Category Archives: Dogs

When Should You Not Bring Your Dog on Vacation?

For some people, pets are extensions of their families, and life without them can seem unimaginable. Deciding whether to travel with your pet is always a hard decision to make, but it’s important to remember to make one with your pet’s safety in mind. Below are some reasons why you may want to consider leaving your pet behind on your next vacation:

Sensitive to Routine

Dogs on Vacation According to the Humane Society, it may be enticing to bring your pet along with you on your next adventure; however, many pets become sensitive to change and can either grow anxious or become aggressive when stripped of their normal routine. It is advised that the pet be left with a trusted kennel or sitter in the owner’s home.

Drastic Temperature Changes

With the cooler weather approaching, your pet will need more than their coat of fur to keep safe and warm. Short-haired and hairless pets are even more prone to the cold, and even worse, more prone to frostbite. The opposite also holds true: hot weather poses the question of whether to bring your beloved fur baby along with you, especially since water sources are limited. A good rule of thumb is this: if you feel as though you may be uncomfortable in any of the described weather conditions, then your pet will be uncomfortable too.

Battling Illness

Travel can cause pets stress, and removing them farther from their comfort zones can add flame to the fire. If your pet is injured, or battling a serious or chronic illness, the best decision may be to leave them at home or with a trusted kennel.

General Travel Restrictions

Some airlines and hotels do not accommodate travelers with pets. Many campgrounds and marinas also do not allow pet transport. Keep abreast on the latest travel information that top airlines and hotel companies post on their websites in regard to pet travel.

Tailwaggers Country Inn understands that travel limitations are often unavoidable. That’s why we provide a nurturing environment and an accommodating atmosphere that is not just comforting to your family pet, but also to you. You can have peace of mind knowing that your pet is enjoying group socialization activities, eating a healthy meal, swimming in a clean, filtered pool, and is in good hands.

For more information, contact us today.

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for Your Dog

Why Swimming is Great Exercise for Your Dog

There are many articles and videos published each year promoting the benefits of swimming for humans. Swimming also provides many benefits for dogs as well. These are a few of the benefits of dogs swimming. Exercise All dogs need regular exercise to remain healthy. Swimming provides excellent exercise for your canine companion, and provides both…

Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Boarding Place

Tips for Choosing the Right Dog Boarding Place

When you are looking around for a hotel to stay at when you’re on vacation, you don’t simply pick the one with the lowest price and book a room. You take a look at what different hotels have to offer, scroll through photos of what the various guest rooms look like, and then make a…

Why Do Dogs Love to Cuddle?

Why Do Dogs Love to Cuddle?

When you go on vacation and you need to leave your pet dog in good hands, they should stay at Tailwaggers Country Inn in Van Alstyne, Texas, where they’re guaranteed cuddle time. Why do dogs love to cuddle? Well, cuddling is more than just a quick hug. It’s time spent together, a dog near its…

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Why Dogs Need Playtime

Dogs are a beloved part of the family in millions of American homes. While dogs make great companions for humans, they also need play time in order to be as healthy and happy as possible. These are a few of the reasons why dogs need play time. Exercise Hanging around the house all day without…

Easter and Your Pet

Easter and Your Pet

The Easter holidays are a special time to share with your family, eat good food and enjoy the spring weather. But when you’re having a bunch of family members come to your home for Easter dinner, there are a few things you may not have realized can be a hazard to your pet. Here are…

Spring Means Allergies – For Your Dog, Too!

Spring Means Allergies – For Your Dog, Too!

Spring is almost upon us, and that means for many of us, our allergy symptom will be in full swing. Allergies don’t just affect humans, however. Your beloved canine companion can also be affected. Dogs’ immune systems function much like our own, which means that when some pollens or other springtime irritants are breathed in,…

Preparing Your Pup for the Holidays

Preparing Your Pup for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, which means that thousands of people will be traveling to visit their loved ones. We’re all for people visiting family and friends, but what does that mean for your furry companion? Dogs, while friendly and loving, can be put under large amounts of stress as a result of holiday…

Keeping Your Pets Safe on All Hallows Eve

Keeping Your Pets Safe on All Hallows Eve

Halloween is roughly a week away, and every member of the family is sure to have a blast while dressed up in their costumes. Nowadays, though, this can even include your pets. Yes, your furry four-legged friends are beginning to partake in the festivities of dressing up, with characters like Bat-Cat, Super-Dog and a full…