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Ask the Vet: Why Get Pet Insurance? by Stefanie Wong, DVM

One of the more common questions I get asked on a daily basis is, “Should I sign up for pet insurance?” Read below to see if pet insurance would be a good thing for you and your pet.

Kitty Korner: Hairballs by Erin Selby

A hairball is a small collection of hair or fur that forms in the stomach of a cat. Cats ingest the hair while grooming themselves. Hairballs are expelled from the stomach by means of vomiting. They are often cylindrical in shape and can include bits of food and other debris along with the densely packed fur. 

Ask the Vet: Becoming a Veterinarian by Stefanie Wong, DVM

When I was in elementary school and we wrote down what we wanted to be when we grew up, one of the more popular selections (alongside astronaut and firefighter) was to be a veterinarian. Now that I’m in practice, I often have clients come in with their children who also want to be a vet when they grow up. If you have a child who would love nothing more than to work with animals when they grow up or you wonder what it takes to become a veterinarian, this article is for you.

A Charming Family Trio

Three generations of a Golden Retriever family in our lobby today!

Ten New Year’s Resolutions to make for your pet by Stefanie Wong, DVM

‘Tis the time of year to make New Year’s Resolutions. In ringing in the new year, we vow to start the year fresh, energized and ready to enact change within our lives. Make 2014 a healthier, happier year for you and your pet by following this list.

You Ate What?! by Erin Selby with Kristi Peterson, DVM

Pets, especially dogs, will eat the strangest things. The consequences of their bizarre appetites range from minor reactions such as an upset stomach and short-term diarrhea to the more serious such as inappetance, lethargy, vomiting, hospitalization and even surgery. Foreign body surgeries are on one of our more common procedures – it seems like every week we are removing something that has caused an intestinal obstruction in a dog or cat. Often these foreign body removals consist of common household objects. Last month alone we performed surgery on two dogs from different families who had eaten small bottles of Gorilla Glue. That’s right Gorilla Glue – and this is a pretty common thing!

Thank You

As the year 2013 comes to a close we have been reflecting on what we are grateful for - and the answer is YOU!

Giving Back

Our technician Niki spent a week in Baja, Mexico with Crossfit Pleasanton building a new baseball field for the El Oasis Orphanage.

Holiday Safety Tips

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and we aim to help keep it that way by sharing our pet holiday safety tips with you!

Pet Insurance: Special Limited Time Offer!

Here at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care we believe passionately in the value of pet insurance for all pet owners. Pet insurance is the gift of protection and peace of mind. In case of an unexpected illness or accident, it is the safety net that allows you to confidently pursue life-saving treatments. Just like lots of love, exercise, a balanced diet, and annual visits to the vet, pet insurance is truly an investment in your pet's health.

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