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Start the Year Right With this Annual Pet Care Checklist

The veterinary care team at Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina talks about planning ahead for your pet’s care this year. We provide a helpful checklist for staying on top of your pet’s regular checkups and vaccinations in this blog post. 

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Winter Illnesses That Can Affect Your Pet

The weather outside is frightful, and according to the Farmer’s Almanac, we’re in for more serious chills this season. For families with a furry family member or two, cold weather means an added level of responsibility when it comes to keeping your canine or feline friend healthy. The colder the temperature drops, the more important is to be aware of the impact extreme temperatures can have on your family pet. Snow, ice, low temperatures, and the additional bacterial and viral conditions that go right along with them are all things you’ll need to look out for.

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Keeping Your Dog Safe this Winter

While we’ve all been busy decking the halls, it’s been getting frosty and cold outside. As a dog owner, it’s easy to take for granted your pet’s warmth in the outdoors during the frigid winter cold. Dogs are incredibly resilient creatures, and they often look like they’re fine even in some bitterly cold winter temperatures. But that doesn’t mean they’re not just as susceptible to the dangers of cold weather as humans are.

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Why Spaying and Neutering is About More than Preventing Puppies

As pet owners, we want to give our pets the best of everything so they’ll enjoy long and happy lives as our beloved companions. For many, that means dishing out plenty of affection and playtime as well as serving up quality meals. It also means scheduling vaccines and regular check-ups.

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Is Your Dog Suffering From Depression?

Our Edina veterinary clinic team at Normandale Vet Hospital talks about pets and mental health. We discuss some of the signs your dog may be suffering from depression and talk about how we can help get your pet back on track for good health. 

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The Importance of Regular Grooming for Dogs

Dogs bring constant joy to the lives of their families. As pet owners, when we think about signs that a dog is healthy and happy, we usually think of happy, wagging tails and shiny, healthy coats. In order to keep your tail-wagger looking healthy and happy, it’s important that your pup has healthy food, annual check-ups, and regular grooming.

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Caring for Your Cat’s Oral Health

As cat owners, we appreciate everything our cats add to our lives between all of the kitten cuddles and feline fun they give us every day. That’s why keeping our cats as healthy as possible stays at the top of our to-do list. Most cat owners work hard to make sure their beloved purr pals get the best food available, regular check-ups, and plenty of attention. But many cat owners don’t realize they’re overlooking something important: their cat’s dental health.

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How Heartworms Can Hurt Your Pet

As a pet owner, you want to do everything you can to protect your beloved pets. After all, they’re family. That’s why the last thing you want is to let them become sick due to a preventable illness.

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Did You Know Pets are Good for Your Child’s Development?

Just about everyone loves a cute puppy, bunny, or kitten video. What’s the only thing cuter than a video of puppies or kittens? Adding babies or little kids to the mix! It seems children are drawn to furry little pals, and together, they make the sweetest pairs. But did you know there’s actually a scientific reason why kids and pets go great together?

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Why You Should Schedule an Annual Check-Up for Your Pets

As pet owners, we’re connected to our beloved furry pals in ways we’ll never relate to most people. Our pets love us unconditionally. They follow us around, and they’re by our sides when we’re feeling blue. That’s why we want to be there for them in return and give them the longest, healthiest lives possible.

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