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Constipation in Cats

March 16th, 2017 by bemidji

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Xylitol

March 1st, 2017 by bemidji

Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that is found naturally in some berries, plums, corn, oats, mushrooms, lettuce, trees, and some other fruits. It is extracted and concentrated to be used as a sugar substitute. Its commercial use has increased in recent years due to its low glycemic index and dental plaque fighting properties. Xylitol has been found to be toxic in dogs. Therefore, the increase in use has led to the increase in toxicity cases seen in veterinary medicine. The amount of xylitol in products can vary widely which means it can vary in severity of toxicity. Read the rest of this entry »

Dog & Cat Boarding

February 10th, 2017 by bemidji

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. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year’s Resolution

December 28th, 2016 by bemidji

It is customary for people to make New Year’s Resolutions for themselves. Often they are changes made to increase happiness or improve life overall. What about your pets? What could you change to enhance your pet’s quality of life? Read the rest of this entry »

Senior Pet Health Part 2: Cats

November 23rd, 2016 by bemidji

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Senior Pet Health Part 1: Dogs

November 23rd, 2016 by bemidji

The veterinary community has named November as Senior Pet Health Month. Since our canine friends have shorter life spans, it is important to make the most of their time with us. Nutrition, exercise, regular veterinary care, and other lifestyle choices can lengthen and enhance their lives. Each dog is different and deserves a plan tailored for them and their varied needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Keep a Close Eye on Your Pet’s Eyes

September 23rd, 2016 by bemidji

When it comes to eye problems, quick diagnosis and treatment is imperative. A small scratch or infection can lead to loss of eye sight and/or loss of the eye itself in a short amount of time. At the first sign of eye issues, contact your veterinarian promptly. Read the rest of this entry »

Tell the Truth

August 25th, 2016 by bemidji

Clients don’t mind telling us when the dog maybe ate a rock, but it’s the more awkward things that take some time to figure out. Underpants, feminine hygiene products, and drugs are common ingestions that can be dangerous and embarrassing to admit. Dogs are most commonly the culprit, but occasionally cats can be as well. I can’t even begin to count how many foreign bodies including coins, golf balls, rocks, under garments, kid’s toys, etc. we have had to surgically remove from the gastrointestinal tract. Read the rest of this entry »

Pet Insurance

August 12th, 2016 by bemidji

August is National Pet Health Insurance Month. Pet Insurance is one of the fastest growing insurance products in the United States. It is more widely used in Europe with over a quarter of cats and dogs covered. The US is starting to catch on more, but only has approximately 1% of pets insured.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nettie

July 27th, 2016 by bemidji

Nettie presented to Bemidji Veterinary Hospital on Monday, May 9th. She had jumped out of the cab of a truck and injured both front legs. She was promptly sedated and radiographs were taken. The radiographs revealed fractures of both the radius and ulna of both front legs. Read the rest of this entry »