Pet Lovers

PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME!

Spring Break is in full swing here at Holiday Barn! For most of our guests, that means that their human family has packed up and gone away somewhere and they don’t get to go with them! Sounds scary, doesn’t it? The anxiety of it all can be very scary for a dog. They can’t ask… Read more »

CANINE SIBLING RIVALRY!

Yesterday we recognized NATIONAL SIBLINGS DAY! We have MANY siblings who board with us and play in our Camp groups! Sibling rivalry between dogs in the same home can become a serious problem. As a dog owner, it is important to know when to react, when to stay out of it, and when to ask… Read more »

SWIMMING AS A TRAINING TOOL!

Swimming is a great form of exercise to use when training your dog! Though he will think it’s just plain fun, there are also many wonderful physical and neurological benefits to swimming. This low impact exercise will promote strong muscles, increase circulation and endurance, and even boost his confidence! Water provides a natural resistance that… Read more »

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!

Most people think that dogs are immune to ice and cold because of their fur, but even dogs bred for colder climates may suffer needlessly in the winter if not properly cared for. If you have one of the so-called cold weather dogs…a Siberian Husky, for example, it’s true that they are much better suited… Read more »

OUR 4-LEGGED CHILDREN

Probably one of the worst things we can do is treat our dog like he/she is human. It’s hard to accept, but our furry little friends are not little people…. they are canines, and have a completely different thought and reasoning process. Understanding the differences will lead to a happier, calmer, and better behaved dog…. Read more »

THE POOL IS OPEN!

Wouldn’t you assume that swimming is an integral part of being a dog? If so, that assumption is way wrong. Not every dog instinctively knows how to swim and some cannot swim at all! Most dogs enjoy the water every bit as much as we do but many have to be taught how to swim!… Read more »

BRINGING HOME A NEW PUPPY!

Getting a new puppy is always an exciting time. Whether it’s your first dog or your twenty-first, please remember these commonly overlooked issues before your bring that new puppy home! 1) Realistically anticipate the amount of responsibility involved! Many dogs are in shelters today because the new owners just did not realize how much work… Read more »

ITCHY ITCHY SCRATCHY SCRATCHY!

DOG ALLERGIES AND LESION LOCATIONS By: Dr. Leslie Ann Jones Woodlake Animal Hospital Dogs are taken to the veterinarian for skin problems more than any other reason. Most often they are itchy and that itchiness is typically due to allergies. The text of canine and feline dermatological diseases is large because there are hundreds of… Read more »

LET’S PLAY!

The recent cold temperatures and freezing rain makes it difficult to get your dog outside for exercise and play… especially when he doesn’t even want to go outside to do his “business”! Playtime and exercise is important for the physical, mental and emotional health of pets. It boosts the immune system and helps maintain a… Read more »