Traveling with Your Pet During the Holidays

Traveling with your pet is a wonderful way to include them in family fun, but it is not without its challenges. Pet travel is now the norm as we treat our fur friends as family members.  There are numerous pet friendly lodging options and pet welcome restaurants, cafes, malls, and other fun choices in entertainment. 

The team at Goldorado Animal Hospital encourage you to make some plans to make this holiday the best (and furriest) by following some of these helpful tips.

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Benefits for All: Crate Training 101

There are plenty of internet articles touting the “easy” way to crate train your puppy or dog, but no matter which way you slice it, crate training requires patience, gentleness, and positivity. With those three ingredients in mind, we’ll share some reasons crate training can be beneficial as well as our tips for success!

First Things First

Different people have different circumstances that may make crate training a good idea. Here are some common reasons:

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Traveling With Your Pet

Dog and bags and other luggage in the trunk of the car on the back yard ready to go for vacation

Bringing your dog on vacation with you just adds to the fun and alleviates the worry of not knowing what’s happening with your dog while you’re on the road. You need to do your homework on pet travel though. Planes and cars aren’t designed with animals in mind, and you need to know what to expect when you reach your final destination. By planning your dog travel ahead of time, you can make the vacation a truly relaxing time for you and your dog. Here are our favorite travel tips to help make that happen: Read the rest of this entry »

One Lucky Pet Boarding Client

Our boardinIMG_1213g facility within Goldorado Animal Hospital has the highest standards for both cleanliness and comfort for our guests. We pride ourselves in making your pet’s stay as comfortable as possible. We take into account their total health and make sure all their needs are being met. This past holiday weekend, our kennel attendants Leah, Alyssa, and Krissy even found a need one of our pet boarding clients wasn’t even aware they had.

One Lucky Pet Boarder

Lucy, a middle aged poodle mix, had been in for her annual  exam 2 months previously, and was found to be healthy and happy. She even had her annual bloodwork show that she was problem free. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Five Boarding Tips at Goldorado

Boarding Cat CondoWhile we’re sure everybody would like to take their furry companions on vacation with them, Summer travel season is one of our busiest times at the Goldorado Pet Hotel. While your pets are away from home, our goal is making their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Here are some tips from our Kennel Supervisor Leah to help your pet prepare for their visit:


1. Pre-packaged meals:

Dry brown pet food (dog or cat) with measure glassWhenever boarding, especially if your pet is on a special diet, measure out all their meals and put them in sandwich bags so they will be sure to get just the right amount. It also helps our staff know if your animal is stressed or if there is a medical issue, because we can easily tell when they did or didn’t eat. Read the rest of this entry »