What is Your Pet Trying to Tell You? 5 Myths About Your Pet’s Body Language

While every pet owner wishes they were Dr. Dolittle and could better understand their furry pal, we often have to rely mostly on body language to communicate with pets. Occasionally, pets may vocalize to “talk” to their owners, but they mostly communicate among themselves using subtle body-language cues. A little-known fact: Cats usually don’t meow [...]

10 Ways to Help Prepare for a COVID-19 Quarantine with Your Pet

As the world reels from the COVID-19 attack, your daily life is likely in upheaval. The stress, anxiety, and worry you feel can also affect your pet, and cause her to become anxious. To help combat your worries, arm yourself with knowledge about COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and your pet, read [...]

Coronavirus Epidemic

Dear Clients, As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact continues to develop, My Best Friend wants you to know that the health and safety of our patients, clients and staff is always our top priority.  At the moment we are committed to keeping our hospital operational during regular business hours, but we are also taking further appropriate [...]

9 Foods to Keep Away From Pets

As the leaves fall from the trees and the nights get cooler, our thoughts turn to cozy family get-togethers and holiday celebrations. These special events often bring out special foods and spirit-induced cheer that people love, but which can spell trouble for our pets. We’ve compiled a list of nine common foods that pose a [...]

How to Manage Your Pet’s Pain

Pets rarely complain about their stiff joints, painful back, or toothache—that’s a human trait. Most pets are stoic and do an excellent job of hiding their pain, often living with it for quite some time before caretakers pick up on subtle cues. To your furry friend’s detriment, she won’t let you know she’s uncomfortable. Learn [...]

4 Popular Exotic Pets: Is One a Good Fit for Your Family?

Caring for a pet can be a delightful and rewarding experience that many parents like to pass on to their children. Pet care helps to teach responsibility, affection, and routine. It also requires significant preparation. Before choosing an exotic pet for your family, do your research. Learn about the pet’s behavior, daily requirements, housing needs, [...]

Pet Vaccines 101

You know your pet needs vaccines, but do you know how they work? Or which diseases vaccines protect against? Following is a discussion on all things vaccines—from what they are, to how often they need to be given, to where they should be administered. If you’ve got questions about vaccines, you’ll find the answers here. [...]

Your Cat’s Health: Why Regular Veterinary Care Matters

According to the 2017-2018 edition of the AVMA Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, at the end of 2016, 25% of American households had one or more cats, with more than 58 million cats owned. Or, given the housecat’s reputation for aloofness, perhaps we should say that 58 million cats allowed 25% of American households the [...]

Allergies in Pets: What Every Pet Owner Should Know

We have a lot in common with our pets when it comes to allergies, but where do the similarities end? Pets sometimes react to allergens just like people, but they may also exhibit signs that their owners may not recognize. Have you noticed your pet behaving abnormally? Read on to learn more about allergies in [...]

Heartworm Disease in Cats

Heartworm disease is becoming more common, despite budget-friendly and easily administered preventive options, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council. The prevalence of heartworm-positive dogs has risen 20 percent since 2013. Dogs are a natural host for heartworms, but cats—even indoor cats—can succumb to this potentially fatal disease.  Transmission of heartworm disease in cats Your [...]