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Getting Your Pet Ready Before Surgery

The Edina veterinary care team at Normandale Vet Hospital talk about what to do when your pet is scheduled for surgery. We offer our best advice on getting your furry family member ready before a medical procedure so you can rest easy knowing your sweet friend is in good hands. 

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Five Heartworm Symptoms to Look Out For

The Edina veterinary care team at Normandale Vet Hospital talks about heartworms. We share five of the most important symptoms you should know when it comes to protecting your pets from heartworms and discuss how we can help you protect them. 

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It's Springtime: The Perfect Season for Vaccinations

With the rise in health problems in pets, vaccinations are more necessary than ever. Now is the time to schedule your pet vaccination and annual checkup at Normandale Veterinary Hospital. We offer up-to-date immunizations and preventive treatments that are necessary for your pet. Since each pet is different, we can specialize the type of preventive medicine we give to your cat or dog.

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Identifying the Symptoms of Heartworm Disease

The most effective way to prevent heartworms, ticks, and fleas from spreading diseases is to bring them to Normandale Veterinary Hospital for an annual screening. We give comprehensive checkups for the dogs and cats in your home. 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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Heartworm Detection and Prevention

Once a heartworm enters your dog’s digestive system, it can grow up to 12 inches long and live as long as five to seven years. Your dog will exhibit one or more clear signs it is suffering from heartworms.

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Raw Food and Your Pets

Raw diets have become more popular because consumers believe that by eating them, pets will have shinier coats, cleaner teeth, and a longer life. Yet veterinarians and public health officials continue to warn consumers about the health dangers of raw food.

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Help Your Dog Grow Old Gracefully: Watch Out for These Signs of Aging

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 illness 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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How to Identify Pet Allergies

When your pet suffers from allergies, you may not identify the signs until the allergies have caused severe health problems. If you believe that allergies are causing problems with your dog or cat, then bring them to Normandale Veterinary Hospital.

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Pet Obesity: What Are the Health Risks?

Your dog's nutrition is vital for sustaining a healthy & happy life. Proper nutrition starts with a good diet, plenty of hydration, exercise, and a pet-friendly environment. If you overfeed your dog, give it the wrong type of food, and never take it out for exercise, it can accelerate poor health and a shorter lifespan.

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Does My Dog Need a Canine Influenza Vaccination?

Canine influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that affects the health of dogs and cats. Influenza viruses can quickly change and develop into new strains that can infect different pets. Canine influenza can infect dogs and be transmitted from dog to dog.

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