March 15, 2016

Coyote Awareness: Protect your Dogs and Cats from Urban Predators

Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort San Diego and Irvine is especially concerned with the safety of pets in and around the Irvine, Orange County and San Diego areas. With the widespread development of communities in the area, coyotes are frequently seen in neighborhoods, becoming more accustomed to humans and more brazen with interactions and attacks on … Continue reading Coyote Awareness: Protect your Dogs and Cats from Urban Predators

November 23, 2015

Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough is a term typically used to describe any infectious and contagious coughing condition that is spread from dog-to-dog. There are a myriad of bacterial and viral pathogens that can cause Kennel Cough; however, the bacteria known as Bordetella Bronchiseptica is by far the most commonly implicated pathogen. Accordingly, most veterinary facilities either recommend … Continue reading Kennel Cough

June 9, 2015

Nurturing the True Nature of Man’s Best Friend – How to Think Like a Dog

By Dr. John Boyd, DVM, CEO and Founder of Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort Picture this: A world-class Italian villa decorated with porcelain tile flooring, grandiose flat-screen TVs, and a California King—swimming in white goose down bedding. Sounds pristine, right? But for a man’s best friend? No. Dogs simply don’t appreciate these types of luxurious human … Continue reading Nurturing the True Nature of Man’s Best Friend – How to Think Like a Dog

June 10, 2014

The Importance of Understanding Canine Communication

By: Jessica Brennan, Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort Dog Handler The key to any productive and stable relationship is good communication. This is especially true in the bond shared between us and our canine companions. Since there is an obvious language barrier between our species, it is our responsibility to bridge this gap by learning how … Continue reading The Importance of Understanding Canine Communication

June 4, 2014

Dogfight Etiquette Part I

By Jessica Brennan – Dr. Boyd’s Pet Resort Handler Let me describe a scenario to you. A scenario that I’m sure we have all found ourselves in at one point or another. It’s a beautiful Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining, the breeze is cool and there’s not a single cloud in sight; only free, … Continue reading Dogfight Etiquette Part I

June 1, 2014

Holiday Pet Hazards!

The holidays are a fun and exciting time! From decorations, to shopping, vacations, and delicious holiday treats. Our pets, as part of our families, often are able to partake in some of the holiday festivities. While this is a great way to get some awesome Instagram and Facebook pictures, it can be a dangerous time … Continue reading Holiday Pet Hazards!

May 19, 2014


I. Our dog guests may have up to 12 hours or more of play per day! This can lead to a variety of predictable situations….. 1. Some dogs may be very tired when they go home, especially if they had a multiple day stay with us. This decrease in energy will often last 12-48 hours. … Continue reading DOGS HAPPEN!!!

May 14, 2014

12 Dog Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention

Knowing when a health problem is a serious concern can be a tough call. This makes it a little easier. Dr. Eric Barchas | Jul 16th 2013 For several years I have worked as an emergency veterinarian. As the title implies, that means I treat emergencies. But what is a veterinary emergency anyway? How can … Continue reading 12 Dog Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention

April 6, 2014

Traveling with your Pet!

If you are thinking about traveling with your pets, here’s what you need to know! With pet-friendly hotels, cabins, and resort spots popping up all over the map, traveling with your best friend has never been easier. But while jetting off without planning in advance sounds romantic, it can cause sticky situations if your dog … Continue reading Traveling with your Pet!

March 30, 2014

Heartworm Prevention!

Are you ready for spring? Along with the warm weather and longer days, it is also mosquito season… Mosquitos have the potential to spread the life-threatening Heartworm Disease. How does my pet contract heartworm? If a mosquito that is carrying heartworm larvae bites your pet, the heartworm can move to the pulmonary arteries of the … Continue reading Heartworm Prevention!