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How COVID-19 Affects Our Services

How COVID-19 Affects Our Services

Bellevue Veterinary Hospital is fully functioning, but the building is closed to the public, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are offering curbside service, and we request the use of face masks, even though we're meeting you outdoors. We will be communicating with...

Patient Care During General Anesthesia

Patient Care During General Anesthesia

Each patient in our care for a general anesthesia will be sedated first. This is a simple injection, similar to getting a vaccination. Most pets do not react to this small needle. Once they are sedated (just peaceful and calm), we will place an IV catheter (usually in...

Ear Inflammation in Dogs

Ear Inflammation in Dogs

“My dog’s ears are red, itchy, painful and smelly!” (or maybe just one of these) Ear canal inflammation is one of the most common issues that veterinarians see. What do we mean by “inflammation”? The word, inflammation, refers to a state of being red, swollen, hot and...

Feline Urinary Disease Linked to Stress

Feline Urinary Disease Linked to Stress

Stress Cystitis in Cats: Urine Trouble One of the more frustrating reasons that brings our feline friends to the vet is a condition known as Feline Interstitial Cystitis (FIC for short). The word, "cystitis" means inflammation of the bladder. This common condition...

Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats

Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats

Vaccinations for Dogs & Cats: For Dogs & Cats: Rabies vaccine: Rabies vaccination is highly recommended. In this way, it is considered a “core vaccine”. It should be given at around 16 weeks of age, then a booster given in a year, then every 3 years...

Arthritis in Pets

Arthritis in Pets

ARTHRITIS  is a degenerative disease of joints that usually results through time and from chronic wear and tear. Arthritis is the number one cause of chronic pain in dogs and cats. A few questions you might think about if you have an older dog: Is your pet having...

Cognitive Dysfunction – Senility in Geriatric Pets

Cognitive Dysfunction – Senility in Geriatric Pets

Cognitive Dysfunction - Senility in Geriatric Pets As our pets age, our bond with them grows deeper and more intense. We’ve grown to love them more over the years and they are more dependent on our understanding and kindness as they deal with the challenges that the...

Summer Safety Tips

Summer Safety Tips

DOGS LEFT IN THE CAR: There's a ton of online information and many warnings about leaving dogs (or anyone!) in the car on hot days. But still people keep doing it. Perhaps these people who continue to do so are not online. So please spread the word to all your friends...

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrinopathy (hormonal disease) of cats.  It mainly happens in older kitties (usually greater than 10 years of age). Hyperthyroidism means excessive thyroid activity. It causes a sustained high metabolic state produced by thyroid...

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

WHAT IS IT? HOW DO I HELP PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING? What is FLUTD? Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) refers to a group of conditions that affect the bladder and urethra of cats. Cats with FLUTD display one or more of these signs. Urinate frequently and...

Pets and Halloween

Pets and Halloween

Halloween is great fun for most of us. Kids and grown-ups alike find it a time for the imagination to let loose & fantastical characters to be brought to life. It’s a time of hilarious costumes, bright lights and noise – (and candy!) We humans might have fun with...

Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol) Poisoning

Antifreeze (Ethylene Glycol) Poisoning

Antifreeze is commonly used in engines as a coolant, and the active ingredient is sweet tasting. Pets (especially dogs) are quite happy to drink it. For the most part, people are probably very careful about handling this very toxic material. But there may be vehicles...

Pet Food Myths

Pet Food Myths

SEPARATING FACTS FROM FICTION: Pet Food Myths There are many myths about pet food. Where do you get your information about pet nutrition? Is it from a salesperson? Is it from a TV or YouTube advertisement? There are many misleading pieces of information being...

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