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.
Tails will be wagging on Saturday, Sept. 13 when Best Friends Total Pet Care celebrates the opening of its new full-service veterinary hospital at 8224 Bash St, Indianapolis.
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.
With all of the demands on our time these days, sometimes remembering to take our furry family members in for a check-up seems like just one more thing on ever-growing to do list. A little investment of time now however, may save you and your pet a lot of care (and money) down the road.
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.
We asked our employees at each of our 53 locations to participate in a company wide employee photo contest. We've seen some of the great photos they take on a daily basis for our Best Friends Photo Program, so we knew they were going to blow us away with their entries. And that they did. We received everything from photos of dogs running and playing to pets playing doctor! See for yourself in this video compilation.
With a growing company of over 50 pet care and veterinary centers, we think it's important to recognize each and every location as a valued and unique member of our Best Friends family. That's why we'd like to introduce the Best Friends Spotlight Series here on our Dog Dish blog where we will celebrate the unique attributes and staff from each of our locations.