February is Pet Dental Health Month so 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 recently had a veterinary dental specialist join our Best Friends family. His name is Dr. Gary Goldstein and, not only is he our new Chief Medical Officer, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and is certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
Best Friends professional Trainers recommend that you begin training your dog as soon as he arrives in your home. This will avoid irksome problems and let your new pooch know what’s expected of him.
January 22nd is National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! In celebration of this feline holiday, the Dog Dish writers asked one of our staff kitties, Lulu Kitty, to sit down for an interview with us (between naps of course), and ask us some of the more pressing questions she has about life as the world’s most pampered house cat.
Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and sharing food and fun with our family and friends. Of course we would want to include our furry family members in the merriment! When it comes to enjoying this Thanksgiving with our pets though, we have to be very careful to not accidentally make them ill.
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.
Anyone who is owned by a cat knows that cats are very opinionated about going to the vet’s office. Unfortunately, cats can be really good about hiding signs of illness so routine veterinary visits are an important part of making sure your kitty stays healthy.
Summer is flying by! Use a few vacation days to take advantage of the summer while it lasts. After you've booked your hotel stay, give us a call to book your pet's vacation at Best Friends. You can relax while your pet enjoy's a vacation full of pool parties, bedtime stories and suite treats. Call today or click here to book online.
How many of us have come home to find that our beloved dog has destroyed the sofa cushions or worse, chewed up your favorite pair of shoes. This may be due to a problem called separation anxiety. Separation anxiety (SA) is actually one of the most common behavioral problems seen in dogs. Not only can SA manifest as destructive chewing behavior but dogs with SA may bark, howl, dig, or urinate and defecate in the house when left alone.
What is leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is caused by bacterial organisms called Leptospira which is spread via the urine of infected animals. These bacteria can be shed in the soil and water which can then serve as a source of infection for dogs.