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PET INSURANCE: SHOULD I OR SHOULDN’T I

As technology and research advances in the medical field, people today are able to live longer healthier lives.  The same is true for the veterinary profession.  Veterinarians are able to treat many conditions; however, the costs can be very expensive for some families to manage. Pet insurance plans are designed to help reimburse pet owners […]

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Water Safety Tips for Pets

With the warmer weather on its way, our furry friends are eager to start playing in the water. Swimming is a great activity for our dogs in the summertime to keep them active, exercised, and happy, but there are some dangers to be aware of. There are many living things, big and small, that benefit […]

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Hospital Manager Earns Prestigious CVPM Credential!

We are really excited here at BEVS to announce that Whitney Durivage, our Hospital Manager has earned the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) designation!  CVPM certification is achieved by those who demonstrate the knowledge and experience necessary to successfully manage the ever-changing operations of today’s veterinary practices. About CVPM The CVPM program is a three-part process […]

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Helping Our Pets Age Gracefully – The Noninvasive Way

Thanks to the art of modern medicine, we are all living longer and healthier lives. Fortunately, this is also true for our companion animals.  As a result of living longer, older pets often develop a number of conditions such as arthritis and obesity, which can cause pain, affect mobility, and alter their quality of life.  […]

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‘TIS THE SEASON…SANTA PAWS!

BY DR. GARRETT LEVIN, DVM, Diplomate ACVS The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities.  As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible.  Also, […]

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Today My Dog Had Surgery

Yesterday, my rambunctious, three year old yellow lab mix Addison underwent a bilateral elbow arthroscopy procedure. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. Addie was experiencing intermittent lameness that became more severe after exercise. Upon physical exam and joint palpation with Dr. Garrett […]

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Holiday Feast and Your Pets

BY Dr. Garrett Levin, DVM, Diplomate ACVS As the holiday season draws near, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends.  Our homes fill with the wonderful scents of indulgent food and treats.  As tasty as these foods are for us, they can be problematic for dogs. Dietary indiscretion describes gastrointestinal upset that occurs when […]

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Ruff Ruff Ruff! …My Knee Hurts!

Dr. Garrett Levin, DVM, Diplomate ACVS As the winter approaches and the snow falls on the mountains, we look forward to spending time outside with our dogs. Whether you enjoy Alpine or Nordic skiing, injuries – in both us and our best friends are not unusual. One of the most common orthopedic injuries that is […]

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Normal vitals for a dog

Our question this week was: What are the normal vitals for a dog? – Marie L. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. Great question. I’m glad you asked this. We have a great article on the site – I’ll include information from that article for you here. Normal vital signs for dogs are: Body […]

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7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum); Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters; Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of […]

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