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Ask the Vet: Pet First Aid by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

I hope you will never need to administer first aid to your pets, but if an emergency should occur, it’s important to be mentally prepared. These first aid tips are intended to get you and your pet safely to a veterinarian for medical care.

Ask the Vet: Dog Tremors by Frank Utchen, DVM

My dog gets tremors and her whole body shakes. She seems to panic during these episodes, almost running in circles. This may last up to 5 to 10 minutes. She was chewing on Himalayan Yak cheese bones, but we recently stopped. We keep our home warm and Luna has blankets. Any idea what this may be coming from?

New Year's Eve Pet Safety Tips

We here at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care would like to wish all of our wonderful clients and their families a safe and happy New Year! We truly believe we have the most loyal, caring clients in the Bay Area. Thank you for always inspiring us to do the best we can do! We hope that 2015 brings health, love, and happiness to you and your pets.

Winter Holiday Pet Safety Tips by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

December has arrived and toys, electronics, and wrapping paper pack the stores. It's fun to include our pets in the holiday celebration, but watch out for seasonal hazards.

The Ultimate Holiday Pet Gift Guide

Our annual BRVC Ultimate Holiday Pet Gift Guide is back! We've organized the guide for every type of savvy shopper. Whether you're buying on a budget or splurging, there is something for everyone!

Dogs are sweet enough - Chocolate and Xylitol Warning

The components of chocolate that make it toxic to dogs are caffeine and theobromine, which fall into a class of drugs called methylxanthines.

Cold Weather Safety - Dr. Stefanie Wong

With temperatures outside dropping and snow falling on the mountains in Tahoe, we have officially entered into winter! Here are five tips to keep in mind to help you and your pet enjoy this winter season safely.

What you should know about Laparoscopic Surgery

Surgery is a scary thought for anyone, however laparoscopic surgery is a different case. Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, gives veterinarians the ability to explore the abdominal and/or pelvic cavity using a miniature camera instead performing a traditional open procedure. Once the camera is inserted through a small incision (0.5-1.5cm), it can be used to perform surgery with a clear view of the organs, allowing for greater precision. 

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