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Ricky – My Soul Kitty

Ricky, Black & White kitty

Ricky, nice and clean after a bath and blow dry
September 13, 2015

Ricky

February 6, 2002 – May 8, 2017

Author, Dorinne Whynott, Owner of Professional Pet Sitting Etc

Have you ever had that one pet in your life you connected to so completely, you just knew what they wanted,  how they felt and they knew all about you?  You love all your animals but if you are lucky to have that special one, it is a profound experience.

I call them soul pets.  Ricky was mine and this is his story.

 

April 10, 2002

One very cold April morning in 2002, I received a call from Joan, one of my pet sitters, who also was the Animal Control Officer for Hollis/Brookline.  A woman was hospitalized and a neighbor/friend who was to feed her cats reported a hoarding situation. She had mentioned at least a dozen cats were in a mobile home with no heat, water or electricity.  The ACO knew I had rescue experience and wanted me to go with her to assess the situation.

When we arrived at the mobile home in Brookline, we will call Hennessey House.  The outside of the home and yard looked un-kept for a long time.  The neighbor had told us, the door was unlocked.  We had brought a 25 pound bag of dry cat food and a few gallons of water.  As soon as we went to the front door, we could see all the cats running to the door.  Afraid they would get out if we opened the door, Joan stayed there while I went to the side door to sneak in with the food.  I, quietly and quickly entered the home.  As I came in, the overwhelming smell of urine and feces overtook me.  I tore open the bag of food and the cats just poured into the room.  There were definitely more than 12 cats.  As it turned out, there were 30 adult cats and kittens!

One tiny, black and white kitten, covered in a black substance all over his face and eyes, preventing him from seeing, came running to the sound of my voice calling the cats to eat.  He was tiny but very hungry and got into the bag to eat as best he could through the wall of cats and kittens. Whatever was on this kitten, seemed to be on other cats as well. We thought that it was something from in the home.

This was my first meeting of Ricky, Spanky and Lulu (Spanky and Lulu were around 6 months old and will have their own stories but the beginning will be similar). While the cats were eating, Joan came through the front door and we further inspected the house.  We found a litter of a few day old kittens on a mound of soiled clothes on the floor of a closet.  Everything including walls, floors, counters, sinks, cabinets were covered in dirt, urine and feces.  The back room had a couch, and behind the couch was a mound that was a few feet high of feces, just about level with the back of the couch.  The cats tried to use that area for a bathroom as long as they could until it was over full.

We made arrangements to transport all the cats to The Animal Rescue League of NH in Bedford.  A few litters were too young and went to foster homes, the nursing kittens went with their moms.  I took in Ricky, Spanky, Lulu and fostered 3 orange tiger kittens (the 3 orange kittens were adopted through the shelter very quickly).  These 3 kittens seemed to be from the same litter as Ricky, looking at size, age and the way they stayed close to one another.

I had planned on keeping Spanky because he was so afraid of people and I knew that he would not do well in the shelter.  I had planned on keeping Lulu, since we thought she may be a littermate of Spanky and she was overly friendly.  In my experience, pairing a frightened animal with a friendly, helped the frightened animal overcome immensely.  I decided to foster the 4 kittens, including Ricky and then place them up for adoption.  I knew that being kittens they would find homes quickly.

Once all of the cats and kittens had been removed, the mobile home was declared condemned and it was soon removed and destroyed.

Looking back after all these years, I wish that every cat we rescued from Hennessey House, was monitored throughout their lives.  That all the adoptive owners were able to stay in contact with one another and learn from each other.  Since these cats were all most likely related and in-bred, they probably had many of the same issues and ailments.  What one owner may have found in one of these adopted cats/kittens may have helped other owners, instead of each starting from square one.  My advice to animal welfare rescuers, is that families of a group of related adopted animals, should be kept in a group to chat and learn from one another.  I, so wish that I was able to learn and know about the other 30 cats and kittens that were related to my Ricky, Lulu and Spanky.

Well, this is where Ricky’s life with me begins.  Before Ricky and everyone, could come home with me, I brought them to the vet to be checked out. We estimated the four kittens were about 8 weeks old, so gave them a birth date of February 6, 2002.  All (Lulu, Spanky & three orange kittens) were deemed healthy with no problems,  Ricky was an unknown. No one was really sure what was all over him.  The substance was black and thick, completely covering his eyes, ears, and all over his feet and chest.  The vet had never seen anything like it. We ascertained that it was yeast but not really sure why he had so much of it or what was causing it.   I was told he may have distemper, he may be blind, he may not live long, they did not know.  The black yeast had blocked his tear ducts, so I went home with some eye ointment because he was suffering from dry eye and gave Ricky his first bath! After learning all of that about Ricky, I knew no one would want a kitten with so many uncertainties with health.  So, I decided he would remain with me as well. I have NEVER regretted this decision once. We became close very fast.

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Ricky a few weeks after his rescue (and a bath) with his 3 orange siblings and Lulu in the front. Lulu became their surrogate Mom

As time went on Ricky ate, grew and seemed healthy except for the yeast.  We went to a new doctor, who also had no idea what was going on with him.   At this appointment, Ricky was found to have an umbilical hernia and a mild heart murmur.  Ricky seemed to be doing well otherwise, so he was given his first set of vaccines.  He was also tested for feline leukemia and FIV and was found negative.

This black yeast was horrible for Ricky and I. It collected around his nose, mouth, eyes and in his ears.  As he washed himself, it would stain his two front legs, chest and under his chin.  I had to bathe him every few weeks just to keep up with it.  Ricky was ALWAYS so good.  He hated it as much as I did, but he stood in the sink and let me wash and scrub.  That black yeast was nasty.  It even stained the wash cloths I used. It gave him a perpetual look of dirtiness, even after a bath.  Almost every picture I have he looks dirty (but I love him to the moon and back anyway). Oh, and the feel of his fur was like a wire haired fox terrier, very coarse.  Another thing that no one knew why it was.  Over the years, his fur did become softer but no one ever was able to tell me what caused the coarseness.

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Ricky a few weeks after his rescue (and a bath) with his 3 orange siblings and Lulu in back. Lulu became their surrogate Mom

One thing I was asked a lot was if he scratched a lot, because yeast skin infections are generally itchy.  I really never saw him scratch, either with his feet or really gnawing on his skin, like I had had seen some cats do.  If he was bothered, he would pull at his fur with his mouth, plucking out tufts.  He did not do this often but when he did, I assumed it was a bit uncomfortable and would give him a bath, which seemed to stop his pulling.

As Ricky settled into his new life, he and I spent almost every minute together.  Ricky and I grew inseparable.  He followed me everywhere, was in my lap while I was in the office working, with me watching TV, sleeping with me at night.  He was never very far from me.  Ricky taught me about the I love you eyes.  He would look at me straight in the eye and then half close them, then slowly close them all the way and slowly open.  I would do the same back to him.  This was our greeting every time we looked at each other.  It became automatic.  When he purred, it was very, very low.  You really had to listen to hear it.  No matter what I had to do with him, giving a bath, pilling, nail clips, anything, he was always patient with me, let me do whatever and would purr and knead while I was doing it.  And he was that way with all of his medical treatments at the animal hospital as well.  He was a dream.

If I was sitting, he would settle on me so it was just right.  If I was laying down in bed, he curled up next to me just right.  I have many pets and they sit or curl up and you end up being a bit uncomfortable.  Ricky had a knack to always find the right way so it was always comfortable for both of us.  He was also a dream to carry, I would put him over my left shoulder and he would hold on just right.  He was my harness kitty.  We would put his harness on and go for a ride in the car.  He would sit in my lap looking out the window at everything going by.  Wherever we went, he was very comfortable, nothing ever scared, startled or made him stressed.  Ricky was just okay with everything.  He was such a good boy.

My daughter Rachelle named Ricky after Ricky Ricardo.  She was a Lucille Ball fan.  Later, he ended up with the nickname Ricola (pronounce rih-k-O-la, just like the cough drops!!).  No matter where Ricky was or what he was doing, if I called his name, he came running to me.

What was very interesting to me was that he was protective of me.  When we went to the animal hospital and he would be on my lap with his harness on.  He was always very calm.  If a dog came into the office and even looked towards me, he would just sit up, making sure he was always between me and that dog.  He would not do anything else, but stair down that dog.  He would not get upset, no crying, no fluffing up.  He was as calm as could be.  Just stared.  No dog challenged him Ever, they would just look away and never approached.

Over the next few months, we went to three other veterinarians who really had no answers for me.  I then started to see Dr. Anne Johnson, who owned the Classic Cat in Milford.  My Friend was working for her and thought she was amazing (I agree).  Dr. Anne was intrigued with Ricky.  She messaged a lot of veterinarians, trying to learn whatever she could about Ricky’s symptoms, but there was not much out there.

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Ricky and Desilu playing

September 13, 2002

Dr. Anne suspected the yeast may have been due to allergies. So, we  drew some blood and sent it off for testing. We also tried Keratolux shampoo to help curb the yeast when bathing.  It really did not do much.  I did try just about every animal shampoo I could. None were very good.  Over time, the best thing to wash Ricky was just Dawn Dish soap and nail brushes to scrub his fur.

Well, the results for allergy testing  were enlightening.  It was found that Ricky was allergic to –

Black Ants, Dust mites, Cockroach, mold, maple and sycamore tree, grass (all kinds), yellow dock and cocklebur.

We started Ricky on allergy injections.  It seemed to help a little but was not the panacea I was hoping would eradicate the black yeast.

 

September 18, 2002

Ricky was neutered September 2002 and his umbilical hernia was also repaired.

One day, not long after he was neutered, Ricky was with my daughter, Rachelle and I in her room.  Ricky was laying on Rachelle’s bed and she was rubbing his belly as he lay on his back.  All of a sudden he just peed while he was on his back straight in the air! If we did not see what we saw, it would have been hilarious.  Poor thing, it was just blood.  So, off to the vet we went.  The vet was just astounded as she looked under the microscope.  She came in to tell me that she had never seen so many crystals in a cat’s urine.  Home with medications, and only canned food and lots of water. Ricky never had crystals again.

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Ricky sleeping on my Christmas blanket

November 30, 2004

My friend at Dr. Anne’s, had been seeing Dr. Holub in Chelmsford, MA, for her greyhound (Dr. Anne only saw cats)and suggested I take Ricky there to see if he had any answers, since he was also a consulting veterinarian for Tufts University, studying and researching animal medicine. We decided that maybe, Dr. Holub may have some answers, so off we went.  Dr. Holub was a wealth of information.

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Ricky on a bad allergy day

He told me that Ricky had Malassezia Pachydermatitis  –

Malassezia Dermatitis in CatsMalassezia pachydermatis is a yeast commonly found on the skin and ears of cats. However, an abnormal overgrowth of the yeast can cause dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin.

There is more information on this disease now.

There was very little back when Ricky was diagnosed.

Here is what I found today on it –

Pet Education – Malassezia

Veterinary Malassezia Treatment

Dr. Holub wanted to start Ricky on Ketoconizole and Atopica. This would bring the yeast under control. However, in just a few days on these medications, Ricky was not doing well and stopped eating all together. So, I stopped the medication. (Today, it is known that the above medications do not do well in most cats for this condition and the results I got with Ricky are common).

I, spoke with my regular veterinarian, Dr. Anne.  We decided to stay with the allergy direction and treat him symptomatically.  For the next few years, we Just gave him allergy injections and bathes.  Ricky was never 100% free of the black yeast but seemed healthy otherwise.  He was eating, happy, playing and he and I were totally in love.

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Ricky laying out on mulch, not the best picture, not the best camera

October 17, 2008

When it was time to re-test his allergies, we added food allergies to the test.  The results were very interesting.  Most of the allergies he had before were  improved, however, he now had a whole bunch of new allergies. What this additionally revealed was that Ricky was allergic to beef and pork.  We continued allergy injections for the environmental stuff and I removed all beef and pork from his diet. This is the time I had to do alot of research on diet and nutrition for felines.

Here is my research for you  –

Feeding Cats by Gus Bennett

We tried a frozen raw diet, which seemed to be the best for allergies.  Ricky ate it at first and then really did not like it.  It was hard finding a food he would eat and was from a company that made sure each food was not contaminated with pork or beef.  I finally settled on Weruva Cats in the Kitchen Chicken Frickazee.  Ricky loved it and it seemed to be good for him.

After a while, Ricky did not seem to be doing any different,  with his new allergy injections, so, I chose to stop.  We wanted to see if Ricky got worse without the injections. He did not.  He was the same on or off the injections, so we decided to discontinue altogether.

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Ricky having a bad allergy day

February, 20, 2009

Ricky and I were at, yet another vet appointment.  This time for a routine check.  Ricky was walking around the exam room, exploring.  I was watching him walk and noticed that his back legs would kick out as he walked.  I mentioned this to the doctor and we took him out to the hall to watch him really walk down the corridor.  The vet saw what I was talking about and then examined his back legs more.  The diagnosis was Luxating Patellas.

The patella, or “kneecap,” is normally located in a groove called the trochlear groove, found at the end of the femur. The term luxating means “out of place” or “dislocated”. Therefore, a luxating patella is a kneecap that ‘pops out’ or moves out of its normal location.

This was just another thing that vets had never seen in a cat.  It seems to be more known now.

Here are a few links on the subject –

Cornell on Luxating Patellas in Cats

VCA Hospitals on Luxating Patellas in Cats

Ricky had both back legs with this. Fortunately, it never got worse and never caused him any problems.  I did keep his weight pretty trim.  If he became overweight, he probably would have had a problem.

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Ricky watching me take a photo

July 23, 2009

Ricky had his first full dentistry.  His teeth seemed to always be just fine but were now starting to build a little tartar.  They were cleaned and polished.

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Ricky getting his bath in the sink, he was soooo patient

2009 – 2012

For the next few years, we did routine blood work, check-ups, dentals, and his baths.  Ricky played with all the other kitties and he and I just grew closer.

Nothing really changed until Ricky turned 10.

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Ricky drying off in the sun after a bath

June 25, 2012

We started to see Dr. Lisa Anderson of Milford Animal Hospital.  I had worked with Dr. Lisa many years ago at Hudson Animal Hospital.  It was great to see her.

Ricky started to look thin to me, even though he was eating well.  His blood work revealed he now had hyperthyroidism.  We treated him with felimazole for the next few years.

We also checked Lulu and Spanky since they were all related and found that Lulu was hyperthyroid and Spanky was normal.

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Ricky sporting his harness, sitting and waiting at the vets office, taken by a vet tech there

2012 – 2015

Ricky did well on the felimazole for his thyroid.  We were on a normal routine, just enjoying one another.  He is such a good boy.

Did I mention how much I love him?

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Ricky and Gus Bennett looking out the window on a sunny morning

One day, Ricky and I were on our way home from the animal hospital for yet another appointment, nothing new, just routine.  Ricky seemed a little anxious and would not settle down.  As I am driving he just looked up at me, while on my lap, positioned his butt so it was pointing to the floor of the truck and peed!!! Poor guy, he did the best he could to not get it on me! I have to say, I have never had a cat do that.  Oh, the Ricky memories!

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Poor Merlin, he always let Ricky have his bed

In spite of his very dirty start in life, Ricky was always really good about going in the litter box.  His only thing was he never, ever covered anything up.  He tried, but always scraped the side of the litterbox with his foot to cover, instead of the litter.  He never figured out that scraping the side of the litterbox did not cover anything up.  Maybe he did not like the feel of the litter and preferred the smooth side of the litterbox, we will never know.

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Ricky and Spanky closing in on two turkeys having a fight with the fence in between them

October 29, 2015

I knew that everything Ricky had been through may shorten his life and having hyperthyroidism would shorten it more.  I wanted him to have the opportunity to live as long as possible, so I did some research. My friend  had been through Radiocat with one of her cats and was happy with the results.  I decided to go to Radiocat (in Massachusetts), with Ricky, to give him radiation to cure his hyperthyroidism. Ricky went through with flying colors.  The hardest part was leaving him at the hospital for 3 days, since he and I had never been separated for more then a few hours.

In his follow up blood work, after radiation, he was in all the normal ranges for everything, except one thing. Since, hyperthyroidism can mask kidney disease, we were concerned about that.  His tests did show he was just over the line, out of the normal range, which meant that Ricky now had the beginning stage of kidney disease.

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Ricky and Desilu looking at the camera, sitting on the fire pit. My kitties go out in my yard that has cat fencing to keep them safe.

September 16, 2016

Ricky seemed to be unusually  itchy, so we had a visit with Dr. Lisa, who suggested, we try him on Apoquel.  Dr. Lisa said she had seen some great results in cats.  However, it did not seem to do anything for Ricky.

At this visit, we also did blood work. The results came back that his kidney disease had gotten worse.  She wanted us to give him 100 ml Sub-Q fluids once a week.  The extra fluids will help the kidneys flush out toxins from the body, most cats do not drink enough to be able to do this.  If the toxins build up, cats will become nauseous and stop eating. I had been down this road before with other cats.  Kidney disease is not fun, seeing them go downhill.  I am feeling like I am losing my Ricky. It seems that once we cure one thing, something else goes wrong.

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Ricky on the back of the couch

Sub-Q fluids are generally easy, given just under the skin.  Warmed up, most cats do not seem bothered by them. However, Ricky refused this treatment.  My Ricky who let anyone do anything to him, became very agitated, uncooperative and impatient.  It was when he tried to bite us as we were trying to give him fluids, that I said enough.  I am not going to do this if it upset him that much. So, I increased the water in his food.  However, this became a fine line.  If I gave him too much water with his food, he ate less.  If he ate less, he did not gain weight. If I gave less water, it would create nausea and he would eat less. Ugggh….

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Ricky cuddling with me

January 9, 2017

Everything seemed good for a while.  His appetite was great at 6 ounces with 1/2 cup of water in am and then again in pm.  Twice what my other cats were eating.  Hoping he would add a few pounds.  For the next few months Ricky seemed to be doing well, he gained a little more weight.  He was running and playing.  Then he started looking thin to me again and I was noticing some loose stool.  I added some pumpkin and that seemed to work for a week or so.  Then back to loose stool.  A trip to the vet and we started on Prednisalone and B12.  Dr. Lisa was suspecting IBD.  We know that Prednisalone in cats can work miracles (maybe it will help with that nasty yeast, too).

Since weight loss is a big indicator of something going on with Ricky and I needed to monitor his weight,  I decided to buy a good scale to keep track of his weight.

I found a perfect one on Amazon –

My Scale on Amazon

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Ricky giving me his I love you eyes!!

February 6, 2017

Ricky celebrated his 15th birthday

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Feeding Ricky cut up Chicken and green beans to keep his weight up, still had his shaved belly from the ultrasound

February 24, 2017

Ricky did not seem to be gaining weight and his stools were very loose.  We took Ricky in for an ultrasound.  Findings were the intestinal walls were thick, indicating possible IBD but could not rule out cancer (cancer!!! Absolutely not, I could not even think of that).  Prednisolone was increased.  Stools went back to normal.  He did go down to 6 pounds 13 ounces, so we started feeding him 3 times per day. He was eating a total of 15 ounces of food with added water a day!  He still had a great appetite and the prednisalone was helping with that. We got him back up to 8 pounds 4 ounces!! This was promising.

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Ricky on the back of the couch

On our way home from the ultrasound, my daughter was driving and Ricky was in my lap. He all of a sudden became antsy again.  He quickly went from my lap to Rachelle to mine and then Rachelle again.  I said he must have to go to the bathroom, so I grabbed a towel and told Ricky come here as I patted the towel, He looked at me, came to my lap, squatted on the towel and peed!  Poor guy, he was always sooo good and yes, he and I just knew what the other was thinking!!

As time went on, Everything seemed good. Ricky was eating, stools were normal, he was playing and being my lovable Ricky.

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Ricky taking a nap on the down comforter
April 30, 2017

April 21, 2017

While we were cuddling, I noticed Ricky was breathing more rapidly than the other kitties while resting.  We went into the vet that morning, I was worried he may have fluid around his heart or building up in his lungs.  We took an x-ray and my heart sank.  The possibility of cancer was now confirmed.  It was most likely Lymphoma Cancer and had spread from his intestines, to liver to lungs. His liver was twice the normal size and his lungs looked like a white speckled mess throughout. I was devastated.  We started him on a compounded cytoxin drug, that slows down cancer cell growth.

As long as he looked comfortable, was eating and drinking, I will let him tell me how long we will go.  Ricky was a huge part of my life.  He was the first thing I saw every morning, he was with me almost every minute of the day and the last thing I saw before falling asleep. This was very hard to see my precious boy going downhill.  I was having a hard time just imagining my life without him.

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Ricky and me
May 3, 2017

May 3, 2017

We scheduled a photography session, however, I do not think Ricky enjoyed it.  He kept his eyes closed like he really did not want his picture taken.  Maybe he was not feeling well.

 

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Ricky
May 3, 2017

 

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Ricky not cooperating for the photographer, keeping his eyes closed for most of the time
May 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ricky not cooperating for the photographer, keeping his eyes closed for most of the time, doesn’t he look like he is smirking !!
May 3, 2017

 

Ricky opened his eyes a bit as if to say, can we get this over with.
May 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gus Bennett photobombing Ricky
May 3, 2017

 

 

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Katniss photobombing Ricky
May 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Linus photobombing Ricky
May 3, 2017

 

 

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Ricky
May 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ricky and me
May 3, 2017

 

 

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Ricky and me
He was not in a picture mood!
May 3, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ricky and me
May 3, 2017

 

 

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Ricky and me
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May 5, 2017

Then Ricky stopped eating on his own. I did syringe feed him.  He seemed to be okay with that and ate everything I slowly squirted in his mouth. He seemed to be more comfortable eating with his head up, rather than down to eat out of his dish.

 

May 8, 2017

Ricky did not come to lay with me this morning while I drank my coffee.  I searched for him to be with me that morning after I awoke.  When I found him, He told me with his eyes, that he was tired, uncomfortable and ready to go.  My heart shattered in a million pieces.

I said good bye to my beautiful boy on May 8, 2017 in the late afternoon.  As I stroked his lifeless body, I realized that his fur was the softest it had ever been. I am so very grateful to have had this most amazing cat in my life.  To have experienced such a profound love with this special boy. I have never been so unbelievably connected to another living soul.  My life will never be the same and will be very empty without him.

Heaven for me will be reuniting with my precious Ricky again.

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Ricky sleeping next to me

May 29, 2017 – Memorial Day

I woke up with the memory of a very special visit in my dream.

Some may not believe that loved ones send messages after they are gone, but having had many messages from lost loved ones over the years, I am a true believer.

Ricky appeared in my dream, there was nothing in the surroundings, It was just me and him.  He was looking up at me and I looked down at him.  It was very brief.  His fur was glistening, the white was pure snow white and the black was silky black. He looked incredible, no stains.  He was youthful looking, his eyes were bright, his face was smiling and so full of love. He was the most beautiful thing, I had ever seen.  He had a light surrounding him, very angelic.  He let me know that he was safe, happy and healthy.  He had no pain, no disease.  Then he gave me his “I love you” eyes, I gave them back and I woke up.

Thank you my precious boy for the best gift of my life. I love you.

 

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.Benefits of Adopting a Senior Pet

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Many potential pet parents go to their local shelter in the hopes of finding the perfect puppy or kitten to add to their family. I mean, who can resist their adorableness? While they may be cute, fluffy and fun, there are equally good reasons to bypass the puppies and kittens and adopt a senior pet (seniors are considered to be five years and older).

Here are nine reasons to give those senior pets at the shelter a second look:

  • What you see is what you get. Older animals have developed their personality and temperament, and are fully grown

 

  • Seniors make instant companions. Sure, they need a little time to settle in and get accustom to their new home, but since they’ve had a family before you, they’re ready to embrace a new one with devotion and love.

 

  • Senior pets often represent the highest at-risk percentage of pets in shelters, meaning their chances of being euthanized are higher than that of younger animals. Adopting a senior pet means you are saving a life.

 

  • Most senior pets are already house trained, know some common training commands, have already passed the chewing phase, and are quick learners.

 

  • Caring for a senior pet can be less work than caring for a young pet as they enjoy having time to themselves and enjoy a good night’s sleep.

 

  • Senior pets have a calm, cool and collected manner and are often happy and content with a more relaxed day-to-day routine than a kitten or puppy.

 

  • Just because an older pet is in the shelter doesn’t mean he’s a “problem pet.” Often times, seniors wind up in shelters due to their owner going through a job loss, move, illness or even death.

 

  • Senior pets often have a much more relaxed attitude than a young pet and don’t require constant attention. Of course, they do still require a serious commitment to their care and well-being, but they don’t need as much focus and energy as a puppy or a kitten.

 

  • Welcoming a senior pet to your family will give you the heartwarming knowledge that he will live out his golden years with the care, love and attention he deserves.

 

Senior pets still have plenty of life in them and limitless love to share. If you choose to welcome a senior pet to your family, you can rest assured you’ll experience their appreciation, you’ll develop a strong bond, and you’ll have the fulfillment of knowing you gave a senior a second chance at life.

 

 

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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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Be A Pet Hero – Be A Foster

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Fostering a Pet in Need

is one of the most rewarding things you will ever do

 

Fostering is very rewarding.

Here are some of the cats that I have helped and some of the dogs

If you have ever wondered how you could help animals, fostering is one way to help many animals in need.

There will always be a foster that will climb into your heart and will remain with you forever.

Yes, this has happened to me.  You will know this pretty quick, which will be your forever one but keep in mind that you can help many animals or just the one.

Very young animal babies, pregnant Moms can not go to a shelter filled with animals that may be carrying anything contagious.

Since they are too young to be vaccinated and protected, they are very susceptible.

If you have a spare room, where a pregnant Mom can give birth, raise her babies until they are about 8 weeks old or if you could bottle feed orphaned babies, that would be a tremendous help.

You could start their little lives out on the right foot.

Please consider helping.

Go to a shelter or rescue near you and fill out a foster or volunteer form.

Animals everywhere will thank you and you heart will be over filled with love.

Here is a list of Animal Shelters and Rescues in NH

 

 

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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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Is that Animal Rescue Legitimate?

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Puppies and Kittens need our Protection, as do all animals.
Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

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Is that

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Animal Rescue

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

How can you keep safe?  Let’s find out.  

Before you adopt or make a donation to an Animal Rescue or Shelter, make sure that rescue is a legitimate rescue. We are fortunate to have some great Rescues and Shelters in NH.

Check out the List of Shelters and Rescues in NH

In light of the closing down (July 2015) of Sweet Paws Spa (also known as Sweet Tails Animal Rescue), other organizations being found to not be legitimate and your donations going into someone’s pocket instead of helping animals, here are some things to consider.

So, what happened?  This Boarding facility, established in 2007,  started to also rescue animals within the last year (could not find a date).  I am not sure how people did not notice the deplorable conditions when dropping off their pets to be boarded but it was finally closed down in July 2015.

Here are links about Sweet Paws – 50 Dogs Rescued, Video 60 animals rescued

Here is there website – Sweet Tails Animal Rescue

No one checked to see if they were legitimate, if you scroll down the website page, you will see it is written they are a 5013c, non-profit and licensed rescue.  They were not a non-profit nor were they licensed.

Here is a page – it states they obtain animals from high kill shelters which usually mean from the south.  This is the only page where I could see anything about where they obtain animals.  However, they could obtain any free animal and no one would ever know.

 

Why would a rescue not be a legitimate rescue?

Well, there are a few things.  Sometimes, a kind hearted person finds an abandoned animal, nurses it back to health.  They feel really good about what they have done and the animal needed them.  Usually, the person is lonely and the needy animal fills a need for this person.  So, they find another animal in need.  Maybe it is a free animal in the paper, on craigslist or Facebook.  This person feels they can do better than the person who just feels the animal has no value by offering it free, so they go and obtain the animal.  This person has good intentions, they plan on finding a good home, but sometimes, those homes never come about because this person just can not think that another person will ever give the animals a good enough home like they can.  So, she keeps them.  Then 2 animals, turns into 10, then 20 and so on.  Now these animals are a burden, she can not keep up with the cleaning, buying food is getting hard and it now becomes a hoarding situation.

Another scenario  is someone who decides this could be a good way to make some money.  They will call themselves a rescue.  People will look kindly on them because they are rescuing animals in need.  So, they obtain a few free animals, go online and say they are up for adoption.  The animals get adopted and viola, fast cash.  This is a bit like pet flipping (getting free pets and then asking for a re-homing fee).  But this has a beneficial twist.  Being thought of as a rescue, they can also ask for donations (illegally, but few will check to see if they are legal) !! People are willing to give them money to help the animals, with medical, food, whatever.  Sweet Paws advertised on Facebook many times to find homes for pets.

The above situation has been added to considerably, in the last few years because of the new thing in New Hampshire of IMPORTING animals from the south.  Animal Welfare in New Hampshire has done a very good job in getting the public to spay and neuter pets.  This is a great thing because there are less animals euthanized due to over population.  However, this created a shortage of puppies and now kittens.  Again, this is a good thing unless you have a lot of people wanting puppies and kittens.  So, some shelters decided to work with shelters in the south where they have too many unwanted puppies and kittens and started to ship them up here to be adopted.  Many legitimate rescues and shelters in New Hampshire are working with legitimate rescues and shelters in the south and doing a great job.

However, this also created some southern rescues (and some pet flippers acting as rescues) to take matters into their own hands and just advertise online, get people to commit to adoption and then they would drive the puppies and kittens up here, meet in a parking lot and just give them out to the people.  Sometimes, the people advertising animals did not even have animals, they just took money up front and disappeared after they had the money in hand.  This also created animals brought into the state that were not healthy, not vaccinated and falsified health certificates.  As soon as the animals were up here and money was in the southerners hands, they were never to be heard from again.  In the fall of 2013, these unhealthy animals brought in  a mutated strain of parvovirus running through the state.  Luckily, it did not spread too fast and seems to have been thwarted.

– Here is a WMUR Video on the Importing of animals in NH  (please ask more questions than this video states)

With all of these problems being created, The state of New Hampshire ended up creating a law, that any animal brought into the state must be quarantined for 48 hours in a licensed facility before going into a new home.

Here are the other laws for rescues/shelters/breeders/anyone you should be aware of

– NH Laws on Frees Pets & For Sale

The above laws are there to protect YOU and well as protect the ANIMALS.

 

So, how can you protect yourself?

Like everything else, ask a lot of questions and do your research.  Better to take the time now, then to either lose your money or obtain a very sick animal or worse.

 

What should you look for- 

 

1- Date Established

Rescues that have just opened in the past year or so would be a red flag.  As mentioned above, many people are starting “rescues” because it is an easy profit for some.  A form of Pet Flipping.  Getting free unwanted pets locally or from out of state and bringing them here to “adopt”. With fees ranging from 50-300 per animal, it could be easy profit.  Sometimes a transport fee may be tacked on of 100-300.

What to look for – a rescue established 5 years or more is probably a safe bet

 

2 – They should have a website

Not Petfinder alone. All legitimate rescues/shelters will have their very own website, giving you information on the organization. There should be an about us section, how the organization was started and when.  This information is a great start, but the creator can write anything they want, so make sure to check things out as well. For example, they can write they are a non-profit but not be a non-profit.

 

3 – Facebook page

This is good as long as they also have a legitimate website.  They should not only have a Facebook page.  Check to see what others have posted about this organization.  Do not just go by these posts because they could be friends, family and even the creator using different names.

 

4- Be Licensed with the state (NH) as a rescue

Check with the state agriculture to make sure that they are a licensed rescue.  The state of NH requires that All rescues/shelters must be licensed with the state every year.  The yearly annual fee is $200.

– List of NH Licensed Rescues

 

5- Non-Profit Status in NH

Check to make sure that their Non-profit status is legitimate.  Many organizations state they are nonprofit but are not. In NH organizations must do quite a few things to become nonprofit with the state and then they must do what is required to become a nonprofit federally.

List of Registered Charities in NH (non-profits, 5013c)

 

6- Veterinarian on call

All rescues/shelters work with a veterinarian

 

7- Ask what the animals have had medically and get a copy of this medical.

AND CHECK IT OUT, call the veterinarian who signed

Why?  because many illegal “rescues” forge paperwork.  So, do NOT rely on it.

All animals should receive  –

  • Physical
  • Vaccines up to date for their age
  • Testing appropriate for dog (heartworm) or cat (Feline Leukemia)
  • Deworming
  • Defleaing
  • Spay/neuter, even kittens and puppies

Your adoption fee is a BARGAIN for all of the above services.  If you were to pay for these services your self, it will most likely cost you 2, 3, and maybe 4 times as much as your adoption fee.

 

8- Ask where their animals come from

Are the animals owner surrenders, ferals, abandoned animals in NH?

Are the animals imported from other states? Where from?

 

9- If imported from other states, what licensed facility for quarantine do they use?

NH state law requires that all animals are quarantined for 48 hours before going into a new home. This is because the out of state organizations that have these animals are so desperate to get them up here that they were falsifying documents and health certificates.  This creates disease coming into the state and affecting our animals up here.

At these NH licensed facilities, they usually will check out documentation.  Many from NH facilities will have NH documentation for health certificates and vaccines if they came without documentation or documentation that can not be proven. 

All organizations in AND out of NH must be licensed in NH if they choose to adopt in NH.

All transporting organizations that are bringing animals into the state of NH must bring animals to a NH licensed facility to be quarantined for 48 hours before they can be adopted out.

If there is a foster home in NH for an out of state organization, the foster home and out of state organization must be licensed in the state of NH as a rescue if they are adopting.

 

10- What is their adoption policy?

What do they do, if anything, if this animal becomes sick in the first 30 days?

What is their return policy, if ever you can no longer keep this animal for any reason? A legitimate rescue/shelter will always have the animal returned to them

 

11- Visit the facility, if possible.  

Is it clean, smells good, animals look well cared for, have fresh water and clean dishes.  Are they housed separately or are they crammed with too many animals in a cage/kennel.

 

What should you do, if you suspect something is off?

  • Document clearly what you have found, take pictures, write dates and notes of findings.
  • Are they not licensed, not a nonprofit?
  • Did you find the facility in bad shape, animals neglected, feces all over?
  • TELL someone.  Call another shelter, animal abuse investigator.
  • Call the State of Agriculture.  They are responsible for all the animal related laws in the state of NH

If you are reading this, chances are you LOVE animals.  This was not written to thwart any legitimate help for animals.  It was written to arm you with information, to protect you from being used or stolen from and to ultimately help animals.  Homeless and abandoned Animals have it hard enough without being used again.

 

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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

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Save The Bobcat in NH

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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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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 – Felice, Spanky, Linus
Middle Row – Lulu, Sazar, Gus Bennett, Ricky
Bottom Row – Desilu, Danny
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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)

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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

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NH Licensed Animal Shelter & Rescue List

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New Hampshire Licensed Animal Rescues

Ever want to know if the organization you will be adopting from is a legal organization, licensed in your state?  Well, now you can see.

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NH Licensed Rescue List for 2014

NH Licensed Rescue List for 2016

NH Licensed Rescue list 2017/2018

If you will be adopting from an animal welfare organization, please make sure that you are dealing with an organization that is completely legal and licensed in the state that you are residing.  There have been many people starting animal adoptions to bring animals into a state to make money adopting out animals under the guise that they are rescued.  However, many of these organizations are not following state laws.  These state laws are there to protect the animals as well as YOU.  People who have adopted from these agencies have ended up with very sick animals and have brought many un-vaccinated animals into different states.  So be careful.

Animals coming into the state of NH must be quarantined in a licensed state facility for 48 hours before going into adopted homes.  so, if an organization wants to meet you in a parking lot, that should raise a red flag.

Also be very careful of FREE pets.  These free pets could also be harboring disease.  If an organization is offering FREE pets, be careful,  These could be pets stolen from another state and need to be released immediately for whatever reason. Really research any organization and ask lots of questions.

Here are a few more helpful articles

List of Animal Shelters with Contact information and websites

NH Laws on Free pets and pets for sale

Free Pets are They Safe

What to ask when you need to find a home for your pet

What to ask when you are looking for a pet

Here is a list for all our blog articles

Happy pet Owning !!

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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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Pets in Need – How Can You Help

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

 

When you think of pets in need, most people think of humane societies, humane shelters and rescues.  There certainly are many pets in need in those facilities and organizations.  However, adopting a pet is not the only way you can help pets in need.  There are lots of ways you can help these organizations and more.

 

Here is how –

 

ADOPT –

This is always a way to help a pet in need.  If you are ready to add a new furry love to your family, by all means adopt.  The added love in your home will be well worth it.  But there are many things you can do besides adopting.

 

FOSTER –

Here is a way to help many pets.  I foster orphaned kittens for a shelter.  These kittens could be orphaned and still nursing, they could be too young to vaccinate and therefore can not go into a shelter where they would be susceptible to many diseases.  If you have room and time to care for an orphan kitten or puppy, it is rewarding.  Many organizations also need help with pregnant moms (cats and dogs).  The shelter is not a place for a pregnant mom, too much going on, too stressful, etc.  They need a quiet, warm home where they can finish their pregnancy, deliver their babies and care for their babies until they are ready to be adopted.

 

DONATE MONEY –

Every organization can make your dollar stretch to help the animals in their care.  This is always a great way to help your local organization.

 

TRAIN –

If you know how to train the basics, many shelters would love to have the dogs trained in basic – sit, down, come, stay.  Dogs that are trained are always a plus to be adopted.

 

SOCIALIZE –

All the cats and dogs need love and attention.  Maybe you can just sit and give them attention.  The animals need it. Sitting and brushing or petting an animal not only de-stresses that animal but also de-stresses YOU.   Many shelters have socialization programs.

 

DONATE NEEDED ITEMS –

Paper Towels (they go through cases)

Trash bags

Kitty Litter (call the organization to find out if they use a certain kind, many organizations like to use one kind for consistency for the cats.)

Food – dog, cat, kitten, puppy, dry or canned.  This is always in need.  (Call the organization to find out if they use a certain kind, many organizations like to use one kind for consistency for the pets.)

Towels, blankets, sheets (new or used)

Newspaper

Small boxes (That cans are packed in.  They can be used as litter boxes)

Toys

Treats

Brushes and other grooming items

Stainless steel bowls

Shelving Units (heavy duty on wheels for storage)

Storage Boxes

Pet Formula

Pet Nursing Bottles

 

VOLUNTEER TIME –

Shelters need volunteers for many things, just ask what they need

 

MAKE PET ITEMS –

Pet beds

Pet toys

 

VOLUNTEER YOUR EXPERTISE –

Can you do bookkeeping, cpa, taxes

Landscaper, lawn mowing, snow plow

Carpenter

Plumber

Painter

Artist – paint a mural, donate your works of art for auction

Computers

Web Designers

Lawyers

 

VOLUNTEER or discount YOUR EXPERTISE to the workers and volunteers

VOLUNTEER or discount YOUR BUSINESS SERVICES to the workers and volunteers

 

VOLUNTEER what you love to do

Garden

Organize

Clean

Graphics

 

GIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES – 

Donate items for raffle or auction

Donate your services (plumbing, carpentry, etc) for raffle or auction

 

SHARE POSTS  –

Like your rescue or shelter’s Facebook page.  Share posts of the animals looking for homes. You never know if one of your friends will fall in love and give an animal a much needed home.

 

WILDLIFE –

Become a wildlife rehabilitator in your state

Donate to a rehabber person or organization, they can always

 

CARE FOR A FERAL COLONY –

Many shelters do a trap-neuter-release.  Volunteers are needed to help bring food on a daily basis.  Making warm shelters is also needed.  Making sure that people do not harm them or poison them.

 

 

CLICK HERE for the list of NH Area rescues and shelter organizations.

Contact them to see what they need.  It is VERY rewarding.

 

 

 

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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Pets as Gifts – Is it a Good Idea

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

You have a pet lover on your gift list and thought a new pet would be the perfect gift.

Please think long and hard before giving a living breathing animal as a gift. Pets as gifts require many things to consider.

 

The times that many people think of giving a pet as a gift are Birthdays, Easter, Christmas and after a person has lost a beloved pet. Weeks and months after a pet is given at these times is also the times these pets may be given up. If not given up, the pets may enjoy a wonderful life but the joy of choosing one’s own pet was not given.

 

The one thing I have witnessed over and over again in all the years that I have been in animal welfare is when an animal chooses a person, the bond is special. If you have ever been chosen by a pet, you know what I mean.

 

Keep in mind – 

  • Adding a pet to a family is a very personal choice.
  • Not every pet is right for every family
  • Not every family is right for every pet
  • What you may think is the perfect pet maybe the last thing the person receiving would actually get for themselves.
  • A person may prefer to add a dog instead of getting another cat or may decide to add a cat instead of another dog.
  • Maybe they prefer a male over a female or the other way around.
  • Maybe they absolutely love black but would never consider another black pet because it reminds them of the one they lost and it would be too painful.

 

If there was a loss of a pet, and they are grieving, many people think getting another pet to replace that pet will help.  Keep in mind, a pet that was deeply loved can never be replaced. Grieving is a very individualized thing.  Some people do well with adding a pet soon after that loss, some take much longer. It took me 5 years after losing my Siberian Husky before I was ready for another dog. If you bring a pet to a grieving person who may not be ready, you may add to that grieving if they must give up the new pet as well.

 

Adding a pet to a family is a decision that is a long term decision. Dogs and cats can live 15-20 years or more. Large bird breeds can live upwards of 50 years and it is advised to put them in your will and trust (all pets should be as well).

 

Then there is the financial aspect of owning pets. In the first year, expenses can run into $1000-2000 with pet food, vaccines, spay/neuter, etc.  If it is a pet that has medical issues that are not known when acquired, it could be higher.

 

A pet as a present will require a lot of time and money from the person that will be receiving the pet. Can they handle this?  Do they want to?  There is a lot to consider and if this will be a surprise, you may think you know all the answers but maybe the reason this person has not gone out to get a new pet is because it is not the right time.

 

So, should you throw this idea out the window?  Not necessarily.  Here are some ideas on giving the gift of a pet without actually giving a pet. This way, when the recipient is ready, all they have to do is choose.

 

You can make up a basket or fill a decorated box with everything they need.  Or fill a crate or pet carrier. Fill with everything on our list (lucky person and pet) or choose just a few.

 

Ideas For Dogs – 

  • A note letting the person know that when they are ready you will be happy to take them to choose their pet
  • A note stating that you will pay for the pet of their choice
  • Pet Care Gift Certificate for mid day let out for a puppy while they are at work or dog walking for their new dog or whenever they may need a pet care visit at their home from a professional pet sitting company (Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gift certificates in any amount)
  • Pooper Scooper
  • Pet waste bags and carrier
  • Leashes, collars, harness
  • Pet Identification
  • Pet Video Camera
  • Pet GPS
  • Microchipping
  • Training Gift Certificate
  • Training/behavior books and videos
  • Pet Insurance
  • Animal Hospital Gift Certificate
  • Care Credit information (this is a special line of credit to be used for your pet whenever it is needed.  This can be used for regular or unexpected medical, emergencies, etc.  Depending on the amount, you could have up to 6 months interest free to pay off the balance. Bonus is that this can also be used for human medical and dental as well!)
  • Pet Food (enough for a few days, a week, a month)
  • Grooming Gift Certificate
  • Brushes, combs
  • Nail Clippers
  • Toys of all sorts
  • Treats
  • Beds, blankets

 

Ideas For Cats – 

  • A note letting the person know that when they are ready you will be happy to take them to choose their pet
  • A note stating that you will pay for the pet of their choice
  • Pet Care Gift Certificate for Litter box cleaning while they are at work or whenever they may need a pet care visit at their home from a professional pet sitting company (Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gift certificates in any amount)
  • Litter Scoops
  • Litterboxes (at least two)
  • Leashes, collars, harness
  • Pet Identification
  • Pet Video Camera
  • Pet GPS
  • Microchipping
  • Training/behavior books and videos
  • Pet Insurance
  • Animal Hospital Gift Certificate
  • Care Credit information (this is a special line of credit to be used for your pet whenever it is needed. This can be used for regular or unexpected medical, emergencies, etc. Depending on the amount, you could have up to 6 months interest free to pay off the balance.  Bonus is that this can also be used for human medical and dental as well!)
  • Pet Food (enough for a few days, a week, a month)
  • Grooming Gift Certificate
  • Brushes, combs
  • Scratching posts and trees of all sizes
  • Nail Clippers
  • Toys of all sorts (especially laser and feather toys)
  • Treats
  • Beds, blankets

 

If you are planning on giving another type of pet such as a bird, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, duckling, chick, etc.  Please do ALOT of research.  There are Facebook groups for all of these pets and more.  Ask questions on what they would love as a gift for complete care for the type of pet you are considering.

 

If your friend rents, please check and find out what is allowed.  If you are thinking of a German Shepherd puppy and the rental agreement only allows cats and dogs under 25 pounds, that will be a bit disappointing.

List of Pet Friendly Rentals

 

If you are thinking of a horse, pony, ducks, chickens, goats, etc. You may need to check with the city your friend lives in to make sure that their home is zoned for such animals. Also, these are animals that will need a building for them to be housed in. You may need to do further research for housing plans, costs and make sure there is room and zoning for that as well. Ducks and chickens may also be in danger of wildlife in the area, so please take that into consideration.

 

What are some ideas that you can give to a Pet Lover without giving an actual Pet?

 

If they already have pets –

  • Pet Care Gift Certificates – they can always use help with pet care if they go out to dinner and need a supper visit or a dog walk when they are gone all day(Professional Pet Sitting Etc has gift certificates in any amount)
  • Animal Hospital Gift Certificate
  • Really anything on the above two lists will work

If they do not have any pets and a new pet is not right at this time – 

  • Donate to a local shelter or animal organization in the person’s name
  • Donate to a local shelter or animal organization in the person’s pet’s name

Happy Gift Giving !!

 

 

  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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