The Benefits of Doggie Daycare

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Jazzie was driving her owners crazy. She was an energetic Labrador Retriever with plenty of love to give, but she turned into a terror whenever her pet parents were away. She’d rip up carpet, chew on shoes, and tear into their leather couch with abandon. When I met Jazzie’s parents they were on the verge of giving her up, just to get their sanity back. I explained that Jazzie was not a bad dog. She was a bored, lonely, anxious dog ...

Pet Care for Senior Dogs and Cats

In: Cat Health, Daycare, Dog & Cat Health, Home Page

Once a year, conscientious pet owners visit their veterinarian for wellness visits and vaccinations. During the examination the doctor will ask about problems or concerns that may be affecting your pet.  When dogs and cats are young, these problems may be few but as the pets begin to grow older, owners may start to recognize symptoms and behavior trends that affect the overall picture of health. Pets go into middle age at around six to seven years of age and are ...

Tips for Finding Care When You Can’t Be There

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Leaving your pet for an extended period of time can be rough on both of you. Here are some tips we put together for you and your dog detailing how to handle the temporary separation.   If you are using a pet-sitting professional: • Leave a piece of clothing that you’ve recently worn near where your pet sleeps as a reminder of you. • Display the name and phone number of your vet in a prominent place. Show it to the pet sitter before departing. • Place out ...

What to Look for in Dog Daycare and Boarding

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There are plenty of places to board your loved ones when you leave home, or drop them off during long work days. But how do you select a good provider? Daycare is a great option for parents who spend long days out of the house. Quality doggie daycare businesses should give pet owners peace of mind knowing that their pups are getting the exercise and socialization they need and desire, all in a safe, secure, and monitored environment. To gain this socialization ...

Wellness Exams and Preventive Treatments Good Medicine Or Marketing?

In: Daycare, Dog Health

Twice yearly wellness exams can help your veterinarian detect problems in your pet earlier. Since your dog cannot tell you how they are feeling, you must rely on regular physical examinations by a veterinarian to assess your pet’s health. Exam protocols vary from veterinarian to veterinarian. You can typically expect your pet’s wellness exams to include a body temperature check, mouth, eye and ear check, listening to heart and lungs, gently feeling lymph glands, throat and abdominal organs for abnormalities, ...

The Dog Named Faith

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Faith was born in December 2002 with three legs; two fully-developed hind legs and a deformed front leg, which was amputated when she was seven months old. Her owner, Jude Stringfellow, adopted Faith when the mother dog was found trying to smother the deformed puppy—her son rescued the puppy and brought her home. Many people, including veterinarians, advised that Faith be euthanized. Instead, using a spoon with peanut butter as an incentive, Jude taught Faith to hop but Faith decided ...

New Arlington Daycare Rises Above the Rest

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The Board Hound is the newest edition to the dog “daycare row” in the Shirlington area of Arlington. A luxury pet care facility designed especially for your pet’s safety and comfort. Founder Meg Long, a longtime resident of Metro DC left the area to pursue her college education in entrepreneurship in Connecticut. After college she relocated to Atlanta to enter the corporate world. It was in Atlanta that Meg became the proud owner of Bruno, a 40 lb. cattle dog mix. ...

The Dog Daycare Phenomenon

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In today’s society men and women go to work, kids go to school, and dogs go to doggy daycare! Why is this trend so popular? Dogs receive constant human companionship from their “dog supervisors,” and owners can focus on their careers during the day and come home in the evening to a well exercised and contented pooch. At APPC, staff must be present at all times to keep the dogs happy and under control. They are trained to read canine body ...

A Unique Breed of Dog Daycare Center

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When Kathy Minnick graduated with a degree in Biology from Cal Poly University, her heart called out to pursue her first love-animals. This lover led her to Moorpark College’s Exotic Animal Training and Management program. Upon graduation of the two-year program, she secured a job as a marine mammal trainer at Sea Life Park in Hawaii. After four years in Hawaii, Kathy decided to go into business for herself and headed to Virginia to ...

The Dog Daycare Solution

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For those of us fortunate enough to call a “four legged friend” a member of our family, we know that just like with kids, it’s not always smooth sailing. There are times when we find that the couch cushions have been the afternoon snack, the table or chair legs have been a teething tool, or then there are those 3 mile marathon walks with our athletic pups on those cold or rainy nights. Whatever you ...

Doggie Day Care Benefits You and Your Pet!

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You’ve probably heard about day care for dogs. This pet care option has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Dog owners like it because their dogs get to play and interact with other dogs and human beings during the day. Dogs like it because – well, because it’s a lot of fun! Dog day care is an enjoyable and healthy option to crating or having a dog walker come in during ...

Why Doggie Day Care?

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In order to understand the need for your dog to be in day care, you must think back to the origination of dogs. Dogs are pack animals by nature. They are happiest with groups of dogs. Doggie day care gives your dog the opportunity to interact with other dogs, while still being supervised. Things to look for in a quality day care environment: A quality day care will weed out unwanted clients for the good of all the dogs. Not all dogs ...

Is Doggie Daycare Right For My Dog?

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Do you work long hours? Are you too tired after work to take your dog for a walk? Is your dog in a crate all day making you feel guilty? What is dog socialization and why is it important for your puppy? How can you housebreak a puppy when you are gone all day? Doggie Daycare might be the answer to all of your problems. A Doggie Daycare facility has professionals capable of evaluating your dog’s temperament via behavioral evaluation forms ...

The Positive Aspects of Daycare for Dogs

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Dog daycare has become a household term all over the United States, especially in the metro area. More and more people are beginning to take advantage of this great service. The positive aspects of dog daycare are: • It provides positive mental stimulation through constant contact with humans and other dogs in a fun and safe environment. • It heightens your dog’s sociability with humans and other dogs in everyday situations. • It is an outlet for your dog to release frustrations and ...

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