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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 [...]

How To Manage Your Pet’s Weight

For decades, human obesity has been a major health issue, and the condition is becoming increasingly common in pets. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) estimates that nearly 54% of U.S. cats and dogs are overweight or obese, and this figure is rising. Many factors contribute to pet obesity, including overfeeding, lack of exercise, [...]

A Pet Owner’s Guide to Cat and Dog Vaccinations

You are likely familiar with your pet receiving their rabies vaccine, which most U.S. states require to protect people and animals alike from this life-threatening disease. However, you may be unfamiliar with the vaccines available to safeguard your cat and dog against other infectious diseases. Read our Best Friends Veterinary Care team’s guide to learn [...]

Aging Gracefully: Treating Arthritis In Pets

Some pets will naturally “slow down” as they mature, preferring to spend more time relaxing near family and less time playing with toys and getting the “zoomies.” Many pets also develop arthritis as they age, which can be another reason behind their decreased activity levels. Determining whether your pet has simply matured, or they are [...]

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