Diseases/Conditions

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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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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Euthanasia

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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Ringworm

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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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.

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