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Preparing for Your Pet’s Surgery

Our caring veterinary care team at Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina talks about steps you can take to prepare when your pet has a surgery scheduled. We talk about preparing your home and taking care of your pet after surgery.

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First Aid for a Poisoned Pet

The veterinary care family at Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina talks caring for your pet when you suspect she’s been poisoned. We share first aid advice and discuss common symptoms of poisoning.

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Top Reasons to Prioritize Vet Care this Year

The holidays are over at last, and we hope your family pets found lots of great treats and chew toys in their stockings this year! Now that we’ve rung in the new year, it’s a good time to start looking ahead to walks around the neighborhood, visits to the dog park, and playing fetch. But while you’re looking ahead and planning for all of that warm-weather fun, it’s a good idea to keep your pet’s good health in mind.

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Start the Year Right With this Annual Pet Care Checklist

Our furry family members are a bright spot in our lives. Whether they’re hanging out with you on your favorite chair or accompanying you on a walk around the block, having our pet pals around makes everything better. As pet owners, take the job of caring for them seriously. We want to do everything we can to make their lives healthier and happier.

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Winter Illnesses That Can Affect Your Pet

The weather outside is frightful, and according to the Farmer’s Almanac, we’re in for more serious chills this season. For families with a furry family member or two, cold weather means an added level of responsibility when it comes to keeping your canine or feline friend healthy. The colder the temperature drops, the more important is to be aware of the impact extreme temperatures can have on your family pet. Snow, ice, low temperatures, and the additional bacterial and viral conditions that go right along with them are all things you’ll need to look out for.

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Keeping Your Dog Safe this Winter

While we’ve all been busy decking the halls, it’s been getting frosty and cold outside. As a dog owner, it’s easy to take for granted your pet’s warmth in the outdoors during the frigid winter cold. Dogs are incredibly resilient creatures, and they often look like they’re fine even in some bitterly cold winter temperatures. But that doesn’t mean they’re not just as susceptible to the dangers of cold weather as humans are.

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Why Spaying and Neutering is About More than Preventing Puppies

As pet owners, we want to give our pets the best of everything so they’ll enjoy long and happy lives as our beloved companions. For many, that means dishing out plenty of affection and playtime as well as serving up quality meals. It also means scheduling vaccines and regular check-ups.

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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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