Fishing & Hunting Show


 

February 14-16 - CT Convention Center

17th Annual Fishing & Hunting Show

 

 

Come visit us at the Best Buddy Biscuits booth at this years 17th Annual Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show, February 14th – 16th at the Connecticut Convention Center.  This is the largest fishing and hunting show in the northeast.  This is truly an impressive vendor list with everything from canoes to cabin cruisers, sporting goods of all sorts and of course, bringing home a treat or two for your loyal family pet or hunting dog is a must!  It promises to be a great weekend activity for the whole family!



Cat Decor


Wouldn’t your cat love to sit on a cat rug?

 

 

Images courtesy of Purrfidious via Etsy



Pet Posters


Do you love your pets enough to hang dog or cat-related art on your walls?  Take a look at these posters, which reflect a love for pets without forgetting that people want to decorate their homes stylishly.  Which one is your favorite?

 

 Via ModPop

Greyhound silohette via TypePosters

Labradoodle Records Print via GeminiStudio

Calico Coffee Print via Geministudio

Dog Collage print via Wallfry

I Heart Cats via PosterChic

 via KeepCalmArsenal



Vacation Season for Pet Owners


As summer approaches, it seems like everyone takes a break for vacation but what happens to your dog or cat while you are out of town? In this article, the New York Times explores the new trend of pet resorts popping up near major airports.  These facilities offer convenient pet care to frequent travelers and luxury care for your dog or cat.  Many of these pet hotels offer 24-hour drop-off/pick-up for your pet as well as complimentary shuttle service to the airport.  However, because there is a risk when boarding so many unfamilar dogs at once, experts suggest taking a tour of the facilities before you drop off your pup or kitty. 

Where does your family pet stay when you travel?

Photo courtesy of New York Times



Blogs About Pets


Have you ever thought about starting a blog about your pet?  Or writing from your pet’s point of view? There are so many great sites and blogs about cats and dogs but the ones I love to read are the ones that are personal, focusing on the daily lives of pets and how their owners interact and care for them.  Pets are family members and usually considered the heart of the home so it’s fun to peek into the domestic life of a fluffy cat or a nosy pup.  For a great example, check out a great blog, A Day in the Life of Toaster, which features photos of Toaster the Golden Retriever as he enjoys his days with his family.  If you have other sites to recommend, let us know!

Photo courtesy of A Day in the Life of Toaster via Going Home to Roost



National Pet Dental Health Month


February is National Pet Dental Health month.  Take a few minute to check out your dog or cat’s mouth to make sure to protect them from gum disease, tooth decay and mouth infections.  Healthy mouths also leads to fresher breath for your pets.  Veterinarian dental health is often overlooked but if problems arise, they can lead to life-threatening illness and huge medical bills for owners.  A few things that you can do at home to keep your pet’s oral hygeine in top-shape:

  • Look for specially-formulated foods that combat plaque and tartar buildup.
  • When buying treats,  look for the seal of acceptance from the Veterinary Oral Health Council, an organization initiated by the American Veterinary Dental Society to guide consumers toward healthier snacks.
  • Brush your pet’s teeth with a small pet toothbrush.  Make sure the pet is in a comfortable position and is relaxed before you start.  Veterinarians suggest brushing 2-3 times per week.
  • Visit the American Medical Veterinarian Society if you are looking for info on oral care for pets.

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3, and 85% of adult pets have some form of periodontal disease so remember to ask your vet to check your dog or cat’s oral hygeine at their next visit.  Happy brushing!

Image courtesy of American Veterinary Medical Association