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Celebrating Veterinary Assistants Week

Veterinary assistants help our team function smoothly and efficiently. Urgent Pet Care Omaha considers these team members indispensable. Our hospital has two assistant types who perform many necessary tasks. Our Doctor’s Assistants (DAs) help our veterinarians by obtaining patients’ histories and vital signs, preparing their medications, and explaining discharge instructions to their owners. In addition, [...]

Pet Heat Safety Do’s and Don’ts

Omaha has experienced record heat this summer, and these extreme conditions can be dangerous for pets. Our Urgent Pet Care Omaha team wants to help by providing pet heat safety do’s and don’ts to protect your pet during the next heat wave. DO understand that heatstroke in pets is a veterinary emergency Heatstroke occurs when [...]

Detecting Pet Kidney Disease: Frequently Asked Questions

The kidneys serve important functions in your pet’s body—they filter waste products from the blood, maintain fluid, electrolyte, and mineral balances, and contribute to red blood cell production through a complex hormone system. Widespread metabolic turmoil occurs when kidney function declines, because of a condition known as chronic renal failure (CRF) or chronic kidney disease [...]

Paws, Claws, and Scales—Exotic Pet Care 101

Based on numbers alone, dogs and cats are America’s perennial favorite pets. However, exotic species, such as reptiles, amphibians, backyard poultry, and small mammal or “pocket” pets (e.g., rodents, ferrets, rabbits) are quietly rising in popularity as more people discover that these fascinating and complex creatures have distinct advantages as pets.  Getting access to free [...]

7 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays With Your Pet

Pets are a part of the family and, of course, you want to include them in your holiday celebrations. Our team at Urgent Pet Care Omaha shares seven festive, fun ideas to celebrate with your furry friend.   #1: Capture your pet’s beauty in a holiday photo session Your family’s holiday card wouldn’t be complete without [...]

What Pet Owners Should Know About Pyometra

Pyometra is a potentially life-threatening condition that most frequently affects older, unspayed female pets and is a common reproductive emergency seen in veterinary hospitals. Our Urgent Pet Care Omaha team wants to provide information about this dangerous condition and explain how you can protect your four-legged family member. What causes pet pyometra? An unspayed female [...]

7 Small Ways to Thank a Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technicians provide essential veterinary care for pets and their owners. From compassionate nursing care and skilled surgical assistance to client education and support, these team members are the heartbeat of every veterinary hospital.  Unfortunately, in the day-to-day grind of veterinary life, these hard-working heroes don’t always receive the recognition they deserve, so National Veterinary [...]

Does My Cat Have Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease?

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) is a common problem for cats, but the term encompasses many conditions that affect the cat’s urinary bladder and urethra rather than a specific disease. Regardless of the underlying cause, signs are similar and include painful urination, increased urination frequency, vocalizing while urinating, blood in the urine, urinating outside [...]

Surviving the Sounds of Summer: How to Calm Your Noise-Averse Pet

For most people, the familiar sounds of summer—kids splashing and laughing in the pool, families chatting and grilling in the backyard, or an ice cream truck’s magical music—make us happy, but many pets fail to share the joy. Loud sounds frighten many pets, especially extremely noise-averse pets, for whom the sounds of summer—storms and fireworks [...]

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