Bowen Island Dog Ranch Featured In The Bowen Island Undercurrent

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Dog owners know their fluffy bundles of joy deserve the best. In the world of Vancouver dog boarding, that means trusting the experts at the Bowen Island Dog Ranch to look out for fido, whether its for a day or a week.

Recently, the impressive work of Bowen Island Dog Ranch was featured in the Bowen Island Undercurrent business section. The Bowen Island Undercurrent reports on news, arts and culture from Bowen Island and the city of Vancouver, and the article highlights the “canine care dream team” and the unique dog boarding experience your pooch will get when they stay at the ranch.

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As the Undercurrent explains, the Bowen Island Dog Ranch is not your typical doggy daycare, with carefully selected handlers, trainers and groomers on staff, and a specially-designed dog-friendly terrain to keep your fur pup happy and active during their stay. Not only does the ranch have acres of securely-fenced land for the dogs to romp in, but it also provided a warm and cozy indoor space for those much-needed naps.

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Running And Biking With Rover!

Running and biking with your pup is a great way for you to have some fun together. Depending on the right circumstances, age and breed of your dog, running and biking can also be a good way to maintain prime health for you and your pup.

Owners need to ensure that weather conditions are appropriate as extremes of hot or cold can cause respiratory problems and other issues. If you’ve never tried exercising with your pooch some things to be cautious of are hot concrete, salted streets, and other dogs or distractions that might make them uneasy.

Be sure to start slowly and progress gradually and hydrate your pup properly.

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Tips For Keeping Your Dog Healthy After A Summer Swim

In the summer time one of the best activities you can do with your dog is to take them to the beach to cool off in the ocean and have some fun. Although your dog may look healthy after their dip, tiny microbes can stick on your dog’s coat and get into their skin if they aren’t rinsed off. By washing your dog off with fresh water after they swim you’ll help prevent any skin issues with the added bonus of getting rid of that low-tide smell!

In addition, drinking seawater may cause very upset tummies. Try to keep your pup from drinking excessive amounts.

Happy swimming!

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Understanding Ticks & How To Remove Them From Your Dog

Ticks are common during the spring and summer season months when your dog is adventuring in the woods and open fields. Identifying them early can keep your dog from discomfort, possible infection and Lyme disease.

Search for ticks in your dogs fur where they might be crawling and run your hands over your dogs skin to feel for any unusual bumps. The most common areas they attach themselves too are the neck, face, and ears. Sometimes they will venture to the other areas of the body so it’s best to check the whole body, especially after a walk. If the tick has attached itself to your dogs body you won’t see the head as it’s under the skin. You’ll see and feel a dark oval-shaped sack which will grow in size with the more blood it consumes, and it can become quite large.

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Dog Ranchers Go Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty!

This is a letter from one of our clients to The Editor of “The Undercurrent” November 26th, 2010, The local Bowen Island newspaper.

Our beloved Riley, an 11-year-old pit bull-pointer cross, was terrified by repeated piercing whistles from our smoke detector during the power interruptions last Saturday evening. In his fright, he bolted and disappeared into the steep terrain surrounding our home in the Valhalla area. We were frantic when he hadn’t returned by midnight, with the temperature rapidly dropping.

After a sleepless night, we rose before dawn to find our old boy still missing. We criss-crossed the rugged hillside in semi-darkness, calling until we were hoarse, picturing Riley caught in a hole, with a broken leg, slowly freezing.

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