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Why Spaying and Neutering is About More than Preventing Puppies

Our Edina veterinary clinic team at Normandale Vet Hospital talk about spaying and neutering your pets. Besides preventing puppies and kittens, we discuss some of the key reasons you should have your pets sterilized to keep them safe. 

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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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Caring for Your Dog’s Teeth

Everyone knows that practicing good dental hygiene is fundamental to our dental health. For humans, that means brushing twice daily and flossing at least once. Just like humans, our canine pals can get cavities and dental problems. Dogs’ ancestors gnawed on bones, which cleaned their teeth and helped protect them from dental problems.

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What You Should Know About Orthopedic Pet Surgery

If you’re a pet owner, keeping your beloved furry friend healthy and safe is one of your biggest priorities. If your pet is suffering from an injury, it’s important to get your pal back on track and healthy fast. That’s where our veterinary team at Normandale Vet Hospital comes in.

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Understanding the Most Common Lab Tests

Just like physicians for humans, a veterinarian has a host of tools available to help keep your furry pals healthy when you bring them in for treatment. Besides taking vital signs and conducting a physical exam, we will often order blood work. No one likes to think about getting stuck with a needle, but checking your pet’s blood is an important tool to help us get to the root of your pal’s injuries or illness.

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