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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

Every Cat Loves Car Trips!

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 you and your cat.

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! 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 can provide a safety net for you and your pet. If the unexpected happens, you’ll have peace of mind that your pet has access the best care.

Bad Breath?

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. 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of 3 suffer from periodontal disease; you can add 2-4 years to your pet’s life with proper dental care.

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 give us a call. Our highly trained team will answer your questions and provide guidance. No question or concern is too small.

Hope for the best, but plan for the worst - Microchip your pet!

Microchipping your pet is quick, inexpensive, and easy. If you’d like to discuss microchipping during your next visit to Ralston Vet, please let us know.
Also, if your pet is already microchipped, we strongly encourage you to double check their registration information on a regular basis to ensure your most up-to-date contact information is listed

Pet lumps and Bumps

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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