Dr. Boyle had such a great experience when Marc from Furry Friends, photographed his pets, he wanted to personally recommend them to you.
Furry Friends’ Photography
My name is Marc, I am a trained artist. I grew up around animals, and I have always been interested in photography. These two passions evolved into one when I began trying to capture my pets’ cute, silly moments. My goal is to capture your pet’s personality. Because of this, I prefer to shoot your animal in their natural environment (inside the house, the yard, etc.) where they are most comfortable, as opposed to a studio. I will do everything I can to make sure you are happy with the results.
Seasonal Pet Tips
I have my dog or cat spayed?
is very important to the health of your pet. Flea bites cause discomfort and irritation,
and they are responsible for a serious skin condition known as flea allergy dermatitis.
In addition, fleas carry tapeworms (intestinal parasites). Fleas
can quickly infest your home, and even bite humans.
PROGRAM: Is the only once-a-month oral flea control available for your cat or dog. One
dose of Program given to your pet prevents flea eggs from developing and hatching.
This breaks the flea life cycle and protects your home from infestations.
Program used alone, will
bring it under control by breaking the flea cycle. The fleas will be unable to
reproduce and will soon die off. However, we highly recommend using Program combined
with Advantage for fleas or Frontline for fleas and ticks for the ultimate protection.
ADVANTAGE: Is a once-a-month application that is applied on the surface of the skin (between
the shoulder blades). This will kill the adult flea. The application begins working
immediately, killing 98 - 100% of fleas within 24 hours.
||FRONTLINE: Is the only protection of its kind to protect against fleas and ticks. For your
cat this once-a-month application will kill adult fleas. For your dog this application
when used monthly will not only kill adult fleas but also kill all stages of tick
development helping to protect your dog against getting and spreading such serious
illness as Lyme Disease. This application also works killing fleas within 24 hours
and ticks within 48 hours.
PRODUCT - Program ( 6 Month ) Injectable For Cats.
This is a simple and convenient method of flea control for your cat. Just one
dose administered by the Veterinarian will help protect your cat against flea infestation
for a full 6 months. Ask your veterinarian for details.
WITH YOUR PET
Pets enjoy a vacation as much as you do. Traveling with your animal friend can
be a great experience, as long as you follow a few simple precautions to make
the trip as comfortable for them as possible.
First of all, make sure that all your pet's vaccinations are up to date and that
it is in good enough physical condition to handle the stress of a trip. If you
are not sure about these things, a visit to your veterinarian will ensure that
your pet is in good shape. You may need vaccination certificates or general health
certificates, depending on where you are traveling, and these can be issued at
the hospital. Also make sure that you have enough supplies of any medication or
special food that your pet needs, and that your pet is free of intestinal parasites
and on heartworm, flea, and tick preventative if appropriate.
Next, make sure that your pet will be welcome. If you are planning to fly, check
with the airline about their requirements for pet travelers (extra fees, any certificates
that are necessary, approved travel cage sizes and specifications). Call ahead
to any hotel, bed and breakfast, or campsite that you are planning to visit to
verify that you will be bringing your friend along and to ask if there are any
special requirements. And of course, if you are planning to stay at a friend's
place, check with them before showing up with your pet - there may not be enough
space for it, or someone in the household may have allergies.
If you are traveling by car, make sure that your pet is properly restrained -
in a cage or cat carrier, or with a doggy seat belt. Do not let it wander around
the car, as many accidents have occurred when a pet suddenly jumps onto the driver
or squirms around the brake or accelerator pedals. Even though they love to do
it, dogs should not be allowed to stick their heads out the window, as objects
may blow into their eyes and cause injury. Your pet should be able to stand up,
stretch, and move around within whatever restraint you are using. To prevent carsickness,
don't feed your pet for 8 hours before the trip - if it is very hungry, give it
just a light snack. Ask your veterinarian if a tranquilizer is appropriate for
your pet - most pets don't need them, and the current recommendation is to avoid
them if at all possible. If it is very nervous about traveling, and if you must
travel with it, ask for the mildest possible tranquilizer and keep its use to
a minimum. Make frequent stops to allow your pet to relieve itself and have a
drink of water. Try to avoid leaving your pet alone in a car, especially during
the heat of the summer. An enclosed car can rapidly become very hot (over 120
degrees) and lead to heat prostration.
When traveling out
of state, make sure that you have your pet's health and vaccination certificates
available for inspection if needed. Overseas travel may be more complicated. Some
countries require only vaccination certificates, others require health certificates
(which may need to be signed by a specially accredited veterinarian), and still
others require a quarantine for up to six months. Call the local embassy or consulate
several weeks ahead of time to find out what is needed. This will give you time
to make the necessary arrangements.
The following is a brief checklist of what to pack:
Sufficient food for the trip (and a bit extra in case of unexpected delays) -
you want to make sure your pet eats its usual diet in order to avoid digestive
upsets. You might also want to bring along gallon jugs of the water your pet drinks
at home (for very finicky pets or those whose systems may be sensitive to a change
Any medications that your pet is taking (including heartworm preventative and
flea/tick control), as well as your veterinarian's phone number.
Identification of your pet: a collar, or verification of tattoos or microchips.
Carrier or seat belt harness, leash, halter, portable kennel.
Cat litter and disposable litter pans.
Grooming supplies: brushes, flea combs, ear wash (if your pet is prone to ear
infections or is going to be swimming), tweezers for tick removal (if you will
be camping or hiking in the woods).
Copies of health certificates, vaccination certificates (especially rabies), rabies
tag (if it's not on your pet's collar), and a copy of your pet's medical history
(if your pet has a chronic medical problem that might need attention on the road).
When traveling with your pet, try not to ever leave it alone (especially in a
hotel or motel room where it may make noise and bother other guests; or at a campsite
where it may encounter hostile wildlife). Make sure to be responsible and clean
up any mess your pet makes, and don't let it annoy other travelers. Some people
are uncomfortable around animals, and may not want to interact with your friend.
Even though you know that your pet is friendly, get permission from parents before
allowing young children to touch or play with it. Being a courteous and conscientious
owner will make your trip pleasant and fun for you, your fellow travelers, and
especially your pet.
Have a great trip!