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Help For Calming Your Pets

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I am so much calmer than I used to be!!green grass. 

Products to Help Keep your Dog Calm

  Author, Noelle for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Is your dog sensitive to the sounds and sights associated thunderstorms and well, any other loud sounds? Or is he exhibiting signs of stress and anxiety? Well, he’s not alone and there’s help! We’ve compiled list of calming products that have been successful with other dogs.

Take a look!

  • The Thundershirt – This cool shirt relieves anxiety in your dog. How? Well, it works by applying slight pressure to your pet’s chest.  It’s similar to a gentle hug.  In fact, veterinarians and pet trainers alike have utilized pressure therapy for years.  The benefit of the Thundershirt is that you might be able to steer clear of prescription drugs that may induce terrible side effects.
  • Rescue Remedy Pet – Bach rescue remedy is natural way to reduce stress and provide a calming effect in your dog. In fact, it has been known to relieve symptoms associated with trauma, shock, and other unwanted behaviors.  Simply put, it chills your dog out.  You can rub this remedy into your dog’s ears or paws and soon enough, you’ll see the results.  It’s also safely ingested by your dog so you can put a few drops into his drinking water or even apply it directly to his food or treats.
  • Sentry Calming Spray – Momma dogs produce calming pheromones to their puppies beginning at birth. This spray produces that same effect as it is comprised of .01% pheromones.  With a little spritz at just 12 – 18 inches away from your dog, he’ll be on his way to a calm state of mind.
  • GNC Naturals Calming Dog Wafers It’s not doubt that a good treat has the power to make our dogs feel better but these calming wafers really do work to minimize anxiety and stress. These wafers are all natural as the name implies!  Active ingredients include l-Theanine, Chamomile, ginger, and Vitamin B1.  These ingredients work together to make your dog feel so much more relaxed.

Dogs experience symptoms of stress many times throughout their lives.  Try these products to help minimize the symptoms and keep your dog calm, cool and collected.  What products do you use to keep your dog calm? Tell us!

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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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Does Your Dog Suffer From Bloat

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Battling Bloat

You and Your Dog’s

Battle Against Bloat

 Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Bloat, properly referred to as Gastric Dilation Volvulus, is a life-threatening condition that can affect any dog breed, at any age. Fatal in approximately half of all reported cases, bloat is the second most common cause of death in our canine companions. The condition causes your dog’s stomach to expand and rotate, often causing increased pressure in the abdomen, damage to the cardiovascular system, and decreased nutrient supplies, which can lead to organ death.

 

While any dog breed can suffer from bloat, there are certain breeds that are at greater risk; particularly deep-chested large and giant breeds, such as Great Danes, Dobermans Pinschers and Golden Retrievers. Underweight dogs, dogs with an anxious temperament, aggressive dogs, and dogs with a family history of bloat are also at risk.

 

Pay Attention to Your Dog’s Behavior

 

Most symptoms of bloat are behavioral in the very beginning stages, meaning your dog will begin to act a bit “off.” The most obvious signs include pacing, restlessness, retching and excessive drooling. One of the first, most obvious physical signs is a swollen belly several times its normal size due to extreme gas build-up.

 

In the late stages of bloat, when shock is a near certainty, symptoms include labored breathing, rapid heart rate, pale gums and weakness or collapse. Bring your precious pooch to the vet immediately if you notice any signs of possible bloat, as it can be deadly with a mortality rate of 33 percent. If you have Gas-X or any OTC gas reliever that contains simethicone on hand, give one to your dog to help reduce gas and relieve some of the abdominal pressure while you make a trip to the vet.

 

Prevention is Key

 

The best treatment for bloat is to know the signs and symptoms. While there’s no surefire way to prevent bloat, there are some steps you can take to lessen the odds that it will happen to your pooch:

  • Make sure he doesn’t scarf down his food too quickly. If he does, try putting a tennis ball in the center of his food dish, or separate small servings in a muffin pan; both tricks should help Fido put the breaks on his speedy eating.
  • Serve Fido two or three small meals per day rather than one large meal.
  • Avoid high grain foods as they promote gas.
  • If you feed Fido a dry kibble diet, make sure a fat source is not one of the top four ingredients.

 

Chances are, you’ve heard feeding your large breed dog from a raised dish is beneficial, but that advice has been disputed and reversed. A University veterinary department found raised feeders are actually a danger for at-risk breeds, as dogs were “designed” to eat with their heads down to the ground. The unnatural eating position resulting from a raised dish affects the way the dog swallows, causing the intake of excess air. *Note – this only applies to large breed dogs; don’t hesitate to use a tiny, raised dish for your small breed pup.

 

Bloat Treatment

 

If your furry friend suffers from bloat, there are two basic treatments. Your vet may try to insert a tube down his throat to make a passage for the built-up gas to escape. But if the stomach has twisted, the only alternative is surgery, during which your vet will make a small incision in your dog’s stomach to relieve the gas. If surgery is necessary, he may decide to perform gastropexy, where the stomach is stapled in its normal position so it cannot blow up should bloat occur again.

 

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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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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What is Feline Audiogenic Reflex Seizures

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Feline Seizures

.

Have You Ever

Heard of

.

Feline Audiogenic

Reflex Seizures?

.

 Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Does the sound of someone chewing their food or tapping their fingernails make you cringe? Is there a common sound that doesn’t typically bother others, but can easily and quickly send you over the edge? If you have a kitty companion, you may not be alone.

 

Discovered in the United Kingdom

 

A bizarre seizure disorder affecting felines was discovered a few years ago in the United Kingdom. Common, everyday sounds seemed to trigger these epileptic-like seizures, accompanied with various symptoms such as loss of balance, convulsions, running in circles, restlessness and freezing in place. Noises that induced these seizures included things as simple as the clicking of a TV remote control, rustling of a newspaper and a variety of other normal household sounds.

 

Researchers began investigating this odd phenomenon and soon learned pet parents from around the world witnessed the same reactions to certain sounds in their own felines. The one factor almost all cases had in common was the affected cat’s veterinarian having no explanation for the condition, and the general disbelief that sound was the trigger.

 

FARS, a.k.a. the Tom and Jerry Syndrome

 

With these findings, the researchers became even more determined to study the anomaly and find answers. They collected data from 96 affected cats and concluded that some cats do indeed suffer from seizures caused by sounds. The disorder was named Feline Audiogenic Reflex Seizures (FARS), otherwise known as “Tom and Jerry Syndrome.”

 

Research found some sounds did indeed cause the afflicted cats in the study to experience non-convulsive seizures, brief jerks of a muscle or group of muscles, or full-body seizures that lasted up to several minutes. The sounds that most often trigged these seizures were:

 

·         Aluminum foil being crinkled

·         Tapping a metal spoon against a ceramic bowl

·         Clinking or tapping of glass

·         Crinkling of a plastic bag or paper

·         Typing on a keyboard

·         The clicking of computer mouse

·         Clinking of coins and keys

·         Hammering of nails

·         A person clicking their tongue

 

Among the 96 cats studied, all were affected by one or more of these sounds, but the Birman breed proved to be particularly vulnerable.  The cats in the study all ranged in age from 10 to 19 years, with the average age being 15, leading researchers to conclude a seizure disorder may be overlooked by veterinarians as older animals naturally tend to have other health issues that are more obvious and recognizable.

Thanks to the UK researchers, FARS is now a known and recognizable disorder and the kitties who suffer can be treated with sound aversion and anti-seizure medication.

If your kitty companion experiences any of the signs that go along with FARS, seek veterinary attention and mention your suspicion that your kitty may have the disorder.

 

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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

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc December 2016 Newsletter

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Happiest of Holidays to YOU
from everyone at
Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. Pet News

December 2016

Pet Newsletter

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In This Issue – 

A Healthy Weight For Your Pet

This Cute Habit Can Be Dangerous

Why Do Cats and Dogs Have Whiskers

Cats Should Not Be Left Alone

This Is Your Cat’s Brain On Catnip !!

Do It Yourself Dry Shampoo

Animal Idioms

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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

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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

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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