According the 2013 American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel, vaccines for cats can be divided into those that are essential (core) vaccines and those that are noncore but may be recommended based on risk of exposure.
Cat Vaccines 101
What To Expect During An Annual Exam
An annual examination is an important part of total care for your pet. Your pet ages at a much faster rate than the average human. So, a year in a dog’s or a cat’s life is equivalent to about 3-8 years in a human life, depending on the breed.
Making Bordetella Vaccines Easier on Pets AND Owners
Let’s face it–going to the veterinarian to receive vaccinations not always fun. Your pet doesn’t like the injection and will squirm, the technician may not be able to properly assist in keeping your pet still, you have to come back for another dose in a few weeks, and it might not be effective for several weeks.
Tags: Pet Health, Pet Safety, Uncategorized
What is Rabies? And Why is Vaccination Important?
Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Health, Pet Safety
Have you hugged a mutt today?
July 31st is National Mutt Day, a day dedicated to celebrating mixed breed dogs! As anyone who has ever owned a mutt can tell you, these guys have just as much to offer an any purebred dog and can take on a variety of important jobs such as therapy dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, and guide dogs.
July 15th: National Pet Fire Safety Day
Did you know that pets can often be involved in unintentionally starting a house fire? As a knowledgeable and proactive pet parent, here are some things to keep in mind to keep your home and your family safe.
All About Heatstroke in Pets
Summer is here, which means it’s about to get HOT, HOT, HOT! As we start to plan the ways we’re going to beat the heat this season, let’s not forget about our four-legged family members.
Tags: Pet Safety
Is your dog afraid of thunderstorms? It is not uncommon for dogs to be afraid of thunderstorms (or any loud noises from above) but their reaction to these noises can range from merely being nervous and shaky to chewing through drywall or breaking through windows. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix but there are some things you can do at home to help.
Tags: Dogs, Pet Safety, Uncategorized
Is Your Pet Microchipped?
Tags: Cats, Dogs, Pet Safety
June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month
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.