Monthly Archives: August 2016

Pet Parenting Styles

Just for fun… Here’s something fun to do…. Take a look at these parenting styles of pet Mom and Dad’s and see if you can relate… They are a little extreme, but that’s the fun part! Where do you fit in? Most likely, you will see yourself in several categories, and rightly so. That just… Read more »

Cats and Dogs

One big lesson we learn at Holiday Barn is how to read a pet’s body language. Body language, or “kinesics”, speaks volumes about how an animal feels. Understanding kinesics makes us more compassionate hosts to our canine and feline guests, and may protect us from an aggressive move. In the wild, animals of all species… Read more »

6 Myths of Cat Boarding

Unbelievable… I just read an article online about leaving your cat at home alone while going on vacation. By all indications, the article was written by what we might consider a “responsible” pet owner, offering preparation tips such as: Leave at least 2 automatic water dispensers; Unplug all electrical cords; Remove toxic plants; Leave out… Read more »

Sun Safety

Sun Safety Tips 1: Avoid peak sun hours between 10:00AM – 3:00PM, when the UVA rays are at their highest. 2: Limit the amount of time spent in the sun. 3: Protect delicate skin with sunscreen. 4: Protect eyes while in the sun. 5: Reapply sunscreen after swimming. 6: Don’t forget to apply sunscreen where… Read more »