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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

Important Notice About Heartworm Prevention and Treatment

Heartworm prevention for your dog is important—something we don’t want to forget as we are engaged in the fun of summer with our pets. Dogs contract heartworm, which is, in reality, a parasitic round worm, through mosquito bites. The end of July is in the midst of the peak season for mosquitoes, although they are out most spring and summer
months—even early Fall. As long as the temperature is above 50 degrees and the wind is 5 mph or less, mosquito danger, and therefore susceptibility to contracting heartworms, is high.

Toxic Table Scraps


Sharing "just a bite" of food off your plate with your pet is harmless, right? Wrong. Many human foods can be dangerous--even deadly--to dogs and cats.


The Truth About Dental Care


For most of us, caring for our teeth and gums has been a part of our daily routine for as long as we can remember. Just like it is for you, oral health care is important for pets -- regular, professional care from veterinarians and home care from pet owners to keep plaque removed.

Daily brushing and feeding special treats or pet foods, such as Hill's Prescription Diet t/d, can help.