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Canine Influenza Vaccine Requirement – What You Must Know

By |2019-06-14T11:59:07-04:00June 14th, 2019|

Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection of dogs that is caused by an influenza A virus. The COMBO Canine Influenza vaccine, which covers both the H3N8 and H3N2 viruses, is a series of two vaccines given two to four weeks apart.  To help keep Best Friends Fur EverSM guests healthy and prevent the spread of canine influenza, this vaccine is a requirement for all Best Friends Fur Ever canine guests (boarding, daycare, grooming, training). To be proactive in reducing the risk to our canine guests, Best Friends Fur Ever is implementing a mandatory requirement [...]

Shaving Your Dog for Summer

By |2019-08-23T12:53:44-04:00May 23rd, 2019|

With the summer heat upon us, many think that shaving their fluffy four legged friend is a great idea to help keep them cool on hot, humid days, but most animal care professionals agree that shaving your dog may not be the best idea for your pup. For double-coated dog breeds like huskies, malamutes, Burmese mountain dogs, and others, their double coat keeps them warm in the winter AND cool in the summer.  Did you know dogs are able to shed different coats depending on the season?  Their double layer of fur helps them to regulate their body temperature [...]

Hidden Hazards for Your Dog

By |2019-05-16T15:28:28-04:00May 16th, 2019|

 17 Hidden Yard Hazards You May Be Accidentally Exposing Your Dog To Now that spring is here, we’re spending more time outdoors enjoying our yards and blooming plants and so are our dogs!  While your yard can be a wonderful and relaxing place to spend time with your dog, you should always be aware of some of the common items found in your yard that can cause serious harm to your dog. Azaleas and Rhododendrons - These plants contain a chemical called grayanotoxins that can affect a dog’s skeletal and cardiac muscle. All parts of these plants are considered [...]

Why You Should Send Your Dog to Daycare

By |2019-05-16T15:29:17-04:00May 3rd, 2019|

Dog's need mental stimulation.  When they don't get that stimulation, they get bored. When they get bored, they get creative and start to do things around the house you don't want them doing. Here is a great video we have describing the importance of socialization for your dog.  Take a couple minutes to watch and share with a friend who might benefit from this information. WATCH NOW

Assisted Canine Care

By |2019-05-16T15:29:34-04:00April 18th, 2019|

HELPING CARE FOR BELLA - Assisting Canine Care Case Study Preface This is a story about one of our clients who utilized our daycare services to help her monitor her dog during its recuperation following a medical emergency.  Although this example illustrates an extreme case, it underscores the need for dog owners to have options for assisted care for their dogs while the owner works and their dog recuperates.   Executive Summary In 2018, Bella Zbozny, a 7-year-old German shepherd, sustained a spinal stroke and suffered paralysis of her hind quarters.  Her owner, Jennifer, brought Bella to Best Friends [...]