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The veterinarians at Best Friends Animal Hospital share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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How Many Teeth Should A Dog Have

How Many Teeth Should A Dog Have

As a pet parent, it is important to keep an eye on your dog's teeth because oral health issues are fairly common in dogs over the age of 3. Our Madison vets are here to give you the inside scoop about the number of teeth your dog should have and why they might be losing teeth.

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How to Tell a Cat's Age

How to Tell a Cat's Age

You may think your cat is wise beyond their years, but exactly how old are they? And why is their age important to their health? Today, our Madison vets explain how to tell how old a cat is.

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Help! Why is my cat peeing on my bed?

Help! Why is my cat peeing on my bed?

You and your cat have a mutually loving relationship, so why oh why does your cat keep peeing on your bed? Here, our Madison vets share a few reasons why cats urinate on their owners' beds and what you can do to try and stop it.

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What can you give a dog for pain relief?

What can you give a dog for pain relief?

We know that it can be tempting to reach for human pain meds when you think your dog is in pain, but it is essential to resist the temptation to give your dog medications designed for people except under the guidance of your veterinarian. Our Madison vets explain why.

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Pet Boarding or Pet Sitting - Which is Best for Your Four-Legged Friend?

Pet Boarding or Pet Sitting - Which is Best for Your Four-Legged Friend?

The team at our Madison animal hospital understands that leaving your cherished pet behind when you're away can be stressful, especially if your animal has medical needs. Below we compare pet sitting and different boarding options for when you need to be away from home.

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Tips on How To Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Tips on How To Be a Responsible Pet Owner

Are you thinking about getting a pet? If so, it's important to understand what your pet will need to stay healthy and happy, and what being a responsible pet owner entails. Below, our Madison vets and team share some of the most important aspects of being a truly responsible pet owner.

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What Does a Vet Do During My Pet's Routine Checkup

What Does a Vet Do During My Pet's Routine Checkup

Routine exams - or pet checkups - play an essential role in giving your pet their very best shot at a long and healthy life, but what does a vet do during your pet's routine exam? Here, our Madison team explains what happens when you bring your pet in for a checkup. 

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How To Choose a Pet for Your Family

How To Choose a Pet for Your Family

So you're ready to commit to the responsibility of owning a pet, but you're not sure what kind to get. There are loads of things to consider when adding an animal to the family. Here, our Madison vets discuss types of pets and the rewards and challenges that come with each kind. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious illness caused by mosquitos. It is typically founding dogs, cats, and ferrets and can result in organ failure and death if left untreated. Today, our Madison vets explain why prevention is key. 

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore pose a danger to people and pets. In this post, our Madison vets explain how these external parasites thrive and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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