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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 for Cats and Dogs

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. 


Ask Your Vet: Kennel Cough by Stefanie Wong, DVM

One of the more commonly seen and treated diseases we will see here at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center is something called kennel cough, also known as infectious tracheobronchitis...


Cold Weather Tips For Cats

As winter arrives in the Northern hemisphere, temperatures drop and just like for humans, the lifestyles of cats change. Cold weather can have a negative impact on the well-being of cats in a number of ways, but luckily there are steps that you can take to mitigate these effects.


Ask the Vet: Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips by Kristel Weaver, DVM, MPVM

Thanksgiving is a good time to acknowledge the people, pets and other things in our lives for which we are thankful!


Ask A Vet- Halloween Candy Danger: Chocolate and Sweets

As Halloween approaches it's important that pet owners are aware of the danger that chocolate boxes and candies pose for our pets. Dogs are infamous for their less than discriminating taste in foods; with chocolate, in particular, they appear as powerless to resist as we are.


Ask The Vet: Bloat Awareness by Stefanie Wong, DVM

Have you ever heard of GDV or bloat? Gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) is a life-threatening emergency that we frequently see at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center. To learn what it is, how we diagnose it, how we treat it and how you can prevent it, keep reading.


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