The Heart And Soul Of Ralston Vet.

The mission of Ralston Vet is to support our patient’s emotional and physical well-being while serving every family member; every time.

Comfortable Vet Visits: How We’re Different

Do you have a nervous pet? Our gentle handling techniques, tasty treats, and trained staff are ready to work at your pet’s pace to make their care and visit great!

Guide to Household Hazards

Hundreds of thousands of pets are injured or poisoned every year from everyday household items. With these simple tips, you’ll be equipped to keep an eye out for hazards, and know what to do if something does happen

Coronavirus and Your Pet

It can be confusing to separate fact from fiction as new information about coronavirus becomes available. It is vitally important to only get your information from credible sources like the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, and The World Organisation for Animal Health, and of course, Ralston Vet.

What to expect for your pet's dental at Ralston Vet

Follow Shila through her dental procedure from check in to check out. This is a guide to show you what happens when you bring your pet in for a dental procedure.

Senior Pet Care Tips

Senior Pet Care Tips to help your pet stay happy and healthy as possible.


Ear Cleaning 101

Watch for our step-by-step instructions and the materials you need to clean your pet’s ears!

Traveling with pets

Taking your pet on a trip this summer? Get our checklist to make sure you and your pet are prepared!
Whether you’re flying or driving, we have all the info you need to make traveling with your pet safe and fun!
We know how important it is to be prepared with traveling with pets. Our team is here to help you prepare for your next trip.

Use these tips to recognize and prevent heat-related emergencies in your pet!

Hot summer days with your pet can be a lot of fun, but our four-legged friends can be put in some pretty unpleasant and even dangerous situations if we’re not careful. Here are some things to keep in mind:



Ralston Vet's Guide to Fleas

While fleas are most commonly associated with itching and other skin problems, they can also transmit diseases to animals and people! Keep your pet safe with these tips.

Tips for Reducing Storm & Firework Anxiety

Every dog is different. We have a variety of strategies to try to see what works best for your pet if they are bothered by storms, fireworks, or other loud noises.

Be Prepared For Any Emergency With a Pet First Aid Kit!

Having these important supplies ready at hand will help ensure that you’re prepared for the unexpected. Please click here to build your own kit

Reverse Sneeze vs a cough

Sneezing and coughing can mean very different things, and these can also be different in cats and dogs. Here are our tips on knowing when to worry

Pet Lumps and Bumps: The Benefits of Early Detection

Some of the scariest monsters for a pet owners are the lumps and bumps, but often these monsters aren’t so tough- especially when they’re discovered and treated early!s.

Your Pets First Vet Visit

What does your pet’s first veterinary visit look like? Check out our video to learn everything we’ll cover, plus tips to use to make the getting here easier!


Vet-Recommended Tips For Giving Your Pet’s Medication

It’s important your pet receives the medications we prescribe, so let us know how we can help.

Prevent Feline Obesity, Boredom and Destruction With These Tips

Want your cat to explore their wild side without destroying your house? Try some of these suggestions to help keep your ferocious feline happy and healthy!

Don’t Let Ticks Hitch a Ride with Your Dog or Cat

Trade secrets revealed- straight from the source! Bob the tick spills the beans on how he and his eight-legged friends wreak havoc on your pets.

A Little Bit of Prevention Goes a Long Way.

From puppy/kittenhood to adulthood, preventative care needs change throughout your pet’s life. Our practice is here to help keep your pet healthy, longer!

Let us help you with a weight loss plan for your pet!

Over 50% of pets are overweight or obese. A few changes to your pet’s diet and lifestyle could add up to 2 years to your pet’s life. Give us a call at 402-331-6322 – we’re happy to help you put together a plan for tipping the scale in your pet’s favor.

Trimming your cat’s nails at home is easier than you think!

The key to stress free nail trims is to proceed at a pace your pet is comfortable with. When cutting a nail, take your time. It’s okay to make multiple small cuts instead of one large one – heck, you can even make those cuts over multiple days if your pet prefers going at a slower pace.

Does trimming your dog’s nails make you nervous?

For many people, knowing where to cut the nail is the scariest part of nail trims. Watch this video to learn an easy way to identity the right spot. If you have any questions along the way, let us know. We’re here to help!

Avoid self-diagnosis when researching online

Self-diagnosis based on online search results can lead to false alarms, or even worse, can cause a pet to suffer from a serious health issue without treatment. If you have concerns about your pet’s health, get us involved. We’ll gladly help you separate fact from fiction when it come to things that you’ve read online.

Be certain your pet is protected - use heartworm preventative year round.


Over 130,000 dogs in the US test positive for heartworm disease every year! If heartworms had their way, that number would be a lot higher. Prevention is simple, easy, and affordable. Make sure your pet is protected. Contact us today if you have questions about heartworm prevention.

Preventative medicine is best medicine

Wellness testing usually identifies abnormal results in around 30% of apparently healthy dogs and 25% of apparently healthy cats. But the good news is, many issues, when caught early by wellness testing, can be treated successfully and cost-effectively.

Pet Insurance - Prepare for the unexpected

Pet insurance provides a safety net for your pet. If the unexpected happens, you’ll have peace of mind that your pet has access the best care.

Bad Breath? Bring them to us.

When Jack was at Ralston Vet today the Veterinarian said it’s time for his teeth to be cleaned. Jack’s parents thought “sure, his breath stinks a little, but is it really that big a deal?” Bad breath is a symptom of periodontal disease. So yeah, it could be a pretty big deal. Dental payment plans now

available at Ralston Vet.


When should I call?

Sometimes it’s hard to decide what’s normal pet behavior and what might be an emergency. If your pet’s acting strangely or you have any other concerns, please don’t be embarrassed to give us a call. Our highly trained team is standing by to answer your questions and provide guidance. No question is too strange and no concern is too small.

Every cat loves car trips! Right??

Most cats aren’t thrilled about car trips. We know how tough it can be to bring them in for appointments at Ralston Vet. We’re here to help! This video provides some practice tips you can use to make things more comfortable for your cat.

Doggie Bags Are Not For Dogs. People Food ≠ Dog Food

The food we eat can be too rich, spicy or even poisonous for our pups! Even if they really want a nibble of our dinner, it’s best to give them a dog treat instead. Let’s work together to keep your dog safe and happy at home!

While fleas are most commonly associated with itching and other skin problems, they can also transmit diseases to animals and people! Keep your pet safe with these tips.

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