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Diagnostic Laboratory Testing

Diagnostic lab tests are an important tool in characterizing many different types of conditions and diseases for your sick or injured pet. We have an in-house laboratory that allows us to measure many lab values and get diagnostic results in minutes for pre-surgery or an emergency situation. We also use a centralized reference lab for more extensive diagnostic testing that we may not perform in our in-house lab.

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Tick-Borne Diseases

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has been tracking tick movement across the state, and their data shows that ticks are definitely on the move, looking for new areas to live in. For several years, they’ve tracked vector-borne diseases (e.g. diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes to humans), and ticks have been making slow, steady progress across the state. In the 1990s, there were only about 300 reported cases of tick-borne diseases, but that number has exploded to 2000+ cases in the last five years.

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Getting Rid of Mange - Your Cooperation is Needed

For pet owners, there is a dreaded word and that is mange!

 

Mange is an inclusive term to describe the infestation of very tiny insects that in humans are called “scabies.” Mange can occur in newborn pups because it is inherited from their mothers. Mange can also occur in adult dogs from exposure to the contagious varieties of the cause of mange and due to compromised immune systems. Mange is common in dogs, but very rare in cats.

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When is the Right Time to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Today’s pet homelessness crisis has spawned from a lack of spaying and neutering. Every year, millions of healthy dogs are euthanized in the United States simply because of lacking homes. Spaying and neutering your dog, additionally, carries a few medical benefits. When engaging your vet for general care, ask about spaying and neutering options. Normandale Veterinary Hospital is here to help, and we’re available to assist with neutering or spaying surgery. Before getting these services, however, you should understand the best time to engage them.

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Tips for Preparing for an Inpatient Surgery at Your Local Vet

There's no denying you love your pet. And when it comes to your pet's health, you do everything you can to ensure he doesn't get sick. But truth is, sometimes pets do get sick or injured regardless of how much you try to prevent it from happening. Thankfully, though, your local vet can remedy many injuries and sicknesses, even if it means performing an inpatient surgery. Here's a quick look at a few tips you can follow to help prepare for an inpatient surgery at your local vet. 

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Understanding the Importance of Good Oral Health for Your Cat

If you're a cat lover, then you undoubtedly do all you can to make sure your pet stays as healthy as possible. And while feeding him the right foods and providing him with toys that stimulate his interest of the utmost value, it is pertinent not to forget the importance of good oral health too. Did you know dental disease is the most common health concern for cats? Here's a quick overview of the pertinence of good oral health for your cat and how you can help ensure your cat's mouth stays healthy. 

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Surgery at Normandale Vet Hospital

There are many different medical cases where surgery may be required on your animal, and the experts at Normandale Veterinary Hospital will be sure to take care your four legged family member as if he or she were one of our own. It is a scary time if your pet needs to undergo orthopedic surgery and there are many questions that you may have.  Below, we have listed a few of the more common types of orthopedic surgeries that are performed, the method used to fix the medical issue, and the type of recovery to expect.

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Importance of Regular Veterinary Care

Pets are part of the family so it only makes sense that you would take care of them the same way you would a member in your family.  Just like people, pets need to see the doctor for regular veterinary care.  Be going to the vet's office, many problems can be caught early and treated before they turn into bigger problems.  Monitoring your pet's health is important to make sure he or she is as healthy as possible.  Below are some of the important services provided at Normandale Veterinary Hospital.

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Why is Grooming your Dog so Important?

When you think of grooming your dog, you naturally imagine the result being a good-looking animal, all neat and clean. Grooming not only accomplishes that, but it plays a big part in maintaining your dog’s physical health as well.

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How Pets Enhance your Child’s Development

Pets and kids are just about two of the cutest things you can imagine. And when you put them together, you essentially double the cuteness! Every child seems drawn to cuddly kittens, fuzzy bunnies or playful puppies. There seems to be a natural attraction, and it is often thoroughly enjoyed by both parties. But is there more to it than just the warm fuzzies?  Experts state that a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development can be enhanced by interaction with animals.

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