2019 Closed Dates - Mark Your Calendars!

2019 Closed Dates – Mark Your Calendars!

Hi Everyone!

It’s that time of year again where we post what days we’ll be closed so that you can mark your calendars and plan in advance 🙂  On that note, we are receiving a lot of requests to make reservations MONTHS in advance!

We’ll be accepting reservations up through Monday, April 29, 2019, as of December 1st; on March 30, 2019, we’ll be opening up our calendar to accept summer reservations up through September 5; and on August 31, 2019, we’ll be accepting Holiday reservations.

Here are the list of dates that we’ll be closed:

  • January 4-7
  • February 22-24
  • March 22-24
  • April 12-14
  • May 17-19
  • September 6-October 6

 

Watch Funny Dogs Work Together

We’re creating a YouTube page for our website so that you can see us in motion!  Our YouTube channel boasts tasty treat recipes, dog training tips, some of the adventures we go in (KROMP) and so much more.

An example of our pups in action is in the video below.

 

Joint Relief for Older Pups

Lanai is getting a little older (okay, she’s 13 years old now!) and is at the point where she needs a little help with her joint aches and pains.  She’s not NEAR as bad as some her age, but she does lay down slowly and her movements are fairly calculated.

Recently, while at Yolo Vet, Dr. Bulkley asked me if I was giving Lanai Actistatin as a joint relief agent.  Since I had no idea what Actistatin even was, the answer was abundantly clear to her 😉  She suggested that I try it with Lanai and gave me a FREE 10-day supply to see if it helped her (this was so kind of Laurie to do!).  Apparently, many people are raving that their pets are feeling SO much better on this stuff that Laurie (Dr. Bulkley) decided to keep it in stock for them!

The 10-days came and went and I will say:

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  • Lanai was getting up and down easier
  • She was much happier and had a spark in her eye
  • She has always been energetic but appeared to have a larger bounce in her step (more than usual)
  • She loves the taste of these things and takes them with NO problem

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For Lanai and I, it’s well worth the money!

Let Freedom Ring!

You may be out celebrating America’s Independence Day over the course of the whole weekend and why not?  This is a very special time for Americans…a very special birthday and one that we should celebrate.

Freedom isn’t free.  For every day that we wake up in our beautiful country with the rights and freedoms that our forefathers suffered and died to give us, we should weigh in on just what we hold in our hands…just what freedom means.  Through their blood, sweat, tears and under God’s authority, we are a free country; we are a unique nation that still has many worldwide citizens wanting the opportunity to call America home.  Freedom…such a powerful word.

Just love

Just love

As our family celebrates the 4th, we will be doing so with fur-kids that will be our guests 🙂  If you’re needing to travel over this wonderful holiday and need care for your pup, we would love to take care of your pup for you!  Check out what we offer under our Services page (requirements, pricing and so forth are also listed on the pages).

May the supreme freedom we have in Christ Jesus find you well, happy and blessed this 4th of July!

*beautiful cards such as the one on our slideshow can be found at www.crossroads.com*

Quick Tip on Dog Beds for Big Dogs!

One thing you can try is buying a used futon mattress on Craigslist and then just cover it with a sheet.  Since we rapidly go through beds over here, and have large dogs to take care of, the futon mattresses work out well and you actually get TWO for the price of ONE!

Ikea sells them for under $100.

Craigslist may even have them cheaper!

We have used these beds in small dog, indoor, obstacle courses, as well as, just being loungers.

Big dogs welcome

Big dogs welcome

 

Taking Reservations for Thanksgiving and Christmas

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Santa’s Helper

Are you entertaining the idea of traveling over the Holidays and really don’t want to take your pup with you?  We would be happy to care for him/her for you!

Please check out our boarding and daycare requirements on either service page (the requirements for one service are the same for the other).

If you would like to make a reservation, under the New Clients tab, please fill out the Boarding and Daycare Application.

We are booked up for these two main Holidays weeks in advance as space is very limited, so please get your reservation requests in soon.

 

BIG Mid-October Discounts!

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It’s the time of year to smell the aroma of homemade apple pies baking in the oven, to hear the crunching sound of crisp, Autumn leaves disintegrating under foot and–to watch pups play in the cool air.

KYPSAH is offering dog daycare and boarding specials for the month of October–a perfect opportunity for you to grab some “me time” and get organized for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays!

These specials are good for new and existing clients (we prefer to call clients “friends” but we’re using the word clients so you know this means YOU, too).  The special prices also boast all of the extra goodies…what our friends have also come to also love about our service…to include, but isn’t limited, too:   Free picture or video updates via text or email, free extra pictures, if any, sent to you via Shutterfly, no additional costs for special diets, all treats and beds we provide and even special off-leash excursions weather and other variables permitting.

Offer Details

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Service:  Daycare

Special Discount:  20% Off

Discount Code:  daycareOCT2013

Valid dates:  10/14 – 10/30, Mondays through Fridays only, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Rules and restrictions:  This offer is for one dog only.  This offer does not apply to multi-dog families, which are already discounted.  This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions.  Must state discount code at time of reservation in order to obtain discount.  Please see the Daycare service page for pup requirements.  All qualified candidates must fill out and submit electronically, the Boarding and Daycare Application.

 

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Service:  Boarding

Special Discount:  20% Off

Discount Code:  boardingOCT2013

Valid dates:  10/14 – 10/30

 

Rules and restrictions:  For nights 10/14 – 10/30.  This offer is for one dog only.  This offer does not apply to multi-dog families, which are already discounted.  This offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions.  Must state discount code at time of reservation in order to obtain discount.  Please see the Boarding service page for pup requirements.  All qualified candidates must fill out and submit electronically, the Boarding and Daycare Application.

[pullquote_left]Space is limited so get your reservations in now![/pullquote_left]

Travel First-Aid Tip for Dogs: Seizures

Introduction

We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  Seizures

“Seizures are one of the most common neurological emergencies of dogs.  They can be terrifying to the owner but the dog is not conscious of what is happening. 

Seizures result from many causes including toxicity, electrolyte imbalances, organ disease, cancer, infection, heat stroke, parasitism, and most commonly, epilepsy.  The severity can range from grand mal convulsions to simple repetitive twitches and even staring into space.  Dogs will not swallow their tongues but can remove your finger; don’t put your hand in the mouth of a seizuring dog. 

Move furniture, etc. and out of the way and keep the area darkened if possible.  Gentle talking and stroking often help to shorten a seizure. 

After the seizure, it may take several minutes to an hour for your dog to recover to normal.  Any seizure lasting longer than 10 minutes is an emergency. 

Seizures can raise the body temperature and cause organ and brain damage.  Dogs that have more than two seizures a month are usually treated with medication. 

Report all seizures to your dog’s doctor.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

*Image courtesy of Pet Health Network

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]

Travel First-Aid Tip for Dogs: Ticks!

Introduction

We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  TICKS!

“Ticks are a common problem and can carry diseases that affect you and your dog.  Careful removal is important!  Wear the included gloves and grasp the tick with the neck of the tweezers just above the points.  Grasp right down where the tick has glued itself to the skin and lift up steadily. 

After removal, the tick should be burned or drowned in alcohol.  Do not crush it as the blood can contain organisms that can infect you.  Clean the site where the tick was attached and apply a small amount of triple antibiotic ointment. 

After the tick is removed, there may be a scab or crust that persists for several days.  If it swells, becomes painful, or persists then see your veterinarian.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

*Tick image courtesy of Rainbow Valley Veterinary Clinic

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]

Travel First Aid Tip for Dogs: Exhaustion

Introduction

We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  Exhaustion.

“Exhaustion occurs in dogs just like us.  It is important to rest the exhausted dog and to provide water, electrolytes, and glucose.  Take the temperature to be sure your dog is maintaining it in the normal range.  If possible, give your dog the thirst quencher included in the kit.  Dilute it to half normal strength with water that is not chilled.  Take it easy even if your dog bounces right back.  Muscle or organ damage may not be immediately apparent.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]