Veterinarian Blog

How to Get Your Pet Ready for Surgery

When a physician schedules your precious pup or cat for surgery, it can be a bit stressful for you. While calming yourself down and spending quality time with your pet prior to surgery is important, it takes more than that to get your companion ready for surgery.

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What Are Heartworms?

Heartworms are deadly worms that can infect your pets without knowing. Go through to get a deeper insight into how this worm affects your pet, its causes, and its prevention.

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Veterinary Care for Bee Stings This Summer

The sun is out, the birds are singing, and the bees have arrived. You know how curious your pet can be when exploring outside, and you also know that it doesn’t take much to stir up an angry bee. Just as some humans are allergic to bees, your pet can have a severe allergic reaction, too.

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Summer Safety Tips For Dogs

Summer comes with its concerns for people and animals alike, but it can be difficult to determine the warning signs of heat problems in dogs. So, before you decide to go on that next long walk, or take your dog to the park, check out these summer safety tips for dogs by our pet care professionals at Normandale Veterinary Hospital.

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Vaccine Checklist for Your Feline Friend

If you’re a cat lover, you know there’s nothing in the world quite like the love of a feline friend. Whether you’re surprising them with catnip or snapping dozens of Instagram pics of your kitten sleeping, having a cat in your life is incredibly rewarding. They’re always there for you when you need them, and you want to protect them so you can enjoy many years together. That’s why it’s important to keep up with your cat’s vaccine schedule so she can stay healthy down the road.

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Protecting Your Pet from Summertime Bug Dangers

It’s summertime, which means the winter months are behind us and we finally get to enjoy plenty of warm air and long, sunny days throughout Minnesota. For both people and their pets, it can be a chance to get out and explore the world. For dogs especially, summertime is a smorgasbord of delightful sensory experiences with critters all around and plenty of interesting smells and sounds to explore.

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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 side 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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What to Do When Your Dog is Injured

When you’re a dog owner, the last thing you want is to see your beloved pet has been injured. Seeing your best friend suffering or in pain due to an unexpected injury can be downright heartbreaking. But having a good plan of action and a supportive veterinarian care team can be key to minimizing the damage and helping your furry pal enjoy a speedy recovery.

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What It Takes to Become a Veterinarian

From soft and cuddly pet rabbits to hard-working farm animals, animals bring joy to our lives and help humanity to get in touch with the best part of who we are. With all of the fantastic videos available online these days from animal rescuers and wildlife specialists, you or someone you know might have thought about becoming a vet.

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Understanding How a Dog Thinks

Many pet owners who watch Pixar’s adorable film “Up” have found themselves longing that fiction would become reality. The adorable animation features a dog named Dug with a clever collar that translates his canine thoughts into English.

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