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Why Does My Dog Snore

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  This article is brought to you by Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Does your dog snore? Snoring dogs can contribute to many sleepless nights for their pet parents. This can become quite troublesome for you especially if your dog sleeps in the bed with you. However, you just might want to figure out exactly why your dog is snoring as snoring may be as it could signal that something serious is going on. 

So, what’s going on here?  Why is my dog snoring?

Breed.  There are certain breeds of dogs that are known to snore.  If your dog has a flat nose or face, chances are he snores.  Pugs, French bulldogs and Pekinese dogs snore pretty loud.  In fact, some dogs with flat faces need to get surgery because they struggle to get enough air in.  This condition is  called brachycephalic airway syndrome.  Surgery can eliminate the struggle to breathe as well as the snoring.  Of course, you will want to seriously discuss the pros and cons of any surgery on your dog as all surgeries come with risks.

Congestion. 

Just like their human counterparts, dogs can get congested.  If your dog has a bit of a cold or he’s congested for any other reason, he’s mostly likely going to snore.  A quick trip to the vet may provide relief to your pet via the use of a decongestant or antibiotic.  Your canine companion should not have to suffer. 

Environment

Think about the scents lurking around your home.  Any irritant of the lungs or airways may case your beloved dog to snore.  Anything from second-hand smoke, household cleansers, detergents, candles and even dust can make it difficult for your dog to breathe.  You may also want to consider the temperature of your dog’s environment.  A cool environment is the best and will keep your dog most comfortable.

Health Issues. 

Dogs may also snore if they are overweight.  Excess weight will put pressure on your dog’s neck and lungs.  If your dog is overweight you should really address it with your vet right away and provide your dog with safe opportunities to exercise. Seasonal allergies can also make it difficult for your dog to breath.  Pollen is a big offender for all of us when it comes to seasonal allergies.  A more serious health issue may be at work here so is snoring and this is out of the ordinary for him, a quick visit to the vet is most certainly in order.

Finding the root cause of your dog’s snoring might just take a little guess and check.  However, if your dog has been a lifelong snorer, you just might be stuck with it forever.  If you are dead set against making him sleep in another room, we understand but then you might want to invest in a set of ear plugs. 

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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 is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  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, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

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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Eczema and Dogs

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Emily of Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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Does your dog have dry, flaky skin? If so, that’s a clear sign that he just might be suffering from Eczema.  While it’s fairly easy to treat Eczema and provide your dog with some relief, finding the root cause of Eczema is not quite so simple.  Why?  There are many causes for Eczema and ordinarily there is an underlying issue at hand that is manifesting itself as Eczema. 

So, what exactly is Eczema?

Eczema is an inflammation of the outer layers of your dog’s skin. Simply put, Eczema is a symptom of an underlying cause.  Eczema can cause your dog to be really itchy which may prompt him to chew, scratch, lick and/or rub his skin.  This will often only serve to worsen the issue at hand so it’s important to get to work at finding the underlying issue.  Eczema can also be exacerbated by seasonal influences such as hot, dry or humid air. 

Additional symptoms of Eczema

  • Dandruff
  • Bad odor on the skin
  • Scaly skin
  • Matted undercoat
  • Oozing
  • Crustiness
  • Change in skin pigmentations (usually darkened)
  • Pain
  • Red bumps
  • Blisters
  • Hot Spots
  • Itchiness
  • Hair Loss

What causes Eczema?

  • This is where things get tricky. There are so many causes of Eczema.  This makes diagnosis so hard as it’s often a trial and error of tests and treatments. 
  • Systemic Illnesses
  • Insect Bites
  • External Parasites such as Fleas, Lice, Ticks, Mites
  • Poor/low quality Diet
  • Extreme Weather
  • Contact with or ingestion of irritants such as chemicals, dust, plants, pollen
  • Psychological Problems such as depression, anxiety, boredom or frustration

Treatment

Conventional Medicine is often the first line of defense against Eczema. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as steroids are often prescribed to suppress the symptoms associated with this condition.  Additionally, antibiotics are used to treat secondary infections.  These methods are great for short term treatment but do not address the underlying cause of Eczema. If the root cause of the Eczema is not sought out, the condition will only resurface more aggressively later on. Many pet parents are now using topical herbal and internal remedies to alleviate the symptoms of Eczema.  Burdock root, cleavers, Echinacea and licorice root are just a few of such herbs. These herbs serve to strengthen the overall immune system of your dog while providing relief to the symptoms of Eczema.

Remember, Eczema is a mere symptom of an underlying issue.  Please work closely with your veterinarian, holistic or otherwise, to determine the root cause of your dog’s symptoms.  It will take some patience and persistence but don’t give up.

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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 is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  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, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

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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Dog Treat Recipes and More on Kindle

Dog Treat Recipes by Amanda Lewis brought to you by Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Dog Treat Recipes by Amanda Lewis brought to you by Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

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What if you could have access to hundreds of dog treat recipes right from your tablet or computer? Well, you can!  Have you heard of Kindle Unlimited? Kindle Unlimited is an awesome service offered by Amazon ( I am becoming and Amazon addict !!) that enables you to have access to hundreds and hundreds of books each month.  You’re probably thinking “What’s the catch?”  We thought so too.  However, other than a small fee of $9.99 a month, you can easily have access to some really amazing dog treat recipe books – and MUCH more!

  1. Dog Treat RecipesAmanda Lewis
  1. Treats for Dogs: 25 Treats for Happier, Healthier Dog, Marie L. Morgan
  1. Dog Treat Recipes, Jane Warren
  1. Recipes for Dogs: Healthy Broths, Fred Schwump and Franklin Smith
  1. Easy Homemade Dog Treat Recipes:Fun Homemade Dog Treat Recipes for the Busy Pet Lover By Vikk Simmons
  1. Homemade Dog Treat Recipes: How to Make Organic and Natural Dog Treats for Your Best Friend, Marilyn Hayes
  1. Dog Treat Cookbook: 20 Homemade Recipes Your Dog Will Love, Chef Goodies

Wow, what a list right?  The best part is that this isn’t even the icing on the cake!  There’s more.  You could literally be cooking for days!  Here’s a sneak peek via a great recipe that we found from “Dog Treat Cookbook: 20 Homemade Recipes Your Dog Will Love” by Chef Goodies.

Apple Carrot Biscuits

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yields: 2 dozen

Ingredients:

1 cup grated carrots

½ cup applesauce

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

1 egg

¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix ingredients in a bowl. 

Drop spoonfuls of batter on a baking tray linked with baking paper. 

Bake 30 minutes or until desired crispness.

Cool completely before serving and/or storing in an airtight container.  (Store for up to one week)

Sound yummy?  Your dog will certainly think so!  Try this great recipe and more for free using your Kindle Unlimited Membership.  You can even try a membership for free and it’s easy (really) to cancel if you decide the $9.99 a month isn’t worth it.  If you love your dog and you love to read, Kindle Unlimited is worth a try – at least we think so!

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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 is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  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, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

Click Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

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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Employee Testimonials

This is what pet sitting is all about ! Loving the animals.

This is what pet sitting is all about ! Loving the animals.

 

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Pet Care Professionals 

25+ Years in Business

We are blessed and grateful to have been in business for over two decades.  We could not have done it with out great service and a great team of pet sitters along with amazing clients with pets that we love as our own.  

Facebook 5 Star Reviews – Facebook Business Page

Google 5 Star Reviews – Google Business Page

We also have – 

     A+ BBB rating

     A Angies List Rating with 5 Star Reviews

Awards – Multiple

2015 Best Pet Sitting Award from A List NH/NH Public Radio-TV

2015 Best Dog Walker from A List NH/NH Public Radio-TV

Pet Sitting Business of the Year Award for 1997, 1998, 2006, 2010

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” As a previous employee of Professional Petsitting I was impressed by how organized the company was which made it easy to complete my work assignments. My work schedule was perfect for me and fit in to my daily routine. The hours were flexible and if I had any concerns or issues, they were taken care of right away. It was a great job for me since I love all types of animals and it gave me a chance to spend time with them. My job was very enjoyable and rewarding. Working for Dori was a pleasure! –

Cathy Trudo (1997 – 1999) Grateful to be Friends !!

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I have worked for professional pet sitting for 8 years now and it is a great company to work for. You can make your own schedule so it is great as a second job. Also it is great for people who love animals because you get to spend time with many different animals as you get to go to many different houses in any given week. The boss Dori is a great person to work for and with. I love working for the company! –

Lisa Wilson (2003 to present) Employee and Grateful to be Friends !!

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I was a previous employee of Professional petsitting and I can attest to the level of professionalism and care for the business by Dori (owner) .This is not a temporary business. It is well grounded and very well run to details and concern for the clients. I was well trained and I was thoroughly background checked and equally as important was hired because of my love for helping the clients pets. It was not enough to just be trained and sent off to the visits, Dori personally supervised several of my first visits to ensure I understood the particular and unique training to Professional Petsitting training she provides to all the sitters. The training she provides is well organized , detailed and unique for the sitters to properly serve the clients and be well prepared. As hard as they work, I found something common to all the sitters at Professional Petsitting….They had fun too because they enjoyed working for the clients and their furry best friends!
Brad Bergeron (1997 – 2003) Grateful to be Friends !!

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I have worked for Professional Pet Sitting for over 10 years and have to say in all honesty I love my job. I get plenty of exercise, fresh air and more importantly get to take care of lots of lovely pets.
Dori is a terrific boss who, naturally, expects all her sitters to comply with her rules. If you do then you will have no problems. –

Denise Lada (1990 – 2012) Grateful to be Friends !!

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I absolutely LOVED working for Dori and Professional Pet Sitting.  As a senior in my 60s, it was the best job ever.  It got me outside walking and exercising, my doctor was thrilled !!  There is no other job in the world where you can get lots of puppy kisses and kitty purrs.  Plus clients are so amazingly kind.  Dori is an absolute pleasure to work for.  I know she always has my back and has helped me with a few pups who were a bit afraid.  She is very easy to talk to.  Her policies and procedures are easy to follow and if you follow them to the letter, you will never have a problem.  Best advice, always follow policies.  I covered a large area and it was a lot of driving but I had tons of clients, I was busy all the time and brought home amazing paychecks.  The busier you are the more cost effective it is.  This is the BEST job ever. 

  – Bobbi Beyer (1997 – 2010) Grateful to be Friends !!

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My Experience working for professional pet sitters was amazing! I have
work at other pet sitting companies and they didn’t even come close to
the experiences I had with Dori, the Staff, and mostly the pets i cared
for at this company. It was fun and flexible and i loved all the
animals I had to take care of. Very professional and if there were any
problems we solved them as a team. If you want a great part time job
with flexible hours and caring people this is the job! Mostly the
clients were the best part!

 – Amy Borlaug (2013 – 2015)  Grateful to be Friends !!

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My time working for Professional Pet Sitting was such a great experience.  I was able to work with many different types of animals and had fun doing it!  Looking forward to being able to go back.  Professional Pet Sitting is a group of professional, caring, and honest people doing what they love.  I think that is one of reasons they do it so well.  Training, back-round checks, attention to detail all adds up to knowing you are getting the best care for your pets. No worries = Priceless!

 – Jennifer Humphrey  (2011 – 2012) Grateful to be Friends !!

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I worked for Professional Pet Sitting Etc. for about ten years. I absolutely loved taking care of the many animals I met over the years. I truly do miss them. Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a organized, well run company that truly does care about the welfare of each and every animal in it’s care. A wonderful experience!

 – Sue Bowie (2003 – 2013) Grateful to be Friends !!

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I worked for Dori as a petsitter at two previous times when living in the Merrimack area.  Both times were very positive and rewarding experiences.  Dori is the ultimate professional and runs her business with perfection. Her main concern is making sure all of the animals in our care are happy and well cared for. She deals with any issues promptly and I have to say she is a great boss!
 – Betty Grose  (2005 – 2013) Grateful to be Friends !
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I have been working for Professional Pet Sitting since 2012 and I have to say it has been a wonderful experience. I enjoy caring for all different kinds of animals. Dori has been a wonderful person to work for. We have an amazing staff that I enjoy working with. They also work around your schedule so I can also pet sit and work a full time job with no issues. I LOVE my job!
 – Jamie Maggs (2012 – Present) Grateful to be Friends !
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Until Tuesday, A Service Dog Hero

Until Tuesday, A Service Dog Hero, Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Until Tuesday, A Service Dog Hero, Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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 Until Tuesday

Did you know that the training of a service dog can begin as early as three days old?  That was the case for Tuesday the Psychiatric Therapy dog.  At three days old when his only developed sense was touch, his trainers began his interaction with humans.  Tuesday, the golden retriever, was born and bred to be of service to one very fortunate human being.

Tuesday was trained by a variety of handlers so that he would not get attached to any one human.  However, he did spend time working behind bars with a prison inmate under a special prisoner dog training program.  Tuesday was very sad when his trainer was paroled but the best was yet to come for Tuesday and a very special disabled Iraqi Veteran by the name of Luis Montalvan. 

Luis Montalvan, who so boldly and courageously served our country for two tours in Iraq, came home a changed man.  He suffered debilitating physical and psychological injuries from war.  Luis retreated from his family, friends and life altogether. He suffered from PTSD, nightmares, traumatic brain injury, panic attacks and a fractured vertebrae.  Luis was in need of a therapy dog. 

Tuesday spent the first two years of her life preparing to be of service to one person and that person was Luis Montalvan.  In 2008, Luis and Tuesday were matched and so began a journey of healing for Luis.  Tuesday is Luis’s constant companion and is in tune of his every need.  Tuesday can detect when Luis needs help, and when he is anxious or afraid.  He picks things up for him, helps him keep his balance when his vertigo attacks and so much more. The pair plays together and works together.  Luis wrote a book entitled “Until Tuesday” and Tuesday was right there with him while he wrote the book and while he was out promoting it.  In fact, Luis went on to earn a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of Journalism and Tuesday was right there with him earning his very own diploma and donning a cap and gown.

Luis is living the life he thought he had lost while serving our country thanks to a very special service dog, Tuesday.  Today they travel the country in tandem telling others how service dogs can changes the lives of our wounded soldiers. If you’d like to learn more about Luis Montalvan and his therapy dog, Tuesday please check out www. Luismontalvan.net and read his book “Until Tuesday”.  It was on the New York Times Best seller list for multiple years and rightfully so.  Just do yourself a favor and have a box of tissues handy.

For more information, Visit their website – Until Tuesday

Visit and Like their Facebook Page – Until Tuesday on Facebook

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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 Here for Professional Pet Sitting Etc Reviews, Testimonial and Awards

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

Pet Sitting NH , Pet Sitting Nashua NH , Pet Care NH, Petsitternh, Petsittersnh, Professional pet sitter, pet sitters, professional pet sitting, pet sitting, pet sitter, professional pet services, professional pet sitters, pro pet sitting, pet sit, pet, puppy sitting

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