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3 Tips for Integrating Technology into Your Pet Care

Technology has hit almost every sector of the economy, and the convenience and immediacy that can be found on all of our devices has changed how we feel about goods and services — even pet care. Now practically everything you need can be found across a variety of websites, and mobile applications. See how you can incorporate your smartphone or tablet to make your cat or dog's life just a little bit better.

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Understanding the Importance of Good Oral Health for Your Cat

If you're a cat lover, then you undoubtedly do all you can to make sure your pet stays as healthy as possible. And while feeding him the right foods and providing him with toys that stimulate his interest of the utmost value, it is pertinent not to forget the importance of good oral health too. Did you know dental disease is the most common health concern for cats? Here's a quick overview of the pertinence of good oral health for your cat and how you can help ensure your cat's mouth stays healthy. 

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Importance of Regular Veterinary Care

Pets are part of the family so it only makes sense that you would take care of them the same way you would a member in your family.  Just like people, pets need to see the doctor for regular veterinary care.  Be going to the vet's office, many problems can be caught early and treated before they turn into bigger problems.  Monitoring your pet's health is important to make sure he or she is as healthy as possible.  Below are some of the important services provided at Normandale Veterinary Hospital.

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Why is Grooming your Dog so Important?

When you think of grooming your dog, you naturally imagine the result being a good-looking animal, all neat and clean. Grooming not only accomplishes that, but it plays a big part in maintaining your dog’s physical health as well.

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How Pets Enhance your Child’s Development

Pets and kids are just about two of the cutest things you can imagine. And when you put them together, you essentially double the cuteness! Every child seems drawn to cuddly kittens, fuzzy bunnies or playful puppies. There seems to be a natural attraction, and it is often thoroughly enjoyed by both parties. But is there more to it than just the warm fuzzies?  Experts state that a child's physical, emotional, social and cognitive development can be enhanced by interaction with animals.

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What should You Do if your Pet has Diarrhea?

Just as with humans, our pets may occasionally experience loose bowel movements. The onset might be sudden and can either be short in duration or protracted, depending on the cause. A single bout is typically no cause for concern, but if the condition persists or is accompanied by other irregular symptoms, there may be a larger issue at play.

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Should Flea and Tick Medicine be Used Year Round?

Flea and tick medicine is vital for ensuring your dog does not contract tick-borne diseases or flea infestations. But a lingering question for many dog owners is whether this prevention program should be administered all year long, or just during the warm seasons. One thing everyone agrees on is that prevention is preferable to the treatments that would be required once a disease or infestation has manifested.

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Indoor vs Outdoor Cats – What is best?

Some cat lovers may wonder whether it is better to keep your cat strictly indoors, or let them be part of the greater outdoor world. After all, wouldn’t they love to frolic through the grass, enjoy fresh air and sunshine or chase birds with their natural instincts? This may very well be true, but there are some issues to ponder when making this decision.

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Foods that You should Avoid Giving your Pets

Although dogs are generally considered to be carnivores, they can adapt to a wide-ranging diet, and do not depend solely on meat to satisfy their dietary requirements. Dogs can digest a variety of foods, including grains and vegetables; an all-meat diet actually lacks calcium and iron, but most commercially available dog food addresses this issue.

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Tips for Potty-Training your Puppy

Getting a proper plan together for potty-training your new puppy is one of the most important steps in succeeding, both in your teaching and in the puppy learning. Training your puppy to go to the bathroom in the right place ensures a long, happy life together. Unfortunately, soiling in the home is among the top reasons why animals end up in shelters, and the habit is harder to break later in life than in the formative, early stages.

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