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Dog (Breath) Days of Summer Dental Special!

We’ve all had that moment when our pet gives us a lick or pants in our face and…ewww…that smell! Most dogs and cats over three years of age have some symptoms of dental disease and it’s not just about bad breath: left untreated, a lack of dental care and cleanings can eventually result in gum inflammation, […]

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BUGSY’S BITS: From Fleabag to Fabulous

Hey! My name’s Bugsy, and I don’t mind tellin’ ya that I believe in the whole nine lives thing for cats. Why? ‘Cuz I was just a kitten but already down a few lives when Dr. Bell found me on her property a while back. Don’t remember much about it, but someone musta dumped me […]

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Jake’s Takes: Snip, Snip, Hooray!

You might think that a dog would be less than enthusiastic about the subject of spaying and neutering—but the truth is, I think having your dog “fixed” is really important for a lot of good reasons. 1) Neutering makes your male pet less…nuts, if you’ll pardon the expression. We boys will be less likely to […]

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Annual Exams: What Your Pet Can’t Tell You

Most pet owners will tell you that they can “read” their pets—they know from a certain bark or a particular look what their pet wants or needs. But that’s not always true when it comes to their health. Animals instinctually hide symptoms and signs of illness or injury, and this is especially true of cats. […]

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Jake’s Takes: Tails of the Online Pharmacy

If you like ordering pet medications and prescription food from those online pet supply retailers like Chewy.com and 1-800-Pet-Meds, I’m here to tell ya, that could be a mastiff-sized mistake! See the products sitting on either side of me in the picture? They look exactly alike, and all the packaging says they are. But nope—it […]

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Is Your Pet Prepared?

Emergencies can happen any time of year, especially in our part of the country—floods, hurricanes, tornadoes—so it’s a good idea to make sure your family, including your pets, have what they need should a disaster occur. Here are a few tips to get you started: Get your pet microchipped. Microchips give your pet a much […]

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Pet First Aid Awareness

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and as summer approaches and we start searching for times to spend outdoors, it is important to be prepared in case anything should happen on your outdoor adventures. One of the most important ways you can prevent accidents and emergencies is by being aware. Keep your eye […]

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Heartworm Awareness Month

April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and a great time to highlight the importance of preventing this deadly disease in pets. At Bell Veterinary Hospital, we carry many FDA-approved preventative products which can be given monthly as a topical liquid or as an oral tablet. These products protect you pets not only against heartworm, but against other […]

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Parasites Don’t Take Spring Break!

Know who else loves to be on the move in the spring time? Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes! Problem is, their favorite vacation spot is your pet…and you, if they get close enough. These pests are more than just annoying: fleas can transmit tapeworm and cause anemia, while ticks are well-known carriers of many diseases, including […]

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