Posts Categorized: Pet Health

Battling Spring Allergies in Dogs

Back in the October when we talked about “Fall Allergies in Dogs”, I never thought about just how bad allergies are in the Spring too. Poor Rex, unfortunately, has allergies all year round, but with all the changes going on in our environment during this time of year, he’s just miserable! All the beautiful things… Read more »

Preventing Matting

Have you ever noticed when you bring your dog into the Holiday Barn Pet Resorts Spa, or any Grooming Shop for that matter, that the Groomer or the employee at check-in, rubs her hands all over your dog while discussing options with you? There’s a reason for that, and it’s not affection… although, we always… Read more »

Virginia Winter Safety Tips for Dogs

Did you know that the coldest day on record in Virginia was -30 (yes, that’s “minus” 30) in January 1985?! Yikes! I know, that is a very extreme and very rare occurrence, but, none-the-less, it can get really cold in this state! Just look at the weather we had at the beginning of this January!… Read more »

How Often Should I Feed my Dog?

Most dogs should be fed twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening — and follow a regularly-scheduled feeding time. However, depending on factors like the age, weight, health, and size of your dog, a different feeding schedule may be better.  When it was suggested that I blog about how often… Read more »

Dogs that are “Special”

I was reading about an article the other day about a dog who was born with no front legs. He hopped around like a little kangaroo. I looked at his sweet little happy face and realized that he had no idea he had a “disability”. He was just living his life to its fullest, having… Read more »

Canine Cancer

During our long history at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts, we have seen many of our beloved guests stricken with cancer, some at a very young age. It is so disheartening. Years ago, we would hear of the prognosis and then never see the dog again, as his parents often pulled him out of camp or… Read more »

To Chew or Not to Chew

Here’s an understatement… dogs are big chewers. It’s instinctive, and it’s pleasurable for them. We’re happy because it’s good for their teeth and gums and it gives them something to do when you’ve no time to play…  And they love it! It’s good to provide your dog with something to chew, but it’s overwhelming when… Read more »