Blog

Veterinarian Blog

From category archives: Normandale Pet Hospital - Pet Care Blog

Pet Surgery

How Pets Enhance your Child’s Development

Pets and kids are just about two of the cutest things you can imagine. And when you put them together, you essentially double the cuteness! Every child seems drawn to cuddly kittens, fuzzy bunnies or playful puppies. There seems to be a natural attraction, and it is often thoroughly enjoyed by both parties. But is there more to it than just the warm fuzzies?  Experts state that a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development can be enhanced by interaction with animals.

Read the rest of entry »

Dachshund Care Issues to be Aware of

The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied breed of hound, although some countries actually tend to classify it in the terrier group of dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, the dachshund is among the top ten dog breeds in the United States. This lovable companion is often playful, but can be quite stubborn at times, especially when it comes to any type of training. Known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners and families, they can be somewhat antisocial with strangers, at least until they warm up to them.

Read the rest of entry »

Foods that You should Avoid Giving your Pets

Although dogs are generally considered to be carnivores, they can adapt to a wide-ranging diet, and do not depend solely on meat to satisfy their dietary requirements. Dogs can digest a variety of foods, including grains and vegetables; an all-meat diet actually lacks calcium and iron, but most commercially available dog food addresses this issue.

Read the rest of entry »

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is among the most common glandular disorders in cats. If your feline family member is 12 years of age or older, this condition could manifest. Typically caused by an excessive concentration of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone in the blood also known as T4, your kitty may begin to show weight loss and increased appetite as the first warning signs. Yowling is a trademark indication that your cat is really hungry, even at times when they would ordinarily eat or after having been fed as usual. Other things to pay attention to are excessive thirst, increased urination, hyperactivity, unkempt appearance, panting, diarrhea, vomiting and increased shedding.

Read the rest of entry »

What Are Heartworms?

Heartworms are deadly to animals. However, pet owners have the potential to prevent them. It's important to know what they are and what to look for if you're not giving your canine any preventative medicines for them.

Read the rest of entry »

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 on you. While calming yourself down and spending quality time with your furry family member prior to surgery is important, it takes more than that to get your pet ready for surgery.

Read the rest of entry »

Pages: Previous123NextReturn Top

Contact Us

Quick Navigation
- Our Hospital - General Care - Surgery - Dentistry Schedule an Appoinment Our Online Store