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Blog Archives – 2013

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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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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Additional Resources

October 17, 2013
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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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