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April 19, 2017

Study Shows Positive Effect of Pets on Young People

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We’ve long known that pets are beneficial for lowering blood pressure and relieving stress, but now we have some evidence that they make us better people too!

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Tags: Best Friends Spotlight, best friends news, Pet Facts

March 28, 2017

Cats & Heartworm Disease

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Since it is heartworm awareness month we thought we would discuss heartworm disease in cats. Yes, cats. Most people may not think that their cat can get heartworm disease and may not bother using heartworm preventive for their cat. The truth is, cats can get this devastating infection just like dogs can and even indoor cats are susceptible. One study found that close to 30% of heartworm positive cats were strictly indoors! Mosquitos transmit heartworm infection, and how many times do we find those little buggers have gotten in the house?

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Tags: Cats, cat health, cat safety, Pet Health, heartworm

March 21, 2017

“Don’t chew on that!” Easter toxins every pet parent should be aware of!

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It’s Easter! Time for Easter baskets and Easter lilies! It is also time to remind all of our pet parents about things to be careful about around your pets this Easter season.

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Tags: Pet Safety, cat safety, dog safety, dog health, pet health, easter, cat health, spring

February 28, 2017

Pet Dental Health: More Important Than You Think!

February is Pet Dental Health Month and since today is the last day of February, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of keeping up with the dental health of our furry family members. Luckily for us, we have a veterinary dental specialist in our Best Friends family. Dr. Goldstein is not only our Chief Medical Officer, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and is board certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

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Tags: Dogs, Cats, Pets, tips, health, Ask a Vet, Dentistry, pet advice, Pet Health, Dental Health Month

February 16, 2017

The Two Most Common Feline Dental Issues

Since February is National Cat Health Month and also Pet Dental Month, we thought we would provide you with some information on the two most common dental issues seen in cats by veterinarians. 

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Tags: Cats, Vet, tips, health, pet info, Dentistry, Pet dental health month, preventative pet care

January 30, 2017

Watch Your Tone During Dog Training

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Matching tone to temperament is key for successful behavior training.

Did your mother ever tell you, “It’s not WHAT you say, it’s the WAY that you say it that matters”? We know that our tone of voice can often have a big impact on how someone will respond to something we are saying.

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Tags: Dogs, tips, pet behavior, dog training

December 05, 2016

Holiday Toxin Reminder

 

As the holiday season is approaching, below are some friendly reminders that we at Best Friends, as well as our pet parents should be aware of.

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Tags: safety, health

November 23, 2016

Best Friends Willow Grove Delivered a Special Thanksgiving Dinner to PSPCA Shelter Dogs

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Our own Best Friends Pet Hotel in Willow Grove teamed up with the Pennsylvania SPCA to deliver a delicious “Thanksgiving Dinner” to the resident shelter dogs at the organization’s Erie Avenue headquarters.

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Tags: Dogs, Thanksgiving, PSPCA

November 21, 2016

Well-Mannered Pets Welcome! Tips for Practicing “Petiquette” on Trips

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More and more often, pet parents are bringing their furry kids along on their travel adventures.  Most folks who are traveling with pets will need to stay at some kind of pet friendly accommodation. Fortunately, pet friendly hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals are abundant across the U.S. and Canada, and they’re easy to find and book. But before you head off to enjoy your temporary digs, make sure that you know what to expect, and that you and your pet are prepared. Planning ahead and following some sensible tips will ensure that your trip is fun, and that you BOTH will be welcomed back on your next adventure!

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Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Hotel, Pet Safety, pet travel, Pet Vacation, Uncategorized

September 06, 2016

Know Before you Go: Tips for a Safe and Happy Road Trip with your Pet

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Many pets love a road trip almost as much as their parents. But before you load up Rover and head off into the distance, make sure you’re thoroughly prepared for a long car trip with your pet. We’ve compiled some comprehensive, road-tested tips on what to do before you go, as well as how to manage along the way.

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Tags: Cats, cats, Dogs, dogs, pet advice, Pet Safety, pet travel, Pet Vacation, pets and road trips, pets and trips, safety, tips, Uncategorized

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