Home Away From Home
Barkwood is a fully equipped pet boarding facility offering the best in dog & cat care including numerous amenities that will make your pet stay with us a comfortable, safe & fun experience! We take pride in our kennel staff per dog ratio to make sure that your pet gets the quality care it deserves.
We offer spacious 4'x8' private suite for our canines & for those who are seeking a more upscale stay for their pet we also offer 8'x10' master suites with a TV and luxury bedding. Our felines can rest comfortably, watch TV & enjoy spacious up to date cat condos.
All of our lounging areas for our guests are complete with fresh linens provided every morning. Room service delivers your provided choice of diet and any specialty items (treats, chews, etc.). We can prepare our own healthy meals for your pet (dry food) for an additional fee.
Clean & Comfortable
Our professional standards of hygiene applies not only to our food preparation and cleaning procedures, but to our service methods. A fresh table setting at every meal. Rooms are cleaned daily and disinfected. Boarding areas are climate controlled for a more comfortable stay.
8’x10′ Long term care for your loved pups while you’re traveling abroad. Upgraded toddler-sized bed plus a TV for added luxury.
Long term care for your felines while you’re on vacation.
Cat Condo $25/night
ONE CAT PER CONDO
Required Vaccinations for Dogs
Rabies, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Para-influenza, Parvovirus), & Canine Influenza (optional).
Required Vaccinations for Cats
Any pet that is in a boarding environment is subject to contracting any airborne illness including kennel cough, canine flu, etc. especially if unvaccinated. At Barkwood, we go to great lengths to keep our facility safe, however, airborne illnesses are easily transmittable in higher population environments.
What Causes Diarrhea in Dogs
During or After Boarding?
At Barkwood Pet Resort, we understand that your furry friend’s health is of utmost importance. While we strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for your dog during their stay with us, it’s important to address potential causes of diarrhea that may occur during or after their time at our facility. Diarrhea in dogs can be a result of various factors, including stress, dietary changes, and exposure to pathogens.
Stress can be a significant contributor to diarrhea in dogs during their stay at a boarding facility. Dogs are highly sensitive to changes in their environment and being away from their familiar surroundings and routines can induce anxiety and stress. This emotional turmoil can manifest in digestive upset, leading to diarrhea. At Barkwood Pet Resort, we recognize the importance of minimizing stress for our canine guests. We strive to create a calm and welcoming environment, providing comfortable accommodations, personalized attention, and engaging activities to help minimize any stress they may experience. Our compassionate staff is trained to recognize signs of stress in dogs and take proactive measures to ensure their well-being and promote a relaxing stay.
Dogs have sensitive digestive systems, and a sudden switch in their diet can lead to gastrointestinal upset. At Barkwood Pet Resort, we understand the importance of maintaining consistency in your dog’s diet. We encourage our clients to provide us with their dog’s regular food and feeding instructions. By sticking to their familiar diet, we aim to minimize the risk of digestive issues. If dietary adjustments are necessary due to specific circumstances or dietary restrictions, we introduce any new food gradually, allowing their system to adjust and reducing the likelihood of diarrhea. Our staff closely monitors the eating habits and digestion of each dog to note how any dietary changes are tolerated and that their overall well-being is maintained throughout their stay.
It’s important to consider that an underlying medical condition could contribute to diarrhea in dogs during their stay at a boarding facility. Some dogs may already have pre-existing health conditions that make them more susceptible to gastrointestinal disturbances. Conditions such as food sensitivities, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, or gastrointestinal infections can all potentially cause diarrhea. At Barkwood Pet Resort, we request that pet owners inform us about any known medical conditions or dietary restrictions their dog may have. This information allows us to provide appropriate care, closely monitor their health, and make any necessary accommodations to manage episodes of diarrhea.
Excitement can be a factor that leads to diarrhea in dogs during their stay at a boarding facility. Dogs are social creatures and can become overly excited in new and stimulating environments, such as a boarding facility filled with unfamiliar sights, sounds, and smells. This excitement, while natural and a sign of their enthusiasm, can sometimes disrupt their digestive system, causing bouts of diarrhea. At Barkwood Pet Resort, we understand the importance of managing a dog’s excitement levels.
In rare conditions, a stomach bug or gastrointestinal infection could be the cause of diarrhea in dogs during their stay at a boarding facility. Just like humans, dogs can occasionally contract viruses, bacteria, or parasites that affect their digestive system. While Barkwood Pet Resort maintains strict cleanliness protocols and takes preventive measures to minimize the risk of infection, it is important to acknowledge that, in rare cases, exposure to a contagious pathogen can occur. Symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and lack of appetite may indicate an underlying stomach bug. If such symptoms arise, our attentive staff promptly isolate the affected dog and take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of infection to other guests. We also recommend pet owners ensure their dogs are up to date on vaccinations and to consult with their veterinarian for appropriate preventive measures before their stay. The health and well-being of all our furry guests are our top priorities, and we are committed to maintaining a safe and hygienic environment to minimize any risks associated with stomach bugs or other infectious agents.