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08/08/2022

Boarding Your Senior Pet

The older my dog gets, the more precious he becomes to me (if that’s even possible), and the more care…

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07/25/2022

Why are Golden Retrievers so Cancer Prone?

“Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a golden retriever, one’s life and…

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06/27/2022

It’s just HOT!

Once again, Richmond went from one extreme to the other, seemingly overnight! I don’t need to tell you… Richmond is…

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06/06/2022

Your Dog’s Lymphatic System (and why you should care)

As I was researching for a blog about preparing your dog for grooming, I was struck by an article regarding…

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05/09/2022

What’s Going on at the Other End of the Leash?

It’s kind of a pet peeve for me, but when I see someone walking their dog on a leash and…

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04/04/2022

Preparing Your Puppy for their First Grooming Appointment

We love it when our grooming clients are excited to come to see us. They’re wagging their tails, giving kisses…

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03/21/2022

Is Your Vet Dr. Google?

Jay-jay was a happy, healthy beagle puppy. While he was very young, his owners observed an occasional twitching or jerking…

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03/07/2022

The History of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts

 The history of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts could best be described as a love story… Two people who fell in…

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Dog Fun

02/21/2022

The Puppy Bowl!

We thought we had the best job ever at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, but I’m thinking all the folks that…

Dog Fun

01/17/2022

Cats and Dogs

One big lesson we learn at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts is how to read a pet’s body language. Body language,…

Pet Lovers

12/29/2021

Why Do Some Dogs Roam

Did you ever have a dog that liked to roam or wander? Most of the dogs in my past (and…

Pet Lovers

11/22/2021

5 Reasons We Love Working with Pets

We often hear employees of Holiday Barn Pet Resorts say, “This is my dream job!” I say it too. Only…

Pet Lovers

11/12/2021

Ew, Slobbers!

Let’s face it… a lot of what a dog does is just gross. I mean, I just hate it when…

Pet Lovers

11/04/2021

Dog Crates/Kennels: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Just recently, Glen Allen Professional Dog Trainer, Melaina, returned home to a nightmare. Her precious border collie, Posey, whom she…

Pet Lovers

10/11/2021

The Hazards of Flying with Pets

Have you ever had to fly with your pet, or fly your pet by themselves on a commercial airline? How…

Pet Health

09/27/2021

Should I Spay/Neuter my Dog?

From the time your puppy gets its first checkup, spaying and neutering is usually offered as a “next step” in…

Pet Health

08/18/2021

Feeding Your Cat

Back when I had a cat, my only nutritional goal was just to find something she would eat. We brought…

Pet Lovers

07/06/2021

Ear Infections in Dogs, aka, Why do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

I don’t want to be gross, but as a former groomer at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, I could smell a…

Pet Lovers

06/28/2021

How to Gain Experience Working with Pets

We are often asked if we accept volunteers, particularly by enthusiastic young people under the age of 16 who are…

Pet Lovers

06/07/2021

Protecting Your Pets from Coyotes

We were extremely saddened to read about the family’s small dog that was killed by a coyote in Chesterfield a…

Pet Lovers

06/01/2021

Does Your Cat have a Split Personality?

This one really baffles me: Petting induced aggression. Have you ever heard of it? It sounds like a contradiction in…

Pet Lovers

05/17/2021

6 Little-Known Beach Dangers for Dogs

One of the best things about living in our area is the ability to day-trip to the beach, whether it’s…

Pet Lovers

05/03/2021

Who Gets the Dog?

We consider our pets a precious part of our family, especially nowadays as more and more people either put off…

Pet Lovers

04/26/2021

Sunshine, Flowers and Snakes!

The long-awaited springtime sun brings us so much joy! Warmer days, pretty flowers, and… snakes! Eeek! As our daytime temperatures…

Pet Health

04/19/2021

5 Strange Things Your Older Dog Might Do

Getting older is ruff… especially when you are a dog. Their little lives are so short that it seems to…

Pet Lovers

04/12/2021

How to Keep your Dog Quiet during Video Call Meetings

We were in a group Zoom meeting with a partner of ours recently when one of the participant’s dogs went…

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