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Why Does My Dog Snore

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

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

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

Congestion. 

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

Environment

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

Health Issues. 

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

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

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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Eczema and Dogs

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

So, what exactly is Eczema?

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

Additional symptoms of Eczema

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

What causes Eczema?

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

Treatment

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

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

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Dog Treat Recipes and More on Kindle

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

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

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

Apple Carrot Biscuits

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yields: 2 dozen

Ingredients:

1 cup grated carrots

½ cup applesauce

1 ½ cups whole wheat flour

1 egg

¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Mix ingredients in a bowl. 

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

Bake 30 minutes or until desired crispness.

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

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

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a leading business in the pet care field and continues to grow since 1990. It is an AWARD WINNING business, having been awarded the 2015 Best Pet Sitting , 2015 Best Dog Walker, Business of the Year Awards in 1996, 1997, 2006 and 2010.  It boasts 30+ amazing pet sitters on staff, over 3000 clients in 38 cities from Nashua to Concord, NH.  Hundreds of satisfied client testimonials can be found on their website and more 5 star reviews on their Facebook pageGoogle+ page and more.  They have sustained an A+ rating with the BBB, A rating with Angie’s List and are unmatched in the Pet Sitting Industry in New Hampshire.

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

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Until Tuesday, A Service Dog Hero

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 Until Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, Visit their website – Until Tuesday

Visit and Like their Facebook Page – Until Tuesday on Facebook

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Paw Injuries

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Did you know that injuries to the paws are quite common in dogs?  It’s true and once you really think about it, it makes perfect sense.  After all, our dogs spend a lot of time on their paws! Running on the pavement, hiking in the woods, and walking on the ice and snow are just a few examples of the wear and tear our dog’s paws take!

So what exactly causes injuries to our dog’s paws? The list is endless, really but here are a few possible causes:

  • Cracked pads from the weather (hot, dry, cold elements are all culprits)
  • Insect bites such as bees, wasps or red ants
  • Broken toenails (keep those nails trimmed!)
  • Rocks between his toes (or other objects such as twigs and burrs or even ice particles)
  • Cuts and lacerations (ice, glass and other sharp objects)

Now that you know some of the causes of paw injuries, you might be wondering what the signs are.  Watch for these signs:

  • Chewing or Licking of the paws
  • Whining, yelping or crying
  • Avoiding the use of or neglecting to put pressure on the suspect paw
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching

There are a few things you can do to help your pet keep his paws in good health.  Start by paying close attention to where you walk your dog.  There are many chemicals and contaminants that your dog comes in contact with on a daily basis. It’s always a good idea to wash your dog’s paws off after a walk. After washing off your dog’s paws, consider using a balm to keep the pads on his feet from becoming dry and cracked.  You should also check between your dog’s toes to make sure little rocks or other objects have not become lodged in between his toes or even between the pads on his paws. During the winter months, be sure to use pet friendly de-icers.  Aside from causing injury to your dog’s paws, your dog may ingest harmful chemicals as he licks his paws and that can be downright deadly. 

It’s a great responsibility to care for a dog.  Your dog’s overall health, from his ears right down to his paws, is up to you!  Be a good steward, your canine pal is counting on you.

 

About the Owner

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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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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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

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Has your senior dog been displaying behavioral changes?  Behavioral changes in senior dogs are often the result of an underlying physical health problem but can also be indicative of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.  Canine Cognitive Dysfunction or CCD results as a senior dog’s cognitive abilities deteriorate similar to Alzheimer’s in their human counterparts. 

What are the symptoms of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction?

  • Aggression towards family members
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of interest in play or socialization
  • Eliminating in the house
  • Change in eating habits particularly a loss in appetite
  • Staring at the wall
  • Startling easily
  • Restlessness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty learning new commands or seems to forget previously learned commands

 

Your veterinary doctor will work closely with you as he diagnoses your dog.  He will mostly likely need to rule out some other health issues via diagnostic testing before he can definitely diagnose your dog with Canine Cognitive dysfunction.  However, the more information you can provide your vet, the better.  You should be able to discuss any and all behavioral changes that you have noticed in your senior dog.  Dogs with CCD lack dopamine activity so your veterinarian may prescribe a popular drug by the name of anipryl.  This drug may reduce some of the symptoms associated with CCD.  However, just as with other areas of veterinary medicine, a holistic approach towards treating and preventing CCD is gaining more popularity.  You may consider working with a holistic vet to come up with a plan in addition to the conventional medicine plan that has been put in place.  Dietary considerations and supplements are key components that should not be overlooked in your dog’s medical plan. 

With your help, some environmental changes may make the onset of CCD a little easier on your dog.  Avoid moving the furniture as this will only serve to confuse your dog.  Try to keep his day on a routine.  Doing this will keep stress at bay or at least not add to your dog’s stress.  Be sure to set aside time to play with and exercise your dog.  Even if his memory is failing, that does not mean your dog should be ignored and it certainly doesn’t mean you shouldn’t attempt to teach him new things or interact with him.  Just keep in mind that he may get frustrated just as elderly humans do when they are suffering from dementia.  Always exercise patience with your dog and understand that he will need breaks and may frustrate easily, which may bring about some of the symptoms such as aggression with you. 

When dealing with an aging dog, the best thing you can do is provide lots of tender love and care.  After all, your senior dog has provided you with many years of loyalty and love.  It’s only fair that he lives out his final years with a kind, patient and ever faithful pet parent.  That heart of the puppy that you loved and nurtured many years ago is still beating inside your senior dog’s chest.

 

 

 

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

Click 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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Aromatherapy For Your Dog

Essential Oils May be Beneficial to your Pet

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Essential oils should not be considered a trend, phase or a fad.  Essential oils are actually used to treat many health and behavior problems in your pet. Arthritis, skin allergies, anxiety, and wound care, are only a few of the many conditions that can be treated through the use of essential oils or aromatherapy.

Here are just a few examples of popular essential oils and their amazing healing properties:

  • Carrot Seed: promotes scar healing, soothes dry, flaky skin, acts as an anti-inflammatory
  • Chamomile: soothes the central nervous system, relieves muscle cramps
  • Geranium: repels ticks, relieves skin irritations and fungal ear infections
  • Majoram: muscle relaxant, wound care, insect repellant
  • Peppermint: treats motion sickness and nausea, relieves arthritis, strains and sprains

Are essential oils safe?  Many pet parents worried about the potency of essential oils but most essential oils are safe when used properly.   Due to the high concentration, it is imperative that you dilute all essential oils in carrier oil such as almond oil or olive oil.  However, some oils are toxic to your pet so you must exercise caution and always do your research before you use anything (and ask a holistic veterinarian, to be on the safe side).  

You MUST avoid the following oils:

  • Anise
  • Camphor
  • Hissop
  • Juniper
  • White thyme
  • Yarrow
  • Birch
  • Wintergreen
  • Cassia
  • Clove leaf bud
  • Horseradish
  • Mustard
  • Tansy
  • Pennyroyal
  • Rue
  • Wormwood

How do I use essential oils?

Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways.  The most common use of essential oils is through topical application.  Oils are absorbed through the capillaries in the skin.  The oils can be massaged or spritzed on the skin or added to a lotion, shampoo or salve. Some oils may be ingested however, please only use this method under the direction of a holistic vet.  Experimenting on your own could cost your dog his life.  You may also use a diffuser, which will enable your dog to inhale, or breathe in the oils as they evaporate in the air. Simply turn on the diffuser two times a day for about 30 minutes and you should see results by the seventh day.

Now that you know a little bit about aromatherapy and your dog, we hope you’ll do further research to explore the healing, soothing powers of these oils.  Just remember to always use 100% pure oil and it must be of therapeutic grade.  This is one cost you do not want to skimp on, folks.

For even more great information, Please check out the article – 7 Best Natural Products for You, Your Pets and Your home.  Written by my wonderful colleague, Nancee Laetitia Marin, who owns An Artful Dogger in California !!

 

 

About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

Click 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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Is a Raw Diet Right for Your Pet

Is a Raw Pet Food Diet Right for Your Pet

Is a Raw Pet Food Diet Right for Your Pet.

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Author,  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

As the New Year rolled around, you might have made some health and wellness resolutions for yourself as well as the two-legged members of your family.  Diet and exercise is a top concern for many people this time of year but what about the four-legged members of your family – particularly, your dog or cat?  Have you set some resolutions for your pet companions?  If not, you just might want to consider taking a close look at what you are feeding your pet.  The Raw Pet Food diet is becoming increasingly more popular, especially as we humans learn more and more about the health benefits.  Read on to learn more. 

Always research everything thoroughly and speak with your veterinarian to make sure this would be a good alternative for your pet.  Pets with food allergies have done very well on raw diets, as well as other health related problems.  Felines need specific ingredients to keep them healthy, more so that your canine. 

What’s in a raw food diet, anyway? It may consist of –

  • Fruit
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables
  • Muscle meat
  • Whole or ground bones
  • Organ meat
  • Supplements

Why should I consider feeding a raw diet?

First and foremost, a raw diet allows you, as your pet’s protector and advocate, to have complete control. What do I mean?  Well, with a raw food diet, you will know exactly what you are putting in your pet’s bowl.  With commercial foods, there are so many different ingredients and additives that it’s not uncommon to become completely confused as to what you really feeding your pet.  If your pet becomes ill or has a reaction of some sort, it can be very hard to really pin-point the problem because you don’t’ really know what you are feeding. 

Second of all, some commercial foods may not be the healthiest option.  Why?  Well, some of these products have cheap fillers like rice by-products, corn, and animal by products.  Not to mention the salt.  These cheap fillers and additives can lead to major health problems! Heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, tartar build up…you get the idea?

Finally, a raw diet can promote health and general well-being. Just like their human counterparts, all pets need to eat a well-balance diet.  Think – food groups.  A raw diet leads to a nice shiny coat, strong bones, and lean muscle.  These are all things you would want for yourself, right?  Your pet should be no different. 

Whether you choose a raw diet for your pet or not, you should always be educated about the product you are feeding.  A good diet will lead to a long, healthy lifestyle, which we all want for our pets.  The added bonus will be less money out of pocket to your vet. 

 

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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What are the Benefits of Overnight Pet Care

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Gus Bennett – Nap Time!!

What are the Benefits of Overnight Pet Care?

 

Author, Noelle Dunn, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Finding the perfect place for your pet’s care when you have to go out of town is a very stressful thing for many pet owners. Quite often people postpone trips and time away from home for the sheer fact they don’t want their pet to suffer or be uncomfortable. These days your options are unlimited, when it comes to pet care. While there are many options there is one that can’t be beat. In home, overnight pet care is the best. Here are a few of the reasons why you need to consider overnight pet sitting as an alternative to other care services such as kennels or group boarding facilities.

– Routines won’t change. Most pets love their routine. It’s comfortable and a known. Mealtime, playtime and walks. Hugs and love to boot. Sticking to these schedules makes your pet feel comfortable. Your being away from them is stressor enough. Deviate from a routine and it can stress your pet even more.

– Home Sweet Home. Your pet would much prefer being home in their environment. Sights, sounds and smells of home keep the pets feeling secure. Your pet can sleep in their own bed, play with their own toys and pitter patter around without the nuisance of being locked up in a room full of cages with other animals. Taking your pet elsewhere for care while you’re away can further stress them which can lead to stress related illnesses. 

– Security – For your pet as well as your home. Seeking out home care for your pet is an excellent security system. Keep your home and your pet safe with someone staying there over night, someone will to turn on lights, make a presence known and keep your pooch company. It keeps your pet safe from danger and prevents possible vandalism and break-ins while you’re away because your home doesn’t look vacant.  Not only that, if a pipe bursts or some other at home problem occurs, your pet sitter can notify someone of the matter, possibly saving you thousands of dollars.

– Illness. As mentioned earlier being separated from your pet can stress them out. Stress can lead to illness. Additionally taking your pet to stay at a daycare/kennel, where many other dogs are and their stress levels rise, they can catch colds or illnesses spread by other dogs. Diseases can be spread in kennel environments. It’s not worth the risk.

Avoid the stress for you and your pet, and Leave knowing your pet will be home, safe and sound. Look for a Professional Pet Care Provider. Research a few businesses before you make a decision. Check out their website, make sure the owner’s history is on there, read articles, look for experience and expertise.  Read our other articles on what to look for in a pet sitter to help keep you and your pets safe.

Happy pet owning !!

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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January Pet Care Tips

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January

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

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

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

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

Update Calendar

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

Keep Pets Inside

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

Check your car/truck’s engine before starting

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

Increase the calories

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

Keep Pets away from any puddles

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

Check paws

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

Use a Sweater

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

Wipe Paws

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

Avoid all Ice on Lakes/Ponds

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

Be Prepared

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

Help Your Neighborhood Stray

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

Speak Out if you see a Pet in the Cold

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

Protect Horses Too

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

Make February Reservations Now

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

 

If you adopt a puppy or dog this month

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

 

If you adopt a kitten or cat this month

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

 

 

 

About the Owner/Author

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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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dog, dog sitting,  professional dog sitter, Dog walking new hampshire, dog sitter, Dog Walking NH, dog walking services, Dog Walker, Dog Walker NH

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