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Pet Dental Care

4 Signs Your Cat Has Dental Disease

Dental disease is a very common occurrence among adult cats. Even though this condition is preventable, unfortunately, most pet owners do not recognize the signs until it’s too late. As bacteria in the mouth form plaque, it begins to stick to the surface of your cat’s teeth. The problem arises when plaque and tartar begin to build beneath the gum line.

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Get Your Pet's Teeth Cleaned For Better Health

Poor dental hygiene can lead to serious health problems for your pet if left unattended. As an owner, you have a role in keeping your pet’s teeth clean year round. For a professional cleaning, bring your pet to Normandale Veterinary Hospital. Our professionals are able to spot potential oral problems before they arise and take preventative measures, saving you money, and your pet distress in the long run.

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January is the Perfect time for Your Pet’s Annual Physical Examination

What’s the most important thing you can do for your pet in 2018? Bring them to Normandale Vet Hospital for an annual check-up. Even if your pet seems healthy, a Normandale veterinarian performing a physical exam will help us discover any potential illnesses or diseases early on. If we find any health conditions that could cause problems, we can discuss preventative measures you can take to help your pet or treatment options if needed. January is the perfect time for your pet’s annual physical examination. It’s a great way to start off the year.

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What Happens During a Dog's Teeth Cleaning Appointment?

Getting your dog’s teeth cleaned may seem more like an inconvenience than a necessity, but the treatment is important for your pet’s hygiene and continued well-being. The procedure differs from the one you experience at the dentist, because your pet is typically given anesthesia. The teeth cleaning process is relatively straightforward, but there are important steps to know, so you’re comfortable with the process.

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Maintaining Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Pet

When you think of your own dental care routine you probably would include brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Taking care of your pet's teeth is no different – but it’s doubtful you can even think of a time when you flossed your pet's teeth! In the wild, a wolf would get his teeth cleaned during a meal by chewing on dense bones. However domestic pets don't get the same cleaning from eating a bowl of kibble. Hence they need regular dental check ups to ensure their teeth stay healthy.

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Summer Safety Tips For Dogs

Summer comes with its own set of concerns for people and animals alike, but it can be difficult to determine the warning signs of heat problems in dogs. Before you decide to go on that next long walk, take your dog to the park, or on a run, keep the following summer safety tips in mind before you head out.

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Pet Oral Care Matters

Often when people think of caring for their pets, things like vaccines, heartworm medication, grooming, and exercise come to mind. However there is one key aspect of pet health that many pet owners overlook: pet oral care.

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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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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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