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!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Howl-o-ween Small Medium & Large Breed MeetUps

Here are some photos from yesterdays Howl-o-ween Meet up! More to follow...Please call us to sign your Trick or Treater up for our Doggy Day Camp and Puppy Playgroup Halloween Parties on Friday! 978-649-8585.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Shadow! Patriot's Fans TailGate Party

Shadow celebrated his 3rd Birthday with his Best Friends at Doggy Day Camp.  True Patriot's Fan's played games including Follow the Quarterback, 40yard dash, Tackle at the End Zone & Bobbing for Footballs! Prizes were given out for best Team Spirit.  If you want to have your best friend join the fun every week day from 7am-6pm Call Best Friends at (978) 649-8585

Monday, September 20, 2010

"BARK" tacular Savings 50% off Retail

Best Friends is having "BARK" tacular Savings 50% OFF on ALL RETAIL items from September 1st- September 29th, 2010. Come and visit our gift shop to stock up on gifts and goodies for YOUR best friend while supplies last.  Feel free to browse around and while you are shopping have Fifi or Fido pampered at our full service luxury salon & spa. To book an appointment with a stylist call 978-649-8585.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Puppy Playgroup

Sign your Best Friend up for Puppy Playgroup at Best Friends Pet Care in Tyngsboro.  Puppies under under 6mo will have hours of fun learning valuable social skills while making new friends in a safe comfortable environment supervised by a staff that LOVES pets! This program runs Monday-Saturday from 7am-6pm. Call us today at 978-649-8585 for more details. Stay tuned to learn more about Doggy Day Camp for pets older than 6months!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Steps for Pets

Hey guys! The Lowell Humane Society Steps for Pets is coming up fast.  Don't forget to register your furry friend soon to help us raise $$ for pets still looking for their forever home!  While you are there come visit our Best Friends Pet Care booth for a chance to win a Free Pampered Pooch Get Away weekend! Fifi or Fido will enjoy two nights boarding in a spacious2-room suite with an elevated bed and a comfy mattress plus: a walk or playtime each day followed by a "suite" treat or ice cream break with bottled water and a bedtime story or cuddle session each evening. Hope we see everyone there!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Billy & Eddie!

                                                                                                                                                              This August we celebrated Billy Eddie's birthday in Doggy Day Camp with lots of fun & games! Their friends raced through Tunnels and splashed during Swim Races, made their way through an Agility Obstacle Course, and played Red Light Green Light! Refreshments included a bone shaped doggy cake from the Barkery and Lick a Lots organic peanut butter & banana frozen yogurt treats!
Best Friends Doggy Day Camp offers hours of fun and plenty of activity supervised by certified couselors who love to spend their day entertaining your pet! Sign your pet up for Doggy Day Camp today by calling 978-649-8585. We can't wait to hear from you!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dry Pet Food Linked To Salmonella

Can your pets food be making your family sick? A recent link between dry pet food and salmonella has been found and was discussed this morning on ABC news. Simply washing our hands after feeding Fifi or Fido can reduce the risk of spreading salmonella from contaminated kibble to our human family.  Go to and read "How Pet Food May Be Making Your Child Sick" to find out more on how you can protect your loved ones. Recently Iams & Eukanuba had a voluntary recall of some of their products as a precautionary measure. No cases of salmonella poisoning have been found. Visit for a full listing of UPC codes on recalled products.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Kids & Dogs Can Have Fun in the Summer Sun!

It's summer time! A great time for both kids and pets to enjoy the nice weather at a park, a beach, or just playing around in the neighborhood.  A recent article in the Lowell Sun talks about how to teach your kids to respect dogs.  Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on how kids & pets can have fun this summer and be safe! For more information visit
Wait: until kids are older than 4yrs before getting a family pet.
Supervise: Never leave small childer or babies alone with a pet.
Be Cautious: Teach your children to be cautious around pets and not to bother them while sleeping or eating.
Ask First:  Childern should ask an owner for permission 1st before petting.
Don't Run: Tell kids to stay still if a strange dog comes up to them. Dogs naturally love to chase!
Treat bites immediately: Wash small wounds with soap and water. Seek medical attention for larger wounds.

Monthly Best Friends has small medium and large breed dog meet up groups in an all indoor air conditioned play arena where your furry friend can romp and play to get out of the heat. Become a member at

Thursday, July 8, 2010

TD Bank Pet Appreciation Day!

         July 10th TD Bank is celebrating Pets! If you bring your pet in to the Middlesex Road branch in Tyngsboro you will get a prize!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Hey everyone! We are having our monthly meet up this Sunday to celebrate Summer & Independence day! Small breed dogs from 11:00am-1pm & Medium & Large breed dogs from 1:00pm -3pm. Anyone wearing  Red White & Blue will get a special treat so bring out those bandannas & t-shirts! We are going to have an Ice Cream eating Contest & the splashy pool will be out too. Don't Forget:  Meet up members can shop in our retail area for 10% discount on meet up days! Come on down for Fun times with your furry friend this weekend.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Matter of Trust Donation Collections Still in Full Swing

                                       The Matter of Trust Organization is still collecting hair for a good cause & Bruno is happy to get in line to donate his excess shedding fur to help protect the animals along the Gulf Coast. If you and your furry friend are too please Call Best Friends Salon to schedule an appointment today! Call 978-649-8585 to make an apppointment for a haircut or shedicure and cool down for the summer months while helping the environment. Check out this webside for more details!

Friday, June 4, 2010

You are Cordially Invited to Best Friends Doggy Day Camp Prom!

               Best Friends in Tyngsboro is iniviting all current campers to THE PROM! Monday June 7th from 7am until 6pm Doggy Day Campers can put on their dancing shoes & socialize with friends. The festivities will start with a pre-prom photo shoot, then on to fun prom activities and a chance to be named Best Friends Prom King and Queen!
Call us today at 978-649-8585 to RSVP or schedule a Pampered Pet Package Grooming Appointment so you can look & feel your best for the big day.  Don't keep your date waiting!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Raise the RUFF!

Come support your local humane society at this fun event in Lowell. For details go online to or call 978-452-7781 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Help Is On The Way!

If you  Love Your Pet but don't love all the Shedding, Vacuuming, & Sweeping now is great time to schedule a grooming appointment! All that unwanted hair & fur can be useful afterall. 
To schedule an Appointment with our Grooming Salon Please call 978-649-8585.   

Friday, May 14, 2010

Say Cheese!

Hey everybody!  Our local Walgreens is holding a Pet Photo Shoot!  Get your favorite furry friends all spiffed up for this special occasion and help the Nashua Humane Society too! For more information call Walgreens at 978-891-2907.  If you'd like to schedule a grooming or brush out to help your pet look their best for the big day call Best Friends at 978-649-8585.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Save that Fur! How your Best Friends Can Help Clean up the Gulf!

Hello Everyone!
I'm sure you have all heard about the massive oil spill in the Gulf. We can help with the clean up efforts in a unique saving the fur collected when we brush or trim our pets! A non profit organization called Matter of Trust is collecting donations of clean hair and fur of all kinds to clean up the oil in the ocean. Hair is hydrophobic which means it repels water. It is also great for absorbing oil...which is why we wash...greasy hair means hair that collects oil! So Matter of Trust has volunteers making devices called hair booms out of recylced hair and nylons which are placed in the water to soak up the oil. You and your furry Best Friends can help us collect hair to donate to the cause during your regular grooming process! Just save clean hair or fur when you brush or trim at home and bring to Best Friends or schedule an appointment with one of our Groomers today! Call us at 978-649-8585 and let us know you want to help save the Gulf! Check out this video to learn more.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wanna Go For A Walk?!

As the weather turns warmer, many nature lovers are ready to hit the road with their favorite furry pals.   Walking around your neighborhood or hiking a trail in the woods with your pet is great exercise for everyone and a wonderful chance to bond.  Linwood Animal Hospital sent out a recent article by Jen Reeder from the American Animal Hospital Association (May/June 10 Volume 5 Issue 3) to help pet owners take a few simple precautions in advance to keep this fun activity safe! 
Be Aware of Local Leash Laws
  Bring Water Trash Bags Toys
Pavement can get hot on a sunny day.
For more information check out some of the following sites! search "hiking with dogs" click on "pet tips" click on "tips for hiking safely with your dog"