Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Allergy Season - It Doesn't Just Affect People!

Spring brings beautiful flowers, blooming trees, and many other forms on new life, but for many of us, it can also mean the start of allergy season! What you may not realize is that your pets can also suffer from allergies, and while in many cases your pet’s allergies are mild enough to avoid intervention, there are times when it’s best for a veterinarian to intervene. Be on the lookout for the following allergy symptoms in your dog this spring season:

  • Excessive sneezing or nasal discharge
  • Red eyes or eye discharge
  • Increased itchiness or scratching
  • Biting or licking at paws

If you see any of the following signs in your pet, contact your veterinarian to discuss the possibility of allergies. When your dog attends daycare or boarding, ask our staff to be on the lookout for signs of allergies in your pet.

Daycare can be a great opportunity for your dog to expend energy without the need to be outside during allergy season! For more information, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Taking Time Away from Your Pets

Many people struggle with the guilt of sending their dog to daycare or boarding when it isn’t absolutely necessary for their dog to be away from home, but spending some time away from your dog is healthy for both you and your pet.

Although dogs thrive on routine, changing things up every now and again is good for their mental and physical health, especially when it means a fun day at daycare! Daycare allows them the opportunity to run around with other dogs and socialize with other people as well. Unless you have time during the day to exercise your pet for hours at a time, dog daycare is a great option that will serve your pet and you! While your pet is away, it’s a great opportunity to catch up on things around the house, run errands, and take care of any personal business without the worry of your dog being home alone.

While at daycare, we can also bathe your dog, trim his nails, give them a treat, and abide by any training or obedience work that you’ve been doing at home or with a trainer. Dog daycare is a great option for your pet, even if just for a few hours!

For more information on dog daycare in Fort Myers FL, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Daycare and Boarding for Senior Dogs

When you think of pet daycare, most people imagine hyper puppies and young dogs running around and playing frantically for hours. While daycare can be beneficial for this type of dog, it also has great benefits for older dogs looking for a more relaxed experience.

While your pet may not have the energy to keep up with a pack of puppies at this point in their life, that doesn’t mean that they won’t enjoy being in the company of other dogs and people. Being home alone all day can be tough on senior dogs, and many geriatric pets require special care throughout the day, whether that be through prescribed medication, physical therapy, or even just some extra attention.

Our pet resort provides a safe and quiet place for your senior pet through daycare and boarding, with the option to let them participate in a special geriatric playgroup on days that they’d like to spend some time with other dogs.

Visit our website for more information on daycare and boarding for your senior dog!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Keep Your Pet Resort in the Loop

Pet boarding is a great option for many dogs, even those that require special attention or have very specific needs. Most pet resorts and boarding facilities will have a consultation with you before boarding your pet for the first time, where you can go over any medication or medications that your pets may need during their stay. If your pet has any medical problems that staff should be aware of, such as seizures, arthritis, or allergies, make sure that you bring this to their attention sooner rather than later. Our pet care staff has been trained in pet safety and first aid, and will be able to help your pet in the presence of a medical issue. If we unable to assist, we will contact you to consult about taking your pet to the emergency pet hospital for further treatment.

For more information about personalized pet boarding, visit our website today!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What Daycare & Boarding is Like for Your Dog

A lot of people wonder what happens once they drop off their dog for daycare or boarding. It’s normal to be curious, especially if you spend a lot of time with your dog at home and are familiar with their normal routine!

The truth is most boarding facilities will try to keep your dog’s day as normal as possible. Dogs thrive on routine and consistency, so the best thing that a pet resort can do is keep your dog on track, while adding a lot of fun and love into their day!

Once you drop off your dog for daycare or boarding, they will go right to their “home away from home” suite. Once safely settled in, they will have time to adjust to the environment and high level of activity. When his playgroup begins, he will be led safely through the facility to the play yard, where they will see many friends and rejoice in the activity of being a dog!

To ensure their safety, daycare attendants are present to monitor playtime and step in whenever they notice a dog needing a break or several dogs needing to be separated from each other. These playgroups are broken up by age, energy level and size to ensure that all dogs will be having fun in a safe environment.

When it comes time for resting, bedtime or meals, your pet will be served in their suite in order to ensure that they get their own space to enjoy their food and slumber. We offer webcams for pet owner convenience. Remember to ask the staff what time your pet will be playing so that you can enjoy your pet’s antics as much as they do!

For more information on pet boarding, or to learn more about All American Pet Resort Fort Myers’s policies and procedures, give us a call or inquire through our website.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dog Boarding for You and Your Pet

When you find yourself in need of dog boarding, whether you’re traveling, remodeling your home or hosting a guest who is allergic to or uncomfortable with dogs, it can feel like a very selfish decision.

Truthfully, dog boarding can be a great, convenient option for you and your family, but it is also a great choice for your pet. Pet boarding allows for your dog to socialize with other people and animals, which helps them to become more confident and they are able to more easily adapt to new and unfamiliar situations. They’ll get the opportunity to get a lot of energy out in a space that is professionally monitored to ensure the safety of your dog and others. Additionally, since we offer Bath, Brush, Nails & Ears (or BBNE for short!), you’ll be able to get your dog bathed and groomed before you pick them up, which can be a huge relief after returning from a trip or vacation!

Pet boarding is a great opportunity for both you and your pet! If you are in need of dog boarding in the Fort Myers FL area, give us a call today or reserve your stay through our website!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to Prepare for Dog Boarding

Boarding your dog for the first time can be a bit stressful for both you and your pet. Choosing the right boarding facility and making sure that it is a fun and safe environment is a difficult decision to make, and it’s hard to know exactly how your pet will react once he or she gets there. However, there are a few easy steps that can be taken beforehand to make the transition to the pet resort of your choice an easy one for you and your pooch!

  • Try Daycare First: If you aren't sure how your dog will react to boarding, taking them to daycare first is a great trial run. It gives them time to acclimate to the facility, the staff and the other dogs. Plus, it helps them understand that you'll be back to pick them up after their stay.
  • Call Your Vet: Any reputable boarding facility is going to have vaccination requirements, so make sure you know which ones are you required. Call your vet to confirm that your dog is up-to-date on all necessary vaccinations, and, if necessary, to request that they send a copy of that information directly to the boarding facility. 
  • Schedule a Meet & Greet: Schedule a one-on-one appointment at the boarding facility first - this will help both you and your pet be at east, while also giving the staff a chance to understand the unique needs of your pet.
  • Leave Calmly: This one is simple but can be tricky for many pet owners! When dropping your pet off for boarding, don’t make a big deal about saying goodbye to them. Animals are intuitive and can sense heightened emotions, so if you’re upset, they are more likely to become fearful or confused. Tell your dog a quick goodbye and leave calmly. This is also important to keep in mind when picking your dog up from boarding!

Once you’re prepared, dog boarding can be a great experience for both you and your pet! If you are in need of a reliable dog boarding facility in the Fort Myers FL area, visit our website today!