Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Holiday Boarding

The winter holidays are best spent celebrating with friends and family. For many of us, that will mean traveling during the holiday season to see the ones we love. While it is nice to be able to take our pets with us when we travel, often times, especially around the holidays, this simply isn’t a realistic option. When this is the case, call All American Pet Resorts in Fort Myers FL. That way you can ensure that your pet will be safe, well cared for, and have a wonderful time playing with other dogs while you’re away. It’s the best way to keep your winter holidays as stress-free as possible, knowing that your dog is in good hands while you’re enjoying the holidays. And don’t forget those visiting friends and relatives that love visiting Florida during the winter for a break from those frigid Northern winters. Our daycare program allows you to accompany your friends to the beach while we exercise your pet. Don’t wait, make your pet care arrangements now.

For boarding and daycare reservations, contact us today!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Take Precautions around the Holidays

With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, it’s important to remember that many of our holiday treats are toxic to our furry friends. Chocolate is one of the most problematic treats for our dogs, especially during this time of year when it is readily available in many households. Chocolate is extremely toxic to your dog and requires emergency intervention when consumed in large doses. Additionally, holiday plants, such as poinsettias, are poisonous to both dogs and cats.

The best way to keep your pets safe during the holidays is to keep food and plants away from them to the best of your ability. Keep candy, cookies and plants at a high enough height in cabinets where they will not be accessible to your pets. If you do have any questions about specific items that your pet may have gotten into, it is best to contact poison control or local veterinary office right away. For more information on pet care, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Doggie Daycare is Changing

Every dog parent knows by now that daycare is extremely beneficial for many dogs who enjoy the company of other animals and people. We see many dogs who have been separated from other animals and people for "acting out," when all they need is to get some energy out during the day.

Dog daycare offers the opportunity for extremely energetic dogs to have a safe outlet where they can expend their extra energy. We encounter many dog daycare success stories from pet owners who never imagined that their pets could learn to get along so nicely with others.

The current un-structure of daycare is strictly an energy release. We at All American Pet Resorts will be announcing a change at the first of the year. We are taking daycare to the next level and introducing... "Enrichment Daycare."

This new structure will enable dogs to be mentally stimulated as well as physically. Stimulation that is both mental and physical is more exhausting than just one or the other; just think of the days you spend at work going from meeting to meeting and how exhausting those days are.

We are in the process of selecting a few daycare clients to Beta test our new program. If you are interested in enrolling your dog in the Beta Enrichment program, give us a quick call (239) 939-3647 (DOGS).

Click here to schedule your dog's next daycare appointment with us here in Fort Myers FL!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Crate Training Your Dog

Many people are skeptical about crate training their dogs for fear that they will consider being confined to such a small space punishment. Despite this common concern, crate training your dog is beneficial for your pet, family, and your home.

Because dogs are den animals by nature, the crate can serve as a safe space where they can go to relax, to chew on a bone or toy, and to escape when they need some alone time. Having your dog crate trained can also provide an area of the home where they can safely stay while you are out of the house or when you have guests over who do not love dogs as much as you do.

Crate training is easiest when a dog is trained as a puppy, but there is no reason why you can’t crate train an adult dog! While crate training is extremely beneficial when you leave the house for short periods of time, if you need to leave your dog home alone during the day for several hours, you may want to consider dog daycare in Fort Myers FL. Visit our website for more information!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pet Adoption Tip #2: Consider an Older Pet

Welcome to the second post in our series of tips on pet adoption. Missed the first tip? Click here to read all about doing your research!

Tip #2: Consider an Older Pet

Everyone loves puppies and kittens - and how could you not? They’re adorable! Puppies and kittens tend to go fast in shelters and at rescues because of how sought after they are year round. Often times, adult and senior pets sit in shelters for a long time. If you are someone who is looking for a companion, but work full time or have a busy schedule, an older pet is ideal for you. Adult and senior pets bring in just as much love as puppies, but require far less training and attention than puppies and kittens. If you are a first time dog owner, an adult dog may also be ideal, as they are often already housebroken and know a few basic commands.

Keep an eye on our blog for more adoption tips! If you have recently adopted a dog, we would love to meet them! Visit our website to reserve a spot in daycare at our wonderful pet resort.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Pet Adoption Tip #1: Do Your Research

There are few greater joys in life than adding a furry family member to your household! If you are thinking about getting a new pet, consider adoption! Adopting a pet is a great way to give a home to an animal that might not otherwise have one, and to help animals escape from abusive or neglectful situations.

Many people are skeptical or fearful about adopting, as in most cases, it is unclear what pets have endured in the past that might lead to health or behavioral concerns in the future. In a series of blog posts, we will be sharing our top tips for adopting that will help to successfully transition a new pet into your home!

Tip #1: Do Your Research

There are several things you should look into before adopting a new pet. For starters, be informed about the rescues and shelters in your area. Make sure that you adopt from one that is reputable and that does a thorough health check of pets before adopting them out. Many common diseases seen in pets are zoonotic, which means that they can be passed from animals to humans, as well as other animals already in your home. Look into breeds you feel would fit in well with your family and lifestyle. For example, if you live in apartment, research dog breeds that require less space and activity in order to stay happy and healthy.

Stay tuned for more tips for adopting a new pet! For more information on pet care, click here to visit our website.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Running with Your Dog

Many athletes and gym enthusiasts are psyched about having a furry friend to take on runs! Running with your dog can be a fun activity for both you and your pet, but there are a few important things to keep in mind before you set off on a marathon together. Here are just a few:

Pace Yourself: Remember that even a young, healthy dog will need to work up to your speed and distance if they’ve never run before. Start at a slow place, and gradually increase your speed and distance over time.

Take Cues from Your Dog: Along the same lines as pace, make sure that you are always paying attention to your dog during your run and “listening” to their needs. If your dog is starting to slow down, panting excessively, or lies down during your run, it’s time to take a break and get them some water.

Bring Plenty of Water: Make sure that you’ve got ample water with you - both for you and your dog! Consider investing in a few water bottles that can attach to a belt and a collapsible bowl that you can bring along with you. Another option is to plan your routes so you know you’ll pass several spots where free drinking water will be readily available.

Be Distraction-Free: Many people like to listen to music or a podcast while running, but it’s important that when you’re running with a companion that you don’t wear headphones, and listen carefully to other runners, bikers, and traffic around you to ensure that both you and your pet stay safe during your run.

One last thought, some bicycle riders think that it is a good to exercise their dog while riding. Running a dog beside a bicycle is not a good idea and is NEVER recommended by pet care professionals.

Interested in getting your dog more exercise? Consider dog daycare in Fort Myers FL!