Pets and Hurricane Preparedness

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including hurricane season. In a ranking of which states have the most hurricanes, Texas comes in at number two, after Florida. Make sure you’re prepared to not only care for yourself, but your pets as well, should disaster strike. Texas hurricane season June 1 is the start of hurricane season… Read more »

Summer Heat Safety for Dogs

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May 2022 kicked off summer in Texas with a blistering bang. The sweltering heat knocked six power plants offline over a month before the official first day of summer. Keeping the a/c running across the state may be well beyond your control but you can keep your pets safe in the Texas heat with this… Read more »

National Pet Dental Health Month

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Sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), National Pet Dental Health Month is recognized every February, but your pet’s teeth matter every day. Sure, it can feel like a chore sometimes, but we have the luxury of being able to brush our teeth and schedule dental appointments on a regular basis. But for our… Read more »

First Time Boarding Your Dog

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Remember your first time spending the night away from your parents at a new place? Maybe you stayed at a summer camp lodge or a choir trip hotel. Were you nervous? Excited? Thankfully, your parents were able to explain to you where you were going and when you would see them again. Pets, however, don’t… Read more »

Celebrating Pet Hearing Awareness Week

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Sponsored by Pet Acoustics, Pet Hearing Awareness Week is September 20-24, 2021. Pet Acoustics makes music scientifically designed to naturally soothe stress behaviors and it’s the music we play every day throughout Barkaritaville Pet Resort. We’re proud to celebrate pet hearing every day of every week! About Pet Acoustics at Barkaritaville Pet Resort Pet Acoustics… Read more »

How COVID Boosted Kennel Cough Outbreaks

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Pet boarding and daycare facilities across Texas and the U.S. witnessed a jaw dropping number of kennel cough outbreaks this summer. Seasoned veterans of the pet care industry report having never witnessed anything like it before. As the summer boarding season begins to wind down, experts are weighing in on what could have triggered so… Read more »

Pets and Summer in Texas

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It’s been a surprisingly mild Texas summer. Even as August rolled in, temperatures have stayed in the 90s, with nary a triple digit day in sight. But just because it’s cooler than normal for the two-leggeds, the furry four-leggeds can still be at risk. For the experienced Texans who have weathered many days in a… Read more »

Canine Cough: What You Need to Know

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Corpus Christi is currently being hit with an outbreak of canine cough. We want pet parents to know the facts of this upper respiratory disease which is also known as canine infectious respiratory disease complex (CIRDC) or, more commonly, as “kennel cough” even though it can be contracted virtually anywhere dogs gather including: Veterinary clinics… Read more »

Local Veterinarians See Rise in Giardia

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It has been brought to our attention that local veterinarians have recently seen a rise in positive Giardia cases. Giardia is a simple one-celled parasitic species, not a worm, bacteria, or virus and is unusually not life threatening. Although we require a “negative” fecal (stool) exam annually pets may still come in contact with parasites… Read more »