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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

Spring Cleaning and Yardwork Can Be Hazardous to Your Pet's Health


Spring cleaning and working on your lawn and garden are both time-honored seasonal rites of passage. Many people actually look forward to these chores after months of being cooped up indoors. If you have a dog or cat, it's important to take some extra precautions to ensure that they don't become sick or injured when you clean the house and make the yard beautiful.


Is Your Pet Protected from Lyme Disease?


Minnesota and Wisconsin have more reported cases of Lyme disease that any other Midwestern states. With the peak season coming up in the late spring and early summer, it’s important to know how to protect your pet as well as recognize the symptoms of Lyme disease. With early recognition and treatment, your dog or cat can recover from this potentially serious tick-borne disease.


Pet Poison Prevention Week


Every year since 1962, the Pet Poison Helpline has dedicated the third week in March as Pet Poison Prevention Week. Pets are naturally curious creatures who often can’t resist the urge to smell, taste, and touch things in the home or yard that are new to them. Unfortunately, they lack the ability to understand that certain items could be dangerous or even deadly when swallowed. To help people keep their beloved pets safe, the Pet Poison Helpline recommends going through each room of your home and looking at it from a dog or cat’s perspective.