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    Your Complete Veterinary Team.


    We have 5 veterinarians on staff. We've got fully qualified technicians and friendly receptionists 8:30AM to 5:30PM, seven days a week. Our weekend availability is sure to fit your tight schedule. shim

     



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  • Communication

    Being clear and direct is our top priority.


    Because you know your pet's personality best, we always take great care to listen to your concerns, perform our necessary evaluation, and then communicate, in as clear a manner as possible, the best course of action for your pet. For us, it's a top priority.shim
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  • Housecall Services

    Full veterinary care in your own home.


    Our mobile service ensures the highest level of convenience for you and your pet. Whether it is performing a check-up on your dog who is having mobility problems or paying a housecall to your anxious feline, our mobile service provides quality care and comfort for both our human clients and their pets.
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  • Leading-Edge Technology

    From in-clinic blood analysis to ultrasound.

    Since 1978, Bellevue Veterinary Hospital has been proud to remain at the forefront of veterinary best practice. As well as our on-site x-ray equipment for standard radiology, and a digital dental x-ray machine we also have ultrasound services for specialized diagnostic procedures.

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Cognitive Dysfunction - Senility in Geriatric Pets

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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 elderly face.

One of the issues described commonly in geriatric pets is “senility” (our medical-ese for this is “cognitive dysfunction”).

Examples are:

  • The old dog that walks out to the yard and stops, staring into space. He doesn’t appear to remember why he’s there. (Or perhaps he does this in the middle of the livingroom.) He only stares off and stands there a while.
  • Some old dogs get stuck in a corner or behind the couch and seem...

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