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Wagsworth Manor Has Reopened! Check Out Our Story on NBC10!

By Chelsea Harris | May 14, 2020

Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort’s reopening has been a great success! The staff is thrilled to see all our wagging-tailed friends again, and our clients have been eager to have their fur-kids head back to “school” – one dad arrived before we were opened on Monday and recorded a video of his dog going back for…

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Build Your Own Pet First Aid Kit

By Chelsea Harris | April 28, 2020

Did you know April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month? Now that many of us find ourselves with extra free time, it’s the perfect excuse to organize a first aid kit for our four-legged friends. If you already have a kit, you may want to refresh some items and make sure your supplies haven’t…

Dog getting a bath

6 Ways to Keep Your Pet Fresh Between Grooms

By Chelsea Harris | April 17, 2020

There are many memes and jokes about how all of our hair, nails, and eyebrows will look after the COVID-19 Stay At Home order is over, but what about our dogs? While we all may have…relaxed…our own grooming and hygiene standards lately, that doesn’t mean our furry friends have to follow suit. Help your pets…

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Fun, Homemade Toys to Keep You and Your Dog Happy

By Chelsea Harris | March 24, 2020

Hello from Wagsworth Manor! Our whole staff cannot wait to see you and your dogs again.  Right now, so many of us are working remotely, which means we may have dogs with us in our new “office.” Even though studies have shown dogs in the workplace can provide a calming atmosphere, by now you and…

Happy Thanksgiving

Thankful for a Happy and Healthy Pet

By Chelsea Harris | November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time for remembering what we are thankful for in life. For many, this includes their family, career, health, and equally as important, their furry friend! We can all get so caught up in our busy lives, we seldom take a moment to reflect upon the positive gifts that surround us. With this…

dog with mask

Tricks and Treats: How to Make Your Pets Halloween Less of a Fright

By Chelsea Harris | October 15, 2018

Did you know that Halloween is one of the most stressful nights for your pet after the Fourth of July? With a nearly endless stream of kids coming to the door, candy all around, and many spooky costumes, Halloween is filled with fun, comradery, and one heck of a sugar rush. So with this type…

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Back To School and Doggie Day Camp

By Chelsea Harris | September 20, 2018

With the transition from summer to fall, instead of going on walks and playing all day, parents are off to work and kids are back to school – leaving poor Fido behind! These changes not only impact your family’s routine, but your pet’s routine as well, and for some pets, these changes can lead to…

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Signs of Heatstroke in Dogs

By Chelsea Harris | August 23, 2018

Did you know that dogs do not perspire the same way humans do? In fact, the only sweat glands they have are on the pads of their feet. Instead of sweating, dogs use panting to cool themselves down and also a process called convection. Convection involves the contact with air movement to help cool down…

Dog chewing on a bone

Why is My Dog Chewing?

By Chelsea Harris | March 10, 2017

A common question I get asked in training is, “Why is my dog chewing?!” While chewing is a natural dog behavior – remember, they don’t have hands! – it is important to understand the reasoning behind it. Below are the 5 most common reasons dogs chew and how best to handle them.

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Athena the Agility Star!

By Chelsea Harris | January 30, 2017

We got the pleasure of meeting Athena, a seven month year old pit bull for the very first time this past week. She stole the staff’s heart very quickly!