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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Contrary to its name, a ringworm is not actually a worm; it is a fungus. It is the most common dermatophyte or fungus that requires keratin for growth. The fungus lives and grows in the hair follicles, the outermost layer of the skin, and sometimes nail beds. The three most common species of ringworm are Microsporum…

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Why Does My Pet Need an Exam?

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…

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Teido is a 16-year-old, male cat. Like many indoor/outdoor cats, he likes to go out at night for adventures and come into 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. After letting him rest a while and going…

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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.