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Diabetes and Your Pet: What You Need to Know

Diabetes and Your Pet: What You Need to Know

Fluffy, your beloved pet, may have put on a few pounds over the years and gotten a little too … well, fluffy. He’s always had a healthy appetite, but lately you’ve noticed that it seems like he wants breakfast, second breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, and maybe even a midnight snack.  However, it seems like he’s finally losing some weight even though he’s eating all the…

5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy!

5 Ways to Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy!

Did you know that scientific studies have shown that happy cats are healthier cats? Since September is Happy Cat Month, we’d like to talk about how we can improve cat wellness by focusing on their happiness. Here are 5 ways that you can focus on your kitty and make sure he is happy and healthy as can be! 1. Annual Wellness Exams – Your cat sleeps about…

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…

Top Toxin Exposures in Bellevue’s Dogs and Cats

Top Toxin Exposures in Bellevue’s Dogs and Cats

March is Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and Poison Prevention Week is March 19th – 25th.  Each year, veterinarians at the Pet Poison Helpline review their prior year’s case records to identify specific toxins that have generated the most inquiries from pet owners and veterinarians. Some of the toxins are species-specific (such as lilies in cats and xylitol in dogs,) while others, such as chocolate, affect…

10 Holiday Nom-Noms That Are No-Nos for Pets!

10 Holiday Nom-Noms That Are No-Nos for Pets!

Our pets give us so much joy and unconditional love, it’s only natural that we want to reward them with extra-special treats when the holidays roll around each year. However, those delicious foods that we all enjoy at Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa can give our furry family members a very upset tummy, and some can even cause life-threatening sickness ranging from kidney or liver…

Rabies: Still a Local Threat to Pets and People

Rabies: Still a Local Threat to Pets and People

Bats are great! They play a vital role in controlling the insect population of our state, including such pests as mosquitoes, leafhoppers, June beetles, stinkbugs, and corn earworms. In fact, according to a recent article in Nebraskaland, each individual bat can eat up to 125% of its body weight in insects, every night! There are 13 different species of insectivorous bats found in Nebraska  and they can…

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…