Category Archives: General Pets

Detecting Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats


You can tell a lot about your pet by looking at them. But one thing you can’t see is their heart. Is it healthy or not? A pet may have developed heart disease, and even the most observant pet parent

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Why Blood Work is So Important for Pets


It’s important that pet parents understand just how useful routine blood work is as a tool that allows veterinarians to discover abnormalities and potential health risks that can easily be missed during an office exam. Sometimes veterinarians find themselves needing

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Final Voting Round – Community Choice Awards!


It’s been our pleasure to care for your pet(s) with our vision of Integrity, Excellence, Innovation, and Compassion. With our Fear Free approach, we do our best to listen to client concerns and educate pet owners on the most appropriate

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Common Causes of Pet Heat Stroke


As outdoor temperatures increase, the risk of pet heat stroke increases. Just like humans, your dog, cat, or small pet can succumb to heat stroke when his/her body temperature rises excessively. The normal body temperature for a dog or cat

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A Lion Shave Can Keep Kitty Cool and Comfortable


A common reason many cats get taken to the groomer is for matting. Sometimes cats mat because they are older, overweight, arthritic, and just can’t get to certain areas on their body and groom as well. If owners don’t regularly

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Vaccine Update-Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV-2)


Attention all rabbit owners! Belle Mead Animal Hospital is finally able to start sourcing vaccines for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV-2). Rabbit hemorrhagic disease is a highly contagious, fatal disease in rabbits. RHDV2 DOES NOT affect humans, but it can

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week!


Every year one week is designated as National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The AVMA reports with an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people, most of them children, are bitten by dogs every year.

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Lily Toxicity and Your Cat


Out of all the plants that are toxic to your cat, lilies are the most dangerous. It’s well worth a reminder not only at Easter time when Easter lilies abound, but anytime throughout the year when people are purchasing flowers for

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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)


Attention pet Rabbit owners! A highly contagious disease caused by a strain of the RHD virus has been infecting and killing both domestic and wild rabbits. It was first detected in the United States in 2018, and has been spreading

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Veterinarian Credentials and What They Signify


Have you ever noticed the abbreviation after your veterinarian’s name?  The abbreviation may vary from doctor to doctor, depending upon the training and skill level your veterinarian has achieved. Following is an explanation of the various credentials our team may

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