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How much is this going to cost?

April 9, 2014
by Lora Steiner, CVT
I invite you to read the following statements; can you relate to any of them? “I live on a fixed income, and I’d like to have a better idea of how much my dog’s annual visits are going to be so I can budget for it.” "I think my veterinarian…
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Meet Dr. Mardones!

April 2, 2014
by BPPH Staff
Today We Welcome Dr. Eduardo Mardones to the Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital! We are happy to have Dr. Mardones join our BPPH team!  We asked him to write a little bio of himself so we can all get to know him and his background: I was born in Santiago Chile…
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A Letter to Clients, Staff and Friends of BPPH

April 1, 2014
by Karin Christopher, DVM
Dear Clients, Staff and Friends of BPPH: When I began working at Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital four years ago I had 6-month-old triplets at home. Many would say that gave me full decision rights on how I wanted to spend my time trying to regain my sanity.  I opted for…
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I took out the carrier and Fluffy went into hiding!

February 13, 2014
by Karrie Grayden
Did you know that the Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital is a Cat Friendly Practice? This means that we have made changes to decrease stress and provide a more calming environment. The staff has also been trained in feline-friendly handling and understanding cat behavior in order to increase the quality of…
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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

January 29, 2014
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
The record low temperatures we’ve been experiencing in Minnesota have affected our pets too! My one-year-old border collie loves to be outside, even in the cold, but in the past few days even he comes back to the door after only a few minutes. How do you know if your…
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Why Didn’t I Do it Sooner???

January 16, 2014
by Karin Christopher, DVM
*** Warning *** Graphic pictures on the bottom of the blog illustrate the information described in this blog Within the last month I have performed 3 emergency surgeries on 2 dogs and 1 cat that could have been prevented had these pets been spayed.  So often we think that spaying…
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Why do you need to run all of those tests?

January 7, 2014
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
Your pet is sick and you’re worried, so you bring her to the vet. After the physical exam, the vet recommends bloodwork and x-rays, to the tune of $300. Three hundred dollars??? Why can’t you tell what’s going on, Doc? I already spent $60 for the exam! I’d like to…
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The Stress of Multi Cat Households

December 12, 2013
by Karin Christopher, DVM
I came into the care of two healthy and very loving 9 year-old-cats about 2 months ago as their owner had gotten engaged, moved to Germany and was to return near the end of this month to retrieve them and take them back to Germany.  She needed another person with…
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Doc, Is It Time?

December 5, 2013
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
Sadly, there comes a time in most pet owners’ lives when they need to make a decision about putting their pet to sleep. And by “put to sleep”, I mean to euthanize, which, by the way, means “good death”. For most pets, euthanasia is accomplished with an intravenous injection of…
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Ah! It’s An Emergency!

November 29, 2013
by Heather, CVT
My three years as a veterinary technician have taught me a lot thus far. I have worked in daytime general practice now for those three years, here at Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital for 1.5 of those years. Last year, I decided to accept a part-time/relief worker position at the Affiliated…
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