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A Day in the Life

November 14, 2013
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
Many people don’t really know what it’s like to be a veterinarian, so I thought I’d share how things went one day a few weeks ago. I picked Thursday, because it was a “surgery day”. After getting my kids off to school, I readied myself for work and arrived at…
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The Hidden Truth…I Mean Tooth…

November 5, 2013
by Karin Christopher, DVM
I just performed a dental evaluation under anesthesia and was once again reminded of why dental x-rays are so very important when performing dental cleanings.  It’s not that I need this validation as we, in the clinical veterinary setting, see this quite often, but it is not often that you,…
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JERKY TREAT WARNING

October 29, 2013
by BPPH Staff
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently requested that veterinarians be on the lookout for cases of jerky treat toxicity in dogs and cats and has also requested our help in collecting data and blood and urine sample in suspected cases.  Since 2007, there has been a lot of…
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The Red Eye

October 23, 2013
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
One of the mantras we veterinarians learn early in our clinical training is that a red eye is an emergency. Why is that? The “white” of the eye is called the sclera. In an unhealthy, irritated eye the sclera will almost always have increased blood supply and inflammation, resulting in…
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Why Pet Insurance?

October 16, 2013
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
Do you know that for as little as $20 a month you can purchase health insurance for your pet? Most pet owners don’t even know that pet insurance exists, let alone how inexpensive it can be.  After a pet is diagnosed with an illness or injury, I am often asked,…
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Safety First!

October 2, 2013
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
BPPH, like most veterinary clinics, requires that all pets be restrained when they come into the building. Why? Even the most docile pet can become agitated or scared in the veterinary environment. They can be anxious from the car ride, when entering the clinic they smell and hear things they…
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Virtual Visits

September 24, 2013
by Karin Christopher, DVM
About 2 years ago I discussed  my veterinary profession with an entrepreneurial family member who  has made a successful business of selling dirt on-line, and currently has an idea for making popcorn that will likely get patented after some fine-tuning.  His mind is always working, coming up with new ideas…
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Walk for Awareness

September 18, 2013
by Heather Meyers, CVT
                      This past summer, Gabe and I, along with my sister and her dog Chip, attended a walk to raise awareness and fundraising for epilepsy.  The 2 mile walk around Como Park was attended by hundreds of people.  Gabe, and…
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The “Job”

September 11, 2013
by Karin Christopher, DVM
As I sit here at my desk with a dog in my lap (I love my job), I am reminded why veterinary medicine was such a draw for me before entering school.  It is the bond that exists between people and their pets.  The difference with this dog is that…
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Ticks, ticks, ticks!!

September 3, 2013
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
The weather is turning cooler, school is starting, and the ticks are coming out again! In Minnesota, tick season is considered to start when the ground thaws and end when it freezes in the fall. However, ticks do not like hot weather, so they tend to be dormant in the…
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