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!
Today is World Spay Day!
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Ask The Vet- Chocolate Dangers for Dogs
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.
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Make Halloween a Treat – Not a Trick – for the Family Pet
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.
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Help Pets Affected by the Colorado Floods
The recent floods in Colorado have been both terrifying and devastating. Hundreds are homeless and many have been separated from their pets.
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Keep Pets Cool during the Dog Days of Summer
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.
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Don’t Let your Dog Become a 4th of July Runaway
Did you know this is peak season for runaway dogs?
Independence Day celebrations can last for a week or longer, and the fireworks and firecrackers associated with the fun can cause dogs to hide or run away trying to escape the noise. As pet owners, we need to take some extra precautions to keep our pets safely at home.
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Helping Moore Save its Family Pets
The task facing the Oklahoma animal welfare community is massive: not only are there lost pets who must be rescued and cared for until they can be reunited with their family, but many families have no way to care for their pets now that they have lost their homes.
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The devastating tornadoes that left hundreds homeless in the Oklahoma City metro area Monday also separated many families from their beloved pets.
Best Friends Pet Care is collecting donations to help The Central Oklahoma Humane Society in its efforts to save pets lost during the storm and reunite them with their families. Pet lovers are invited to make a donation by stopping into or calling any Best Friends Pet Care center nationwide.
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Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween
Halloween is just around the corner and many pet owners are eager to include the family pet in the festivities. Unfortunately, trick-or-treating can turn ugly if an excited dog dashes off in pursuit of costumed children with bags of candy.
No one wants to spend Halloween night in the emergency room with an injured child, or roaming the dark streets in search of a lost pet, so we asked some of Best Friends professional trainers to share their top tips for keeping everyone safe.
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Get Ready for “Take Your Dog to Work” Day
A team of human health researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University recently announced they had completed a study showing that dogs in the workplace not only reduce employee stress, but actually increase job satisfaction and work commitment!
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