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 questions regarding euthanasia. Continue…

Teido

Teido is a 16 year old, male cat. Like many indoor/outdoor cats, he likes to go out at night for adventures and come in the house to sleep during the day. Sunday night he went out like normal, but Monday morning when he came home, something just wasn’t right. Continue…

Constipation in Cats

Constipation is defined as the difficulty or infrequency of passing bowel movements. To simplify and put in laymen’s term- trouble pooping. It is a common problem in cats. Normally, a healthy cat has one bowel movement a day. Continue…

Dog & Cat Boarding

Going on a trip? Who is going to care for your pet when you’re gone? Leave them in the care of our team at Bemidji Veterinary Hospital. Continue…

Senior Pet Health Part 2: Cats

The veterinary community has named November as Senior Pet Health Month. Advances in medicine, nutrition, and overall lifestyle have allowed our feline friends to live longer than they have historically. Each cat is different and deserves a plan tailored for them and their specific needs. Continue…

The Sewing Needle

On Friday, August 7th, a well-known feline patient presented to our hospital. He is a very playful cat at home and is known to chew on things. The clients noticed the cat was gagging that morning as if he had a hairball. Later they noticed a pillow lying in the middle of the floor in the sewing room. They had been working on the pillow and knew it had a loose thread with a needle attached to it. When found, the thread was still attached but the needle was missing. They promptly brought him in to the hospital concerned he may have swallowed it. Continue…