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June 15, 2015

Is Your Pet Microchipped?

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Is your pet microchipped?

Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Safety

June 11, 2015

June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

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At Best Friends Pet Care, we celebrate cat adoption year-round. But, we do an extra celebration in June for National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. All month long, we will be showcasing adoptable, lovable cats that are available for adoption near our center locations. If you are interested in adopting a shelter cat for the first time, there are a few things you need to know before you bring your kitty home.

Tags: Cats

June 02, 2015

Dog Bite Prevention

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Dog bite prevention: Do you know what to do?

Tags: Dogs, Pet Safety

May 18, 2015

What To Do If Your Dog Has Allergies

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Just like people, dogs can show allergic symptoms when their immune systems begin to recognize certain substances or allergens as dangerous. These allergies can be problematic when inhaled, ingested or contact a dog’s skin. As the body tries to rid itself of these substances, a variety of skin, digestive and respiratory symptoms can appear.

Tags: Cats, dog allergies, Dogs, pet allergies, Pet Health

May 14, 2015

Canine Flu: What you should know

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Many of you have already heard that there is an epidemic of canine influenza (flu) occurring in the Midwest. Researchers have found that this most recent outbreak is due a strain of flu not previously seen here in the US. So what does this mean to you as a responsible and educated pet parent? Here are some FAQs to help you understand this disease and what you can do to protect your dog.

Tags: Uncategorized

May 11, 2015

May Is National Pet Month!

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May is National Pet Month -- What a perfect time to show your furry friend how much you care about them! Whether your pet is a dog, cat, horse, bird or any other amazing animal, our pets are there for us and never ask for anything in return. During National Pet Month, we are encouraging pet owners and potential pet owners to reflect on responsible pet ownership while celebrating their furry family members. So, how can you celebrate National Pet Month?

Tags: Cats, Dogs

May 05, 2015

Cancer in pets: What are the signs?

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Did you know that cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death for dogs and cats in the US and that 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer during their life time? Part of being an educated and proactive pet parent is recognizing the signs of illness in our furry family members. As part of Pet Cancer Awareness month in May, we wanted to share with you some tips to about the signs of cancer in pets so that you can help keep your furry family healthy.

Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health

April 24, 2015

What do YOU know about Lyme Disease?

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April is Prevent Lyme in Dogs Month, so all of us at Best Friends want to help you become a little more knowledgeable about this disease and what you can do to protect your furry family members.

Tags: Dogs, Pet Health

April 20, 2015

Pet First Aid: Are you ready for an emergency?

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What would you do if your pet had a medical emergency? Do you know what to do if your cat cuts his leg on something in the yard? What if your dog gets overheated playing in the park? April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month so as part of our ongoing quest to help you be a superstar pet parent, here are some tips to help you be prepared in the event of an emergency.

Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Pet Safety

April 07, 2015

Toxic Foods, Plants and Household Items for Pets

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We always look after the animals in our homes, but oftentimes, our pets often “take care” of us in ways beyond imagination. Pets are amazing creatures that bring joy and happiness into our lives, so it's important that we treat and take care of them like family.

Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Pet Safety

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