Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

50% off Retail Sale!

Best Friends Pet Care is having a 50% off selected retail sale!

You can purchase a toy for your own dog, a gift for someone's pet or for one of the many dogs in the shelter. We are collecting donations for the local rescues and this would be a good time to buy the angels on the tree a toy for Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Harper Lawn Pet Memorial Gardens is open year round

HarperLawn Pet Memorial Gardens is one of the oldest and most beautiful pet cemeteries in Michigan. At this time of year, we are selling grave blankets and vases for the pets buried within our grounds.

We offer complete burial services, scheduled at your convience, as well as a chapel for private viewing.

We also offer private cremations, with the guarantee that your pet will be handled on an individual basis. We have a large selection of urns and pet chests available. We provide valet service where we will pick up your beloved at your home or the veterinarians office.

We understand the grief that comes with the loss of a beloved pet. Each and every pet is a valued family member. We offer a variety of services to assist all pet owners in choosing an option that is right for them. Whatever the choice, we are here to help.

HarperLawn Pet Memorial Gardens
33711 Harper Ave
Clinton Twp, MI 48035

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Holiday Feast!

Thanksgiving dinner was a huge success here at Best Friends Pet Care!  Every year we offer our boarding dogs a homemade turkey dinner (of course, mom and dad must approve first).
We roast the turkey right here and the smell drives the customers, dogs and staff crazy all day while it's roasting. It's wonderful that while the owners are off with their family, their beloved pets are still able to get a piece of home with their special dinner.

This year, all but 1 dog ate everything, even licked the bowl. The one dog chewed up her carrots and spit them out...can't blame her though, the turkey was delicious!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

How to Give A Cat A Bath

     Some people have the misconception that cats never have to be bathed.  That they somehow "lick" themselves clean.  Contrary to this belief cats do not have an enzyme in their salivia that resembles Tide.  Cats like their nemesis, the dog, do get dirty and have a variety of orders.       Now we all know that cats HATE water.  And we all know that giving a cat a sedative to ease this purpose is out of thw question.  So the best approach is to be sneaky and direct.  Remember now, this is not the dog who can be led to the tub with lies and a trail of Kibbles and Bits.  Although your cat has the advantage of smarts, quickness, and total lack of concern for have the advantage of size, strength, and the ability to wear protective garments.  Follow the easy steps below:
  1. Dress for the occasion, a 4 ply rubber wet suit is suggested, a long with a helmet, face mask, and welder's gloves.
  2. A bathtub with a glass enclosure is preferred to the one with the shower curtain.  A frenzied cat can shred a curtain in about 3.5 seconds.
  3. Prepare the bathtub area.  Have the Kitty Shampoo and towel in the bathtub before hand.  No...blow drying the cat after the bath is not suggested.  Draw the water making it a little warmer than needed as you still need to find the cat.  Position everything strategically in the shower, so you can reach it even if you are face down or prone in the tub.
  4. Find your cat and use the element of surprise.  Pick up your cat nonchalantly as if your were carrying them to their supper dish.  No need to worry about the cat noticing your strange attire, the cat barely notices you anyway.
  5. Once you have you cat in the bathroom, speed is essential.  In one signle liquid motion shut the door, shut the bathroom door, step into the tub enclosure, slide the glass door shut, dip the cat in the water and squirt him with shampoo. You have now begun one of the wildest 45 seconds of your life.
  6. Cats have no handles. Add the fact that he now has soapy fur, and the problem is radically compounded. Do not expect to hold on to him for more than two or three seconds at a time. When you have him, however, you must remember to give him another squirt of shampoo and rub like crazy. He'll then spring free and fall back into the water, thereby rinsing himself off. (The national record for cats is three latherings, so don't expect too much.)
  7. Next, the cat must be dried. Novice cat bathers always assume this part will be the most difficult, for humans generally are worn out at this point and the cat is just getting really determined. In fact, the drying is simple compared with what you have just been through. That's because by now the cat is semi-permanently affixed to your right leg. 
  8. You simply pop the drain plug with your foot, reach for your towel and wait. (Occasionally, however, the cat will end up clinging to the top of your army helmet. If this happens, the best thing you can do is to shake him loose and to encourage him toward your leg.) After all the water is drained from the tub, it is a simple matter to just reach down and dry the cat. 
  9. In a few days the cat will relax enough to be removed from your leg. He will usually have nothing to say for about three weeks and will spend a lot of time sitting with his back to you. He might even become psychoceramic and develop the fixed stare of a plaster figurine.
  10. You will be tempted to assume he is angry. This isn't usually the case. As a rule he is simply plotting ways to get through your defenses and injure you for life the next time you decide to give him a bath.
  11. But at least now he smells a lot better
And yes Best Friends Pet Care does offer cat grooming by a professional! No helmet required

Monday, November 15, 2010

Fundraising for The American Brittany Rescue

Every year Best Friends Pet Care puts up their Angel Tree...this is a great way to fundraise money, food, bedding, etc for local rescues. Throughout the months of November and December, pet lovers can stop by their local Best Friends and make a much needed donations.

This year we have adopted the American Brittany Rescue . They are a foster based rescue and are in need of loving homes for their list of available dogs. If you cannot adopt a Brittany, than maybe you can donate a financial gift to them.

Lance is in need of a forever home

 Last year, more than $20,000 worth of food, toys, treats and pet care products were donated to 60 shelters and rescue organizations in 18 states by the Best Friends Pet Care organization.

Buddy needs a forever home

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Training for the Holiday Season

Best Friends Pet Care offers several training options for your new puppy. Many families consider bringing home a new puppy and while it's true that Christmas only comes once a year, puppies are here for a lifetime. A well behaved puppy becomes a well behaved dog and a true member of your family.


Great Dane

Jack Russel

Once you've done your homework on which breed is the right fit for your family and have picked out the cutest of the bunch and the excitement of having your new addition home is over, now comes time to train your puppy.

We offer a 6 week class setting training where you attend with your puppy and learn while he's learning. We also offer an in-house training program where you board your puppy and we do the training. We follow up with you after the specified period of time. Both programs are successful, it boils down to what works for you and your family!

Give us a call at 586-792-3000 to inquire which training program would work best for you and your new puppy!

And of course, all of the above applies to adult dogs's never too late to train a dog! And yes an old dog CAN learn new tricks
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