Top 10 Reasons for Dog Day Care Have you wondered why people send their dogs to dog day care? Well wonder no more! Here are the Top 10 Reasons! #10 Entertaining in their home Pet owners are having a gathering with many guests in their home. One less thing for the pet owner to deal with, less stress on the dog, and some guests may not be comfortable with dogs. #9 House for Sale It is up setting for the dog with strange people in their home. Prospective buyers don’t want to be around a dog in the home while they are touring the home or maybe, they don’t like dogs and may influence them in not buying the house. #8 To Socialize Dogs are social animals and like to be with dogs and with other people. It does not matter the age and energy level of the […]
Is My Dog Cold? It’s that time of the year when we break out our heavy coats, gloves and scarves. But what should we do for our dogs? Breaking out the winter gear signals it time for our dog gear to be broken out as well. Still not sure? If your dog has short to medium length of hair, your dog should wear a sweater or coat. If you have a small dog, such as a yorkie, they too need to be wearing a sweater or coat. It does not matter what length of hair, small dogs should be wearing a coat or sweater. The reason for this is because of their physical size; the smaller the body mass is around the heart, the more they are affected by temperatures. So let’s see, I don’t have a small dog. I still don’t know if my dog is cold. “Okay, but I don’t have a small dog, can my medium […]
I have to brag and give “thanks” to my outstanding Blue Dog Team and the their work ethic. This year is the first time we were open on Thanksgiving Day. All the past years we have been closed to the public’s coming and going with their four legged family members. I decided this year I would let the Blue Dog Team decide whether or not we would be open to the public. Their decision was quick and concise: we are here for their dogs, and we’re here for them too. So if you ever wonder who is taking care of your cherished four legged family members, their decision is just a little insight into their character and commitment to their care of your dog and you. Rest assured your dogs and you are in very caring, competent,and capable hands. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to the Blue Dog Team!
Starting September 18, 2013, Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare is pleased to announce their extended hours: 6am- 9pm everyday. You will be able to pick up your dog from boarding until 9pm each night of the week. Extended daycare will be offered from 6am until 9 pm each night. The reason for the change is more flexibility, convenience and to better meet the needs of our Blue Dog clients’ schedules.
Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare is pleased to announce their Blue Dog Promo-Paws for their two and four-legged clients! If you are a new client, then you get your first day of daycare for free. This dog daycare opportunity gives you the chance to see how your dog does in our dog daycare. If you are thinking about boarding with us, it allows your dog to become acclimated to our facility. But the most important reason to take advantage for your dog is for your dog to have fun,get lots exercise and to meet more friends; two and four legged.
One myth regarding dogs is that “Not all of dogs shed.” FALSE. Even “Non shedding” and “Hypoallergenic” dogs such as Poodles, and Bichons shed. The only difference is that some hair actually hits the floor, others cling to the live coat and are removed by brushing. There are many reasons why dogs shed. Heredity, seasonal changes, hormones, environment, and nutrition are all factors in why dogs shed and how much they shed. We can’t do much about controlling seasonal changes, and hormones, but there are a few things we can do in controlling a dogs environment and nutrition. Keeping a pet’s stress level to a minimum definitely helps. Stress is a trigger for excess shedding in many dogs. Nutrition is also a huge factor. A dog that is not getting the proper vital nutrients in their diet will show deficiency in their coat and skin. Feeding a high-quality diet is a key element, but also supplements containing omega-3 and fatty […]
There are certain foods that can be very dangerous to your dog. Here is a list of 10 foods to avoid feeding your dog. 1. Chocolate 2. Alcohol 3. Avocado’s 4. Grapes & Raisins 5. Macadamia Nuts 6. Onions 7. Garlic 8. Chives 9. Milk 10. Salt In any event should your dog consume any one of these items, you should seek medical attention immediately. For the Rockville Maryland area we recommend Metropolitan Emergency Animal Clinic (MEAC) on 12106 Nebel Street in Rockville MD (301) 770-5225. You can also call Animal Poison Control (800) 548-2423. Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare Rockville recommends that you feed your dog organic, all natural treats. This is a way of ensuring that your pet gets good nutritional value out of the snack and it is not dangerous or harmful to your dog.
Blue Dog Boarding and Daycare of Rockville MD is offering $10.00 off for grooming or bath when your dog boards two nights or more. It is our way of “thanking” our clients. You can use only one coupon per grooming session per dog. Our hours are 6am til 7pm daily: 301-217-0010.
1. Dog Daycare is great for dogs who have a lot of energy and need to burn it off. 2. Dog Daycare is very healthy! They are very social and are pack animals and dog daycare is a way to have them play in a supervised and safe area. It causes less stress. 3. Dog Daycare is great for mental stimulation. Instead of sitting in an empty house, they are able to play with others and with toys. It allows them to also get out of their usual routine. 4. Dog Daycare is extremely helpful to the owner. It is a guilt free method. You no longer need to worry or rush home to let your pet out to use the bathroom, or walk them for exercise. 5. Dog Daycare is a very easy solution to eliminate separation anxiety or destructive behavior. If a dog is home all day with no mental or physical stimulation they are more apt to get […]