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Help Your Dog Grow Old Gracefully: Watch Out for These Signs of Aging

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 illness 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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Winter Safety for Dogs

You may believe that your pet can tolerate the coat because it has a thick coat of fur and demonstrates resiliency in the snow. Your dog, however, is likely used to the warmth of indoor shelter. Thus, the cold weather can be as hard on your pet as it is on you.

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Common Winter Illnesses in Pets

As temperatures continue to drop outside, it’s important to remember that your dog or cat can suffer from freezing temperatures, ice and snow, or viral and bacterial conditions that often accompany the cold season.

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Does My Dog Need a Canine Influenza Vaccination?

Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the health of dogs and cats. Influenza viruses can quickly change and develop into new strains that can infect different pets. Canine influenza can infect dogs and be transmitted from dog to dog.

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What Causes Matted Hair in Dogs (and How to Treat It)?

Some dogs are prone to having matted hair. Different factors determine why your dog’s hair mats ups. In most cases, matting is easily treatable. A Normandale Veterinary Clinic specialist can both groom your dog and tell you how to keep its hair from matting. Schedule a grooming appointment with us today.

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Waiting Room Etiquette at the Vet Clinic

Waiting for your pet to be treated at the vet clinic can be a trying time. It’s challenging enough to keep your pet under control. When other owners don’t control their pets, however, it can make the situation even worse.

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Flea Treatment for Your Pet: What Are Your Options?

Most pet owners view their animals as part of the family. Fleas don’t just affect your pet; they have instant avenues to humans and property with the potential to be life-threatening. Normandale Veterinary Hospital has the all the ammunition you need to combat, diagnose, and prevent flea infestations in the Southern districts of the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

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First Step: Veterinary Care for Your New Puppy

Your new puppy is here! The first thing on your to-do list is to find compassionate and experienced veterinary care. Look no further than Edina, Minnesota based Normandale Veterinary Hospital. Our facility has been providing personalized and comprehensive pet care for over 45 years throughout the Southern Twin Cities area. Our extensive laboratory, radiology, surgery, dentistry and pharmacy services provide you with one-stop specialized and general care for all your puppy’s needs.

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What Should You Do If Your Pet is Poisoned?

For most people pets aren’t just animals, they are family. And if something bad happens to your pet, it is an emergency. What if your pet has poisoning? Normandale Veterinary Hospital has the information you need if your pet is poisoned.

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Is Your Pet Vaccinated?

With the rise in health problems in pets, vaccinations are more necessary than ever. Now is the time to schedule your pet vaccination and annual checkup at Normandale Veterinary Hospital. We offer up-to-date immunizations and preventative treatments that are necessary for your pet. Since each pet is different, we specialize in preventative medicine for your cat or dog.

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