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January 30, 2017

Watch Your Tone During Dog Training

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Matching tone to temperament is key for successful behavior training.

Did your mother ever tell you, “It’s not WHAT you say, it’s the WAY that you say it that matters”? We know that our tone of voice can often have a big impact on how someone will respond to something we are saying.

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Tags: Dogs, tips, pet behavior, dog training

April 27, 2016

Socializing your new puppy: what you need to know

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Now that you have gotten (somewhat) used to the newest addition to the family, it’s time to start thinking about socialization? The key to having a happy and nonfearful dog, is to start training during puppyhood. Here are some tips on how to get started.

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Tags: dog training, Dogs, pet advice, pet behavior, Puppy, tips

April 20, 2016

So you have a new puppy – now what?

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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?

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Tags: Best Friends Spotlight, Dogs, dogs, pet advice, pet behavior, Pet Health, Puppies, Puppy, tips

April 13, 2016

Heartworms 101: Part 3

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So your dog or cat has been diagnosed with heartworm disease, now what? For dogs, there are approved medications and well established guidelines about how to treat depending on the severity of their disease. For cats, things are a bit trickier since there are no approved treatments for heartworm infection in cats. This is why prevention is so critical.

Let’s cover the basics of treatment for each species individually.

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Tags: Ask the Vet, Best Friends Spotlight, Cats, cats, Dogs, dogs, health, pet advice, pet behavior, pet health, pet info, tips, Vet

April 06, 2016

Heartworms 101: Part 2

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 So if you read the first part of our series (insert link), you now have a better sense of how these dreaded little creatures get into our pets. Now let’s talk about what they do once they get in there and how they can make our fur babies so miserable.

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Tags: Ask the Vet, Cats, Dogs, health, pet advice, pet behavior, Pets, preventative pet care

April 03, 2015

Dirty Dog Contest Winners Announced!

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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!

Tags: best friends news, Contest, cute, dog stories, Dogs, dogs, Facebook, funny dogs, Grooming, grooming, Instagram, pet behavior, Pets, photo contest

March 23, 2015

It’s Spring! Time to Start Thinking About Fleas and Ticks…

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Happy Spring! Can you believe that spring has officially begun? Time for spring cleaning, changing the batteries in the smoke alarms, and time to start thinking about spending some more time outdoors. Depending on where you live, this means that our furry family members will be outside more and will be exposed to those pesky fleas and ticks. Fortunately, as a responsible pet parent, you are going to be proactive about their protection.

Tags: Ask the Vet, Cats, cats, dog safety, Dogs, dogs, health, pet advice, pet behavior, Pet Health, pet health, pet info, Pet Safety, Pets, tips, Vet

March 02, 2015

The Best Friends Dirty Dog Pet Photo Contest

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Dirty Dogs Wanted!

Tags: best friends news, Contest, dog stories, Dogs, dogs, Facebook, funny dogs, grooming, Instagram, pet behavior, pet info, Pets, photo contest

January 26, 2015

Train Your Dog Week- Do You Know The Basics?

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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.

Tags: dog training, Dogs, dogs, pet advice, pet behavior, pet info, Pets, professional trainers, tips

January 22, 2015

Chatting with the cat: What would your cat ask you if they could?

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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.

Tags: Cats, cats, cute, holidays, pet advice, pet behavior, Pet Health, pet health, pet info, Pets, tips

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