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

The Edina veterinary hospital team at Normandale Vet Hospital talks about the relationship between animals and children. We discuss some of the ways growing up around pets can help with children’s development so they grow up to be healthy, happy adults. 

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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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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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Top Doggie Dental Tips for Keeping Man’s Best Friend Healthy

Your dog’s mouth is as important to how she perceives the world as your hands are to you. Whether she’s using her teeth to dig into a steak bone or find the perfect stick for playing fetch, her mouth helps her interpret the world around her. That’s why it’s incredibly important to keep her teeth and gums healthy through regular dental maintenance. Humans visit the dentist regularly, so why shouldn’t your beloved pets?

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How to Care for Your New Puppy

Dogs have been humanity’s finest companions for many millennia. A canine friend is completely loyal and doesn’t ask for much in return. But if dogs are man’s best friend, puppies are the best of the best! There’s nothing quite like welcoming an adorable, cuddly, and playful puppy into your new home.

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Everything You Should Know About Spaying and Neutering Your Pets

Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lady, or the proud owner of a menagerie of furry friends and winged pals, you want what’s best for your animal companions. It’s common knowledge that sterilizing your pets is important for reducing the overall animal population and protecting your pets from disease. Sadly, millions of dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there’s no family to love them, and even more will die on the streets of hunger and illness.

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The Health Benefits of Keeping Your Pet Groomed

Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lady, or the proud owner of a menagerie of furry friends and winged pals, you want what’s best for your animal companions. It’s common knowledge that sterilizing your pets is important for reducing the overall animal population and protecting your pets from disease. Sadly, millions of dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there’s no family to love them, and even more will die on the streets of hunger and illness.

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