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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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5 Common Medical Conditions in Older Dogs

As your dog gets older, you may observe changes in its behavior or mood. These can be indications that something is physically wrong. Just like people, as dogs grow older their ability to fend off illnesses declines. Even the most loving and attentive owner can miss signs by assuming that deviations in the dog’s sleep or eating habits are normal, merely due to age. If you notice abnormal behavior, bring your dog to Normandale Veterinary Hospital for a physical examination. We can diagnose the behavior and inform you if there are conditions that need medical attention.

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Why Your Pet is So Sad: A Guide to Dog Depression

Have you noticed that your dog’s behavior is different than normal? It may be a sign of depression. 

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What to Expect After Your Dog’s Orthopedic Surgery

A successful surgery depends on how well your pet recovers over the next few days. As the owner, you can help your pet get back to regular activity and a healthy life. Normandale Veterinary Hospital can help your dog or cat by performing orthopedic surgery. We have the expertise and professional equipment necessary to operate on your pet regardless of the severity of the fracture.

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Skin Problems That May Be Bothering Your Dog

There are currently over 160 known skin diseases for dogs. While some of these diseases can be easily treated, others are severe and require special medication or even medical procedures to heal. Normandale Vet Hospital specializes in treating all types of skin diseases for your canine. We take special care with your pet and work hard to find a cure no matter what type of disease your pet has.

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Does Your Pet Have Allergies? We Can Help!

When allergies attack your dog or cat, they can cause all kinds of health problems. At Normandale Vet Hospital, we treat dogs and cats of all breeds for a wide range of allergies. If you seek treatment right away, then most allergies can be cured or reduced with medicine. Below is a brief description of allergy symptoms and how we can treat them.

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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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Get Your Pet Fixed: the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

The sad reality is that there are many cats and dogs without a place to call home. And part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring that your pet won’t contribute to overpopulation. As Bob Barker always says, “Have your pet spayed or neutered!”

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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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Grooming: The Wellness Exam that Looks Great too

Keeping your pet up to date on vaccines and attending a yearly wellness exam are great ways to ensure yours is a healthy, happy companion. Though pet owners often overlook the importance and health benefits of a well-groomed pet. Not only does grooming offer health benefits, it can also be a great opportunity for increased socialization. Below, we examine just a few of the benefits to having a well groomed animal.

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