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  • Obesity and your pet: Is that a muffin top?
    HOW DO I KNOW IF MY PET IS OVERWEIGHT? To determine if a pet is overweight we perform what is called a body condition score.  A body condition score is performed Read more
  • All About Laser Therapy
    What Is Laser Therapy? Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to createtherapeutic effects.   How Does it Work?The light from the laser interacts with tissue Read more
  • Grain Free Boutique Diets and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
    Why is everyone talking about grain free foods? Over the past several years, the pet food industry has introduced an increasing number of foods marketed as “grain free”. These boutique foods Read more
  • Separation Anxiety In Dogs: WHY ARE YOU LEAVING ME !?!
    THE CANINE BEHAVIOR SERIESBy Kathy Diamond DavisAuthor and Trainer Separation Anxiety Since dogs are pack animals, it's not surprising when a dog experiences anxiety at being left alone. With the right help, Read more
  • Your Pet's Nutrition: Why Are There So Many Choices!?!
    In 2016, owners spent over $28 billion in pet food according to the Pet Food Industry Company.  In the US alone, there are well over 4,000 pet food products on Read more
  • Petplan Excellence Award Winner ~ Veterinarian of the Year!
    Although we had posted that Dr. Craig had been selected as a semi-finalist in the Petplan Veterinarian of the Year awards, we neglected to mention that he just so happened Read more
  • HAVE A HEART: Protecting Your Dog From Heartworm Disease
    Unfortunately, the area we live in has a high prevalence of heartworm disease so this post is going to focus on the basics of this disease in dogs ~ what Read more
  • 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
  • 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


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