Category Archives: Veterinary Services

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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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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Seven Reindeer Facts for the Holidays!


With visits by Santa’s Reindeer to Belle Mead Animal Hospital in years past, we thought we would treat you to some Reindeer facts this holiday season!             Did you know… Reindeer live in the Northern

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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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Belle Mead Animal Hospital Protocol Update


As we approach a year and a half into the pandemic, we want to thank all of our clients for their continued understanding as we all navigate this world together! We are writing this letter to update everyone on how

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Detecting ticks on your pet is crucial to prevent disease


Is your dog tired or achy after a walk? Is your cat eating less than usual? These seemingly minor changes may indicate your pet has a tick-related disease, and you may not even realize it. Ticks are tricky. Even when you

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Veterinary care advice for your pet Guinea pig


Continuing with our series about guinea pig care, perhaps now you are a proud owner of one or more of these little cavies.  Here are some things you should know about maintaining your guinea pig’s health and well-being: Always seek

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