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January 23, 2015
For this month’s article, we polled our technicians to see what are some commonly asked questions they get from pet owners. One of the questions they get asked a lot is: how much should I be feeding my pet? Read More


September 25, 2014
Kenji, a sweet faced 5 year old kitty, came to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center one night in late August. His front left paw was swollen and he was limping. Swelling on any part of the body is cause for concern so Kenji’s owners brought him into BRVC Urgent Care. Read More


August 29, 2014
With good preventative medicine, pets are living much longer than they did in the past. An annual physical exam, annual blood work, good nutrition and better dental care are just some of the factors involved in extending the golden years of your pet’s life. Read More


September 25, 2014
Did you know that just like people, some dogs are allergic to bees? Whether it’s because they stepped on one, were investigating a bush too closely or were thinking that the bee was a fun toy to play with, dogs will frequently get stung. Their reaction can vary from mild (treated with Benadryl and then at home monitoring) scaling all the way up to severe (requiring IV fluids and hospitalization). Read More


August 15, 2014
“I treasure the opportunity to affect the lives of others in both large and small ways. Whether it is a puppy or a kitten coming in for a first exam, an owner whose pet has a complicated medical problem, or difficult end of life decisions, veterinary medicine gives me many opportunities to touch the lives of both people and pets on various levels. It is the most satisfying work I can imagine.” –Dr. Sagy Read More


July 30, 2014
Vaccines--something all pet owners are familiar with. Vaccines are important because they protect our beloved best friends form some brutal, debilitating and sometimes fatal diseases such as distemper, parvo, feline leukemia, and of course rabies. Not only do vaccines help protect your pet’s life but in a sense, they save you money too. If an unvaccinated pet becomes infected treatment usually involves aggressive therapies and prolonged hospitalization and costs add up quickly. When it is time to vaccinate your pet you have a choice. Read More


August 25, 2014
Does your pet eat things that they shouldn’t? If your pet loves to explore the world by putting it in their mouth, then this article is for you. If your pet has ingested something, such as a sock, we call it a foreign body—something that is sitting in their stomach or intestines that should not be there.

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June 26, 2014
Thanks to San Ramon Mayor Bill Clarkson a family has been reunited with their cat at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care after two years apart. Read More


November 19, 2014
Allergies are, no doubt, one of the more frustrating things we see – for the pets, who are constantly itching and uncomfortable, for the owners, who are kept awake by the itching/chewing and find themselves visiting the veterinarian over and over again, and for veterinarians – because it’s not a simple fix. Read More


November 21, 2013
We are lucky to live in a climate with mild winters. We are also lucky to live close to so many different terrains – deserts, beaches, and the mountains! Because many families travel with their pets to snowy places like Tahoe, I have included some extreme weather tips in this article. Hopefully with a little planning and precaution, your pet stays warm, happy and healthy this winter. Read More


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