Fall has arrived! There is a change in the air, the kiddos are back at school, and yes, there are likely already Christmas decorations in the stores! Changes in the season also mean that there are new dangers to be aware of to keep our furry family members safe. Here are a few things you need to know to be “in the know” pet parent.
Do your pets love Halloween? Show us your cat’s best fang face, your dog howling at the moon or even your critter’s creative costume! Use your imagination and you could win one of three great prizes!
National Love Your Pet Day is February 20th, but at Best Friends we think every day is! Will you be treating your pet to extra snuggles or cookies today?
With Valentine’s Day comes an abundance of chocolate (hopefully)! While these sweet treats are a delight for us, they are not at all good for our furry family members. Chocolate contains caffeine as well as a compound known as theobromine which can cause hyperactivity, increased heart rate, tremors, and even death if ingested in large quantities. Baker’s chocolate or any kind of dark chocolate are the most concerning since these have the highest level of toxicity.
In 2014, be the person your dog thinks you are! There's no better New Year's resolution than that. Have a safe & happy New Year, from everyone here at Best Friends Pet Care!
Back in October of this year we delivered a van full of supplies to Animal Control Officer Mark Rudewicz, for the Heroes and Hounds program. Heroes & Hounds is a program he founded to help the military dogs and their handlers, overseas. He started collecting donations and putting together care packages for these teams about four years ago.
Every year at each of our locations, we have an Animal Angel Tree program that collects donations for shelter and rescue groups until the end of the year. Actually, since it began in December 2000, the Best Friends Pet Care Angel Tree campaign has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of food, toys and pet care products to more than 100 different shelters and rescues across the U.S. -- and dozens of pets have found new homes in time for the new year.
Children of all ages love Halloween – the costumes, the scary decorations and, most of all, the treats. But Halloween can be frightening – and even dangerous -- for the family dog and cat.