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 »

Fireworks and Pet Safety

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As this year wraps up, many of us are more than ready to welcome in the new one with a bang. Even though fireworks are notoriously frightening for our furry friends, many folks cannot resist the allure of loud, colorful displays exploding in the sky. But if you put yourself in your pet’s position for… Read more »

Texas Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

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Every year the usual Thanksgiving safety tips for pets are trotted out and dutifully shared on social media. While they certainly bring plenty of value, we realized they’re tips for Thanksgiving not a Texas Thanksgiving. Did you know that there was a time Texas even celebrated Thanksgiving on a different day than the rest of… Read more »

Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

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This Halloween may look a little different for many. But even with less trick-or-treating and pandemic partying for people it can still be scary for pets. Watch the sweets For those of us staying socially distanced and not out and about this Halloween, we may still use this particular holiday as an excuse to load… Read more »