Pet Boarding & Daycare

Handling Obesity In The Pet Care Facility

Handling Obesity In The Pet Care Facility

Just as in humans, obesity is now a very common disease seen in pets. According to a 2015 study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, about 53% of dogs and 58% of cats are overweight or obese. As a pet care professional, it’s important to fully understand obesity and nutrition so you can provide […]

A Barking Matter: Reducing Noise In Pet Boarding And Daycare Centers

A Barking Matter: Reducing Noise In Pet Boarding And Daycare Centers

Dogs bark and we know we can’t change that. But dog kennels and other holding areas are built (all tile and concrete) to make noise worse by amplifying sound and increasing echoing. The only way to reduce dog barking noise to a reasonable level is by installing the correct noise reducing products for the situation—and […]

Best Flooring Solutions For Your Facility

Best Flooring Solutions For Your Facility

With pets being such a significant part of the family in an increasing number of households, the animal care and boarding industries are quickly expanding. When away from home due to business travels or extended holidays, animal owners are using kennel services more and more to take care of their pets. At kennels, the goal […]

V.I.Pet Resort

V.I.Pet Resort

“When a pet is pulling its owner into the building, then you know you are doing it right,” says Annmarie Paparella, owner and founder of the VIPet Resort. The VIPet resort, located in Orlando, Florida, is an all–inclusive luxury facility that offers overnight boarding, doggie daycare, grooming, and more. It has been in business for […]

“Is My Dog Eating?” Reduce Stress By Simplifying Client Communication

“Is My Dog Eating?” Reduce Stress By Simplifying Client Communication

Have you or your staff ever felt overwhelmed with client communication? Communicating with clients during a pet’s stay can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. With the right plan, tools, and a hefty dose of teamwork you can streamline how you update clients. There’s a reason this saying is so popular—it’s […]

Finding Real Behavior Solutions

Finding Real Behavior Solutions

In the world of training there are many claims of mastery and efficacy. Few are ever proven. Real masters let their work speak for itself. Self–promoting “masters” rarely show anything outside of video tape and photos—and boy, do they look good in photos. For pet professionals who have to trust their instincts to find someone […]

Understanding Titles & Roles In The Veterinary Hospital

Understanding Titles & Roles In The Veterinary Hospital

The pet industry as a whole is one of the most steadily increasing markets in the country. While owners are showing increased value in the relationship they have with their pets, and the willingness they have to spend larger quantities of money on them, they are also doing more research to ensure their pets are […]

A Missing Key In Pet Care Success

A Missing Key In Pet Care Success

When revenue growth occurs, evolutionary changes follow. A critical tool for navigating these changes is a realistic staffing growth plan. Without one, your business is vulnerable to internal chaos and unsustainable operation. This article will help companies of any size develop or tweak the growth plans essential to the foundation for success. Define Your Expectations […]

First Aid In Your Facility

First Aid In Your Facility

First Aid means emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person or animal before regular medical aid can be obtained. Often, caregivers think first aid means patch up the problem and don’t see a veterinarian. This short sidedness can lead to medical neglect, accidental treatment mistakes, frustrated owners, and/or liability and money loss for your company. […]