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 toenjoy the festivities of the holiday, butloud fireworks, bright lights,and being in an unfamiliar place can be afrighteningcombinationto any pet.More pets go missing on the Fourthof 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:
Halloween is a time for dressing up in your favorite costume, trick-or-treating with the little ones, or going to parties. But pets can sometimes get spooked by all the festivities and costumes. To keep your pets safe, here are 5 tips for pet parents this Halloween.
Natural disasters bombard our cities and push people and pets alike out of their homes and fleeing to safety. Just recently, Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston and the rest of the Gulf Coast, placing many people and their pets in danger. Though residents may know of a hurricane and another natural disaster's pending arrival, there is only so much you can do given a few days warning. If you live in an area where you may be exposed to natural disasters like flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and more, you can never be too prepared. Here are 4 steps to create a disaster preparedness plan for you and your pet:
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Bowing, chasing, bouncy movements, play falling, self-handicapping, and friendly wrestling; These are all examples of healthy social play for dogs! Have you ever been curious about the benefits of your dog socializing wiht other dogs at Doggy Day Camp? We did a little research and found these three benefits of friendly social play for dogs: