Posted on 2/20/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale Veterinary Hospital
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.
Posted on 1/23/2017 4:00 AM By Normandale Veterinary 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.
Posted on 10/10/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale Veterinary Hospital
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.
Posted on 8/8/2016 4:00 AM By Normandale Veterinary Hospital
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.
Posted on 3/11/2016 7:35 AM By Normandale Veterinary Hospital
When a physician schedules your precious pup or cat for surgery, it can be a bit stressful on you. While calming yourself down and spending quality time with your furry family member prior to surgery is important, it takes more than that to get your pet ready for surgery.