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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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It's Time for Your Pet's Heartworm and Tick Disease Screening

The most effective way to prevent heartworm, ticks, and fleas from spreading disease is to bring them to Normandale Veterinary Hospital for an annual screening. We give comprehensive checkups for dogs. To find out more about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us today. We are the pet care specialists in Edina, Minnesota.

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Skin Problems That May Be Bothering Your Dog

There are currently over 160 known skin diseases for dogs. While some of these diseases can be easily treated, others are severe and require special medication or even medical procedures to heal. Normandale Vet Hospital specializes in treating all types of skin diseases for your canine. We take special care with your pet and work hard to find a cure no matter what type of disease your pet has.

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Does Your Pet Have Allergies? We Can Help!

When allergies attack your dog or cat, they can cause all kinds of health problems. At Normandale Vet Hospital, we treat dogs and cats of all breeds for a wide range of allergies. If you seek treatment right away, then most allergies can be cured or reduced with medicine. Below is a brief description of allergy symptoms and how we can treat them.

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Summer Safety Tips For Dogs

Summer comes with its own set of concerns for people and animals alike, but it can be difficult to determine the warning signs of heat problems in dogs. Before you decide to go on that next long walk, take your dog to the park, or on a run, keep the following summer safety tips in mind before you head out.

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The Season for Ticks

With spring and summer fast approaching most people are taking advantage of the warmer weather to walk their dog outside. Unfortunately, with the nice weather also comes ticks. These are small insects that will attach to animals and people alike. Not only are ticks a nuisance insect, but they are carriers of the dangerous Lyme disease which can be harmful and even fatal to people and animals.

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Tick-Borne Diseases

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has been tracking tick movement across the state, and their data shows that ticks are definitely on the move, looking for new areas to live in. For several years, they’ve tracked vector-borne diseases (e.g. diseases transmitted by ticks and mosquitoes to humans), and ticks have been making slow, steady progress across the state. In the 1990s, there were only about 300 reported cases of tick-borne diseases, but that number has exploded to 2000+ cases in the last five years.

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Getting Rid of Mange - Your Cooperation is Needed

For pet owners, there is a dreaded word and that is mange!

 

Mange is an inclusive term to describe the infestation of very tiny insects that in humans are called “scabies.” Mange can occur in newborn pups because it is inherited from their mothers. Mange can also occur in adult dogs from exposure to the contagious varieties of the cause of mange and due to compromised immune systems. Mange is common in dogs, but very rare in cats.

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Importance of Regular Veterinary Care

Pets are part of the family so it only makes sense that you would take care of them the same way you would a member in your family.  Just like people, pets need to see the doctor for regular veterinary care.  Be going to the vet's office, many problems can be caught early and treated before they turn into bigger problems.  Monitoring your pet's health is important to make sure he or she is as healthy as possible.  Below are some of the important services provided at Normandale Veterinary Hospital.

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Why is Grooming your Dog so Important?

When you think of grooming your dog, you naturally imagine the result being a good-looking animal, all neat and clean. Grooming not only accomplishes that, but it plays a big part in maintaining your dog’s physical health as well.

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