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Did You Know Pets are Good for Your Child’s Development?

The Edina veterinary hospital team at Normandale Vet Hospital talks about the relationship between animals and children. We discuss some of the ways growing up around pets can help with children’s development so they grow up to be healthy, happy adults. 

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Why You Should Schedule an Annual Check-Up for Your Pets

As pet owners, we’re connected to our beloved furry pals in ways we’ll never relate to most people. Our pets love us unconditionally. They follow us around, and they’re by our sides when we’re feeling blue. That’s why we want to be there for them in return and give them the longest, healthiest lives possible.

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Understanding the Most Common Lab Tests

Just like physicians for humans, a veterinarian has a host of tools available to help keep your furry pals healthy when you bring them in for treatment. Besides taking vital signs and conducting a physical exam, we will often order blood work. No one likes to think about getting stuck with a needle, but checking your pet’s blood is an important tool to help us get to the root of your pal’s injuries or illness.

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Vaccine Checklist for Your Feline Friend

If you’re a cat lover, you know there’s nothing in the world quite like the love of a feline friend. Whether you’re surprising them with catnip or snapping dozens of Instagram pics of your kitten sleeping, having a cat in your life is incredibly rewarding. They’re always there for you when you need them, and you want to protect them so you can enjoy many years together. That’s why it’s important to keep up with your cat’s vaccine schedule so she can stay healthy down the road.

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How to Care for Your New Puppy

Dogs have been humanity’s finest companions for many millennia. A canine friend is completely loyal and doesn’t ask for much in return. But if dogs are man’s best friend, puppies are the best of the best! There’s nothing quite like welcoming an adorable, cuddly, and playful puppy into your new home.

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Five Heartworm Symptoms to Look Out For

When your family includes furry friends, you’ll do anything you can to take care of your furriest family members. After all, your pets offer you love unconditionally and bring joy to your family without asking for much in return. That’s why it’s important to protect your furry friends from exposure to parasites that can threaten their safety and health.

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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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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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Winter Safety for Dogs

You may believe that your pet can tolerate the coat because it has a thick coat of fur and demonstrates resiliency in the snow. Your dog, however, is likely used to the warmth of indoor shelter. Thus, the cold weather can be as hard on your pet as it is on you.

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