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Sport Mix Pet Food Recalled

In December, the FDA began a recall of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc., because they may contain potentially fatal levels of aflatoxins. The foods recalled include Sportmix, Pro Pac and Nunn pet foods and Splash Fat Cat fish foods that were made in the firm’s Oklahoma plant and expire on or before […]

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Increase in Parvovirus in Our Area

While the whole team at Bell Veterinary Hospital has been excited about puppies adopted during the pandemic, there has been a devastating downside. We’re seeing a drastic increase in parvo cases in puppies because they haven’t completed their full course of vaccines. The simple truth is puppies must have vaccines to prevent deadly diseases like […]

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Your Pet’s Best Shot

Vaccinations have become a hot topic—especially with all the new pet adoptions during the pandemic. But when it comes to your pets, vaccinations don’t need to be controversial or complicated. As veterinarians, we know that vaccinating your pets is one of the best, most inexpensive ways to protect their health. The core vaccines not only prevent illnesses […]

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Jake’s Take: Bad Dental Health Bites!

Chew on this, you guys: the majority of pets show some signs of dental disease by age three. And I’m not just talking about doggy breath here. (Mine smells like roses, btw.) Over time, tooth decay, gingivitis, and plaque and tartar build-up can lead to heart, liver, and kidney problems. Because your pet’s pearly whites […]

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Parasites Really Suck. We Can Help!

With winter just around the corner, you be might thinking that you can go ahead and slack on giving your pets their parasite preventatives. We hate to be the bearer of annoying news, but the fact is, our temperate climate means that bugs often linger through the fall and winter months. Contrary to popular opinion, […]

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Making Snake Bites Hiss-story!

If you’re like a lot of pet parents we know, you’re taking your best friend for as many walks as you can right now. That’s great for everyone involved, but it’s always a good idea to remain on alert for snakes basking in the sun, even if your regular route is primarily paved. Snakes aren’t […]

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Jake’s Take: Save Me from Myself!

Dr. Bell will be the first to tell you that I love food. I admit it—I’m a food-a-holic. With fall barbecues in full swing – not to mention my favorite howliday, Halloween – I’m having a hard time taking my usual third nap of the day. I’m just too excited to sleep. But here’s the […]

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Bugsy’s Bits: It’s Hip To Snip!

So what’s shakin’, bacon? If you have a cat, chances are you know your feline is pretty darn talented. We know when it’s 15 minutes before your alarm goes off. Nobody can unspool a whole roll of toilet paper as good as a cat. We’re like psychics ‘cuz we can tell just when you need […]

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4 for the 4th: Pet Safety Tips

The 4th of July may be a little more low-key this year, but it will still bring some hazards for your pet. Here are some tips for keeping your animal friend safe while you celebrate: 1. Fireworks are cool, but the racket from even small neighborhood explosives can be terrifying for animals. Keep your pets […]

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Jake’s Take: The Buzz About Lawn Chemicals, Bees, & Me

So, if you’re like most humans I know, you take a lot of pride in your perfect lawn. It’s not something I pretend to understand. I mean, burying your toys and rolling around in smelly stuff – I get that, but green grass as far as the eye can see? And weed-less flower beds? Woof-ever. […]

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