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How to Make Cat Vet Visits Easier in St. Paul, MN

Is taking your cat for their bi-annual vet visits a nightmare? A struggle to get them into the carrier, terrified on the car ride, less than friendly with the doctor? Often cat vet visits are avoided due to these difficulties amongst others, but cat visits don’t have to be such traumatic events. Here are some…
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Winter Activities to Keep Your Dog Entertained in St. Paul, MN

Winter can be a difficult time to provide our dogs with enrichment and entertainment as both they and us may be reluctant to spend much time outdoors in the cold. It can also get to temperatures that are dangerous for them to spend much time outdoors as well, so indoor activities can be beneficial. Read…
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Holiday Feast Dos and Don’ts for Pets in St. Paul, MN

Every holiday season, vet clinics see an influx of sick pets dealing with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions that could have been avoided. Holiday foods while tempting to give as treats to our pets, can make them very sick. Read our St. Paul, MN, animal hospital‘s article about some foods that you can give to…
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Canine Heartworm Disease in St. Paul, MN

What is Heartworm Disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to…
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What’s The Scoop on Poop in St. Paul, MN?

As veterinarians, poop is part of our daily work life (not too many people can have this honor). Questions about poo are amongst the most frequent ones we get. Although this topic is a bit gross to think about, poop color can give us a lot of information. In this article we will explore the…
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The Truth About Ticks in St. Paul, MN

Everyone is familiar with TikTok but let’s have some tick talk! As you may have noticed if you’ve been outdoors with your dogs in the last few weeks, the ticks are out with a vengeance! Tick numbers all over the US are booming with even some exotic ticks making a debut in the Southeast (like…
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Grass Gnat Bites on Pets in St. Paul, MN

During spring and summer, we get a lot of inquiries about dogs with target lesions. Typically, these appear as a red dot with a ring around it. The most common owner concern is that their dog has Lyme Disease. It is important to note that dogs with Lyme disease do not produce target-shaped lesions like people…
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Symptoms and Treatments of Fleas in Cats in St. Paul, MN

We tend to focus a lot on preventing external parasites like fleas and ticks in our canine companions, but our cats are also susceptible to these pests! Let’s talk about fleas on our cats! Many people allow their cats to explore outdoors as part of their enrichment; if our kitties aren’t protected, they can pick…
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What You Need to Know About Reverse Sneezing in Dogs in St. Paul, MN

As spring rolls around in St. Paul, MN, the usual spring blooms, while beautiful to see and a respite from the monotone of winter, bring with them pollen and other allergy inducing factors. Just like us, for our pets this can cause sniffles, runny eyes, itching and other similar clinical signs. One possibility for our…
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When It’s Time: The At-Home Cat and Dog Euthanasia Process in St. Paul, MN

Making the decision to euthanize your beloved pet is an extremely difficult decision. The one we as pet parents all dread. Just the word euthanasia brings an abundance of emotions – guilt, sadness, anger, perhaps feeling like you’re letting them down. In truth, euthanasia is the kindest final gift. It frees our companions from pain…
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