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Veterinary Care for Bee Stings This Summer

The sun is out, the birds are singing, and the bees have arrived. You know how curious your pet can be when exploring outside, and you also know that it doesn’t take much to stir up an angry bee. Just as some humans are allergic to bees, your pet can have a severe allergic reaction, too.

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Why Your Dog Needs Heartworm Treatment

If you are a dog owner, you've no doubt heard about heartworm. If you're wondering whether you should worry about it, the answer is yes. Heartworm is one of the most common and deadly diseases that afflicts dogs. It is very important that you both take your dog in for regular exams and that you give preventative treatment to the animal. To learn more, read on.

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The Season for Ticks

With spring and summer fast approaching most people are taking advantage of the warmer weather to walk their dog outside. Unfortunately, with the nice weather also comes ticks. These are small insects that will attach to animals and people alike. Not only are ticks a nuisance insect, but they are carriers of the dangerous Lyme disease which can be harmful and even fatal to people and animals.

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Getting Rid of Mange - Your Cooperation is Needed

For pet owners, there is a dreaded word and that is mange!

 

Mange is an inclusive term to describe the infestation of very tiny insects that in humans are called “scabies.” Mange can occur in newborn pups because it is inherited from their mothers. Mange can also occur in adult dogs from exposure to the contagious varieties of the cause of mange and due to compromised immune systems. Mange is common in dogs, but very rare in cats.

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When is the Right Time to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?

Today’s pet homelessness crisis has spawned from a lack of spaying and neutering. Every year, millions of healthy dogs are euthanized in the United States simply because of lacking homes. Spaying and neutering your dog, additionally, carries a few medical benefits. When engaging your vet for general care, ask about spaying and neutering options. Normandale Veterinary Hospital is here to help, and we’re available to assist with neutering or spaying surgery. Before getting these services, however, you should understand the best time to engage them.

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Tips for Preparing for an Inpatient Surgery at Your Local Vet

There's no denying you love your pet. And when it comes to your pet's health, you do everything you can to ensure he doesn't get sick. But truth is, sometimes pets do get sick or injured regardless of how much you try to prevent it from happening. Thankfully, though, your local vet can remedy many injuries and sicknesses, even if it means performing an inpatient surgery. Here's a quick look at a few tips you can follow to help prepare for an inpatient surgery at your local vet. 

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Surgery at Normandale Vet Hospital

There are many different medical cases where surgery may be required on your animal, and the experts at Normandale Veterinary Hospital will be sure to take care your four legged family member as if he or she were one of our own. It is a scary time if your pet needs to undergo orthopedic surgery and there are many questions that you may have.  Below, we have listed a few of the more common types of orthopedic surgeries that are performed, the method used to fix the medical issue, and the type of recovery to expect.

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Why is Dental Hygiene so Important?

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know the extreme discomfort that it brings. You would do just about anything to get the pain to stop. Fortunately for humans, one call to your dentist is all it takes to get the solution under way. But what do our pets do when they encounter dental issues?

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Dachshund Care Issues to be Aware of

The Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied breed of hound, although some countries actually tend to classify it in the terrier group of dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, the dachshund is among the top ten dog breeds in the United States. This lovable companion is often playful, but can be quite stubborn at times, especially when it comes to any type of training. Known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners and families, they can be somewhat antisocial with strangers, at least until they warm up to them.

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is among the most common glandular disorders in cats. If your feline family member is 12 years of age or older, this condition could manifest. Typically caused by an excessive concentration of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone in the blood also known as T4, your kitty may begin to show weight loss and increased appetite as the first warning signs. Yowling is a trademark indication that your cat is really hungry, even at times when they would ordinarily eat or after having been fed as usual. Other things to pay attention to are excessive thirst, increased urination, hyperactivity, unkempt appearance, panting, diarrhea, vomiting and increased shedding.

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