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Identifying the Symptoms of Heartworm Disease

Heartworm disease can have serious health effects on your pet. Normandale Veterinary Hospital offers heartworm and tick disease prevention in Edina, MN. 

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Heartworm Detection and Prevention

Once a heartworm enters your dog’s digestive system, it can grow up to 12 inches long and live as long as five to seven years. Your dog will exhibit one or more clear signs it is suffering from heartworms.

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It's Time for Your Pet's Heartworm and Tick Disease Screening

The most effective way to prevent heartworm, ticks, and fleas from spreading disease is to bring them to Normandale Veterinary Hospital for an annual screening. We give comprehensive checkups for dogs. To find out more about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. We are the pet care specialists in Edina, Minnesota.

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5 Warning Signs That Your Dog Has Heartworms

Once a heartworm enters your dog’s digestive system, it can grow up to 12 inches long and live as long as five to seven years. Your dog will exhibit one or more clear signs that it is suffering from heartworms. If you notice one of the symptoms below, bring your dog to Normandale Veterinary Clinic for a checkup and a diagnosis. We can provide the right treatment that will get rid of the heartworms and restores your dog back to good health.

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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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Why Your Dog Needs Heartworm Treatment

If you are a dog owner, you've no doubt heard about heartworm. If you're wondering whether you should worry about it, the answer is yes. Heartworm is one of the most common and deadly diseases that afflicts dogs. It is very important that you both take your dog in for regular exams and that you give preventative treatment to the animal. To learn more, read on.

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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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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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Should Flea and Tick Medicine be Used Year Round?

Flea and tick medicine is vital for ensuring your dog does not contract tick-borne diseases or flea infestations. But a lingering question for many dog owners is whether this prevention program should be administered all year long, or just during the warm seasons. One thing everyone agrees on is that prevention is preferable to the treatments that would be required once a disease or infestation has manifested.

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Indoor vs Outdoor Cats – What is best?

Some cat lovers may wonder whether it is better to keep your cat strictly indoors, or let them be part of the greater outdoor world. After all, wouldn’t they love to frolic through the grass, enjoy fresh air and sunshine or chase birds with their natural instincts? This may very well be true, but there are some issues to ponder when making this decision.

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