Seeing Red: Understanding Pet Ocular Health

Red eye is one of the most common ophthalmic presentations in veterinary medicine and can be caused by a wide range of problems, from a minor irritation to something more serious. Read our Urgent Pet Care Omaha team’s guide to learn what may be behind your four-legged friend’s red eye. Pet red eye types Numerous [...]

10 Pet Health Changes You Should Never Ignore

Although your pet can’t use words to tell you how they feel or what they need, their bodies and behaviors communicate a great deal. You may be unable to determine which changes in your pet are cause for alarm and which can be attributed to normal aging or a self-limiting problem. To help you decide [...]

The Skinny on Fatty Liver: Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats

Cats have a reputation for being fussy about food, and the slightest stressor often can convince them to go on a hunger strike. When cats go several days without eating, they are at risk for developing a condition called hepatic lipidosis—or fatty liver. Hepatic lipidosis can make an already sick cat feel significantly worse and [...]

What Cat Owners Need to Know About Feline Respiratory Infections

If your cat is sneezing or has watery eyes, they may have a respiratory infection, which is a common condition in cats that can cause serious issues. Our Urgent Pet Care Omaha team provides important information about feline respiratory infections, so you will know how these conditions are managed and the steps you can take [...]

The Value of Veterinary Technicians: Spotlight on Our Superstars

In honor of National Veterinary Technician Week—which should be every week, in our opinion—we’re shining the spotlight on some of our superstars. Help us celebrate our licensed (LVTs) and certified (CVTs) veterinary technicians from October 15 to 21 this year by learning what makes our team so special. In our two Urgent Pet Care hospitals [...]

Here’s Looking At You: Common Eye Diseases in Pets

The eyes are the windows to your pet’s soul, and you can see their love and devotion shining through each time you meet their gaze. However, your furry pal’s eyes can become clouded, inflamed, or injured, as they can develop a range of issues.  A pet’s eye problem can rapidly become a major emergency, so [...]

Canine Giardiasis 101

Dogs can easily transmit giardiasis when interacting with their canine companions at a dog park or drinking from a natural water source. The infection can result in significant gastrointestinal (GI) upset. To learn about this concerning canine condition, read our Urgent Pet Care Omaha team’s guide to giardiasis.  Giardia is a parasite Giardia duodenalis is [...]

Stress: The Silent Feline Health Threat

Stress is a common theme in today’s society. Stress affects our moods, disrupts our sleep, and endangers our health. Cats are equally susceptible to stress and can suffer the same negative effects, often in silence. Learn how to identify and reduce feline stress and lower your cat’s risk for stress-related health issues with this guide [...]

Does My Coughing Pet Need Emergency Care?

Pets cough for numerous reasons, with some conditions being more serious than others. When a benign irritant causes your pet to cough, you have no reason to be concerned. However, some conditions that cause your pet to cough require emergency veterinary attention. To determine whether your four-legged friend’s cough requires veterinary care, read our Urgent [...]

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, [...]

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