a long time animal professional.  She is a successful business owner establishing one of the largest pet sitting companies in New Hampshire since 1990. Click to Read her complete History. 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

Go to Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Website for more information on the best pet sitting company or click on New Client to contact us or register for dog walking or pet care.

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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