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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

Has Your Pet Had a Dental Check-Up Lately?


A pet’s oral health often gives an indication of her overall wellness, yet many people overlook the importance of a brushing and regular dental exams. Because of this, approximately three-quarters of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease before the age of three. The American Veterinary Medical Association declared that February is National Pet Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of healthy teeth and gums for pets.


How to Pet Proof Your Home this Holiday Season


Putting up the Christmas tree or other holiday decorations is a fun tradition for families, including the pets. They are naturally curious about having a tree in their house and want to check out everything else as well. Unfortunately, their curiosity can get them into trouble. According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the organization receives more calls from distressed pet parents on Christmas Eve than any other day of the year. By following a few simple precautions, you can avoid having your pet become part of a holiday statistic.


Holiday Shopping for Your Pet Made Easy


It's only early December and you may have already had your fill of holiday shopping. Fighting crowds and figuring out what to buy for your loved ones can definitely be stressful. Fortunately, choosing a gift for your dog, cat, or other household pet is easy. Our pets love us so much that any present we give them is perfect. This is especially true when it comes to giving our non-human family members the gift of our time.