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How to Care for Your New Puppy

The Edina veterinary care team at Normandale Vet Hospital talks about puppy love. We share our top advice for caring for your new puppy and talk about the most important veterinary care steps you should take when welcoming a new pup into your home. 

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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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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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Common Winter Illnesses in Pets

As temperatures continue to drop outside, it’s important to remember that your dog or cat can suffer from freezing temperatures, ice and snow, or viral and bacterial conditions that often accompany the cold season.

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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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What Causes Matted Hair in Dogs (and How to Treat It)?

Some dogs are prone to having matted hair. Different factors determine why your dog’s hair mats ups. In most cases, matting is easily treatable. A Normandale Veterinary Clinic specialist can both groom your dog and tell you how to keep its hair from matting. Schedule a grooming appointment with us today.

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Waiting Room Etiquette at the Vet Clinic

Waiting for your pet to be treated at the vet clinic can be a trying time. It’s challenging enough to keep your pet under control. When other owners don’t control their pets, however, it can make the situation even worse.

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