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

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Tips To Keep The Ticks Away

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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 head shaking, a small bump, loss of appetite and more. Here are some tips to help your pet stay tick-free this season:

  1. Preventative Medications

Preventative Medication is one of the best ways to keep your pet tick-free. There are several options for topical and oral preventative medications, some only need to be distributed once per month. Ask your veterinarian what they suggest for your pet.

 

  1. Treat the Yard

Trimming trees, bushes and your lawn can help to reduce the number of ticks that populate your backyard. There are even household and yard spray treatments available.

 

  1. Tick Collars

An additional prevention method is a collar that can repel ticks. Though they mainly help protect your pet’s head and neck from ticks, it can still be a useful way to help prevent your pet from getting ticks.

 

  1. Tick Shampoos

Medicated shampoos can usually kill ticks on contact. Medicated tick shampoos often need to be repeated every two weeks since the effective ingredients wear off.

 

  1. Check & Brush

If you and your pet frequently visit wooded areas or places where ticks are present, it’s important that you check your cat or dog for ticks. Long haired pets, especially, can hide those sneaky ticks.

 

Consult your veterinarian today to see what prevention method is best for your pet. And don’t forget to keep your pet’s fur clean and trimmed this tick season. Request your pet’s grooming appointment today!

 

 

Sources:

Pet MD

 

 

Share your photos and videos with us! Did you score a video of Sparky catching a fly ball while jumping into the pool? Did you snap a cute photo of Fluffy in a sleeping slumber? Send your best photos and videos of your pets to marketing@bestfriends.net for a chance to be featured.

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5 Benefits of Having Your Pet Professionally Groomed

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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:

1. Regular visits to the groomer could help detect (and get rid of) those pesky fleas or ticks on your cat or dog.

2. Grooming helps to remove dead hair, dirt, and dandruff. It also helps bring out the natural oils in your pet’s fur.

3. Nail trims reduce the risk of snagging and infection. They also help with your dog’s posture!

4. Having your fur baby’s teeth brushed helps to reduce the risk of Periodontal disease.

5. Bathed pets are nice smelling pets! Nobody wants a stinky pet.

 

Book your pet’s Grooming appointment, today!

 

 

SOURCES:

1. Vet Street

2. Pet MD

3. Vet Info

 

Share your photos and videos with us! Did you score a video of Sparky catching a fly ball while jumping into the pool? Did you snap a cute photo of Fluffy in a sleeping slumber? Send your best photos and video

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Best Friends Groomers Honored at SuperZoo

We’re excited to share some great news: Best Friends was honored with a Cardinal Crystal Award for outstanding achievement in grooming at SuperZoo last month.

The awards are sponsored by Cardinal Pet Care, a manufacturer and marketer of retail dog products, and are presented annually at the World Pet Association’s national pet retailer show. SuperZoo was held in Las Vegas, July 22 -24.  Groomers from around the world showcase their talent in the international grooming competitions during the expo.

Now in their 25th year, the awards celebrate “the best and the brightest” in the pet grooming industry in eight categories. Best Friends was recognized as the top retail grooming salon chain of the year, recognizing the consistently high performance of the company’s grooming staff at all of our locations.

The award is presented to a company with five or more locations that maintains “the highest standards of professionalism and customer service,” and is “a positive reflection on the industry.” You can read more about the awards here.

Thanks to all our grooming teams for the great work they do every day with our pet clients.

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