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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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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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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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What You Should Know About Orthopedic Pet Surgery

If you’re a pet owner, keeping your beloved furry friend healthy and safe is one of your biggest priorities. If your pet is suffering from an injury, it’s important to get your pal back on track and healthy fast. That’s where our veterinary team at Normandale Vet Hospital comes in.

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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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Top Doggie Dental Tips for Keeping Man’s Best Friend Healthy

Your dog’s mouth is as important to how she perceives the world as your hands are to you. Whether she’s using her teeth to dig into a steak bone or find the perfect stick for playing fetch, her mouth helps her interpret the world around her. That’s why it’s incredibly important to keep her teeth and gums healthy through regular dental maintenance. Humans visit the dentist regularly, so why shouldn’t your beloved pets?

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The Health Benefits of Keeping Your Pet Groomed

Whether you’re a dog lover, a cat lady, or the proud owner of a menagerie of furry friends and winged pals, you want what’s best for your animal companions. It’s common knowledge that sterilizing your pets is important for reducing the overall animal population and protecting your pets from disease. Sadly, millions of dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there’s no family to love them, and even more will die on the streets of hunger and illness.

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