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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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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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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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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Dental health is vital to your pet’s overall health and well-being. Dental problems can lead to other health problems or be caused by medical conditions your pet may be experiencing. A Normandale Veterinarian can examine your dog’s or cat’s teeth to identify any issues and provide the appropriate dental treatment.

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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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Start Off 2019 With an Annual Pet Physical

What’s the most important thing you can do for your pet in 2019? Bring them to Normandale Vet Hospital for an annual check-up. Even if your pet seems healthy, a Normandale veterinarian performing a physical exam will help us discover any potential illnesses or diseases early on. If we find any health conditions that could cause problems, we can discuss preventive measures you can take to help your pet or treatment options if needed. January is the perfect time for your pet’s annual physical examination. It’s a great way to start off the year.

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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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