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Pierre the Pug’s PSA

Pierre the Pug’s PSA

This is Pierre Warren! Pierre is a good dog (and always nattily attired.) But sometimes even a good dog does a naughty. Last week, Pierre found a Bronco’s hamburger with double onions. Pierre just couldn’t help himself. Pierre ate that entire yummy hamburger, pickles and onions and all. Pierre was quite pleased with himself. Pierre’s mom and dad were not so pleased. Onions are NOT…

FAQs: Do I Need to Renew My HomeAgain Membership Every Year??

FAQs: Do I Need to Renew My HomeAgain Membership Every Year??

May is National Chip Your Pet Month! You’ve probably heard about microchips: a pet microchip is the size of a grain of rice, and is implanted just beneath your pet’s skin, usually between the shoulder blades at the base of the pet’s neck. This permanent form of ID will not fall off or fade, as ID tags often do; in addition, it has no internal energy…

Why Does My Veterinarian Want a Stool Sample??

Why Does My Veterinarian Want a Stool Sample??

What’s Hiding in Your Feline’s Feces and Your Pooch’s Poop … We know that picking up your dog’s “business” or scooping out the cat’s litter box isn’t one of the many joys of pet ownership. Bringing a sample in to us to have it checked for parasites isn’t much fun either … but it is important! If it’s been over a year since you’ve had…

Why AAHA Accreditation Is Important For You and Your Pet

Why AAHA Accreditation Is Important For You and Your Pet

July 22, 2016 is the first annual AAHA-Accredited Hospital Day, a day to celebrate champions for excellent pet care. We are proud to say that Bellevue Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital, which means that your pet is being cared for by one of the top 12-15% of animal hospitals in the United States and Canada! The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has been…

Why Should My Pet Receive IV Fluids During Surgery?

Why Should My Pet Receive IV Fluids During Surgery? The administration of IV (intravenous) fluids is an important complement to surgical procedures and anesthesia. IV fluids require the placement of a catheter into a vein, by which special sterile fluids containing electrolytes can be infused directly into the animal’s bloodstream. There are many advantages to providing IV fluids to pets who are undergoing procedures requiring…

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets

How Hot Is Too Hot? Heatstroke and Your Pets Our dogs, cats, and many other pets enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as much as we do, especially during the warmer days of spring and summer. But even the healthiest pet can suffer from dehydration, sunburn, heat stress, and heatstroke if they spend too much time in the sun or overexert themselves during playtime or…