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Blog Archives – 2016

Holiday Season

December 1, 2016
by BPPH Staff
Pack your bags. Pack your car. Pack your sleigh. But don’t let your pet pack on the holiday pounds. Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup today.   Holiday season is upon us — a busy time of year for festivities, family and of course, lots of eating! Did you know that…
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It’s the time of year for Thanksgiving.

November 1, 2016
by BPPH Staff
The best way to show thanks to your pet is with a yearly checkup.   Call us and schedule the appointment today! All pets come with special care instructions. Feed daily, love forever and yearly checkups. We know you have the first two covered, but what about the last one?…
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October is a great month for animals!

October 4, 2016
by BPPH Staff
It’s National Service Dog Month, National Animal Safety and Protection Month, ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and there’s even a shout-out to cats this month on National Cat Day, October 29. With all of these warm and fuzzy feelings circulating in the autumn air, it’s a perfect time to…
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Doc, could my dog have arthritis?

September 28, 2016
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
YES!  Arthritis is a common problem in dogs and can affect any age or breed. Causes include a congenital or developmental defect (such as hip dysplasia), an injury that results in an unstable joint (a torn ligament, for example), a fracture that involves the joint, degenerative changes from age and…
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AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

July 22, 2016
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Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital…
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Is your family protected!?

May 25, 2016
by BPPH Staff
With the warm weather, flea and tick season is upon us! Get your flea and tick preventative before the holiday weekend! We carry Vectra, a topical monthly product that kills and repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitos in dogs, and Bravecto, a chewable tablet that kills fleas and tick for 12…
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Bones, Muscles and Joints

May 20, 2016
by BPPH Staff
Keep your pet moving and grooving this spring Schedule their yearly checkup today!   Musculoskeletal diseases (conditions that involve bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains like we do. But sometimes these diseases are hard to spot. Think about your furry…
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Q: Is your pet at risk for any of the following:

April 15, 2016
by BPPH Staff
A) Fleas B) Ticks C) Worms D) All of the above A: All of the above (and they ALL can be tough to spot!)   Schedule your pet’s annual checkup today to be sure your pet is healthy!   Is your dog very tired? Is your cat eating less than…
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Does your dog have seasonal allergies?

March 10, 2016
by BPPH Staff
Are you looking for an alternative to steroids, which can have many side effects and cannot be used in conjunction with certain medications? After a several year wait, we are now able to readily dispense Apoquel, a new allergy medication that is virtually free from side effects and drug interactions.…
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How to extract a tooth

February 19, 2016
by Jami Stromberg, DVM
One of the cool things about my job as a veterinarian is that I get to be pediatrician, internist, surgeon, behaviorist, nutritionist, and dentist – sometime all in one day. I see a fair number of broken teeth in my practice. Let’s face it – dogs are oral creatures and…
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