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Skin Deep: A Pet Owner’s Guide to Common Skin Condition in Cats and Dogs

In addition to dental disease and obesity, skin conditions are among the most common health issues affecting cats and dogs. By learning how to identify skin problems in your four-legged friend, you can save them from the discomfort and irritation myriad allergens, parasites, and pathogens cause. Our Best Friends Veterinary Care team outlines some of [...]

Litter Box Rules: How to Set Up Your Cat for Success

Cats are known for their cleanliness, but even the most fastidious feline needs a proper litter box setup to ensure success. A well-designed litter box, along with suitable litter and appealing placement, goes a long way in helping your cat feel comfortable to use their box. In this guide, our Best Friends Veterinary Care team [...]

Human Medications That Are Dangerous to Pets

Curious pets explore with their mouths, which can put them at risk of ingesting things they shouldn’t. Human medications, often kept in unsecured cabinets and on countertops, can be mistaken for tasty treats, posing a threat to your pet’s health. Our Best Friends Veterinary Care team wants to empower you with the knowledge you need [...]

Does My Pet Have Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal (i.e., dental) disease is one of the most common health issues in veterinary medicine, but the condition is often only identified in its advanced stages. Periodontal disease generally affects the teeth and surrounding areas (i.e., gums, mouth, jaw) by causing gum swelling, tooth root infections, and tooth loss. The condition can also lead to [...]

Nose-to-Tail Coverage: The Benefits of Pet Health Insurance

Welcoming a furry friend into your home brings immeasurable joy and companionship. As the advocate for your pet’s health and wellbeing, you are in the perfect position to provide your four-legged friend with the best possible care, and one invaluable tool to help with that is pet health insurance.  However, navigating the finer points of [...]

8 Expert Tips to Medicate Your Pet

Medicating your pet can be difficult, especially if they run and hide when they hear the pill bottle rattle. Our Best Friends Veterinary Care team knows how frustrating getting meds into a pet can be, and we offer expert tips to help make the process easier. #1: Carefully read your pet’s medication label The first [...]

5 Tips for Reducing Your Pet’s Veterinary Visit Stress

Most pet owners are familiar with the guilt and worry that arise when they take their furry friend to the veterinarian. You likely wish your pet could understand that you are helping them stay healthy when you bring them in for regular veterinary care and that you aren’t punishing them for eating your new slippers. [...]

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, [...]

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