On Traveling With Pets: Keeping Your Dog Active and Happy

The number of pet owners range all across the world, with millions of householders and over 70% of apartment renters claiming to have a pet. Sometimes, it’s hard to imagine life without these furry friends, and when it comes to traveling, it’s assuring to know that our pets are being cared for and well-maintained.

If you’re a dog owner planning to travel soon, making a dog boarding reservation is a great option that can benefit your travel experience and the overall comfort of your pet. Your pet will be looked after and pampered, and it’s also nice to know that there are plenty of options for your pet to have fun! As a dog boarding service, these amenities cover dogs of all personality types — whether they’re extremely active, playful, or just want to snuggle.

A Look at Some of the Activities

Indoor activities, outdoor activities, and dog daycare — these are all viable options that come with pet boarding. On top of close care, pet owners can choose between an array of options offered at the pet boarding resort.

There are plenty of playthings such as balls and frisbees offered at the resort, and if your pet enjoys individual playtime, resort attendants are present and ready to accommodate your pet’s needs. Outdoor playtime comes in short increments and is offered for dogs of all types.

What will also prove a great joy for dogs is time to play in water. With the summer heat, pet owners can request time for their pets to play at the pet water park, where there are a ton of water activities to indulge in and enjoy. As fun as this could be for pets, it’s also important to note that all pets are watched closely in order to guarantee their safety while having some splashing fun!

For the Indoor Pet

If your pet enjoys cuddles more so than outdoor activities, then there’s a place for them here too! Dog boarding attendants also help pets feel right at home with some cuddling time upon request. This includes brushing fur and rubbing bellies, something all dogs are sure to enjoy.

These are all great activities to consider when making a dog boarding reservation, and to finally accommodate your pet’s stay, dog daycare is an option for the pet who enjoys the company of others. Dog daycare brings together friendly pets to get along and play together in an activity center. If your pet fits an outgoing and friendly attitude, this is a worthy opportunity to take advantage of.

Enrolling in Pet Boarding

Whether your travel needs are for business or pleasure, bringing your dog along can be a pleasant and enjoyable experience for all involved. Pet boarding offers exceptional pet care, and not only can you choose between many activities for your pet, but you also have options between room types, a PetCam, and specialty features for pets who need extra care. Make a dog boarding reservation today, and rest assured your pet will have found his home away from home.

Best Summer Activities for Dog Owners + Safety Tips

The American Pet Products Association reports that nearly 85 million households have a pet of one kind or another. That might be a dog, cat, fish, gerbil or something else entirely. Regardless of what type of pet you have, pet care is an important part of your life this summer. For those going on vacations, pet boarding service is probably something on your mind.

This is especially true for dog owners. Local pet care is an important aspect of being a dog owner. Knowing when and how to seek care is important to the health of your pup. That being said, there are probably plenty of activities you will be doing this summer where you don’t want a pet daycare. If that is the case, here are some tips for keeping you and your pup safe while having fun this summer. Brought to you by your favorite local pet care.

Water and Shade are Gold: Any local pet care can tell you that dehydration is a real problem for dogs during the summer. Many owners forget that dogs do not have the same cooling mechanisms as humans do (sweating), and instead pant to release excessive heat. That means when it gets hot, dogs have a much higher need for water than we do. Some of the signs of dehydration are dry gums, excessive drooling, and extreme panting. While you are planning your summer activities if your dog is coming along be sure to plan for plenty of water and shade. Additionally, make sure your dog always has access to cool water and shaded areas while at home, whether that is inside or outside. Even indoor dogs can be prone to dehydration in the summer as the home heats up. If you do any running, biking, or other physical activity that requires your dog to run with you, be sure to stop in the shade frequently to allow your dog time to cool off.

Be Familiar with Signs of Danger: A dog’s normal body temperature is slightly higher than a human’s, coming in at 100 degrees to 103 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything above 103 degrees is a danger signal for your dog. Here are some signs that your dog is overheating and might need medical attention: heavy panting, dry or bright red gums, thick drool, vomiting, diarrhea, shaky legs. If your dog is experiencing these symptoms, get them to a cool place and give them access to water. Potentially place a damp towel over your dog’s body to help them cool off, however, do not place your dog in cold water. This can put them into shock.

Never. NEVER. Leave Your Dog In a Car: It is heartbreaking to hear the statistics of how many dogs die each year because they were left in a hot car. Remember, that the interior temperature of a car is going to be much hotter than the temperature outside. Pets can develop a heat stroke in less than 10 minutes if left inside of a hot vehicle. Some states have already issued “hot car” laws that make it illegal to leave your dog in a hot car. However, even if it isn’t illegal, do you really want to chance coming back to your car only to see your dog dead? Of course not.

Don’t Shave Your Dog: Whether you think it is cute or you think it is a solution to overheating, don’t do it. Dogs coats are designed to keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Of course, you should regularly brush your dog to keep the fur from getting matted. Shaving, however, can cause your dog to overheat and can make them more prone to sunburns (yes, dogs can get sunburned too). If you want to trim your dog’s fur, leave at least a full inch of hair (if your dog is long haired) to protect the skin.

Now that you know some of the most important safety principles this summer, it is time to have some fun with your dog! Get out and go play, make some memories that both of you will remember. Have fun this summer!

Contact Us:

Phone: 302-777-PLAY (7529)
Fax: 302-858-4795
Email: info@EasternShorePetResort.com
19022 Shingle Point Road,
Georgetown, DE 19947

Hours:

Daycare: 9:00am-5:00pm
Boarding Check-in: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Boarding Check-out: 9:00am-12:00pm
Early Drop-off/Check-in: $15
Late Pick-up/Check-out: $15

Revenues generated by the Eastern Shore Pet Resort help support the Brandywine Valley SPCA Animal Rescue Center’s (ARC) primary mission of animal rescue and rehabilitation services.

Learn more about the impact you’re having on pets in your community at bvspca.org

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