Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish
Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish

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Best Friends Pet Care : The Dog Dish

Dogs Having The Best Summer Ever

Dogs having the best summer ever

Summer is a time of vacations and travel or simply relaxing at home for a staycation. As much as we would love for our dogs to accompany us on all of our adventures, we often must leave our furry friends at home in the care of someone we trust.

But fret not! Best Friends Pet Hotel is your pet’s version of a vacation. With Labor Day weekend quickly approaching, the fun is just heating up! Pools, forts, bubbles, and Doggy Day Camp parties are just a few of the ways your pup is sure to have a great end to their summer!

Here are some dogs that are having the best summer ever at Best Friends Pet Hotel.

Dogs playing with bubblesIs there any happier sight than dogs playing with bubbles?

Dog Birthday PartyMarley is all smiles on his birthday.

Dog Under The Sea Themed PartyThis cutie enjoys an ‘Under The Sea’ themed Doggy Day Camp party.

Puppy Bowling PartyThese pups know bowling isn’t just for humans.

Doggy Luau PartyJust “lei-ing” around!

Dogs in a poolTaking a dip in the doggy pool.

Under The Sea Dog PartyThis cutie is enjoying Doggy Day Camp!

dog in a fortForts are fun!

Solar Eclipse DogThis handsome fella enjoyed the Solar Eclipse.

dog birthdayGoing head first into the birthday fun!

All smiles dogPatiently waiting for treats.

Pool side dogKickin’ it pool side.

Dog SlideSliding into Summer fun!

Dog Waiting For TreatsIf you give puppy eyes long enough, the humans may give you treats, right?

 

If you have yet to book your pet’s last summer vacation at Best Friends, reserve their spot today!

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Check The Chip

Check the chip day

What is ‘Check The Chip Day’ you ask? August 15th is a day to raise awareness with pet owners to register and update their pet’s microchip. Though many Americans have their pets microchipped, only about 60% are actually registered or have up-to-date information in the microchip registry.

Did you know that microchipped dogs are more than twice as likely to be returned home to their owners and microchipped cats are more than 20 times as likely to be returned to their owners? It’s true! Registering and updating your pet’s microchip can make all the difference when finding a lost pet and helping them get back home to you.

If your pet is already microchipped, you can look up the details to ensure their chip has updated owner information, here. If your pet has yet to be microchipped, make an appointment with your vet as soon as you can.

Make sure to check out this video about why you should microchip your pet!

 

Source: https://www.avma.org/Events/pethealth/Pages/Check-the-Chip-Day.aspx

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Be Heartworm Free! Protect Your Pet Today

Be Heartworm Free!

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease is a life threatening parasitic disease caused by a long, thin worm that lives in the blood vessels and heart of infected cats and dogs. The disease is spread by mosquitoes that bite a dog or cat with the Heartworm infection and then passes it on to another dog or cat. The microscopic worms in the infected dog or cat will grow into a parasite exceeding a foot in length. The disease impacts the lungs, arteries of the lungs, and the heart. Symptoms include tiring, coughing, weight loss, and heart failure.

The disease is present in most parts of the United States, especially in locations that have subtropical climates like those of the southeast, Gulf states, and Hawaii where mosquitoes are common. Heartworm disease can be diagnosed through a blood test and treated with a once-monthly prescription tablet. Preventative medicines are available only through your veterinarian, and it is recommended by the American Heartworm Society (AHS) to take a year-round preventative in Heartworm endemic states.

Heartworm Disease

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Fast Facts

It is estimated that a million dogs in the U.S. have Heartworm disease today.

  • It only takes one bite from an infected mosquito to spread Heartworm disease to a pet.
  • Heartworms can live up to 5-7 years if left untreated in dogs and 2-3 years in cats.
  • Heartworm season is year-round. Protect your pet with a monthly preventative.
  • Dogs and cats should be tested for Heartworm every 12 months.
  • Heartworm prevention is much less expensive than treatment. Treatment can cost more than 15x that of a year’s worth of Heartworm preventative.

Source - Pet Place and American Heartworm Society

Make an appointment today with your veterinarian to protect your dog or cat from Heartworm disease.

Tags: Heartworm, Pet health, Pet Safety
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