Category Archives: Pet Health

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 muscle strengthening and a good cardiovascular workout.

Swimming is also a great way for dogs to burn off extra energy. This is helpful for all dogs, but especially helpful for dogs that have lots of energy. The exercise they get while swimming helps to stem behavioral problems that arise from pent up energy.

Stimulation

Dogs need stimulation just like humans. A dog that is bored may be unhappy and may engage in destructive behavior. Swimming provides stimulation for dogs. You can increase the stimulation that your pet experiences while swimming by joining them in the water and playing together.

Cooling

Summer temperatures may make it difficult to exercise your dog outdoors. Swimming is the perfect warm weather exercise for dogs because it allows them to cool down while also enjoying some exercise.

Safety

It is important to remember some safety guidelines before allowing your dog to swim. Some dogs are not good swimmers. If your pet struggles with swimming, you can use a safety vest designed for dogs. This will help the dog stay afloat and assure that they have a good time. It is also important to be sure that the water where your pet is swimming will be safe. Natural bodies of water may be home to dangerous animals or may be polluted.

At Tailwaggers Country Inn, we are passionate about dogs. We have an in-ground, filtered pool so dogs can enjoy a swim in a safe, clean environment. Contact us at 877-774-DOGS to learn more about our pet boarding and daycare services.

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…

The Importance of Dogs Interactions

The Importance of Dogs Interactions

Imagine what would happen to you if you spent all day cooped up inside of your house with almost no interaction with the outside world. It probably wouldn’t be long before you started driving yourself crazy! You might even turn into a mean and nasty person due to lack of interaction. Well, guess what? The…

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,…

The Importance of Rabies Vaccines

The Importance of Rabies Vaccines

At Tailwaggers Country Inn, we know how your dog can quickly become another member of the family. And, just like the human members of your family, it is important to take care of your pup to be sure he or she has all the medical attention needed to have a happy life full of tailwagging…

How Daycare Can Benefit Your Dog’s Health

At Tailwaggers Country Inn, we believe that a healthy pet is a happy pet. Life can be stressful and sometimes your canine companion can take the backburner. Our doggy daycare program ensures that your pet is well exercised and cared for while you’re at work, away on business or out of town on vacation. In…

Caring for a New Puppy

Did you get a puppy for Christmas this year? While a puppy can be one of the best gifts you’ve received, it’s important to know that they need a lot of care, especially their first year with you. Off the bat make sure to check what shots they have, and what they will need. A…