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How to Avoid A Bad Pet Sitting Experience

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You should NEVER have to worry when you are away

Let the Internet Help You Avoid Pet Sitter Disappointment

Author,  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Perhaps you’ve heard news stories about pet sitters accused of stealing from their clients. You may have even heard the recent news story about a Memphis cat sitter charged with stealing more than $10,000 worth of jewelry from her client’s home. According to police, clients of Lisa Bacon began locking their valuables inside a closet as they were beginning to suspect items were being removed from their home while Ms. Bacon was cat sitting for them. The couple installed video cameras in their home and were shocked and dismayed to find their trusted cat-sitter bypass the lock on their closet and rummage through their belongings. When confronted by police, Ms. Bacon admitted she did indeed steal the jewelry, but claimed she threw it away after receiving a phone call about the theft complaint.

So, how do you know you’re trusting your pets and home to the right person when you’re away? Are there precautionary measures you can take to ensure someone like Lisa Bacon won’t be welcomed into your home? Can you be confident your pet sitter is as loyal and honorable as you hope? All it takes is a little research to lessen your chances of being the victim to someone like Lisa Bacon.

  • During your search for a trustworthy, dependable, caring pet sitter, recognize the difference between a hobbyist and a professional.
    • First off, understand that a hobbyist is a person who is engaged in pet sitting in his or her spare time, while a pet sitting professional is an expert who has made pet sitting his or her career. The daughter of your neighbor from down the block who offers to pet sit for you on weekends is a hobbyist, as is the lady who holds a full-time job at your local grocery store but pet sits on her days off. On the other hand, someone who has a licensed company and likely other pet sitters on the payroll is a professional.
  • Take a cue from your dog and do some digging when it comes to choosing a pet sitter.
    • In instances like this, the internet is your best friend. Conduct Google searches, read customer reviews, check out Facebook pages, carefully investigate websites, etc. Make sure the person you select to care for your precious pets works for a bonded, licensed and insured professional company. These three things will protect your pets as well as your home and belongings.
  • Is this Pet Sitter a legal Business in Your State?
    • If you are okay with just anyone caring for your pets or home, then you may not care. But if anything happens, you may not have a legal leg to stand on.  Contact your state department or look online to see if a business is registered with the state.  In NH, my business name is registered and my logo is trademarked.
  • Look for a Website, NOT a Facebook page or a listing
    • Why? Because this is a person who is serious about taking care of your pets.  They are not just a person who wants to pet sit today and be one tomorrow.  they have put in time, money and effort to be a business.
    • So how does this BENEFIT YOU and your Pets? They have done their research, they have educated themselves, they WANT you to trust them, so you will come back and use their services later.
  • Make Sure there is an Owner History on that Website
    • Not just a paragraph or two.  If you are going to trust your beloved pets and everything you own in your home to a person, shouldn’t you know more then just a few jobs and likes about a person?  My history from the time I was born in 1961 until almost present day, is on my website.
  • STAY AWAY FROM LISTING SITES – BUYER BEWARE
    • What is a listing site?  A listing site is just that, it enables people to just make a listing for their services.  This is similar to a newspaper classified ad section.  Sites like craigslist, care, rover, dogvacay and wag.   These listing sites are there to make money off of YOU and the person listing.  They are TECH Sites not Pet Sites.  They may even tell you that these people are insured, etc.  But I have hear HORROR stories from clients who are now with us, that have used people from these sites.  People who come on the first visit to pick up a check and never go back, people come home to find the sitter passed out drunk on their couch and the dog locked in the basement, and more.  I have been told these sites have been sued over and over, they just banish the sitter (who goes to another site or lists under a new name) and these sites just settle out of court with payments but it certainly does not bring your beloved pet back.
  • Look for Longevity in Business
    • Why is this important?  Well, Besides knowing that this business will be there when you need them (also look for a business that provides service 365 days per year – you never know when an emergency will arise and you do not want your sitter on vacation every other week if this is a hobby), a business that has been in business for years will have the experience of anything happening and have a plan in place to make sure your pets are cared for.
    • Look for at least 5 years in business or more, why should you be their learning experience!
  • Here is a list of THIRTY things to look for in a Pet Sitting Company

 

So, what does it all mean?

A company that is bonded ensures the job you have hired them to do is performed and that you are protected against losses from theft or damage done by the company’s employees. In the event you, as the customer, suffer a loss due to a pet sitter who is employed by a bonded company, you can recover damages from secured money held by a bonding company. Now, if the company’s individual employees are bonded, that means a bonding company has investigated the person’s background and finds them trustworthy and “good” enough to insure.

A company that is licensed has filed the necessary paperwork to the proper county, city and/or state and has been approved to conduct business. While a license does not mean the business or its employees are qualified to do a particular job, it does show intent to run a legitimate business, as opposed to a unlicensed worker who isn’t registered with any government entity.

Finally, a company that is insured protects its employees should anything happen to them while on the job. For example, say Mary the pet sitter is walking down your stairs alongside your dog, Bruno, and she trips on Bruno’s tail and takes a tumble, spraining her ankle and breaking her wrist. If Mary’s company is insured, her claim will be taken care of by the insurance company, rather than her filing a claim against your homeowner’s insurance.

  • If you’re still uncertain that the person you select to tend to your pets and home during your absence is trustworthy, look for a company that does background check on employees.
    • Whether a pet sitter working for a company, or the friend of a friend who has agreed to stay in your home while you’re on vacation, a background check can give you peace of mind.

What does Professional Pet Sitting Etc do?

We at Professional Pet Sitting Etc do background checks, thorough interviews, personality tests, training, shadowing, gps tracking and so much more to give ME, the owner, peace of mind so YOU, the client will never even have to think about anything while you are away!!

The bottom line is, the Lisa Bacons of the pet sitting industry can be avoided. Take the time, put forth the effort, and consider the safety nets available when choosing a pet sitter. After all, your pets, your home and your belongings are all precious to you; you don’t want to trust them to just anyone.

 

Professional Pet Sitting Etc. is a fully licensed and insured company, employing pet sitters who are bonded, insured and have passed thorough background security checks.

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Does Your Dog Have Dementia?

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 Author, Darlene Wagner for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

We’ve all heard of people being stricken with dementia, but did you know dogs are susceptible as well? That’s right, dogs can suffer from Canine Cognitive Dysfunction (CCD), commonly known as senior dementia. CCD is caused by physical changes in the aging brain, resulting in the deterioration of how your dog thinks, reacts, learns and remembers. These lapses can create behavioral changes in your dog that gradually worsen over time.

 

Know the Symptoms

 

Symptoms of CCD are not unlike those of dementia in humans; they include disorientation, loss of appetite, heightened irritability, anxiety, restlessness, forgetfulness, changes in sleep patterns, incontinence and possible inability to learn new tasks. As well, dogs with CCD may show a decreased desire to play or be social, lick excessively or stop grooming themselves.

 

Prevention

 

An ongoing study performed at the University of California-Berkeley found 62% of dogs between the ages of 11 and 16 demonstrate one or more signs of CCD, and the percentage increases with age.

 

What can you do to possibly prevent your four-legged friend from becoming a CCD statistic? Keep your dog’s brain active, teaching him new tricks to challenge his brain; not just after he reaches his senior years, but throughout his entire life. An antioxidant-enriched diet including Vitamins C and E, L-Carnitine, Alpha-lipoic acid and other antioxidants from fruits and vegetables may also be beneficial. And ensure your furry friend gets plenty of exercise and environmental stimulation; activities like play dates with other dogs, visits to your local dog park, a weekly rotation of toys and meeting new people should do the trick.

 

Diagnosis and Treatment

 

So what should you do if you suspect your senior dog is developing CCD? Maybe you witnessed Fido walking in circles, staring blindly at the wall or acting uncharacteristically aggressive toward your spouse. First and foremost, schedule a visit with your veterinarian, who will conduct a thorough medical and neurological exam. Unfortunately, there is no test specifically for CCD and many CCD symptoms are shared with other serious ailments, so a diagnosis is usually a diagnosis by exclusion; if everything checks out normally, it is probably CCD.

 

A CCD diagnosis is devastating, for both you and your furry friend, but it doesn’t mean the end is near. While there is no cure, there are prescription drugs available that may improve your dog’s quality of life by helping him think more clearly and remember more.

 

You can help your dog cope with CCD by considering his needs and catering to them. For instance, try not to rearrange the furniture in your home as doing so can cause confusion for your dog. Also, encourage short play sessions, remove clutter from your home’s pathways, keep commands short and simple, and, most importantly, maintain your patience and compassion. Although your dog’s world has changed, every effort should be made to show him he is loved, cared for and respected.

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Choosing The Right Family Pet

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Choosing the Right Family Pet

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  Author, Jordan Walker, for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

Pets or companion animals are really fun to have at home. Aside from providing company, they also provide protection as well as numerous other benefits. When deciding to get a pet for the family, it is important that it is done right so as not to indirectly hurt any family member as well as the pet. Here are some tips on how to go about this.

Family Schedule

Do the family members have erratic schedules? Are there times when no one is left at home? These questions should be asked because it could affect the pet you potentially buy. If the family members are always on the move, a pet that requires less maintenance should be considered. Pets like fishes and turtles, for example, don’t really need much attention and can be simply fed when the time comes.

Also, cleaning schedules as well as walks for dogs or cats can sometimes be bothersome. If there isn’t anyone willing to spend time for these, it would be best not to get a pet at all.

Budget

Buying a pet doesn’t mean spending a single lump sum at the start. It will take a chunk out of your monthly budget too. Food, for one, is an expected expense and will need to be stocked up on regularly. The habitat of the pet will also contribute to the overall expenses. Fishes, for example, will need aquariums with proper ventilation while dogs and cats will require separate spaces.

 

Also, it is also worth noting that there are annual vaccinations, vet checkups, medicines and the like that will be incurred throughout your pet’s lifetime. There are also additional service fees incurred like pet grooming, schooling, daycares, fitness activities and the like. If you feel that you aren’t financially stable yet, this should be put off until you are.

Living Space

Is the family living in an apartment? Do you have a huge backyard? These things will matter when deciding on a pet to purchase. If you are in an apartment, there are certain limitations as to what pets you are allowed to have. In the event you have your own place, is there enough space for the pet to roam? If so, cats and dogs would be great. If you have confined quarters, you can consider small pets like hamsters or fishes.

 

Multiple Pets

Considering multiple pets? You will also need to consult with the family how they feel about it. There are also challenges involved with this. Getting two dogs, for example, can result in dog fights. Multi-cat and multi-dog households each have their own challenges and these should be carefully considered prior to making the move.

Kids

More often than not, the reason families get pets is to teach kids responsibility. While this can be accomplished by something as simple as a goldfish, some parents do tend to go overboard. Before purchasing anything, the kids’ allergies will need to be factored in as well as their personal interests. After all, getting them a parrot when they requested for a fish could sometimes lead to frustration, disinterest and hurt feelings.

 

The age of the kids also needs to be considered. If you plan on getting a dog and your kid is only 2, you’ll be better off with a small dog. Likewise, kids in their teens can handle multiple pets and may even have preference for unique ones.

Transition Periods

Pets, especially ones from different owners or from pet stores and pounds, will need some time to adjust to the new neighborhood. Cats, for example, can take up to two weeks to get acquainted to new environments. This is crucial in making a decision as it helps you decide on getting a newborn pet or a grown one.

 

Choosing a family pet is a big leap for any family. Both parents and children are sure to enjoy having one or more pets. However, all the necessary factors should be considered so that both the pet and the family live comfortably alongside one another. Listing the pros and cons on a piece of paper is always a good idea. This can help the family limit the choices and make a vote easily thanks to the summary.

 

About the Author: Jordan Walker

 

Jordan is a writer of pet related blogs. His passion for animals is only matched by his love for ‘attempting’ to play the guitar.

 

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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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.

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

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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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

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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.

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Paw Injuries

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Paw Injuries –

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Author,  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

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.

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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

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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

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 Author,  Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

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

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Aromatherapy For Your Dog

Essential Oils May be Beneficial to your Pet

Essential Oils May be Beneficial to your Pet

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Author,  Noelle Dunn for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

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

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