Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

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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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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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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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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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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Make Thanksgiving Happy For Your Pets, Too!


As Thanksgiving Day approaches, we want to be sure you are aware of the many foods your pets may appear to crave but should be made off limits to keep them healthy – and that means no treating from the

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Rabbit dietary needs and dental care requirements


Rabbits make wonderful pets. Once you and your family learn about the basic care and dietary requirements, you can enjoy many years with your furry friend. There are several breeds to choose from, and they all have the same general

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How to keep your pet rabbit healthy in an outdoor environment


We talk a lot about indoor rabbit care, but what about those rabbits that are kept outdoors?  Good husbandry and proper housing is just as important for outdoor rabbits as those kept inside your home. One common practice that many

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Cuterebrosis in Cats – Signs and Symptoms


In late summer and early fall, we sometimes see an infection called Cuterebrosis in cats.  It starts with a botfly, which is a genus of Cuterebra. Botflies lay eggs on blades of grass or in nests. Once the eggs hatch,

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