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Start the Year Right With this Annual Pet Care Checklist

The veterinary care team at Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina talks about planning ahead for your pet’s care this year. We provide a helpful checklist for staying on top of your pet’s regular checkups and vaccinations in this blog post. 

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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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How Heartworms Can Hurt Your Pet

As a pet owner, you want to do everything you can to protect your beloved pets. After all, they’re family. That’s why the last thing you want is to let them become sick due to a preventable illness.

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

Just about everyone loves a cute puppy, bunny, or kitten video. What’s the only thing cuter than a video of puppies or kittens? Adding babies or little kids to the mix! It seems children are drawn to furry little pals, and together, they make the sweetest pairs. But did you know there’s actually a scientific reason why kids and pets go great together?

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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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