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Picky Eaters: Tips For Proactive Good Eating Habits

Picky Eaters: Tips For Proactive Good Eating Habits

It’s often a very difficult and emotional decision when a pet parent decides to trust someone else with the important job of caring for their dog while they’re away from home. Top pet care providers understand and take this responsibility seriously. Along with the dog’s overall safety and comfort, ensuring guests eat well is among […]

What Every Pet Business Needs To Know About Parvo

What Every Pet Business Needs To Know About Parvo

Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a non–enveloped, single-stranded DNA virus that replicates in rapidly dividing cells.(1) The CPV–2b strain has been considered the most prevalent form of canine parvovirus worldwide, however, a new strain, CPV–2c is also found in the US and is increasing in prevalence.(1) Canine parvovirus is transmitted through the oral–fecal route and is […]

Epoxy And Other Resinous Floor Coatings For Your Facility

Epoxy And Other Resinous Floor Coatings For Your Facility

In many types of facilities, flooring for dog kennels isn’t designed to withstand the damage that harsh conditions can cause, potentially harming dogs and people in animal training facilities, dog daycares, and other operations. The use of dog kennel floor coatings can keep floors sanitary and slip resistant.  In using epoxy and other resinous floor […]

Country Club Pet Resort: Setting The Standard For Three Generations

Country Club Pet Resort: Setting The Standard For Three Generations

Just imagine vacationing at an exclusive resort nestled on twenty private acres near Calgary, Alberta Canada. A breathtaking panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains can be seen from the balcony of the themed guest rooms of the all-inclusive resort. It features a fresh water swimming pool with a cascading waterfall, acres of nature trails for […]

15 Tips For Navigating A Construction Project

15 Tips For Navigating A Construction Project

Have you ever lived through a major home and kitchen renovation where a microwave and utility sink in the laundry room passed for your family’s kitchen for six months? It’s a hassle, but all that inconvenience was worth it in the end. Short-term disruptions and inconvenience is what your business will endure if you do […]

The Importance Of Facility Tours

The Importance Of Facility Tours

Costs of operating a pet care business are on the rise. Labor, taxes, utilities, maintenance…all have increased. If you want to increase your revenues in 2017 without cutting services, doing a better job with client acquisition is a great start. Client acquisition is typically done three ways within a pet care facility. Prospective clients knock […]

3 Reasons Why Blogging Is Important to Your Web Marketing

3 Reasons Why Blogging Is Important to Your Web Marketing

Image is everything on the Internet. And integrating a blog into your Website is a great way to improve the online image of your business. In fact, most pet care businesses with successful Web Marketing plans incorporate a blog into their strategy. Here are the three reasons why you should consider doing the same: Blogs […]

Meeting Specific Training Needs

Meeting Specific Training Needs

Meeting specific training needs by offering additional packages to a dog’s boarding and daycare visit is an excellent way to improve a dog’s behavior and experience while maintaining high customer satisfaction and sales. Senior Dogs The unique training needs of senior dogs are comfort, physical health, and senior–specific enrichment. Keeping hind-end muscles from atrophy in […]

Creature Comforts Pet Resort

Creature Comforts Pet Resort

When you follow your dream, there is no limit to what you can accomplish. Creature Comforts Pet Resort in Longview, Texas is proof positive of that. Tonya Read started Creature Comforts in November of 1996. It began as a pet sitting and dog walking service, and over the years became quite successful. But, from the […]

Is it Ringworm?

Is it Ringworm?

Three species of ringworm cause the majority of infections: Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes; with Microsporum canis being the most commonly seen and it is more common in cats than dogs. It is often forgotten as a potential problem in adult pets. However, at the same time, lesions of other, more common conditions […]

What You Should Know About Lepto Spirosis

What You Should Know About Lepto Spirosis

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira.(1) Leptospirosis is one of the most widespread and prevalent diseases and it can infect both animals and people.(1,2,3,5) While there are over 200 types (also called serovars), the most common found in the US include grippotyphosa, bratislava, autumnalis, and ponoma.(1,2,3) Leptospira bacteria prefer warm […]

Air Disinfection with Filtration & Ultraviolet Light

Air Disinfection with Filtration & Ultraviolet Light

What are the advantages of cleaning the air with filters and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) in a typical pet boarding facility or animal house? The major benefits are pet health and the suppression of infectious disease outbreaks while the secondary benefits include reduced likelihood of human infections and general facility cleanliness. Certainly, these benefits can […]