Category : KayleeTips

Beat The Heat!

It's warming up here in the Chicago Suburbs and that means it's time to be extra careful for our canine companions! The cool AC works great but you need to watch the temps outside before you take a nice long walk with fido. The 5 second rule is a great thing to keep in mind as you walk your pet! The five-second rule: Place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it for five seconds, it's too hot to

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It’s so chilly!

Winter's cold air brings many concerns for responsible dog owners. Keep the following precautions in mind: Don't leave your dog outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your dog's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors. Adequate shelter is a necessity. Keep your dog warm, dry and away from drafts. Tiles and uncarpeted are

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Blastomycosis

Hey, Pups! Hope you summers are going awesome! I'm here to talk about a scary disease that can be lurking around the forests near our Chicago. Because it tends to be rare, it's sometimes misdiagnosed, and can lead to death in a very short amount of time!   "Blastomycosis is a relatively rare, but potentially fatal fungal infection caused by the pathogen Blastomyces dermatitidis. The fungus grows in moi

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Snowy Paws

Brr! It's been a slushy wet winter here at Camp! I definitely love the snow, and I love to run through the slush! It's fun, and messy, and that's what dogs like me like best! As with anything fun, though, there are some precautions to take to make sure that we pups have the best time possible! Some dogs come equipped with fur-lined feet to aid in traction and to keep their sensitive pads warm. Unfortunately, ice a

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Rub-a-dub-dub

            With all the storms and the weather cooling, it's important to keep your dog looking their best! Short coat pups (luckily) like me can get away with infrequent baths and light brushing, even in the muddiest of situations, but even with my long-haired friends you have to be careful not to over-bathe! Bathing too much, or with too harsh a soap can lead to

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Creepy Crawlies

The weather is getting warmer and we all know what that means! Little critters making a meal of your pet. While Camp K-9 suggests all pets be on year-round preventatives, we absolutely require it in warmer months. One dog coming in with just a few fleas can infect the whole kennel in a matter of days, and we have made sure that it has never happened even once. By having tile floors and rubber matting instead of ca

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Toy Time!

How come you don't see toys lying all around Camp K-9? Some dogs can be toy aggressive, and don't like to share. By keeping the toys put away until toy time, we avoid any conflicts. When we do bring the toys out, we take a small group, no more than ten pups, and put nearly 20 toys in for them to romp with! By having more toys than dogs, and keeping it controlled, our campers get the all the fun of toys and none of th

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The Flu

Did you know your dog canget the flu just like you can? Not the same flu, of course, but dogs have their own strain called "Canine Influenza". In 2004 the virus "H3N8" was found in dogs and is the cause of the canine flu. The doggie flu is very contagious, but there is a vaccine and treatment available from your vet. If your dog is coughing or sneezing, your best bet is to keep them home from Camp and to ge

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Training

Training is an essential part of every dog's life. Good obedience training makes the difference between a happy, well-adjusted dog and a terror who destroys everything in sight. If you have a dog attending Camp K-9 who is learning a basic command at home, we encourage you to let us know. We will work on the command at camp as best we can to help your training along!  

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Kaylee’s Tips: Socialization

Puppies and dogs need play and socialization throughout their lives, and doggie daycare is a great place for that.  Daycare provides a safe environment for dogs to play with other pups and people and learn how to play and get along.  Daycare at Camp K-9 is kennel free (a dog that needs lunch mid-day will be kenneled while they eat to prevent food aggression), and provides indoor and outdoor play areas for your dog

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