Your pets physical exam is important!
Best Friends is dedicated to the proper care for your pet. Through education, preventive care, and careful management of medical needs, we will help you enjoy your pet for as many years as possible.
Our pets cant tell us where they hurt and they often mask their pain. A comprehensive physical exam and careful discussion with the client allow us to detect abnormalities and uncover disease. Early detection and treatment are essential to prolonging the quality of your pets life.
Many symptoms initially look harmless, but changes in weight or appetite may signal liver, kidney or heart problems. Lumps and bumps under the skin can be cancerous. Ear infections and abscessed teeth are both common and painful, but may not be obvious to owners until seriously advanced. A comprehensive physical exam is the basic tool our doctors use to evaluate your pet's health status and to help you make informed decisions about the care of your special companion.
Routine vaccinations are one of the best ways to protect the health of your pet. In order to make fact-based decisions on how to vaccinate your pets, the doctors at Best Friends spend much of their time reading veterinary journals and attending continuing education conferences.
If you walk into a pet store today you will likely be bombarded with information about pet food. Unfortunately, much of the information is just marketing and not based on any science.
Ask on of the doctors or technicians about what is the best food for your pet and we can help you navigate the pet food world.
A fantastic article written by a veterinary nutritionist will help answer many of your questions about pet foods.
The prevention of parasites, weather fleas , ticks or heartworms is vital in our area. We carry the safest most effective preventative medications.