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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…

Veterinary Technicians: Pillars of the Practice

Veterinary Technicians: Pillars of the Practice

Some call them vet techs, others call them veterinary nurses. We just call them: superheroes! They have many responsibilities at an animal hospital, and are often your pet’s primary caregiver and closest advocate. But what IS a veterinary technician? The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) defines a Veterinary Technician as a graduate from a two-year, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program from…

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 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…

Pet Fire Safety Day

Pet Fire Safety Day

July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day, a day devoted to spreading awareness about how pets can start home fires, but more importantly, how to prevent them and keep your pets safe!  An estimated half-million pets are affected annually by home fires, and nearly 1,000 house fires are accidentally started by our animal companions, according to data from the National Fire Protection Association.  Pet…