Friday, January 7, 2011

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winter Safety*

Elementary Winter Safety for Your Pet

With Jack Frost nipping at those cold, wet noses, keeping your pet safe is essential. Best Friends pet experts offer the ABC's of winter pet care:

Avoid antifreeze spills. Pets love the sweet taste and will lap it up when it is not properly stored or disposed of. Anti-freeze poisoning requires immediate veterinary treatment.

Bang on the hood of your car before starting it. Outdoor cats have been known to sleep under the hoods of cars, where it is warmer.

Clean your pet's paws, legs and belly after being outside. Salt and chemicals used to melt ice may stick in a pets' pads or coat, causing illness if it is licked off.

Dress your pet for the weather. Short haired breeds, puppies and kittens may need a sweater or coat. Even long-haired dogs who enjoy the brisk weather should have access to a warm, dry shelter. Be sure not to leave any dog outside too long when the temperature is below freezing.

Exercise your pet! Active play or an invigorating walk will keep blood flowing and weight down. Some time spent with you will also do wonders keeping the winter blues away.

Feed accordingly - dogs who spend time outdoors in the cold need extra food for energy. Those who prefer to laze in the warm indoors may need to lower their calorie intake to compensate for less exercise.

Guard your pets when they cuddle up in front of the fireplace. It may be warm and cozy, but sparks and cinders present a danger. Watch for any respiratory problems from fumes, especially in older pets.

Have plenty of fresh water available at all times. Be sure outdoor water bowls do not freeze over, and avoid using metal dishes.

I.D. tags should be kept on your pet at all times. Pets who are off leash can lose their scent in ice and snow. More dogs are lost in winter than in any other season.

Join a Doggie Daycare or playgroup. It's a great way to keep your pet active and sociable.

Keep up your pet's regular grooming routine. The increased heat and low humidity in a home can result in dry skin and shedding. Frequent brushing helps remove dead hairs and skin, and stimulates oil glands.

Lakes and ponds pose a particular threat. A pet can fall through the ice, and not be able to climb out on his own. Keep your pet with you at all times.

Most importantly, use common sense and exercise caution. Enjoy the snow and brisk temperatures, and then enjoy a warm cuddle with your best friend.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Angel Tree for Pets in Need

Help out a pet in need this Holiday Season at Best Friends Petcare.

During the Holiday Seasons we set up our tree and put up the most important decorations... the animal shelter ornaments! Our tree is covered in ornaments that have a picture of an animal at a local shelter with a description of their personality. You can choose a homeless pet and donate a gift to them or contact the shelter if you decide you want to take one home! Whatever you chose you can be sure your gift of a toy, bone, bed, or food will bring the gift of happiness this holiday season to a pet at Lowell Humane Society, Nashua Humane Society or one of the many other rescue or shelter groups participating this year and they can have something to call their very own. And anyone that donates can sign their pets name on one of the dog bones in the spirit of giving and it will be displayed in our lobby. Please help us help our local pets in need. Thank you and Happy Holidays from Best Friends Petcare in Tyngsboro!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our Thanksgiving Day Feast

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This year we had our annual Turkey Day Feast with all the trimmings.  Pet guests had a chance to sign up for a holiday meal including turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots, peas & a biscuit! We even had leftovers day on Friday! That turkey didn't stand a chance. Donations were collected for local area pet shelters to help keep their guests warm and well fed too. To book your four legged best friend's reservation over this holiday season call us at (978)-649-8585. Rooms are filling up fast! And remember to sign up for the holiday meal!

Monday, November 15, 2010

School is in Session! Best Friends Welcomes New Trainer Lynne!

Best Friends would like to welcome it's newest trainer Lynne! Call 978-649-8585 to sign up for classes today!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Harley!

The fur was flying, bubbles were popping, & the chase was foot as Harley celebrated her 1st Birthday with 22 of her best friends. She shared cake & ice cream & lots of snuggles & licks all day long at Best Friends Doggy Day Camp. To schedule your four legged friends Birthday call 978-649-8585 and ask us for details.  Happy Birthday Harley!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Howl-o-Ween A few more photos...

A howling good time was had by all that stopped by for our Halloween Meet up Party. We gave out prizes for Silliest, Most Original &Scariest Costume, enjoyed Bobbing for Apples, and Dancing the Monster Mash!   To register for fun at our next event go to and become a small medium or large breed meet up member! When you do check out more cute photos of our friends having fun at the party. Or call us at 978-649-8585 for more details!