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Dog Idioms History and Meanings

Last month we observed “National Work like a Dog Day” on August 5th. I doubt any of us took the day off to celebrate… it’s just another one of those unusual days that someone decided would be a good thing to recognize. I looked up the origins of the “holiday” and no one seems to… Read more »

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 »

The Virginia State Dog

Did you know that the American Foxhound is the Virginia state dog? Truthfully, I didn’t even know Virginia – or any state – had a state dog until recently! Why not, right? We have a state bird, so why not a state dog? No one asked me, but I approve. The American Foxhound temperament is… 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 »