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Pet Care Tips

Happiness for old-timers: How Rover Stay Over cares for geriatric pets

November 29, 2017

Have an older dog with a little gray in the muzzle? Have no fear! Whether it’s a quick grooming appointment or a day or night stay, Rover Stay Over’s staff has the expertise and experience to properly care for geriatric pups. “We have cared for lots of older dogs over the years and know they…

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Pet food allergies, and what to do about them

September 27, 2017

Has your beloved pup been scratching more than usual lately? Did she develop an ear or skin infection over the summer that just doesn’t seem to be going away? It’s possible that she has developed an allergy to an ingredient — most likely some type of animal protein — in her food. Dogs can be…

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How to get your dog ready for travel

June 28, 2017

Here are a few quick tips for helping your new buddy acclimate to car rides and do it as well as possible, before your vacation gets underway.

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Help for overweight dogs

April 26, 2017

Is your dog looking a little chunky? Just as with us humans, it’s unhealthy for pups to be carrying unnecessary weight. If you’ve been wondering if your canine companion is carrying extra pounds, here is a simple test and a few things you can do to ensure your dog is healthy. First, simply feel around…

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Thundershirts: Great options for calming anxious dogs

March 29, 2017

Do you have an excitable or nervous dog? One who freaks out over fireworks and thunderstorms or who acts like her world is ending whenever you leave them at doggy daycare? Several of Rover Stay Over’s customers have canine companions who behave like this, and they’ll often share tips on what works to calm their…

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What to do if your dog gets Bordetella

October 26, 2016

It’s that time of year again when kennel cough, also known as Bordetella bronchiseptica, often rears its ugly head. It seems like every fall when the weather cools, the fog rolls in and brings with it colds and flus for our fur babies. Your dog may pick it up at the vet, at the dog…

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So you got a new puppy. Now what?

August 24, 2016

Recently welcomed a furry bundle of joy into your home? It’s all fun and games from here. Well, it can be, anyway, as long as you train your puppy right. Here are five simple rules for training your new pup at home: Command, reward, repeat. When it comes to training a puppy, quantity beats quality…

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Why we fully staff our facility–and what that means for you

July 1, 2016

Attention, affection and companionship are also critical to our dogs’ health and well-being.

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How much exercise does your dog really need?

May 26, 2016

As the saying goes, a tired dog is a good dog. Or as we say here at Rover Stay Over, we send your fur companion home fully exercised and “dog tired.” Did you know daily exercise can improve a dog’s mental health, reduce anxious behaviors and alleviate boredom? Did you know all dogs are different…

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