The last Tuesday of February has been coined "World Spay Day" in an effort to make a positive impact on the pet overpopulation problem. If you're wondering whether or not to spay or neuter your pet, take a look at our list- the Top Five Reasons to Spay & Neuter Your Pet!
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 response to the question that was posted about thyroid diseases, here is a quick review of hypothyroidism in dogs.
We are so excited to have partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn of Norwalk, CT. Since they can't accept dogs into their guest rooms, we're doing it for them! Travelers coming to Norwalk, CT no longer have to leave their pets at home when staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. They can sign up for the Best Friend Pet Package and we'll take care of their furry family members. And it's super convenient since we are just two doors down from the hotel!
Here at Best Friends Pet Care, we are excited to announce that we have been expanding into the veterinary care realm! Our guests have grown to know us as the leader in providing the best pet boarding, grooming, training and doggy day camp, nationwide. But on top of our 41 pet care centers, we are now operating nine veterinary hospitals and growing fast. This means we are now able to provide veterinary and pet care expertise! A total pet care experience for both you and your pet!
When we turn back the clocks, it can be tempting to turn down the outdoor time with our pets. Shorter days and cooler weather make being outdoors less appealing. But, cutting back on outdoor exercise time can be a problem for our pets – especially for high-energy dogs in need of lots of active play.
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.
Now that the children are back in school, has the family dog started chewing on furniture, barking excessively, or messing in the house?
We love this post from Houzz.com! Click the image to see some really imaginative and interesting ways to make your house more pet friendly.
The dog days of summer are here and we humans aren’t the only ones suffering. For our canine best friends, long hot summer days in a house without air conditioning or a backyard without shade can be misery.