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Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Blog

Four Reasons Doggy Daycare is a Healthy Choice for Your Pet


You love your dog and would spend all your time with him if you could, but you need to work to pay the bills too. Your dog doesn’t understand this and gets lonely in your absence. In fact, you might even describe his behavior while you’re away as destructive. The official name for this behavior issue is separation anxiety and it’s a leading reason why many people surrender their dogs to animal shelters. This is especially sad when many solutions exist to curb destructive behavior by dogs, including doggy daycare.


Need to Escape Winter? Choose a Great Boarding Facility for Your Pet


The winter of 2017-2018 hasn’t exactly been a pleasant one. There has been too much snow and too many days of single digit or even below zero temperatures. It can test the patience of even the hardiest Minnesotan and make a getaway to California or Hawaii look awfully tempting. If you’re ready to board the next plane but aren’t sure what to do with your dog or cat, consider boarding her at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital where you already take her for regular and preventive veterinary care


Chocolate: Sweet for You, Toxic for Your Pet


Whether at home or at work, there’s likely to be plenty of chocolate around in the next few days with Valentine’s Day right around the corner. Most people love this sweet treat and it’s not harmful for them when eaten in moderation. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for your dog or cat since consuming even a small amount of chocolate can be toxic for pets.