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Club Cat Hotel & Resort for Felines

Club Cat Hotel & Resort for Felines

“I admit it,” says Shana Martin with an infectious grin, “I am a lifelong cataholic and I’m proud of it. Cats have enriched my life since I was a baby.” Shana is the founder and owner of Club Cat, a boutique luxury feline–only hotel and resort. They opened their doors in early 2019. Cats have always […]

Pet Care Professional Safety: Who’s Taking Care of You?

Pet Care Professional Safety: Who’s Taking Care of You?

Donna works as a groomer in a busy boarding kennel in a busy burg. She works with several other employees; groomers, trainers, daycare attendants and kennel attendants, and they all enjoy a vibrant workplace with happy clientele returning regularly. Her workplace is like most—it has tubs, tables, gates, cages, dryers, grooming equipment and pets. There […]

How to Identify a Healthy Pet: Intake and Daily Exams

How to Identify a Healthy Pet: Intake and Daily Exams

Animals can’t talk. They can’t say, ‘Hey, I’m not feeling well…I might need medical attention.’ So it is up to us to figure it out. That means that we, as animal owners, care givers, groomers, etc., must be able to ascertain a deviation from the norm. The best way to be able to spot a […]

How You Can Knock out Your Single Greatest Competition

How You Can Knock out Your Single Greatest Competition

The single most dangerous threat to the pet boarding industry is the growing trend of house sitting. More and more people are buying into the illusion of personalized care that, in most cases, is promoted by amateur home sitters looking for an easy buck. Pet ownership statistics (American Humane Association) show that most dog owners […]

Talk the Talk: Understanding Canine Body Language for Staff Safety

Talk the Talk: Understanding Canine Body Language for Staff Safety

Learning and understanding canine body language is the foundation of safety in any pet care career. Dogs communicate at all times and it is our responsibility as pet care professionals to learn their language. Like human communication, canine language includes vocalizations, body postures and facial expressions. Observing and learning to recognize each type of mannerism […]

Reignite Your Passion for the Pet Care Industry

Reignite Your Passion for the Pet Care Industry

Do you remember why you chose a career in the pet care industry? Was it just another way to make money? Or because you saw an ad in a newspaper? Or was it because you love pets and wanted a career in working with them every day? Come join your fellow pet care people at […]

The Eight Spheres of Enrichment: A Foolproof Approach to Daycare Dilemmas

The Eight Spheres of Enrichment: A Foolproof Approach to Daycare Dilemmas

Every dog parent could use some guidance when it comes to their dog’s behavior. If a puppy seems anxious, gets aggressive around other dogs or can’t remember to pee on the pad, it can be baffling and stressful. It’s pretty normal for a dog parent to go looking for advice—maybe online, from friends and family […]

Why You Need Online Reviews (and How to Get More of Them)

Why You Need Online Reviews (and How to Get More of Them)

Did you know that 84% of people believe online reviews as much as they trust friends and family?1 Another study says 90% of people read online reviews and they influence buying behavior.  Think about it, when you go online to buy something, whether it’s an item of clothing, electronics, or to choose a movie, you […]

Do You Know How Many Clients You Lost This Year?

Do You Know How Many Clients You Lost This Year?

The pet care industry is healthier than ever. In 2018, American pet parents were estimated to have spent over $72 billion on their pets. Of course, it’s also more competitive than ever, and new and more powerful rivals are doing everything they can to lure your clients away from you. It may surprise you to […]

Pet Care Plus A+ in Success

Pet Care Plus A+ in Success

Early on I knew that if I worked very hard, lived very lean, and reinvested my money by training people to replace the jobs that I was doing—that one day I would be able to work as I wanted, not as I had to,” says Jennifer Stavrianos, CEO and Co-founder of Pet Care Plus. “That […]

Higher Ground: Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds in Your Kennel

Higher Ground: Benefits of Elevated Dog Beds in Your Kennel

Elevated dog beds have become very popular with many kennel owners in recent years. There are many benefits to using elevated dog beds, some of which are: cost effective, easy to sanitize and they improve the appearance of your kennel. Elevated beds are also referred to as “cot–style” beds. They have a hard frame, usually […]

Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Keep You & the Animals Safe

Ozone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ways to Keep You & the Animals Safe

“Good up high, bad nearby” That’s how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) succinctly describes ozone, a gas composed of three oxygen atoms that occurs both in Earth’s upper atmosphere and at ground level. Ozone can be “good” or “bad” for the environment, your health and the health of the animals in your care, depending on […]

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