Best Friends Animal Health Center

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Best Friends Animal Health Center

Pet Wellness

Best Friends Animal Health Center is happy to set up a comprehensive plan of vaccinations, parasite prevention and treatment, and routine veterinary wellness examinations for your cat or dog. Regular exams are the key to good health. They let us get to know your pet and you as well. We will take copious notes during every exam and give you a copy when you leave so that you can take the information home with you. This gives you and us a record and eliminates guesswork.

Our veterinarians regularly take advantage of continuing education opportunities to ensure that their training in the latest techniques of veterinary medicine is up to date. Best Friends Animal Health Center is pleased to be able to combine the most modern medical methods with the time-honored tradition of listening to you and your precious pet.

Avoidable Hazards to Your Pet’s Health

Best Friends Animal Health Center is dedicated to assessing risk factors as part of developing a program of preventive care tailored to each pet patient’s lifestyle. With that in mind, here’s some information to help you protect your pet from illness.

Common environmental occurrences such as stagnant water, humidity, and lush plant growth can be hazardous to your pet’s health. Water is a mosquito breeding ground with larvae that can host heartworm and leptospirosis, as well as protozoa parasites like Giardia, Coccidia, and Cryptosporidium.

Algae are also present in this kind of environment. Blue-green algae toxicity occurs during droughts when algae production rises. The algae produce toxins that affect your dog’s internal organs. If the concentration of algae in the dog’s stomach is great enough, the animal is in danger of dying right away or suffering debilitating symptoms and dying later.

Soil can harbor other parasites such as hookworms and roundworms. Make sure you know the area where your pet is playing and that we perform regular examinations and deworming.