Posts Categorized: Pet Health

Pawternity Leave

Did you see the article in USA Today about the brewery that gives 1 week paid Puppy Parental leave, aka “Pawternity” leave, when an employee brings home a puppy or a new rescue? Aptly named, BrewDog, is opening a new brewery in Ohio later this year and will be the first company in the US… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Pet for Emergencies

I’ll never forget watching the scenes from Hurricane Katrina many years back. During the evacuation, families were forced to leave their pets behind because they were not allowed in the busses or shelters. People were rescued from rooftops of flooded homes desperately clinging to their pets, but Emergency Officials were not permitted to take the… Read more »

Living Naturally

I was out walking near a lake the other day and a couple was there with their Irish Setter and Poodle. The two dogs were happily running through the edge of the water, then high upon the bank, and then running as hard as they could towards the water, jumping in… Then chasing each other…. Read more »

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 »