Posts Categorized: Pet Health

Cat Socialization

This morning I saw a headline that said something about socializing a kitten and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Wow, we spend so much time at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts talking about the importance of puppy socialization that we have not truly recognized how important it is for cats too. That’s probably… Read more »

Pet First Aid Kits

April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month and the perfect time for us to help you put together a First Aid kit for your pet. When your pet suffers an injury, having the supplies you need on-hand can significantly impact your pet’s healing and recovery time. While a pet first aid kit will provide the… Read more »

How to Trim Your Dogs Nails

Nail cutting or trimming is probably the least popular pet care task we need to do. We fear we will hurt our dog, and unfortunately, 9 times out of 10, the dog really dislikes it. It may take a while until your dog is comfortable getting his nails trimmed but with consistency, they will learn… Read more »

A Vegetarian Diet for Dogs?

Preposterous, I say! A dog eating a vegetarian diet!? Dogs are supposed to be carnivores! Putting them on a vegetarian diet goes against all the rules of nature…Right? Not so fast… For years I have inwardly struggled, all the while holding my tongue, while people advocated a vegetarian diet for dogs. It’s just unfair… Dogs… Read more »

Seizures in Dogs

We just recently said goodbye to one of our pack member’s dog when seizures from an earlier brain injury quickly and severely began ravaging her little body. Seizures may not take your dog’s life, but they are so scary… for you and your 4-legged friend. Unfortunately, seizures in dogs are not that uncommon. More than… Read more »

My Dog Eats Crazy Things

I just read an article about “horrifying” things removed from a dog’s stomach, it’s about a Great Dane who had 43.5 socks in his stomach and a Pug who had swallowed 104 pennies! Can you believe it? I personally had two beagles who shared a lightbulb as a snack! Seriously? I mean, it’s not like these things… Read more »

The Paw Licker

You’re trying to sleep and you hear the familiar rhythmic noises coming from your pup’s bed… “slurp, slosh, smack, chomp-chomp-chomp, slap, slurp…” All through the night… sloppy, nasty, incessant licking and chewing!! Aarrgh!!! I feel your pain! Can there be anything more irritating (especially in the middle of the night) than the sounds of an… Read more »