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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 »

Activities for You and Your Dog!

Dogs need something to do. Although they look content lounging on the couch, they’re much happier when they have something to stimulate their minds and bodies. Activity helps eliminate anxiety and melancholy and relieves boredom for our dogs. In that way, they’re not all that different from us. Maybe you would like more activity in… Read more »

The 10 Commandments of Canine Respect

There must be hundreds of articles online about earning your dog’s respect, or how to get your dog to respect you. But here’s a new concept: I think we need to respect our dogs. I mean, let’s face it… they put up with a lot from us, and they love and respect us regardless. Don’t… 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 »

Cold Weather Swimming

The beautiful in-ground pools we have for our guests at Holiday Barn Pet Resorts are pretty-much open year-round. With Virginia’s fluctuating temperatures, the occasion to swim can come any day, even in the dead of winter! We admit, it feels a little strange when you’re standing in our lobby – in your boots, down coat… Read more »

Why Isn’t my Dog a Good Fit for Doggie Daycare?

Hypothetically, you get a call from one of our Camp managers and they say to you, “I’m very sorry, but your dog is not a good fit for doggie daycare”. You ask, “Did he get in a fight?” No. “Did he hurt someone?” No. “Did he destroy something?” No. Hopefully the explanation won’t end there,… Read more »

Is your House Cat Bored?

Rex and I just got back from a walk and I noticed my neighbor’s cat sitting in the window. She is a house cat. Aside from sitting in the window, she never leaves the confinement of her home. Do you think she gets bored? If Rex didn’t have his regular walks, he would certainly be… Read more »