Let’s Talk Ticks

Spring temperatures and melting snow mean that more of us (and our pets) are outside and enjoying the great outdoors. The above-freezing temps also mean that another creature is out seeking hosts…ticks. We’ve all seen them, and some tick bites can transmit pathogens that cause dangerous diseases for our furry family members. Fortunately, we are…

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Hoover gets her teeth cleaned at Bemidji Veterinary Hospital

Meet Hoover. She is a 5-year-old Greyhound, who is going to walk you through what a dental procedure looks like here at our Hospital. Hoover is the sweetest girl who came all the way from the East Coast to live here with her mom. Like many dogs, Hoover’s breath had a strong odor to it,…

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Pet Health Insurance: Is it worth it?

If you’re like the 1 in 5 Americans who welcomed a dog or cat into their home in the first year of the pandemic, you may have come across an ad or invitation to purchase pet insurance. Or perhaps your beloved furry family member is getting up there in years and your veterinary bills are going in…

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Pet Holiday Safety

The holidays are a great time to get festive, decorate, and welcome family into your home. It’s usually not a time for holiday pet safety to be on your mind. However, taking a few preventive measures before and during the holidays can help to ensure a happy and safe holiday season for your pet. Here’s…

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Porcupine Quills

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…

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Flea & Tick Options

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…

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Oral Flea & Tick Prevention Adverse Reaction

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…

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Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

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”. Disclaimer: The topic of breeding companion animals can be controversial. It is not…

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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…

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Inducing Vomiting

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. There are some instances when you absolutely should not induce vomiting. These include, but…

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.