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Preparing Your Senior Dog for Colder Weather

Have you noticed the recent chill in the air? Harsh Minnesota winters are hard on older dogs, and it is essential to take some extra precautions as the temperature drops. Here at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, we are here to make sure you and your pets are prepared!...

Enriching Your Feline Friend’s Environment

Are you looking for ways to bring more excitement into your feline friend’s life? Here at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital in Shoreview, we believe that environmental enrichment is a fantastic way to engage your pet’s body and mind. To help you get started, we’ve put...

Tips for Choosing a Dog Groomer

Your dog is more than just a pet. He's a member of your family, your fur baby, so it's only natural that you want the best for him. When choosing a dog groomer, there are several things to consider before you take your dog in to get shampooed and styled. Below, you'll...

Obesity in Cats – Treatment and Prevention

Obesity in the feline pet population, as in humans, has become a nationwide problem. The guideline for obesity is 20 percent or more above the normal weight range, and veterinarians are seeing more felines that fall into this category. Just as in humans, obesity can...

5 Ways To Prevent Boredom for Your Aging Dog

While you may be tempted to think that your aging dog is content to kick back more and interact less, the reality is they need more engagement to stimulate their body and mind. In fact, too much boredom in senior dogs has been proven to cause depression, apathy, and...

5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

Are you ready to adopt a dog? Sharing your life with a canine will bring joy to you and your canine companion. Studies even show that owning a dog has health benefits, both mental and physical. An analysis of multiple studies involving more than 3 million subjects...

Proven Ways to Pet-Proof Your Home

No matter how lovable and cute pets can be, they sure know how to make a mess. This makes it important for you to pet-proof your home, as doing so is the only way to prevent costly wear-and-tear that pets will cause over time. Here are four simple tips for creating a...

Take Good Care of Your Dog’s Teeth For a Long, Healthy, Life

Your dog is a special member of your family. They ask for little and, in return, they are your devoted companion for life. So, of course, you want to make sure they are healthy and live a long, full life. Most people are pretty good about taking their dog to the vet...

4 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe for the 4th of July

It's soon to be the 4th of July, and like many Americans you are most likely planning to spend time with your family. What you may not be considering is the safety of your pets during this festive day! At Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, we want to make sure that all...

Pet Checklist For Camping

Fresh air,  plenty of sunshine, and room to roam can do wonders for the mind and body. However, this isn't confined to humans only. Our pets also benefit from the great outdoors. If you're planning a camping trip, bringing your dogs along can be a great experience!...

Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies Are you wondering what is wrong with your pet? You may notice that they are scratching a lot and their skin looks irritated. Maybe he or she is biting her feet or scratching uncontrollably. If this sounds like your pet, there could be many different...

Tick Borne Disease Prevention

Tick Borne Disease Prevention We know that the number of Lyme disease cases in humans is on the rise. Did you know that it's also affecting our pets? Minnesota is ranked as a state with high incidence of Lyme disease, as well as other tick borne diseases....

4 Winter Activities and Places to Explore With Your Dog in Shoreview, MN

It's that time of year when dogs and their humans need a dose of fresh air and adventure. Even though it's snowing, there are still plenty of new places to explore in our beautiful city and surrounding area. If you're looking to stretch your legs and get...

Minnesota Veterinary Hospital: Your Go-To Choice for Shoreview MN Dog Grooming

Our winters can be quite rough on dogs. It's hard to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Shoreview, MN area when it's so cold outside. And when you do venture out with your dog, there's a good chance your dog looks like the abominable snowman after running...

Know the Signs of Pet Cancer

It's November"¦ or what we like to call it "Know-vember." Throughout this month we dedicate our time to educating pet parents on what they need to know to potentially save their pets' lives. Because November is also National Pet Cancer Awareness...

Living with a Pet with Diabetes

Did you know that November is Pet Diabetes Month? Diabetes isn't just a disease that affects humans. It affects pets, too. This disease can be quite frightening for pet parents, especially if their pet is newly diagnosed, but we want you to know that diabetic pets...

Prepare Your Pet for the Howl-iday with Grooming and Boarding

Are your plans set for the upcoming holidays? If so, great job! While seasonal festivities are exciting for humans, they can be overwhelming for pets. If you're going out of town, be sure to book your pet's boarding before we put up a "no vacancy"...

Our Top 5 Favorite Fall Safety Tips

Isn't fall a fantastic time to be a pet parent? You get to enjoy pup-kin spiced lattes and cat-puccinos in the crisp autumn weather. Beyond warm drinks, the season is an excellent time for making warm and fuzzy memories, like enjoying fall colors during a...

Shoreview Pet Boarding: We're Open

Are you finally planning your summer vacation? After all the unexpected stress of the last few months, there's no doubt that you deserve some rest, relaxation, and fun away from home. Do you know who else deserves the same? The furry members of your family. We...

5 Summer Fun Safety Tips for Pet Parents

Oh, the sunshine and beauty of summer! We know our clients and their pets enjoy summer just as much as we do. From flip-flops to swimming pools, there are so many ways to celebrate the sunshine and great weather in Shoreview and the surrounding areas. If you're...

Dos and Don'ts of Helping Pets with Summer Sounds

For some pets, summer is the best time of year. For others, it's filled with frightening booms and blasts that make them run and hide, putting a damper on the season for fearful pets and their concerned owners. If your dog or cat experiences stress and anxiety...

Heartworm: Fact or Fiction

Heartworms are silent but deadly. These parasites pass quietly from mosquitos into your pet's bloodstream and wreak havoc on their health. While you may never lay your eyes on a heartworm, they are present in our area and can infect your dog, cat, or ferret. To...

Curbside & Caring: We’re Here for You!

We bet you never imagined that curbside veterinary care would be a reality. As the COVID-19 epidemic continues, we remain committed to providing pets with the best care they can receive. This includes our curbside pick-up and drop-off of your beloved pet for essential...

Ticks — ICK!

Remember the book The Secret Life of Bees? If you've read it, you know it shines quite a bit of light onto how complex and fascinating those little buzzers are. Well, we just want to take a moment and tell you that there will likely never be a Secret...

Hop into Spring with Top Pet Safety Tips

It's hard to find a human, dog, cat, or other creature that doesn't love spring. From longer days to re-emerging foliage, there's so much to enjoy and appreciate about this lovely time of year.  Of course, spring can't be all daffodils, tulips,...
Preparing Your Senior Dog for Colder Weather

Preparing Your Senior Dog for Colder Weather

Have you noticed the recent chill in the air? Harsh Minnesota winters are hard on older dogs, and it is essential to take some extra precautions as the temperature drops. Here at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, we are here to make sure you and your pets are prepared!...

Enriching Your Feline Friend’s Environment

Enriching Your Feline Friend’s Environment

Are you looking for ways to bring more excitement into your feline friend’s life? Here at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital in Shoreview, we believe that environmental enrichment is a fantastic way to engage your pet’s body and mind. To help you get started, we’ve put...

Tips for Choosing a Dog Groomer

Tips for Choosing a Dog Groomer

Your dog is more than just a pet. He's a member of your family, your fur baby, so it's only natural that you want the best for him. When choosing a dog groomer, there are several things to consider before you take your dog in to get shampooed and styled. Below, you'll...

Obesity in Cats – Treatment and Prevention

Obesity in Cats – Treatment and Prevention

Obesity in the feline pet population, as in humans, has become a nationwide problem. The guideline for obesity is 20 percent or more above the normal weight range, and veterinarians are seeing more felines that fall into this category. Just as in humans, obesity can...

5 Ways To Prevent Boredom for Your Aging Dog

5 Ways To Prevent Boredom for Your Aging Dog

While you may be tempted to think that your aging dog is content to kick back more and interact less, the reality is they need more engagement to stimulate their body and mind. In fact, too much boredom in senior dogs has been proven to cause depression, apathy, and...

5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

5 Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

Are you ready to adopt a dog? Sharing your life with a canine will bring joy to you and your canine companion. Studies even show that owning a dog has health benefits, both mental and physical. An analysis of multiple studies involving more than 3 million subjects...