3610 Comfort Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Flea & Tick Options

March 1st, 2019 by bemidji

When it comes to flea & tick preventives for dogs you have many options. How do you know which is the right option for your dog? At Bemidji Veterinary Hospital, we believe in medicine that is tailored to your pet’s specific needs. Our trained staff can answer your questions and help you choose the right product. Here is an overview of the products we carry. Read the rest of this entry »

Heartworm Explained

February 22nd, 2019 by bemidji

This video explains how heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes and how heartworm preventives work. Read the rest of this entry »

Porcupine Quills

October 11th, 2018 by bemidji

We have had a string of quill dogs lately. With the opening of some hunting seasons recently, many dogs are out and about in the woods and run into them incidentally. To a curious dog, a Porcupine can be a strange and interesting creature. They are very slow moving, which makes them an easy target to catch up with and investigate. Just a close sniff can be trouble and leave the dog with a nose full of quills. If the dog attacks the porcupine, they can end up with a whole face and/or mouth full.

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Oral Flea & Tick Preventive Adverse Reactions

October 2nd, 2018 by bemidji

Some of you may have seen the recent video circulating on Facebook about the isoxazoline class of parasiticide used in oral flea & tick preventives such as Bravecto, Nexgard, Simparica, and Credelio. Social media can be a powerful communication tool. We all know that not all the information shared is completely true. The facts can be wrongly interpreted or distorted to sway the opinion of the reader. We understand the concerns, but before rushing to judgement we ask that you do your research and discuss it with trusted professionals. For your convenience, we have gathered information to share with you from Merck Animal Health (the maker of Bravecto) and the Food & Drug Administration. Read the rest of this entry »

Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

July 10th, 2018 by bemidji

OFA stands for the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. It was founded and originally incorporated as a private not for profit foundation in 1966. Their mission is to “promote the health and welfare of companion animals through a reduction in the incidence of genetic disease”. Read the rest of this entry »

Euthanasia

January 26th, 2018 by bemidji

The word euthanasia is derived from the Greek words “eu”, meaning well, and “thanatos”, meaning death. As veterinary professionals it is part of our duty to guide not only the patient, but the owners through this difficult process. The staff at Bemidji Veterinary Hospital provides end-of-life options without judgment. We are here to answer any questions regarding euthanasia. Read the rest of this entry »

Inducing Vomiting

December 28th, 2017 by bemidji

It’s inevitable that pets will get into things they shouldn’t. At some point during ownership, you may need to know how and when to induce vomiting. Here are a few guidelines to follow, though we always recommend consulting with a veterinary professional. Read the rest of this entry »

Ringworm

September 6th, 2017 by bemidji

Contrary to its name, ringworm is not actually a worm; it is a fungus. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does my pet need an exam?

May 30th, 2017 by bemidji

When clients bring in their pets for vaccines they often ask why it is necessary to do an exam. Each pet should have a physical exam at least once per year. Senior pets or patients with chronic health conditions may need more frequent exams. A lot can change in a year, especially since pets age much faster than humans. Read the rest of this entry »

Teido

April 11th, 2017 by bemidji

Teido is a 16 year old, male cat. Like many indoor/outdoor cats, he likes to go out at night for adventures and come in the house to sleep during the day. Sunday night he went out like normal, but Monday morning when he came home, something just wasn’t right. Read the rest of this entry »