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Are Raw Diets Good For Dog’s Teeth

Dog teeth

Keeping Dog’s teeth Strong and Healthy

Are Raw

Meat and Bones

Beneficial

to Your Dog’s

Dental Care?

 

Author, Darlene Wagner for  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

There are many pet parents who regularly feed their canine companions raw diets of meat and bones with the belief it will save their pet from bad teeth and stinky breath. But does this method really work? Or, on the contrary, does it cause more problems in the long run?

 

It is well know that good dental health is one key way to ensure your pooch has a happy and healthy life. Dental disease can actually lead to serious problems with your pet’s organs, such as the heart, and pets who don’t receive good dental care can lose their teeth painfully, causing further health problems.

 

There are several dog foods available that assist in teeth cleaning and dental health, but what about raw meat and bones?

 

Raw Bones

 

Raw Diets that include raw bones, unfortunately, raw bones can cause problems for your pooch, from fractured teeth, gastroenteritis, digestive obstructions, constipation and pancreatitis. Most issues tend to arise with large beef bones. Think about it – a bone that is strong enough to hold the weight of a cow is tough. If your pooch is a determined chewer, he could easily break a tooth before the bone gives way. Worse yet, if you have a dog who likes to hide his bones, or simply save them for later, the bones then have the opportunity to reach room temperature and harbor bacteria.

 

Okay, so if you monitor your dog’s chew time, and keep a close eye on the temperature and condition of the raw bone, all is well, right? Not really! Periodontal disease begins with bacterial growth in the mouth that can result in tooth loss due to destruction of the tissue that surrounds the teeth. And, in order to lessen this bacterial growth, the prevention of plaque and tartar build-up along the gum line is a must. Raw bones typically shatter or break as your dog’s molars penetrate the bone, meaning they never reach the gum line. The lack of dental assistance raw bones provide, combined with the possible dangers they present your beloved pooch, make them a questionable choice.

 

Raw Meat

 

Meat is obviously softer and chewier than bones, but does that make it a good option for cleaning your dog’s teeth? Consider this – would you eat a steak rather than brush your teeth? Hopefully your answer is a resounding “no!” In order for raw meat to “brush” your dog’s teeth, he would have to sink his teeth into the meat, right up to the gumline, repeatedly on each and every tooth. Now, if your dog is anything like mine, he sucks his food up like a vacuum, barely chewing at all! So, when it comes to dental care, raw meat is not ideal.

 

As for raw meat in terms of overall health, raw food diets for pets are a controversial topic. If you do opt for a raw meat diet for your pooch, just keep in mind his dental care will still need tending to.

 

Keep Your Pet’s Teeth Healthy

 

When it comes to doggie dental health, it’s pretty simple. You have teeth, and you need regular brushing, flossing and professional dental care in order to keep your mouth healthy, so why wouldn’t your dog need the same? Answer – he does! And here’s how you can provide him with what he needs:

 

  1. Brush his teeth with toothpaste made specifically for dogs; daily is preferred, though not always possible, so brush as often as you can.
  2. Visit your vet for regular doggie dental check-ups.
  3. Make an annual appointment for your pooch to receive a scale and polish (scaling removes the plaque and tartar build-up around the gumline, and polishing makes the teeth sparkling clean).
  4. Feed your dog a good dental diet. The Veterinary Oral Health Council published a list of the foods they recommend ~ http://www.vohc.org/accepted_products.htm
  5. Consider using a water additive such as Healthymouth.

 

Our dogs are our family, and we want to do what’s best for them in all regards. When it comes to dental care, you may want to consider other options besides raw meat and bones.

 

 

 

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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.

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Kitten Care Basics

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Feed Me !! Kittens need extra nutrition to grow
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The Basics

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Kitten Care

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   Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Congratulations! You’ve just welcomed a precious little fluff ball to your family, complete with kneading, meowing, stalking, pawing and purring. Sure, your new kitten is bound to bring you years of love and fun, but before you get too cozy with Fluffy, make sure you’ve taken the time to learn the cat care basics.

 

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

There are not steadfast rules for feeding your furry bundle of joy; it’s up to you and your vet to decide the proper routine for your kitty. But, keep in mind, the kitten chow options available seem limitless, so do your research before settling on a food that may or may not be right for Fluffy. Cats need several different kinds of nutrients to survive: amino acids from protein, fatty acids and carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and water. Whether you choose wet or dry food, it should be higher in protein than in carbohydrates, which are not essential to your cat’s diet, but provide her with an abundant source of energy.

 

Side-by-side with nutrition, hydration is an extremely important part of your kitty’s health. Provide Fluffy with access to plenty of clean, lukewarm water and remember, milk is a no-no as many cats develop digestive problems with milk after they are weaned from their mom.

 

Training

Cats may have the reputation of being a bit more bossy and independent than dogs, but they can still be trained. While kittens, like puppies, don’t respond well to punishment after the fact – they’ll associate those negative feelings with you – it is possible to train Fluffy to stop unsatisfactory behavior if she’s caught in the act. Try using a spray bottle filled with water to notify her of no-no behavior when she jumps on the kitchen counter, nibbles on your fingers, or chews on the newspaper. She will learn to associate the unwanted behavior with the unpleasant yet safe sensation and it should subside.

 

Litter Box Behavior

Some veterinarians recommend having one litter box for every cat in the house, plus one extra. Opt for a larger box a low entryway or a ramp for your itty-bitty kitty and place it in a quite area of your home. Clean litter boxes at least once per day; cat’s don’t like dirty areas, and would prefer to do their business on a clean surface (even if it is your carpet!) as opposed to an unkempt litter box.

 

Veterinary Care

Most kittens begin their core vaccines at around eight weeks of age, and healthy cats should receive routine vet check-ups at least once per year. In the U.S., there are more cats than dogs as pets, yet they receive less than half the veterinary care provided to their canine counterparts. Many factors that drive this deficiency abound, including the idea that cats are self-sufficient and therefore don’t need vet care as often; the cat’s ability to mask signs of illness; and even issues such as the hassle of getting Fluffy into her carrier can lessen her trips to the vet. Another popular reason for the lack of veterinary care for cats is their human’s assumption that, since their kitty never leaves the house, she isn’t exposed to the potential health hazards that a dog who goes outdoors faces. When you take on the responsibility of welcoming a kitten to your family, keep in mind the importance of veterinary care.

 

While there are so many other factors included in keeping your kitty happy and healthy – such as playtime, treats, grooming and sleeping – the items above serve as a good starting point for introducing your new kitty to her new home and positively contributing to her well-being.

 

 

 

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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.

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How We Found Our Furever Home Book Review

How We Found Out Furever Home By Karly Rose

How We Found Our Furever Home By Karly Rose

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Ever Wonder

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What Pets Think

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in An Animal Shelter?

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

Now you can find out in the wonderful book written by Karly Rose.  It is about three cats in a shelter trying to find out what something called “Home” is.  These curoius kitties want to know!

We are introduced to StellaBella, Miss Maisa and Sir Graham.  They are living at the Koralyn Petadoodle Animal Shelter.  StellaBella is the inquisitive one of the bunch and has alot of things she wants to know.  Miss Maisa seems to want to make her friend happy and Sir Graham is very knowledgeable but has no idea what a home is.  They all want to find out and see if that is where all their friends have gone.

So they set off on an adventure and leave the nice warm animal shelter.  They encounter a few things they had not expected but do meet some interesting characters along the way.  You will have to read the book to see if they find their answers and their friends!!

You can find How We Found Our Furever Home” on Amazon.

The purchase of this book will also help the NH SPCA, so your purchase can not only delight you and your child but can also help the animals in the shelter.  Please check out this nook and buy one for your personal library today.  The pets will Thank You !

 

 

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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.

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Could Your Cat Have Hyperthyroidism

orange and white cat

Feline Hyperthyroidism is affecting more cats every year

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Feline

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Hyperthyroidism

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 Author, Stacey Kalinnikova, BVetTech for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

It is important to stay informed of the medical conditions that may affect your cat as they age.  Feline hyperthyroidism is a very common endocrine (hormonal) disorder in older cats.  As long as it is diagnosed early, treatment can be highly effective.

 

What is hyperthyroidism?

 

The easiest way to understand any medical condition is to break down its definition.

Hyper – overactive.

Thyroid – a hormonal gland in the body that regulates the rate of metabolism (the chemical reactions that cause all the cells and organs to function).

 

The thyroid hormones (known as thyroxine) are increased due to an enlarged thyroid gland.  98% of the time the enlargement itself is benign (non-harmful), it is the excess secretion of hormones that cause the problems.

 

How will it affect my cat?

 

As a result of the excess thyroxine in the blood stream, the entire body and its organ systems will experience over-stimulation.  Physical changes that you will see on your cat progress gradually.

 

Common clinical signs or ‘symptoms’ include:

  • Weight loss and an increase in appetite.
  • Increased thirst.
  • Hyperactivity and a rapid heart rate.
  • Unkempt hair coat due to lack of grooming or a thin coat from over grooming.
  • Behavioural changes – your cat may become cranky and irritable.
  • Occasionally they will have diarrhoea and vomiting.

 

These symptoms in your cat may also be indicative of other diseases so it is important to get a definitive diagnosis.

 

How is it diagnosed?

 

The first thing your veterinarian will do is feel the thyroid glands for enlargement.  This is not always obvious however, so a blood test is used to confirm the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism.

 

The blood test that is performed is known as a ‘T4’ test to measure the concentration of thyroid hormones in the blood.   Elevated T4 levels indicate hyperthyroidism.  The early stages of the disease are the hardest to diagnose as T4 levels can be mild and fluctuate within normal range.

 

Once it has been diagnosed, other blood parameters are usually checked to rule out coexisting problems.

 

Is it painful?

 

Many of us would gladly welcome an increase in metabolism, but eating a lot and not gaining weight is not all it’s cracked up to be.  While the excess thyroxine is not painful in itself, the side effects do cause discomfort.

 

Cats with hyperthyroidism are often hungry and thirsty all the time, their hyperactivity can cause insomnia and the lack of sleep can contribute to mood swings.  Although there won’t be a specific ‘sore spot’, your cat will feel very ill overall.  They will often lack energy and become irritable.  Hyperthyroidism is not a comfortable condition for your cat to live with.

 

What if it is left untreated?

 

Left untreated, hyperthyroidism can cause a range of secondary problems due to the role the thyroid hormones play in regulating the metabolism in all organs.

 

The biggest risk of hyperthyroidism if left untreated is heart failure.  This is due to the increased heart rate as well as stronger contractions of the heart muscles leading to thickening of heart walls.  Another risk is an increase in blood pressure.  High blood pressure can affect organs including the eyes, kidneys, brain, and heart.

 

Medications may be needed to treat these ancillary conditions in addition to the hyperthyroidism.

 

What are the treatment options?

 

There are currently three main treatment options for hyperthyroidism:

 

Lifelong medication

Anti-thyroid medications such as methimazole and carbimazole reduce the production and release of thyroxine from the glands.  The right dose of medication is highly effective, but is not a cure so will be required daily for the duration of your cats lifetime.

 

Surgical removal

Surgically removal of the thyroid glands provides a longterm solution to the disease.  Unfortunately there can be anaesthetic risks in older cats undergoing surgery especially if they have underlying heart and kidney problems.

 

Radioactive iodine treatment

Radioactive iodine is given by injection and becomes concentrated in the thyroid gland.  It irradiates and kills the over-functioning tissue.  Your cat is required to stay in the veterinary hospital until the radiation secreted in their urine and faeces falls to an acceptable level.

 

You may also hear about chemical ablation of the thyroid gland or dietary management.  These are both relatively new treatment options that are not commonly used.

 

What is the prognosis?

 

If hyperthyroidism is diagnosed early and treated effectively, then a complete reversal of clinical symptoms can be seen.  Heart function will usually return to normal and treatment can add many years onto your cats life.

 

Hyperthyroidism is not something to panic about but it is important to be aware of so that you are comfortable to seek veterinary advice once changes are noticed in your cat.  Ensuring your cat receives proper medical care will keep them happy and healthy for years to come.

 

A great colleague and owner of Love and Kisses Pet Sitting, wrote a great article you may also be interested in – How To Tell If Your Cat Is Sick, check it out!

 

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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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Do You Know What Medications Are Safe For Your Dog

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Most Human Medications are deadly to our Pets
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Over-the-Counter

Medications

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Safe for Fido

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Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

CAUTION – as with all medications, before giving any medication to your pets, always speak with your veterinarian FIRST.  Even if a medication is safe, it may interact badly with your pet for any reason.  It is always best to be safe.

It’s your mission as a pet parent to provide proper veterinary care, lots of love, and a healthy lifestyle for your canine companion, but, despite your best efforts, it is almost a certainty that your precious pooch will experience at least some form of injury or illness in his lifetime. Fingers crossed that it will always be minor and mild and, in such cases, there are several over-the-counter human medications that can be safe and effective for your four-legged friend, when used correctly.

 

Here are some common doggy ailments, along with over-the-counter medications and dosages that are safe and helpful in making your pooch feel playful again.

 

Upset Stomach

Occasional upset stomach can be totally normal for your pooch, just like it is for you. If Fido is displaying mild symptoms such as drooling or diarrhea, you can use over-the-counter medications such as Imodium and Pepto-Bismol to help settle his tummy. Administer .05 to .1 milligrams per pound of your dog’s body weight by mouth every eight hours. Treatment should be necessary for no more than two days. If diarrhea persists or worsens, or if your pooch displays symptoms such as dehydration, a distended or hard belly, difficulty defecating, bloody stools or vomit, or extreme lethargy, contact your veterinarian immediately. Warning: do not give Imodium to Collies, long-haired Whippets, Shelr Australian Shepherds as these breeds may experience adverse reactions.

Pain

If you notice Fido just isn’t acting himself lately, he could be in pain. Whether it’s a mild injury or he’s starting to feel the aches of aging, an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) can help. Buffered aspirin such as Bufferin is easier on your pooch’s tummy than non-coated aspirin and can be given once or twice per day, with food, to alleviate pain. The proper dosage is 5 – 10 milligrams per pound of body weight; for example, dosage for a 20 pound pooch would be 100 – 200 milligrams. Administering the correct dosage is imperative, especially when treating small dogs. Young puppies aren’t able to metabolize pain medication as well as adult dogs, and their liver and kidneys are immature, meaning they often need a lower dosage per pound of body weight than an adult dog. Warning: Aspirin is not meant to serve as a long-term solution for pain, and Ibuprofen and Tylenol en to your dog!

 Allergies and Itching

Benadryl, or another branded antihistamine, can be incredibly useful for treating your dog’s allergies, bug bites, or other causes of itchy skin. Unlock many other OTC medications, Benadryl can be used long term to alleviate allergy symptoms, with the dose being one milligram for every pound of weight, given twice daily.

 

Flatulence and Gas Discomfort

Gas-X, or other simethicone brands, can be given to dogs to help with unusual flatulence or discomfort from gas build-up. Aside from this, simethicone has a more serious use – the prevention of bloat, a life threatening condition in which air, fluid and/or food fills a dog’s stomach, enlarging it and resulting in pressure on other organs. Acting quickly and being able to recognize early warning signs is vital. Simethicone works by causing smaller bubbles of gas to combine with larger ones, allowing them to be passed easier. If administered at the very beginning stages of bloat, the medicine may prevent the condition from developing at all, though if discomfort in your dog continues you will need to seek emergency veterinary attention. Do not be under any false pretenses – bloat IS a medical emergency and you should treat it as such. Because of this important use, you should always keep a supply of simethicone at home. Proper dosage is 1 – 2 milligrams per pound of body weight three times per day.  If you suspect your dog has bloat, administer two doses of the medicine immediately and contact your vet for instructions.

 

Always consult your veterinarian before administering over-the-counter medications to your pooch and ensure proper dosage. If you’re ever in doubt – don’t use it! As always, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

 

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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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Professional Pet Sitting Etc January 2016 Newsletter

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I just LOVE educating my mind!!

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Professional 

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Pet Sitting Etc.

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Pet News

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January 2016 Pet Newsletter

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In This Issue

Post Bath Time Crazies

Winter Dog Paw Care

Help Stray Cats This Winter

Did You Know – 

DIY Cat Toy

What Should You Do If Your Pet Is Choking

Benefits of Coconut oil

Signs That You Are  A Crazy Dog Person

Ring My Bell

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Newsletter Author and creator, Darlene Wagner Butler for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

 

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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

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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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Can You Tell if You Have a Happy Cat

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Thank you for the Catnip!! I am a happy cat.
Professional Pet Sitting etc

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Move Over Grumpy Cat!

How to Ensure

Your Kitty

is a Happy Cat!

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 Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

As pet parents, we want our furry felines to be happy. Although every kitty is an individual and shows happiness in different ways, there are some universal happy cat clues:

 

Vocal Cues.

You and your cat may speak different languages, but you can still communicate. Cats literally say they’re happy by telling you all about it with meows, purrs, yowls and various other sounds. So how can you translate Fluffy’s language into something you can understand? Here’s some help!

 

Meowing

An all-purpose sound that can serve as a greeting from your cat, a command, an objection, or an announcement. For example, when Fluffy meows at you when you return home, she is simply saying “Hi. So glad you’re home.” Or if she meows at you at dinner time, it’s simply her way of saying “Feed me!” There are dozens of meow sounds in your cat’s language that vary in pitch, length and volume, and many pet parents can decipher exactly what each meow means.

 

Chirps

How a mother cat tells her kitten to follow her. When Fluffy chirps at you, she probably wants you to follow her so she can point out something to you, like an empty food bowl.

 

Purring

A sign of contentment.

 

Growling or hissing

A sign of annoyance, fright, anger or aggression. In other words, if Fluffy is growling or hissing, steer clear!

 

Yowling or howling

Something that sounds like a loud, drawn-out meow and tells you Fluffy is in some sort of distress. It could mean something minor like being stuck in your closet, or it could be an indication of pain.

 

Chattering or twittering

Not something you find on social media! These are noises your cat makes when she’s stalking her prey, even if it’s just by watching a bird or squirrel outside while she sits by the window.

 

Pay close attention to your kitty’s sounds and her correlating behavior, and you will soon learn what each of Fluffy’s vocal cues mean.

 

Body Language

Surely you’ve noticed the wide array of eye, ear, fur and body movements Fluffy makes, and have learned to associate some of them with her feelings. For instance, her resting position with front paws tucked under, ears tilted forward and sleepy eyes indicate she’s relaxed and content. In general, happy cats have smooth, unruffled fur and a relaxed tail. As well, a happy cat shows an interest in her environment and walks around her kingdom with an air of confidence, head held high.

 

Playtime

Play is a wonderful indication of a happy cat! Any amount of time spent racing around the house, wrestling with the other animals (humans included!), pawing and jumping signals happiness.

 

Grooming

When Fluffy feels good about herself, she keeps up with her grooming, so a kitty who looks spiffy is happy, whereas a poorly groomed cat is likely unhappy.

 

Sleepy Time

Just as humans, cats tend to sleep more when they are depressed, but where they choose to sleep can be an indication of happiness. If Fluffy chooses to rest her head where ever you are, that means she trusts you, and trust equals a happy cat.

 

Feeding Time

Cats who are happy have healthy appetites; it’s as simple as that!

 

Potty Time

Cats who are well-adjusted, happy and content in their environment are true to their litter box. If Fluffy suddenly develops a habit of going outside the box, there’s likely an underlying issue – perhaps a health issue – that has her feeling down in the dumps.

 

There are numerous ways for your cat to let you know how she’s feeling. Just like with humans, as a pet parent you learn to pick up on Fluffy’s cues whether they be vocal or behavioral. When Fluffy “speaks,” listen to what she has to say and you’ll likely learn you do indeed have one happy cat!

 

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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.

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10 Impressive Dog Facts

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Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

We all know dogs are loyal, intelligent, adorable and loving, but there is so much more about our best friends that you probably didn’t know. Take a look at these undeniably impressive dog facts and test your knowledge about your four-legged friend.

 

  1. Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can mentally count up to the number five, and they can perform simple mathematical calculations. In a match of wits, your dog is as intelligent as a two-year old child.

 

  1. Service dogs are becoming more and more common and available these days, specifically trained to provide assistance to people with disabilities. These dogs know when they are on the clock – when their harness is on, they know it’s time for business, and when it’s off, they recognize that it’s play time and let their playful doggy nature kick in.

 

  1. It’s a well-known fact that dogs have a phenomenal sense of smell that is 100,000 times that of a human, but did you know the moist leathery surface of a dog’s nose determines the direction of air currents, helping them identify from which direction a scent is coming?

 

  1. Dogs don’t enjoy hugs as much as humans and primates. A canine’s instinctive nature tells him another animal’s limb around him is a sign of dominance, and we all know how our dogs like to be the boss!

 

  1. Seeing eye dogs are trained to poop and pee on command, and males are taught to go without lifting a leg. The common command used is “get busy,” and the dogs will pace back and forth until they do their business.

 

  1. Dogs, on average, can exert 320 pounds of pressure with their bite, compared to a human’s rather wimpy 120 pounds of bite pressure.

 

  1. Surely you’ve witnessed Fido twitching in his sleep, or moving his legs as if he’s chasing a rabbit in his dream. Well, as it turns out, dogs have the same brain wave patterns while they are asleep as humans, so they dream just like you and me. Small dogs tend to have more dreams than larger dogs.

 

  1. Studies have shown dogs are capable of perceiving frequencies about twice that of a normal human and can pick up and distinguish sounds roughly four times that of a human. This means dogs can hear many sounds on frequencies that humans cannot even begin to detect, and what a human can hear at 20 feet a dog can hear at roughly 80 feet.

 

  1. A dog’s brain releases oxytocin – the love hormone – when he interacts with humans and other dogs, just the same as a human brain does when we hug or kiss. They don’t call it puppy love for nothing!

 

  1. Your dog’s nose print is as unique as your fingerprint. The combination of ridges and creases is so distinct it can be used to identify your pup.

 

The abilities and characteristics of our canine companions never cease to amaze. Hopefully these facts have left you with an even greater respect for all that dogs can do!

 

 

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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

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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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