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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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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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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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What Should You Do If Your Pet Breaks a Bone?

Dogs can break their legs for any number of reasons such as traffic accidents, falls, or collisions. When a fracture occurs, you need to be ready to act quickly and decisively. Below is some information on what steps you should take if your pet breaks its leg.

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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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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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