Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Protecting Pets Under Anesthesia Always


At Belle Mead Animal Hospital we understand that considering procedures that involve anesthesia can be intimidating. Anesthesia does involve some risk in animals, just as it does in humans. There is no way to completely remove all risk when doing

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Last Chance! Kitty Gift Basket Raffle Ends June 30, 2018!


There’s still time to enter the Kitty Gift Basket Raffle! Earn tickets with the purchase of Feline Revolution, the safest, most effective way to protect cats against heartworm disease, fleas, and ticks. Revolution will also protect your cats against ear mites

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Alternatives to help you avoid declawing your cat


Thankfully, owner requests for front-declaws at our practice are at all-time lows. (I say “thankfully” because as you will read below, declawing is not as benign as once presumed). However, these past few weeks we have had several calls from

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Oncology consultation…what is it?


Pet owners now have more health care options for their pets than ever before. Cancer care is one of these options and board certified specialists are available to help. When a pet is diagnosed with cancer, pet owners can elect

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Anesthesia – is it safe?


Some pet parents still become fearful when told their pet may need anesthesia or surgery. Having concerns for a beloved pet is normal, but fear of the unknown can cause people to unfortunately disregard or delay important procedures such as spays and

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How to prevent and treat musculoskeletal disease in your pet


Musculoskeletal disease (disease that affects your pet’s bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains just like we do. But, because of their survival instincts, they try to hide it. In the

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Garden mulch can be toxic to your pets


With spring comes lawn care and garden maintenance.  However, did you know that certain mulch brands can be dangerous for your pets? Some of you may have read the warnings that have been circulated through the internet recently and in

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How fatty acids can improve your pet’s health


Continuing in our series on Pet Nutrition, you may have heard the term “fatty acids” used many times with regard to human health. The fact is, our pets require fatty acids for improved heath, too. In simplest terms, fatty acids

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Cats are Silent Sufferers and the Orphan Species of pain control and medical care


Cats are the Orphan Species when it comes to care, diagnostics and treatment for many reasons. Even though there are more pet cats in the world than dogs, dogs get more veterinary care. Why is this? One of the Greatest

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Exciting blood test for Cats to detect Heart Disease


Heart disease is the silent killer of cats. One in six cats can be born with and develop heart disease in their lifetime. There are no outward symptoms, but now there is a blood test called a proBNP test that

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