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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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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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How to Identify Pet Allergies

When your pet suffers from allergies, you may not identify the signs until the allergies have caused severe health problems. If you believe that allergies are causing problems with your dog or cat, then bring them to Normandale Veterinary Hospital.

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Pet Obesity: What Are the Health Risks?

Your dog's nutrition is vital for sustaining a healthy & happy life. Proper nutrition starts with a good diet, plenty of hydration, exercise, and a pet-friendly environment. If you overfeed your dog, give it the wrong type of food, and never take it out for exercise, it can accelerate poor health and a shorter lifespan.

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Six Signs Your Pet May Need a Trip to the Emergency Room

It can be difficult to know if your pet requires an emergency veterinary appointment. If your pet is showing signs of illness, however, we recommend that you bring it to Normandale Veterinary Hospital. We provide expert pet care that restores your pet back to normal health and gives it a full life. Schedule a screening today if you notice any of the following symptoms in your dog or cat.

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January is the Perfect time for Your Pet’s Annual Physical Examination

What’s the most important thing you can do for your pet in 2018? 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 preventative 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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Maintaining Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Pet

When you think of your own dental care routine you probably would include brushing and flossing your teeth daily. Taking care of your pet's teeth is no different – but it’s doubtful you can even think of a time when you flossed your pet's teeth! In the wild, a wolf would get his teeth cleaned during a meal by chewing on dense bones. However domestic pets don't get the same cleaning from eating a bowl of kibble. Hence they need regular dental check ups to ensure their teeth stay healthy.

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Grooming: The Wellness Exam that Looks Great too

Keeping your pet up to date on vaccines and attending a yearly wellness exam are great ways to ensure yours is a healthy, happy companion. Though pet owners often overlook the importance and health benefits of a well-groomed pet. Not only does grooming offer health benefits, it can also be a great opportunity for increased socialization. Below, we examine just a few of the benefits to having a well groomed animal.

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