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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Dog Fun

03/29/2021

Easter Food for your Dog

Nothing is more beautiful and appealing than an Easter spread, complete with glazed ham, carrots, deviled eggs… followed up with…

Dog Training

03/22/2021

How the Pandemic has Changed our Dogs

Thank goodness the state of Virginia is starting to see some relief from the “stay at home” order this month.…

Pet Lovers

03/08/2021

Planning for your Pet’s Care

One of my New Year’s resolutions for this year is to plan for my death. What?!  I know… I  hate…

Pet Lovers

03/01/2021

Dog People vs Cat People

There are two main categories of pet lovers in this world: People who prefer dogs as pets, aka “Dog people”,…

Pet Lovers

02/15/2021

Biewer Terrier and the AKC Registry

My faithful informant, Alexa, told me that a new breed was just accepted into the AKC (American Kennel Club)! Two…

Pet Health

02/01/2021

Dental Care for Dogs

Every February at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, we recognize Pet Dental Care Month, but we have never really talked about…

Dog Fun

01/25/2021

Activities for You and Your Dog!

[Updated January, 2021] Although our dogs look content lounging on the couch, they’re much happier when they have something to…

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