Activities for a Healthy and Happy Pet

Apr 1, 2014

The long winter’s nap is over. Your dog or cat might look comfy and content sleeping in a sunny spot but a daily dose of physical activity is necessary. Activities for a healthy and happy pet are vital. Exercise and play keep your pet’s mind sharp and body fit. The benefits of being active include help with:

·        Digestive health
·        Restful sleep
·        Being limber and agile
·        Building confidence and trust
·        Mental stimulation
·        Weight control
·        Positive behaviors

Getting appropriate levels of exercise and play is challenging for pets because it’s challenging for us to devote the time for ourselves, let alone our pets. The good news is that spending a few active moments together benefits you and your pet. Now that spring has arrived, here are some ideas to get you moving and playing—inside or outside—with your dog or cat.

·        Daily (leash) walks around the neighborhood or the park
·        Nature walks or hiking trails
·        Pull toys work the muscles
·        Fetch or Chase added to a potty break is easy
·        Hide-N-Seek makes your dog work for treats
·        Swimming or splashing in a kiddie pool makes hot, humid days more fun
·        Social play with other dogs at a daycare program or dog park provides free play
·       Sports and training such as agility training, Frisbee contests or herding programs works the body and mind
·       Cat toys keep kitty jumping and running

There’s no reason your pet’s fun and exercise should stop while staying at a lodging facility.  Research from the pet industry has clearly demonstrated that the more activity and human interaction pets receive, the happier and healthier they are when away from home.
Finding a lodging facility that offers a variety of activities during your pet’s stay will ensure you and your pet have a positive experience.

At Holiday House PetResort, our guests can enjoy a variety of fun activities that provide exercise, socialization, one-on-one time with the staff, pampering in the spa, and

·        Playtime – ball throwing, rope tugging, Frisbee chasing, and other fun activities
·        Nature Walk – a brisk walk exploring 50 acres of woods, streams, and fields
·        Business Walk – quick potty break on the grass
·        Personal Attention Time – for the dog or cat who loves hugs, kisses, petting, and lots of snuggling
·        Tuck In – snuggling, cuddling, a goodnight treat, and the option for a bedtime story at the end of the day
·        I’m Having Fun at Holiday House! Photo – photo of your pet emailed to you while you’re away
·        Gourmet Treats – special seasonal tasty tidbits, from beef stew to organic frozen yogurt
·        Cozy Bed – upgraded bedding with extra thick fleece and high-molded sides for a secure feeling

Holiday House Pet Resort believes in the importance of every pet having a unique and stress-free experience. Customizable discounted activity packages—perfect for every pet—make it easy to choose the right amount of activities and attention for your pet. Maintaining your pet’s level of activity while lodging at our resort provides a positive experience. Call 215-345-6960 for a tour of the luxury resort and to speak with a reservation specialist about which activity package is right for your pet.

Call Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center today to book your pet’s one-of-a-kind vacation at our luxury pet care facility!