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Apartments and House for Rent in NH that are Pet friendly

 

Financial Help and More for Pet Owners

 

List of Animal Welfare Groups & Animal Welfare Articles

Adopt A Pet Series, Every Animal Has a Story – Let’s Give them a Happy Ending – Adopt Today

 

 NH Animal Laws, Free Pets Safety

 

Safety in Finding a Pet or Re-homing a Pet

 

Job Openings for Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers

 

 

Our Very Own Newsletter

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc is in the SPOTLIGHT by a fellow Pet Sitting Business Owner

 

Pet Sitting Information, Tips and Safety

 

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Cat Care

 

Dog Care

 

Dog Breed Spotlight

 

Other Pets

 

Pet Care

 

Wildlife

 

Disaster Planning

 

Book Reviews

 

Educational Info Graphics

 

Monthly Pet Tips

 

Holiday Articles

 

Product Recalls

 

Misc. Articles

 

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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 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.

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc September 2019 Newsletter

Happy Fall !!!

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September 2019

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Summer to Fall Transition

Blue Green Algae Alert

Signs of a Happy Cat

Breeders 101

Best Pet Photographers   

   

   

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc August 2019 Newsletter

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   August Dog-Safe Produce

  Treating Rabbits for Fleas 

 Ophiophobia  

 Pawlidays & Events  

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc July 2019 Newsletter

Happy Fourth of July from All of Us at
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July 2019

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Train Your Fish

   NY Declawing Ban

   Cool Dog Treats

   Fourth of July Safety

   

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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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Be Cautious of Pet Sitting Listing Sites

Be Cautious of Pet Sitting Listing Sites

Be Cautious of Pet Sitting Listing Sites

Read This Before Choosing A Pet Sitter

on Listing Sites

Listing sites are starting to pop up all over and have only been around for the last 5 years or so.

BE VERY CAUTIOUS using a listing site for pet care.

Also many listing sites mix up pet sitting and boarding.

Pet Sitting is a service that will come to the pets’ home for care,

Boarding is a service that provides care when the pets are brought to a place to be cared for

 

What is a listing site? 

A listing site allows you to put in the city and state, where you live to give you a list of people to help with something, such as a ride, home cleaning or in the past few years – pet care.

Some listing sites are Uber , B2B, Care, Sittercity,

Pet Care Listing sites are – Rover, Wag, Dogvacay, etc.

 

But I use Uber and they are good

That is true but you are only using them for a ride somewhere.  That may only be for 15 minutes or maybe an hour.  You are with them the entire time.

Would you trust that person with the keys to your home or the care of your pets?

Would you trust them in your house? for an hour or a week?

THAT is what you are doing with any of these Listing Sites that you find a pet care person.

 

Professional Pet Care businesses

refer to listing sites as the Craigslist

for pet care and warn people to stay FAR away.  

 

These listing sites are NOT supporting your local companies.

You are supporting these listing sites that are located out of your local community and making money off these people.  You can also look for where this listing company is based out of.

Just google “where is (name) business location)” or look for a BBB (Better Business Bureau) Business Profile.

Unfortunately, these listing sites are not experts in their fields.

They are looking for easy ways to make money and are doing just that ! Making ALOT of money on YOU.  There are many lawsuits against all listing sites mentioned and as long as they make money, they will continue and there will be more lawsuits.  I do not want you to be one of them.

 

Why should you be so cautious

because you are literally handing over your pet’s life and your entire house to these people.  It is a bit different then grabbing a ride (although, some people have been harmed with an Uber driver). YOUR PETS” SAFETY is a major concern.  Does that mean that all people on these sites are bad, absolutely not.  I am sure that many are trying to do the right thing

 

Don’t believe me? 

Please Google lawsuits and Rover or Wag and Dead Dog.

Here is a few articles –

Rover Won’t Reveal how Many Dogs Have Died 

A Blind Dog Left with a Rover Sitter

 

There is even a FB group titled –

My Dog was Killed by a Rover Sitter

Join the group and read posts or ask questions.

 

Why do people like them?

These sites have billions of dollars to help curb the negativity and many people do not know.

The appeal of these sites are they are EASY and CHEAP. If you do not care much about pet care or safety and want cheap and easy, then these sites are for you.

Many of these listing sites have apps to make it super easy to book a reservation and these apps appeal to the younger generation. These sites are similar to craigslist but some claim they will protect you.  Really, all they are is a place for people to advertise services easily.

These sites take a person’s word that they are legal and insured but almost all are not and almost all do not pay taxes.

These sites are NOT pet care businesses, they are just a site to list people who pay to be ON their site.  The site makes their money by keeping a percentage from each reservation.

These sites are NOT checking these people, many providers do not pay taxes or have any insurances.  This is how they can provide cheap pet care.  If you prefer to use a listing site, please be VERY careful.

Really make sure that the person you choose is thoroughly checked out and make sure that you check up so that your pet receives the proper care.  Again, I am sure there are a few people on there that may be great and are ethical, but please, make sure to really check them out.

But, then again, why worry, just do not use these sites.

Here are some things to really be looking for to help keep you and your pets SAFE –

What to Look for in a Pet Sitting Company

 

We advise to always check companies out or you are welcome to come check us out, if you are in our service area.

Professional Pet Sitting Etc has been in business for 3 DECADES, since 1990.

 Our website – www.profpetsit.com

 

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

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Senior Pet Savings

senior pet

Senior Pets give us SO much!!

Simple Steps for Saving Money

While Caring for Your Senior Pet

Author, Nick Burton for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Your senior dog has a very special place in your heart. So, it only makes sense that you want to provide only the most special care. However, sometimes, that senior pet care can come with a hefty price tag. To help you provide the best life for your senior pet while providing the best savings for your budget, we’ve compiled some low-cost senior pet care tips. Here are some simple ways you can save on all of your senior dog’s health and wellness needs.

 

Save on Supplies to Keep Your Dog Comfortable

 

You know how you seem to wake up with more aches and pains as you get older? Well, senior animals tend to have more health issues as well. That’s why senior pet owners should be prepared with the right supplies to keep their older companion animals comfortable. You can generally find the best prices on all of your senior dog supplies at stores like Walmart. Those savings really start to add up when you shop for senior pet supplies online, where you can take advantage of Walmart promo codes and coupons that will give you money back on purchases.

 

You can use the extra cash to really splurge on some special supplies for your senior pup, such as a heated dog bed to keep achy joints happy. Veterinarians recommend using heat therapy to reduce arthritis discomfort but a heated bed can also help your dog recover from surgery, as well as other health issues. A heated bed is generally pretty safe to use, but you should ask your vet before using heating pads or other heat sources to treat health issues in your aging pet.

 

Cut Down Veterinarian Costs for Your Senior Pet

 

As your pup gets older, you may need to make your vet visits much more frequent. You should keep a watchful eye on your pet as he/she gets older so that you can spot potential health problems before they become serious. Aside from arthritis, some common issues that senior dogs can experience include sudden weight changes, oral health problems, and cognitive function decline. If you spot any of these problems in your senior pet, you should make an appointment with your vet as soon as possible.

 

Of course, more vet visits can add up to more money coming out of your budget. However, even with older pets, there are ways to reduce vet bill costs. Preventative care is always smart when it comes to saving money and your senior pet’s health, so using online promo codes for supplies like nutritious food, supplements, and oral care is a good first step. Pet medications can make up a large percentage of senior dog costs, so consider finding budget-friendly ways to get the same pet meds for much less money.

 

Reduce Expenses for Cleaning Up Senior Pet Messes

 

Proper vet care can keep your senior pup happy and healthy, but senior dogs can occasionally make more messes around your home. Senior dogs may not be able to go as long between bathroom breaks as they once could, which can spell disaster for your carpet. Your first step in preventing senior dog accidents may be to hire a dog walker (check out Professional Pet Sitting Etc) to help care for your pet while you are not home. Even with a dog walker, it’s still a good idea to keep some pet cleaning supplies around. All-purpose pet cleaners are always a good call, but you may want to pick up some pet pads to keep around in case your senior pet does have issues waiting to go to the bathroom. You can look for in-store coupons to save on your cleaning supplies, or you can even make your own pet-proof carpet cleaner. Vinegar and some essential oils are all you need to customize a carpet cleaner that will neutralize potent pet odors.

 

Taking the best care of your best friend is the simplest way you can repay your senior pet for the love, loyalty, and lessons you have shared together, and you can do so without overstretching your budget. So, make sure you have all the tips and products you need to keep your senior pet healthy, and your wallet happy.

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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

Click For a Complete List of all of our educational Blogs

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

Contact us by phone at 603-888-8088

Email Profpetsit@aol.com

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc June 2019 Newsletter

June Baby!!

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  Beach Safety

Cat Dads

Adoption Spotlight

Highlights on Health

 

 

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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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Pet Anxiety

Anxiety in Pets

Ways To Lower Anxiety in Your Pet

  Author, Stephanie James for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Pets experience anxiety in varying degrees and with different triggers. In some cases, pets are in a generalized state of anxiety persistently. Luckily, there are ways to alleviate anxiety symptoms in pets without turning to prescription medications that may have undesirable side effects.

 

Causes of Anxiety in Pets

The most common causes of anxiety in pets generally fall into two categories:

 

  • Situational – Includes anxiety related to triggering situations, such as fireworks, thunderstorms, traveling and encountering strangers.
  • Behavioral – Includes generalized phobias, such as separation anxiety (from the owner), as well as a persistent anxiety that seems unrelated to any particular trigger.

 

In addition, pets may experience anxiety related to illness or injury that causes pain, severe allergies, and underlying diseases or toxic conditions.

 

Symptoms of Anxiety in Pets

Anxiety can manifest for your pet in various ways, with some symptoms being easily connected and others being not so obviously related.

  • Trembling
  • Panting
  • Whimpering
  • Urinating or defecating indoors or outside of litter box
  • Pacing
  • Excessive licking of lips
  • Listlessness
  • Loss of appetite

These symptoms indicate that your pet is under a lot of stress and needs some sort of intervention or treatment to feel more at ease.

 

How to Relieve Anxiety in Your Pet

 

Avoid or Reduce Triggers

In the case of situational anxiety, you can usually anticipate triggers.  Try to avoid these triggers. If unavoidable, such as a thunderstorm or fireworks, provide comfort to your pet. Try to not leave your pet alone under these circumstances, as this will feed the anxiety. It’s impossible to avoid triggers for behavioral anxiety, such as leaving for work or underlying disease. This type of anxiety requires treatment that relieves anxiety in general.

 

Sleep with Your Pet

Sleeping with your pet works as a natural sleep aid due to the release of oxytocin and serotonin that occurs when you cuddle up to your pet. In addition, snuggling with your pet lowers the stress hormone cortisol, which is a stimulating chemical that is produced when someone is in “fight or flight” mode.

 

Take Long Walks

Taking long walks or running with your pet not only helps you both stay fit physically, but research has shown that exercise is important for mental health as well. According to a study from The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, “Aerobic exercises, including jogging, swimming, cycling, walking, gardening, and dancing, have been proven to reduce anxiety and depression.”

 

Consider CBD

CBD stands for cannabidiol.  It is also known as a cannabinoid, a compound naturally produced by the body in the endocannabinoid system. CBD connects with receptors within this system to provide a calming effect. You can put CBD on your pet’s food or give it to them in dog treats.

 

Simulate Hugs and Cuddling

There are products you can buy to simulate being hugged or cuddled.  This stimulates the same “feel good” chemicals released in the body when actually being touched by a loved one. Two such products are the ThunderShirt, which your pet can wear anytime, and weighted blankets that you can lay over your pet as they rest or sleep.

 

Invest in Smart Technology

From monitoring your pet’s activity to dispensing treats, smart technology can make things, like calming your pet, happen when you’re not even home. The iCalmDog portable speaker, for example, plays soothing, anti-stress music for four hours at a time. Set it in the morning before going to work, and again when you come home for a walk with your dog.

 

Consult a Trainer

If all else fails, or maybe when you first notice signs of anxiety in your pet, consult a trainer. It is sometimes possible to help train a pet out of the reaction they have to their various triggers. The technique used is known as desensitization, which involves gradually introducing an anxiety-inducing trigger and offering rewards along the way. However, this process takes a lot of work and time, and it can end up being very expensive.

 

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Author, Stephanie James is a special contributor for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

 

If you liked this article, check out our other articles – Complete List Of Our Article and Videos

 

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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Traveling Worry-Free with Your Dog

Author, Nick Burton for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Traveling with your pet can be fun!  Taking your dog along on a trip can really enhance your vacation experience. Your dog will help you feel safe and comforted in unfamiliar places, and you won’t have to endure the stress and anxiety of leaving your beloved pet with someone else while you’re away. Fortunately, traveling with a dog is not as difficult as you may think. Careful planning will ensure that your trip is enjoyable for everyone — your furry friend included!

 

Purchase Quality Travel Supplies

 

Before heading off on your adventure, stock up on a few travel-friendly pet supplies. Some essential items include collapsible food and water bowls, a packable pet bed, a quality leash, and a pack of on-the-go pet waste bags. Just be sure to do your research before buying your supplies. Pet product review websites, like Pup Life Today, will help you find affordable, high-quality products that will withstand a long trip. While you’re at it, consider grabbing some new dog toys to keep your pet happy on long travel days.

 

Consider CBD Oil for Relieving Pet Anxiety

 

Dogs tend to get anxious during travel, particularly on long flights and car rides. Some vets prescribe anti-anxiety medication for this problem. However, these medications can cause several problematic side effects that may increase your pet’s discomfort and make travel more challenging. Instead, consider giving your dog natural CBD oil. Many pet owners discover that CBD oil helps dogs relax during stressful situations. If you’re interested, check out this CBD oil buyer’s guide for a breakdown of the top CBD oils of 2019. It’s important to do your research to ensure you’re purchasing CBD oil from a reputable distributor. Of course, talk to your vet before giving your dog CBD oil or any other supplements.

 

Research Pet-Friendly Destinations

 

Cities that are overly hot or crowded can make dogs stressed and uncomfortable. When planning your trip, be sure to search for dog-friendly vacation destinations. National parks, beaches, and countrysides are wonderful options. There are several picturesque, pet-friendly beaches in the United States where your dog can splash around while you soak up the sun. If you’re aiming for more of an urban vacation, check out these pet-friendly cities — these locations boast plenty of dog parks, natural walking areas, and accommodating public transit. Wherever you go, your dog will love exploring these new areas just as much as you do!

 

When it comes to booking accommodation, use booking sites to narrow your selection down to hotels that allow pets. Remember to include pet fees in your accommodation budget. Also, always read through the hotel’s pet policy before booking! Some hotel policies do not allow you to leave your dog in the room alone, so be sure to plan accordingly. Look for pet-friendly hotels with dog sitters or walkers for hire — this will allow you to visit restaurants, museums, and other tourist attractions that don’t allow pets.

 

Choose Flights with Your Dog in Mind

 

It’s important to keep your dog in mind while selecting flights for your trip. If you want to keep your dog out of the cargo hold, fly with an airline that allows pets in the cabin. You can review a breakdown of airline pet policies on Petful. Also, consider booking a direct flight to your destination. Although a nonstop flight may be a little more expensive, it will keep your pet’s stress levels to a minimum. If you must book a flight with a layover, make sure you’re sticking with the same airline for the duration of your trip, as many airline companies will not move pets to another company’s plane.

 

Don’t Buy Emotional Support Animal Certificates

 

There are several websites falsely claiming to certify dogs as emotional support animals so owners can get around certain airline pet policies. Avoid these at all costs. Airlines ask for official documentation — like a letter from your doctor — before allowing an emotional support animal on board. Many airlines further require proof that you have been diagnosed with a mental or emotional disability. Also, your emotional support animal must be able to fit on your lap or under the seat in front of you during the flight.

 

Pack Your Veterinarian Records

 

Some airlines require that pets are up to date on certain vaccinations, so bring your veterinarian records along. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, these vet records should include details about your pet’s pre-existing conditions, medications, proof of vaccinations, and a certificate of veterinary inspection. Some airlines also require an acclimation certificate for pets traveling in cargo.

 

Limit Food and Water Before Your Trip

 

To prevent bathroom accidents and motion sickness during long flights or car rides, limit your pet’s food and water before leaving. Allow them to take a few sips of water every hour so they stay hydrated. Fortunately, many airports have special areas for pets to relieve themselves before a long flight, so be sure to take advantage of these. When it comes to food, a large meal right before your trip may cause your dog to get nauseous. Instead, give your dog a half portion at their regular meal time and offer the rest of their food over the duration of the trip. You can even use this leftover food to reward your dog for good travel behavior!

 

Having your dog accompany you on a trip will give you an entirely new perspective on travel. Your dog will keep your company, help you meet new people, and encourage you to explore dog-friendly areas you may not have seen otherwise. Prepare ahead so you can avoid any mishaps on your adventure. The benefits of traveling with your dog outweigh this extra planning!

 

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About the Owner and Professional Pet Sitting Etc

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

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

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Professional Pet Sitting Etc May 2019 Newsletter

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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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Adding a New Cat to Your Family

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Adding a new cat to your family can be very rewarding

Bringing a new cat home, what to have ready, what to expect and introducing the new cat to others

 

  Author, Daniel Richardson for Professional Pet Sitting Etc.

Cats are fantastic pets, they are well known for being rather independent but it’s common for them to find new situations such as being introduced to new homes (and new furry friends) quite stressful. We know that getting a new cat is a very exciting time so we want to help make the introductions as smooth and stress-free as possible. It’s important to properly prepare your home for your new cat and to be patient with your new family member. Below, we take a look at how you can help your new cat settle in to your home in more detail.

 

Have Everything Ready for Your Cat

When your cat first arrives at their new home, it is best to keep them confined to one room in order for them to have time to acclimate.  If you already have a cat in your home, pick a room that is not often used by your current cat(s). Now you’ve chosen a quiet room in the house, position a litter tray, food and water bowls, a bed, scratching posts and toys around the room. The new cat would also appreciate a couple of hiding places for when they are feeling nervous.

 

Keep in mind that you do not want to put anything that belongs to your current cat with the new cat as this will cause stress and anxiety during a time you are trying to help the new cat settle in.

 

Is it Ok to Leave My New Cat Alone?

We know how it is when you get a new pet. You want to be with them all the time and watch their every move to ensure they are settling in. With cats, they tend to benefit from alone time and enjoy their independence. Don’t be afraid to give your new cat space to settle in. Use this article from Tuxedo Cat as a guideline when leaving your cat alone.

 

Let Your New Cat Approach You

To further what we have mentioned above about giving your cat space, it is best to give them the freedom of choice and let them decide when they want to approach you for attention. If they aren’t keen, leave them alone and come back later to try again. Sometimes they can be afraid or intimidated if you reach your hand out to touch them. Be patient and give them a chance to get used to their new surroundings. Take things slow, particularly regarding introductions to family and other pets, so as not to overwhelm your cat.

 

How Do I Know if My New Cat is Settling In?

You should keep your cat in its room for a couple of days up to two weeks depending on how they are settling in. This gives them time to become accustomed to their new surroundings and to you. You’ll be able to tell if your new cat is settling in by their behavior.

 

When they are feeling settled, they will be friendly, actively playing with toys, rubbing on furniture, eating, drinking and grooming well. If they are pacing, meowing excessively, showing signs of aggression and scratching the doors they may be unsettled and this can be for a variety of reasons. Be patient with them but if you are concerned they are not eating well, a visit to the vet may be helpful. If they are eating well and you think they are frustrated with being confined you might find it beneficial to start the introductions to the rest of the house and other pets sooner rather than later.

 

Introductions to Other Cats

Once your new cat has settled in, you can now begin introducing them to other cats in the house. It is best to carry out these introductions slowly, below is a step by step guide to ensure smooth introductions.

 

1) Begin by scent swapping as this allows the cats to become familiar with each other’s scents before physically meeting. Scent swapping can be carried out by swapping a blanket from one cat to the other and vice versa. Scent is extremely important for cats, becoming familiar with each other’s scent will make a dramatic difference to when they meet face-to-face for the first time. Give the cats time to become used to the scent of the swapped bedding and do the swaps a couple of times until there is no negative reaction from either of the cats to the blankets.

 

2) If you are able to confine your resident cat to a room while your new cat explores more of the house this can help your new cat become familiar with the scents and surroundings without coming into direct contact with your resident cat. This is another way that both cats can get used to each other’s scent.

 

3) Now that both cats are familiar with each other’s scent, the next step is to find some common ground within the house to use to visually introduce the cats. Allowing the cats to see other with a barrier between them allows you to gauge their reactions and see if they are interested and comfortable to meet. You may allow them to meet on either side of a door that is very slightly propped open, or on either side of a baby gate or glass/ mesh barrier. If you don’t have a suitable barrier you can also use a crate.

 

If the cats seem calm and interested to meet, this is an excellent sign and after a few meetings like this, you can move on to the next step. If either of the cats seem stressed or aggressive, for example they are growling or hissing when they see or directly smell each other, it is best to keep them separate and introduce them more slowly. In this case, continue to scent swap and build back up to allowing them short periods where they can smell each other and see each other with a barrier separating them. When you let the cats see each other, offer them treats and attention and let them know everything is ok. They will begin to become used to each other’s presence, the amount of time this takes depends on the individual cats. Don’t rush the meeting as both cats need to feel comfortable and know that they are not a threat to each other. Taking your time with the introduction will help their relations in the long run so don’t rush it.

 

Remember that problems are more likely to arise if the introductions are rushed, fighting and chasing may occur if the cats are not comfortable or familiar with each other.

 

4) If you feel that the cats are ready to meet, there are a few ways you can do this. Finding a neutral space to introduce them in and limiting the amount of time they spend together during these first interactions is important.

 

Some people like to introduce the cats during playtime, using toys and treats to help keep the peace. Some people like to introduce cats during feeding time (feeding the cats on opposite sides of the room) but this approach should be taken with caution as sometimes cats fight when food is around. Feeding the cats at the same time in the same room can be a great distraction but it can also make them feel more on edge as they can feel that the other cat is a threat and will take their food.

 

It is important to supervise your cats and keep an eye out for signs of tension such as staring, freezing and fixating. Distract your cats and praise them when it is calm. If your cats have a disagreement, the best thing to do is distract them and separate them. You can distract the cats by throwing a towel over them or making a loud noise and then calmly take the new cat back to its room. The cats will need a couple of days to calm down so go back to step 1 and begin the process again.

 

5) Once your cats have met a few times and seem comfortable together you can increase the amount of supervised time they spend together. When you feel the cats are getting along and the interactions have been positive, it won’t be long before they can have unsupervised contact.

 

This process will help you introduce your cats but just like humans, some cats simply don’t get along. You may be able to get your cats to tolerate each other but, ultimately, it is up to them whether they become best friends or not. Remember that bringing a new cat into your home will have an impact on your resident cat too, while ensuring your new cat is settling in make sure you also keep an eye on the behavior and habits of your resident cat. Your patience will pay off and before long you will have two happy, settled cats in your home.

 

Here is more info for you

The do’s and don’t of Introducing Cats video, Jackson Galaxy

How to Introduce two cats, body language, etc

Introducing cats to cats 

 

Hope we were able to help you in adding a new cat to your family.

Enjoy!!

 

 

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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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