Dog bite prevention: Do you know what to do?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dirty Dog Pet Photo Contest ended Monday night and we are happy to say it was a big splash. We laughed, we cried, we saw so many muddy mutts! With all of these dogs in desperate need of a deep clean grooming, the judges had the tough task of choosing only ten winners. It was a mucky job, but someone had to do it!
As responsible pet parents, you understand the importance of preventive medicine and annual wellness visits. To make the most of these visits, the team at Best Friends has developed a list of the top 5 questions you should ask your vet during your next visit.