What to Do If You See a Pet Left Out in the Cold

Arielle West Articles, Cats, Dogs

Cold weather can be deadly for pets. Without food, water and shelter they are at risk of hypothermia, frostbite and even death. Report any neglected animals to local law enforcement agencies. Read this article from the Humane Society to learn more about what you can do if you are concerned about a pet left out in the cold. You can …

Everything Old is New Again

Arielle West Articles, Bone & Joint, Digestive, Dogs, Featured Products, Nutrition & Health, Supplements

By Debra Manfield, Owner A new year often signals new and exciting things. It’s a time when we look to introduce new products to the store, add new services and learn new things. But sometimes, in our haste to embrace the new, we overlook some oldies. Take for instance the Carna4 product, Flora4, brought in as a supplement.  Made from …

Hounds for the Holidays! – Dog Safety Tips

Arielle West Articles, Dogs

From The Association of Professional Dog Trainers Holiday times can be joyful or a source of stress for all of us, and that goes for your dogs, too! With some advanced planning and a little training, you can make things more festive and fun for Fido and less stressful for you! Things to Keep in Mind Throughout the Holiday Seasons …

In Remembrance of Vicktory Dog Lucas

Arielle West Articles, Dogs, News

For those of you not familiar with the term “Vicktory Dogs,” it’s in reference to the rescued dogs from the notorious case of Michael Vick’s fighting dog operation. Lucas, the only dog the courts deemed unadoptable, was to live out his life in the care of Best Friends. Ironically, Lucas was the most social and well-behaved of all the dogs …

Heatstroke, a Painful Death

Arielle West Articles, Dogs, Nutrition & Health

If you think you are hot in the summer months, try wearing your winter jacket outside and see what it’s like for your pets. Overheating can cause your dog an agonizing death within minutes – yet it’s entirely avoidable. Please read Dr. Becker’s great informative article about heat exposure and how our pets are affected. Click for Article.

Should I Feed My Senior Pet a Senior Food?

Arielle West Articles, Bone & Joint, Cats, Digestive, Dogs, Nutrition & Health, Supplements, Weight

By Debra Manfield, Owner That depends. Is your pet overweight? Does your pet have problems with fats? Is your pet sedentary? Constipated? Does your pet suffer from arthritis? Some of you may think that if you answer yes to the questions above, then the answer would be yes! With a few exceptions, that would be incorrect. All the issues I’ve listed above …

Precautions of Feeding Raw Bones

Arielle West Articles, Cats, Dogs, Nutrition & Health, Pet Food, Treats

By Debra Manfield, Owner Despite the precautions outlined below, bones can become an important part of your dog’s diet. When fed responsibly, they can help with their dental, diet and mental health. Supervise your pet when feeding raw bones and manage your pack if you have a multi-dog household. Bones are high value resource and fights can break out. NEVER …