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Help! My Pet Ate a Foreign Body!

Many pets investigate their world mouth first, and this behavior can lead to a gastrointestinal (GI) foreign body. These incidents are common in pets and require urgent veterinary attention. Our Best Friends Veterinary Care team knows how mischievous pets can be, and we offer information about GI foreign bodies and explain how the problem can [...]

Do-It-Yourself Pet Enrichment Toys That Won’t Break the Bank

Although you may be unsure whether you are providing your pet with adequate mental stimulation, you are likely already offering your four-legged friend enrichment each day. However, by becoming more intentional about your pet’s mental wellbeing, you can help increase their overall mental and physical wellbeing. Our Best Friends Veterinary Care team explains pet enrichment, [...]

Yuck! Ew! What Should I Do? Tick Removal for Pets

Nothing ends a cuddle session with your pet more quickly than finding a tick in their fur. As soon as you find that small, round arachnid, you feel itchy, repulsed, and more than a little panicked. Why is this tick on your pet? What should you do? How can you prevent ticks from attaching to [...]

4 Pet Safety Considerations for an Un-fur-gettable July Fourth

This summer, the Best Friends Veterinary Care team wants to ensure you and your pet have an un-fur-gettable July Fourth celebration. But, as veterinary professionals and pet lovers, we know this noisy holiday isn’t exactly a four-legged favorite.  Here are our top considerations for ensuring this year’s plans have a nose-booping, tail-wagging, biscuit-making pet seal [...]

Healing Paws: Veterinary Rehabilitation Therapies for Pets

The Best Friends Veterinary Care team is dedicated to providing the most advanced and comprehensive care for your beloved pet, so we proudly offer veterinary rehabilitative therapies to promote healing, reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance your pet’s quality of life. We explain the benefits of these special services. What is veterinary rehabilitation? Veterinary rehabilitation [...]

Lumps and Bumps on Your Pet: Frequently Asked Questions

Imagine you’re petting your dog or cat, and notice a small bump on their skin. Should you be worried? Is it cancer? Unfortunately, you cannot determine a skin tumor’s exact nature or behavior simply from its appearance, but the Best Friends Veterinary Care team can help. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about [...]

A Skip in Their Step—Patellar Luxation in Pets

Patellar luxation (i.e., trick knee, slipped knees, or floating kneecaps) is one of pets’ most common orthopedic conditions. Without proper management, additional complications and knee (i.e., stifle) injury can occur, including cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR). If your dog or cat develops a skip in their step or has recently been diagnosed with patellar luxation, [...]

Separating “Tooth” from Fiction: Dental Cleanings for Pets

A lot of misinformation about pet dental health is spread constantly—especially about professional dental cleanings. So, Best Friends Veterinary Care is here to sort through the most common misunderstandings and separate “tooth” from fiction, so you can make informed decisions about your pet’s care. Fiction: As long as pets are eating they don’t need professional [...]

3 Cold Weather Hazards and Prevention Tips

New York winters are beautiful, but they also can be dangerous for pets. Pets are resilient, but their fur coats are no match for the season’s severe temperatures. Enjoy the cold weather with your furry friend while taking precautions to keep them safe and warm. Our team at Best Friends Veterinary Care has simple tips [...]

4 Ways You Can Add Years to Your Pet’s Life

Pets have short life-spans compared with humans, but what if you could add years to your pet’s life? You can! Our Best Friends Veterinary Care team explains ways you can improve your pet’s health and wellbeing and prolong their life. #1: Schedule regular veterinary wellness visits for your pet Your pet’s ancestors had to hide [...]

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