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  • ALLERGIES: When The Fur Starts To Fly
    Having an itchy pet can be a frustrating ordeal for not only the pet, but also for you, the owner.  And when a pet has multiple episodes of itchiness or Read more
  • Your Pet's Teeth and How To Keep Them
    Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in dogs and cats. The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by Read more
  • Caring for Your Bearded Dragon
    Bearded dragons, modestly sized lizards first found in Australia, are becoming increasingly popular as pets. One reason is they are modestly sized, especially compared to the green iguana. Another reason Read more
  • Winter is Here: Along With Fleas and Ticks
    Although it is colder out, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are still around even though we might not see them as easy as we do in the warmer months. Not only Read more
  • Congratulations Dr. Craig!
    Dr. Craig was recently selected as a semi-finalist in Petplan's veterinarian of the year contest!  Only 6 veterinarians nationwide were chosen for this nomination.  Three of the six semi-finalists will Read more
  • Heartworm Disease in Dogs
    Heartworm Disease in Dogs Read more
  • Caring for Your Ferret
    Ferrets are such cute & curious critters that have become increasingly popular as pets. Knowing how to care for them, and what to look for, is key to providing them Read more
  • Cold Weather Pet Care Tips
    cold weather hazards for our pets Read more
  • Caring for a Pet Hedgehog
    Take into consideration your hedgehog's environment, food, handling and veterinary needs to provide the best possible care. Read more
  • AAHA Accreditation
    In 2012 Best Friends Animal Hospital & Pet Resort underwent our first inspection by a national organization of veterinary professionals to gain the status of being AAHA accredited. At Read more
  • Dr. Jenna Magnuson has joined our team!
    Dr. Jenna Magnuson joins our team. Read more
  • Nexgard for Fleas & Ticks
    Are you familiar with Nexgard? Nexgard is an oral product given once monthly to kill fleas & ticks. It has been around for a few years, but it is Read more
  • The Flea Life Cycle
    Fleas are common in our area, especially this time of year. It's important to understand their life cycle if you're trying to prevent them, and especially if you find yourself trying to treat Read more
  • Ticks & Fleas: Part 2 - Fleas
    In the previous post, we talked about ticks & some of the diseases they carry. Here, we'll discuss fleas in more detail, and some illnesses that they might transmit. Read more
  • Ticks & Fleas - Part 1: Ticks
    Fleas & ticks are gross from a purely aesthetic perspective. But besides being "ugly", "creepy", or however else you care to describe them, they can also cause serious health problems for our pets Read more
  • Cytopoint Now Available for Itchy Dogs with Atopic Dermatitis
    Cytopoint for Atopy Read more

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  • "This was our first visit with our two girls as our previous vet retired. We were very impressed with all of the staff. One of our girls can be timid around strangers but everyone did a great job making her feel welcome and at ease. The vet gave us sound advice and did not try to push or upsell products to us which I greatly appreciate."
  • "You might hear this alot from reviews, but the techs and vets here actually really care about you and your furry kid. I have been taking my hedgehog in to get some issues taken care of and while it's been a long process they have cared every step of the way. Very knowledgeable and kind hearted people. Definitely a recommend for specialty exotics pets!"