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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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The benefits of elevated dog beds

July 27, 2016

We take canine health and comfort seriously here at Rover Stay Over, that’s why we invest in elevated dog beds for our canine guests to use. They are a big expense for our kennel but we know it’s totally worth it! That’s one of the biggest reasons we provide every four-legged friend who stays here…

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Natural disaster planning for dogs

April 28, 2016

Natural disasters happen, and they can happen quickly. Are you prepared to care for your dog if a disaster strikes our community? The potential natural disasters we could experience here in Whatcom County are earthquakes, flooding, wind storms, extended power outages from severe weather, and even the possibility of Mount Baker erupting. What if you’re out of…

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5 tips for boarding your dog

March 25, 2016

If you are new to doggy parenting or are looking for a new place to leave your fur baby while you’re away for the weekend, know that there are reputable dog kennels in Whatcom County that can be a great resource. Selecting the right kennel requires a bit of homework on your part—planning and research…

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Top 8 indoor activities to do with your dog

November 23, 2015

The rainy season has arrived in Whatcom County. Seasonal high winds, cold rains and fewer hours of daylight can make pet owners less motivated to take their pets out for walks–-and dogs can be less motivated to want to go out and play. All dog breeds need mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis…

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Is there a cure for dogs that are excessive lickers?

August 20, 2015

Licking is a natural behavior of dogs; it’s in their genes. Your dog may be trying to get your attention to ask for something, or he/she may be expressing submissiveness or excitement. Licking can mean “Hi! I thought you were never coming home ever again and you did! I am so happy to see you!”…

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Tips for combating pet obesity

July 23, 2015

Just like in humans, when calories consistently exceed daily energy expenditure, dogs and cats can become overweight. Besides overfeeding, there are numerous environmental and social factors that contribute, including decreased daily exercise as a result of the summer heat, or confinement to the house while leash holders are off at work. Over-indulging with treats and…

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Weekend daycare for dogs available in Whatcom County

June 18, 2015

People can get so busy in the summer with school getting out, vacations, family reunions, sporting events and day trips, that sometimes the beloved family pooch can feel the neglect. When left at home alone, dogs can suffer from boredom and separation anxiety resulting in damaged household items, loud barking, hyper behavior and an overall…

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Giving a pet as a holiday gift? Consider the following first

December 22, 2014

Pets bring warmth and joy to any home so it’s no surprise that some people choose to give a new puppy or kitten as a holiday gift. And really, what’s more endearing than a furry baby with a bright red ribbon under the Christmas tree? Gifting an animal as a holiday gift, however, can backfire…

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