Companion Therapy Laser. A great tool for treating chronic pain. Best Friends Veterinary Center is one of the few veterinary hospitals in the area now offering class IV laser therapy for dogs and cats. This powerful, pain-free and non-invasive treatment uses modulated infrared rays to help reduce pain and speed the healing of inflamed or damaged tissues.
Laser surgery has a number of advantages over traditional cutting and cauterizing surgical techniques in that there is little or no bleeding, virtually no swelling, minimal pain for pets post-surgically, and such precision that only diseased tissue is removed. Veterinarians are able to control the power of the laser to make it gentle enough to work on the surface of the eye, yet powerful enough to make an incision in a horse.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is a revolutionary non-operative treatment option that relieves pain by naturally promoting long lasting healing of musculoskeletal conditions. The concentrated platelets found in platelet-rich plasma contain a large volume of bio-active proteins, including growth factors and signaling proteins that are vital to initiate and accelerate the repair and regeneration of tissue and the reduction in inflammation.
Anesthesia is one of the most critical aspects of surgery for your pet. We take our commitment to you seriously and offer the following:
Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care that is recommended as essential by veterinarians.
What's more, the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Dental disease doesn't affect just the mouth.
It can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease, which makes it all the more important that you provide your pets with proper dental care from the start.
AAHA's Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats were designed to provide veterinarians and their teams with a working framework for small animal dentistry practice, including dental examinations, cleanings, and surgical procedures.
Your pet's dental health isn't just in the hands of your veterinarian though. Pet owner education regarding treatment options for optimum dental health and the importance of home care are emphasized throughout the guidelines.