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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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Getting Your Pet Ready Before Surgery

As a pet owner, your beloved animal friends are important members of your family. They offer you love unconditionally, which is why you want to be there for them when they need you. After all, they completely depend on you to protect them and make sure they’re taken care of when they need it.

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What Should You Do If Your Pet Breaks a Bone?

Dogs can break their legs for any number of reasons such as traffic accidents, falls, or collisions. When a fracture occurs, you need to be ready to act quickly and decisively. Below is some information on what steps you should take if your pet breaks its leg.

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Waiting Room Etiquette at the Vet Clinic

Waiting for your pet to be treated at the vet clinic can be a trying time. It’s challenging enough to keep your pet under control. When other owners don’t control their pets, however, it can make the situation even worse.

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What Should You Do If Your Pet is Poisoned?

For most people pets aren’t just animals, they are family. And if something bad happens to your pet, it is an emergency. What if your pet has poisoning? Normandale Veterinary Hospital has the information you need if your pet is poisoned.

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Orthopedic Pet Care: TTA and TPLO Procedures Explained

Your pet is not just an animal, it is family. When your pet has an injury, Normandale Veterinary Hospital is there for you. Your pet’s injuries may require surgery from our professionals. When you hear our vets saying things like “TTA” and “TPLO,” it can be overwhelming. Here are the Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) and tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) procedures explained.

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Six Signs Your Pet May Need a Trip to the Emergency Room

It can be difficult to know if your pet requires an emergency veterinary appointment. If your pet is showing signs of illness, however, we recommend that you bring it to Normandale Veterinary Hospital. We provide expert pet care that restores your pet back to normal health and gives it a full life. Schedule a screening today if you notice any of the following symptoms in your dog or cat.

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5 Common Medical Conditions in Older Dogs

As your dog gets older, you may observe changes in its behavior or mood. These can be indications that something is physically wrong. Just like people, as dogs grow older their ability to fend off illnesses declines. Even the most loving and attentive owner can miss signs by assuming that deviations in the dog’s sleep or eating habits are normal, merely due to age. If you notice abnormal behavior, bring your dog to Normandale Veterinary Hospital for a physical examination. We can diagnose the behavior and inform you if there are conditions that need medical attention.

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What to Expect After Your Dog’s Orthopedic Surgery

A successful surgery depends on how well your pet recovers over the next few days. As the owner, you can help your pet get back to regular activity and a healthy life. Normandale Veterinary Hospital can help your dog or cat by performing orthopedic surgery. We have the expertise and professional equipment necessary to operate on your pet regardless of the severity of the fracture.

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Get Your Pet Fixed: the Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

The sad reality is that there are many cats and dogs without a place to call home. And part of being a responsible pet owner is ensuring that your pet won’t contribute to overpopulation. As Bob Barker always says, “Have your pet spayed or neutered!”

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