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Archive for the ‘Cat’ Category


Friday, January 26th, 2018

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. (more…)


Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Contrary to its name, ringworm is not actually a worm; it is a fungus. (more…)

Why does my pet need an exam?

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

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. (more…)


Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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. (more…)

Constipation in Cats

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Constipation is defined as the difficulty or infrequency of passing bowel movements. To simplify and put in laymen’s term- trouble pooping. It is a common problem in cats. Normally, a healthy cat has one bowel movement a day. (more…)

Dog & Cat Boarding

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Going on a trip? Who is going to care for your pet when you’re gone? Leave them in the care of our team at Bemidji Veterinary Hospital. (more…)

Senior Pet Health Part 2: Cats

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

The veterinary community has named November as Senior Pet Health Month. Advances in medicine, nutrition, and overall lifestyle have allowed our feline friends to live longer than they have historically. Each cat is different and deserves a plan tailored for them and their specific needs. (more…)

The Sewing Needle

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

On Friday, August 7th, a well-known feline patient presented to our hospital. He is a very playful cat at home and is known to chew on things. The clients noticed the cat was gagging that morning as if he had a hairball. Later they noticed a pillow lying in the middle of the floor in the sewing room. They had been working on the pillow and knew it had a loose thread with a needle attached to it. When found, the thread was still attached but the needle was missing. They promptly brought him in to the hospital concerned he may have swallowed it. (more…)