Winter is hard on skin – for humans and for our pets. Indoor heat and cold arid air outside make skin dry and itchy. Many owners are unsure about the best way to keep their pets comfortable in winter. The solution is to keep up regular grooming schedules.
Did you begin the 2013 by making New Year’s resolutions? Perhaps to exercise more, eat better or spend more quality time with family and friends during 2013?
I just love holiday time! There are so many fun things to do and good things to eat. And everybody is in such a good mood!
Halloween is just around the corner and many pet owners are eager to include the family pet in the festivities. Unfortunately, trick-or-treating can turn ugly if an excited dog dashes off in pursuit of costumed children with bags of candy.
No one wants to spend Halloween night in the emergency room with an injured child, or roaming the dark streets in search of a lost pet, so we asked some of Best Friends professional trainers to share their top tips for keeping everyone safe.
From play dates in the park to visits to doggy day camp, dogs today spend lots of time in the company of other canines. This socialization trend is great for our best friends, but it’s important for pet parents to educate themselves about illnesses common among social canines.
The kids are getting ready to head back to school, and everyone in your family is excited about the new school year.
Every one, that is, except the family dog. Your normally well-behaved pet has adopted some undesirable behavior -- chewing on furniture, barking excessively or soiling in the house.
It is not always easy to keep a long- or thick-coated dog comfortable when the summer heat and humidity make man and beast wilt.
A dog’s coat – if well maintained -- actually serves as insulation against the heat, keeping a layer of cool air close to the skin. (Think of how the desert-dwelling Bedouin people dress in long robes and head coverings as protection against the sun and heat.)
The upcoming Fourth of July holiday week can be a difficult time for dogs afraid of loud noises. Fireworks can cause a dog to hide, bark excessively and even run away. Independence Day week is a peak time for lost dog reports.
We asked our panel of professional trainers for advice on helping pets make it through the noisy celebration.
To enter, create a board, title it “My Best Friends Personality,” then add a description of your pet’s personality to your board. Make sure your board contains each of the 10 pins listed above, in no particular order.
A team of human health researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University recently announced they had completed a study showing that dogs in the workplace not only reduce employee stress, but actually increase job satisfaction and work commitment!