Now is the opportune time for a summer vacation. For many, this means an adventure in the great outdoors, a road trip to visit a national park, or visiting your local hiking trails. Though there is no better companion than your trusty dog in the outdoors, many national or local parks impose strict pet policies on where pets are allowed (if they’re allowed at all). Don’t leave Fido at home to miss out on all of the fun! Here 8 pet-friendly parks and trails:
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It may seem like a fun idea to bring your pet to a friend’s backyard BBQ or to the local park to enjoy the festivities of the holiday, but loud fireworks, bright lights, and being in an unfamiliar place can be a frightening combination to any pet. More pets go missing on the Fourth of July in the U.S., than any other day of the year. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe this Fourth of July:
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At Best Friends Pet Hotel, we want nothing but the best for your pet. As animal lovers, we truly see your pet as our own when they’re in our care. We know that boarding your pet can be a daunting or stressful experience for some, but we want to help make the process as seamless as possible for both you and your pet! Here are some tips for first-time boarders, from our team of pet care experts:
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Tick season is upon us and if you live in an area where ticks are abundant, you may want to take extra measures to keep your pet tick-free! Pets can contract a number of diseases from a single tick bite such as Lyme Disease, American Canine Hepatozoonosis, Cytauxzoonosis, Tick Paralysis and more! A few symptoms showing that your pet may have ticks or may have been bitten by a tick include: a fever, scabs, lots of headshaking, a small bump, loss of appetite and more. Here are some tips to help your pet stay tick-free this season:
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Have you ever wondered why your dog howls? Or why they bury bones in the backyard? Here are 10 questions and answers about dogs that you've always wanted to know!
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Spring is in the air! This means warmer weather and fur shedding for our pets. Not only can our Best Friends Groomers handle the fur, but they offer services to take care of all of your pet’s needs. Grooming your pet even has benefits besides looking fresh in their new ‘do! Here are 5 benefits of having your pet professionally groomed:
With Spring Break quickly approaching, a fun-filled family vacation may be on your horizons. From flights and hotel accommodations to road trip routes and car comfortability, most vacations require lots of planning. Prepping for a trip can take some coordinating, especially when trying to figure out what to do with the family dog or cat. If taking your fur-baby isn’t an option, don’t worry, they’ll love Play and Stay at Best Friends Pet Hotel! If you’re opting to bring your pet with you, here’s a checklist of 8 items you should prepare when traveling with your pet:
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.
Only a few short decades ago, buckling up was optional for drivers and their passengers, and people were generally unaware of the serious dangers posed by riding in cars without safety belts. Today, all that has changed. Everyone uses a seatbelt, and wisely so. Those riding in the front seat can reduce their risk of fatal injuries by 45 percent and their risk of moderate to critical injury by 50 percent, just by buckling up. In addition, rear seat passengers riding without seatbelts increase the death rate of front seat passengers by up to 5 times.
Is there anything better than a warm, wiggly, cuddly puppy? A new bundle of joy always brings smiles but also, responsibility. Making sure your new fur baby is healthy and well cared for now, will save you time and money down the road. So, what now?