Pet Lovers

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT!

By Amanda Nepomuceno Have you ever had to spend quality time with a child who consumed lots candy and soda? That child may be hyper or not able to focus and could have some long term health issues. People are becoming increasingly aware that certain dietary preservatives and synthetic chemicals pose significant health hazards and… Read more »

MAY I PET YOUR DOG?

By Melanie Benware May I pet your dog? This is a very simple and important question, yet so often unasked. One of the biggest concerns we hear from clients is how other people will rush up to pet their dog without asking. Likewise, strangers will allow other dogs to pounce upon their dogs, again, without… Read more »

IT’S NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY!

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day, and as much as you would like to share that yummy Chocolate Chip cookie with your 4-legged best friend, please don’t! Chocolate is toxic to dogs and consumption can result in vomiting and diarrhea at the very least. At it’s worse, chocolate can be deadly. The “culprit” is the… Read more »

DOGS GET ARTHRITIS TOO!

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Holiday Barn is sponsoring and will be participating in the “Walk to Cure Arthritis” on May 31st. Throughout the month, we will be collecting donations for the Arthritis Foundation in our lobbies. DOGS AND ARTHRITIS Remember the movie “Marley and Me” when as an old dog Marley hesitated going up… Read more »

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 »