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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

Tips for a Fun, Parasite-Free Summer

6/25/2015

Dogs, and some cats, love spending time outside in the warm weather. What's not to love when there are new areas to explore and holes to dig? Your pet isn't aware of the many parasites that lurk in the grass and on other animals that would love to feast on his fur and inside of his body. Fortunately, you can do several things as a pet owner to prevent these annoying critters from putting a damper on summer fun.

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Coping with the Loss of a Pet and Celebrating Their Life

6/12/2015

Pets offer us many qualities that are sometimes difficult to find in people, such as unconditional love, emotional support, and constant companionship. It's only natural to grieve the loss of someone who brought your life so much joy, even when it's a pet and not a person. You will eventually get to the point of wanting to celebrate the life of your pet, but for now, it's important that you allow yourself to grieve.

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Canine Influenza Update 5.27/15

5/27/2015

Press release from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health:

May 27, 2015

H3N2 Influenza in Dogs

Recent test results confirm that at least five Minnesota dogs were infected with a new strain of influenza virus called H3N2. All of the dogs were most likely exposed to this new strain of influenza when they visited the Lucky Dog Boarding and Training Center in Detroit Lakes. All of the dogs fully recovered and no new cases have been seen at the facility since April 25.

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