Posts Categorized: Pet Health

Your Dog’s Vision

We have noticed a real decline in Rex’s vision for the last 6 months or so. He’s 13 years old, so we would expect a little change, but this seems like more than just a “little”. Our Vet took a look at his eyes a few weeks ago when we had him in for a… Read more »

Summer Walks and Your Dog’s Feet

Did you read that article in USA TODAY yesterday about Olaf, a Golden Retriever, whose paw pads were burned after going on a walk on hot pavement? Poor guy. He’s doing fine, but I’ll bet his owner feels just terrible. I’m not judging. I am actually surprised that the burns were as severe as they… Read more »

Canine Blood Donation

We are very excited to be working with the North American Veterinary Blood Bank (NAVBB), to create awareness and foster canine blood donations in the Richmond area. Holiday Barn Pet Resorts was contacted by NAVBB in April. They are expanding their operation to the Richmond area due to demand. They have been receiving more and… Read more »

Nutritional Supplements and your Pets

Pet Supplements and Your Pet Sometimes it’s confusing to make sure we are doing all that we can do to keep our pets healthy. We want the best for them, but it’s hard to determine what’s really needed or what’s the latest fad or money-maker. When I visit my favorite pet supply store, the shelves… Read more »

Health Warning Signs in your Pets

It saddens us to think that our pets could be struggling with health issues, be it pain, weakness, or general discomfort, yet they are unable to communicate it to us. Plus, they are experts at masking any signs of illness or weakness due to their natural survival instincts. It’s up to us to be alert… Read more »

Why is my Dog Shaking?

Rex started this new thing…. He gets this pitiful look on his face and shakes or trembles when you hold him. And of course, I take the bait, and make all over him like he’s a sad puppy. He eats it up. Small dogs like chihuahua’s are famous for the “pitiful me” shaking (No, Rex… Read more »

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 a beautiful lemon meringue pie. Hmmm… Mornings of Hot Cross buns, egg souffles, chocolate bunnies and colorful jelly beans! Shall I go on?!? It is a wonderfully delicious time of the year, isn’t it? I’m… Read more »