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End of life care for pets

August 4, 2019

It is a very sad fact of pet ownership that most of our pets will eventually succumb to chronic disease, cancer or advanced age and all the associated disabilities that may accompany a declining physical self.   Owners have multiple things to consider when confronted…

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Humane euthanasia: When is the right time?

August 4, 2019

The humane euthanasia for a beloved pet may be one of the most difficult choices you will ever face. We understand that it is hard to make this decision for an animal who cannot tell you what his wishes are and yet a judgment call…

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Coping with pet loss

August 4, 2019

“It just takes time”          When some people lose a pet they say, “Never again—no more pets for me”…and they mean it.  Perhaps the pain of losing their pet was too overwhelming, or perhaps their lifestyle has changed so that a pet…

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Guide for decision-making regarding pet euthanasia

August 4, 2019

In our homes today, pets are more than just pets, they are members of the family.  The strong emotional bond we share with our pets brings great comfort and companionship to our lives.  This makes the decision regarding euthanasia an extremely painful one.  The following…

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Fear-free vet visits

August 4, 2019

Does Your Pet Dread Coming to the Vet?Chances are, you do too! Does your dog start shivering as soon as the car pulls into the vet’s office?  Does your cat head under the bed as soon as the carrier comes out?  You and your pet…

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Basics of kitten care

August 4, 2019

A new kitten is usually a welcome addition to a household.  With their playful antics and easy upkeep, they are a joy to be around.  To help you keep your kitten healthy, we have highlighted some important basic care notes for your information. Housing Keeping…

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Early training for puppies

August 4, 2019

Although raising a puppy can be fun, too often the puppy is allowed to become unruly or unwanted behaviors are mistakenly reinforced.  The importance of socialization, obedience training and teaching of good manners for puppies cannot be overstated.  Early training is a necessity. Socialization Socialization…

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Housetraining your puppy

August 4, 2019

The most rapid and successful means of housetraining a puppy is to take advantage of the instinctual desire for cleanliness.  Dogs are born with a natural drive to keep their den clean.  The den is a place of safety, shelter and a place to sleep. …

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Flea control for a flea-free future

August 4, 2019

 General Information Fleas bite both dogs and cats and are passed back and forth between these animals.  Besides causing severe itching, fleas can transmit parasites such as tapeworms. If one dog or cat in a household has fleas, it should be assumed that all dogs…

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Preventing Lyme and Leptospirosis through vaccination

August 4, 2019

With Minnesota’s increasing seasonal warmth and humidity, your dog has an increased risk of exposure to dangerous bacteria such as those that cause Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis.  Starting vaccination early in your pet’s life will help keep them and your family safe. Lyme Disease What…

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