Best Friends Animal Clinic Services
Best Friends Animal Clinic uses a proactive approach to provide your furry family with the best preventative veterinary care from the time they are puppies and kittens through adulthood and into the geriatric stage of life.
Pediatric Pet Care
Puppies and kittens require a series of vaccinations over a period of time starting at 3 weeks old until about 6 months of age for puppies and 3 months for kittens. They also need to begin a regimen of heartworm and flea prevention and we educate the owners on the various products available for this. We can also offer advice on integrating your new furry companions into the rest of your family.
Healthy Adult Pet Care
We will see most adult pets on an annual basis for a comprehensive physical exam, vaccinations, and heart-worm and intestinal parasite screening.
Geriatric Pet Care
As you pet ages, we might need to see him or her more frequently than once a year. There are many things we can do to make sure you and your beloved companion enjoy many more years together.
When the time finally comes for you to part with your furry friend, we offer painless, compassionate methods to assist in this process.
Heartworm Disease Prevention
Heartworm disease is a serious, sometimes deadly affliction, especially in the south. This is because the disease is transmitted by mosquitoes which are prevalent in the south. That is why it’s so important to educate the client on the best approach to use to prevent this. We will help you choose which of the many heartworm products is best for your pet.
Flea and Tick Prevention
In Louisiana fleas and ticks cause problems all year-round. Not only are they a nuisance, but they also carry diseases that can be harmful to your pet, such as tapeworms and Lyme disease. Your pet can also be allergic to fleas and one bite can cause a severely painful reaction. We can educate you on which flea and tick prevention product is right for your pet.
Dr. Ford is a highly experienced veterinary diagnostician with over 30 years of experience. We use a variety of tests to determine what could be causing your pet’s symptoms. These include digital X-Rays, and both in-house and referral laboratory test such as blood and urine analyses. Dr. Ford is very mindful of the costs of these tests, so if a treatment will be the same with or without a test, he gives the client the option of having the test done instead of always requiring it.
Dr. Ford is an accomplished veterinary surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He still performs non-routine surgeries such as orthopedic, exploratory, and trauma surgeries as well as routine spays and neuters. Because he performs the more complicated surgeries in-house instead of referring them out to a traveling surgeon as many new veterinarians do, this saves the client considerable money and provides much more personal service to the patient.
Dentistry is a vital part of your pet’s overall health care. Having your pet’s teeth professionally cleaned is the most important treatment you can give that will preserve your pet’s health. Studies show that periodontal disease results in significant injury to a dog or cat’s liver and kidneys. Our dental appointments include through cleaning of tartar off the teeth, fluoride treatment, and tooth extractions when necessary.
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