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How Doggy Daycare Enriches Your Pet’s Life

Happy Face Is there anything better than your dog running toward you, tongue hanging out, with a gigantic smile on their face? If you’re a pet owner, very few things compare to seeing your pet full of joy. It’s a pet owner’s dream for their pet to be that happy. We...

Microchipping Your Pet

Not The Game You Want To Play There are so many fun things about summer – swimming, barbecues, cornhole, softball, pickleball, and more. There are so many activities to do and games to play during this busy season. There’s one game, though, that no one wants to play:...

Summer Booms: Start Preparing Your Pet Now

Summer Celebrations Summertime. Cookouts, the beach, time spent relaxing with family and friends, and sharing all the joys of everything from a bonfire to fireworks. While we may find fireworks displays beautiful and exciting, our pets can experience them very...

Tick and Heartworm Protection For Pets

All The Joys Of Summer Long days, easy nights. Time spent with family and friends. Tubing down the river or swimming at the beach. Hikes, biking, or taking a long walk. All the joys of summer and more. On the other hand, bugs and other creepy crawlies abound. They may...

Pet Dental Health Month

Smile… Smile and the whole world smiles with you, especially if you take great care of that smile. Caring for your teeth and your children’s teeth is a natural part of taking care of ourselves, but did you know that your pet needs the same kind of care? Many pet...

It’s All About The Heart

February Ah, February. Love month. Our hearts go pitter patter. Sometimes, if love strikes us in a certain way, our hearts grow sixteen sizes. For many, February is all about the heart, so it’s a great time to focus on a healthy heart for the one who loves you most –...

Winter Hazards

The Magic of Winter Some of us love it while others can’t wait for it to be over, but no one can deny the beauty of winter. Icicles hanging from branches on a tree, the stillness of a quiet snowfall, the picturesque loveliness of a blanket of snow. Whether you like to...

Boarding Your Pet With Minnesota Veterinary Hospital

As pet owners, we understand the deep bond you share with your furry companions. Whether you're planning a vacation or a business trip, finding a trustworthy and caring environment in which to board your pet is crucial. It’s important to make sure your beloved furry...

2023 Wrap-up: Thank You, Clients!

Another Year Another year is nearly gone. 2023 has been a year in which much has changed in the world around us. Some of these changes have been stressful, but there is always much to be grateful for. Minnesota Veterinary Hospital staff wants to thank you, our...

Holiday Safety

Traditions We all have traditions this time of year. Some of us bake (and eat) specific kinds of cookies, some attend religious services faithfully, and some simply enjoy the light brought into the darkest days of winter. Some traditions are sweet and sentimental like...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your Friends at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital!

This year we are hoping to raise some Holiday cheer for a Non-profit near and dear to the heart of our staff member, Kelly. Home at Last Sanctuary (HAL) is a non-profit whose mission is to provide a loving and healthy forever home to dogs with no other option. HAL...

Cold Safety

Let It Snow Let it snow, let it snow. It’s the season – winter is coming. Although the official winter solstice is a little more than a month away, many parts of the US are already experiencing cold weather. And, for those of us in Minnesota, it’s only going to get...

National Senior Pet Month

If We’re Lucky Aging is inevitable if we’re lucky enough to experience it. Sure, we develop a few more aches and pains, a few gray hairs, and maybe a paunchy middle, but we’re still us – loveable, curmudgeonly, or anywhere in between. Age doesn’t change who we are...

Fall Safety

The Most Colorful Time of the Year It is. There’s no doubt about it. The brilliance of autumn colors abound – leaves, pumpkins, mums. Mother Nature’s harvest of beauty is gloriously displayed for us to breathe in; to sink into. There’s such richness in which to bask...

National Pet Wellness Month

Family Prior to the mid-1900s, pets were considered working animals. If you had a dog, a cat, or even a pet cow, their role was to work or “earn their keep” in some capacity. Since the mid-1900s, pets have been viewed differently. The advent of suburban life after...

Joint Supplements

Days of Yore Oh, those baby days! Or, those teenager-ish and young adult days. Whether we’re talking about people or pets, “Youth,” as Mark Twain observed, “Is wasted on the young.” We don’t appreciate our flexibility and mobility until we have to work to retain them....

Animal Pain Awareness Month

September September and fall. Back-to-school, football, crunchy leaves, and all things autumn are likely at the forefront of our minds. September, like all other months, has other associations, too. Just as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September has its...

Itchy Pet Awareness Month

More Gift Than Responsibility Our pets. Our beloved fur babies. What’s better than being all curled up together in your favorite comfy spot, simply enjoying the moment and the bond you share? Nothing, really. Getting to enjoy their companionship is a gift, so it...

Back to School and Separation Anxiety

That Went Quickly Oh, sweet summer! You’re almost gone. Those luxurious, languid summer days are nearly over. School will start before we know it, and with it will come all the hustle and bustle of a new school year. It’s fun and exciting for children and a familiar...

Summer Stresses for Dogs

All Too Short Every season seems to pass so quickly. We blink and we’ve moved from spring to summer and summer to fall, so we have to soak in every moment of summer and do it with those we love. For many, that means our quadruped canine friends. Better than People Who...

Activities to do with Pets in Hot Weather

Old-Fashioned Fun Half-Pint. Laura. Those words are synonymous with visions of wholesome yet hard pioneer life. Joy was found in simpler things and experiences. Laura Ingalls Wilder even said, “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”...

Doggy Daycare and Pet Boarding

When Your Furry Friends Need a Sitter Leaving your furry friend is inevitable if you’re a pet owner, whether it’s during the day while you’re at work or for an extended period while you’re vacationing or traveling for business. At some point, you will need safe,...

Summer Safety

All Things Summer Whether you and the Go-Gos are enjoying “Vacation” or you and Nelly are getting “Hot in Here”, June, July, and August are about all things summer. Boating, fishing, swimming, picnics, cookouts, and spending time with those you love the most. Summer...

Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm

The Summer Trifecta Summer days spent outside. The weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside as a family, including our pets. Extra time spent outside makes our furry friends more susceptible to the machinations of critters that are best avoided. These...

Steering Clear of Lyme Disease: Essential Tips for Pet Owners

If you love to take your pet out for a walk, you must understand how to prevent them from developing Lyme disease. This is one of the most common tick-borne illnesses affecting your pets' health. The infection is transmitted via the bite of deer ticks infected with...
Winter Hazards

Winter Hazards

The Magic of Winter Some of us love it while others can’t wait for it to be over, but no one can deny the beauty of winter. Icicles hanging from branches on a tree, the stillness of a quiet snowfall, the picturesque loveliness of a blanket of snow. Whether you like to...

2023 Wrap-up: Thank You, Clients!

2023 Wrap-up: Thank You, Clients!

Another Year Another year is nearly gone. 2023 has been a year in which much has changed in the world around us. Some of these changes have been stressful, but there is always much to be grateful for. Minnesota Veterinary Hospital staff wants to thank you, our...

Holiday Safety

Holiday Safety

Traditions We all have traditions this time of year. Some of us bake (and eat) specific kinds of cookies, some attend religious services faithfully, and some simply enjoy the light brought into the darkest days of winter. Some traditions are sweet and sentimental like...

Cold Safety

Cold Safety

Let It Snow Let it snow, let it snow. It’s the season – winter is coming. Although the official winter solstice is a little more than a month away, many parts of the US are already experiencing cold weather. And, for those of us in Minnesota, it’s only going to get...