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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

Is your pet ready for some summer fun? While the upcoming summer is sure to bring many fun adventures for you and your furry friend, warm summer temperatures can cause some new risks for your pet. At Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, your pet’s safety is our top...

Noise Aversion and Your Pet: How You Can Help

Is your pet scared of loud noises such as fireworks or thunder? Noise aversion is a common problem in pets. Unfortunately, storms and firework celebrations typically occur more frequently during the summer, and it’s important to take some extra steps to help your pet...

Laser Therapy – How Your Pet Can Benefit

Have you heard of laser therapy for your pet? Laser therapy is one of many innovative treatment options that can benefit your pet. Therapeutic lasers are used to treat a variety of health conditions and are a valuable tool for managing pain, promoting healing, and...

Zoonotic Disease – Protect Your Pet and You!

While pets improve our lives in many ways, it’s essential to understand that they can impact your health. Zoonotic diseases are medical conditions that can spread from animals to humans and are a health risk all pet owners should be aware of. At Minnesota Veterinary...

Lily Toxicity and Other Toxic Plants

Do you know if the plants in your house are safe for your pet? As spring approaches and flowers begin to bloom, it’s essential to know which plants are safe and which ones could be toxic to your pet.  Here are a few of the most common toxic plants and what you...

Spring Creepies and Crawlies – Why Prevention Matters

As spring returns, so are the creepies and crawlies. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitos are the most common pests that affect pets and can have serious impacts on your pet’s long-term health. Luckily, there are many ways to protect your pet and keep them pest-free. ...

The Importance of Dental Health All Year Long

While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, your pet’s dental health should be a priority all year long. Like people, pets can develop dental disease, and preventative care is essential for maintaining their oral health. At Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, we...

Valentine’s Day Safety

Are you spending Valentine’s Day with your furry friend? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Minnesota Veterinary Hospital is here to help keep your festivities pet-friendly. Here are some tips to help you shower your pets with love while also keeping them...

How Training Your Pet Enhances The Bond You Share

There are a variety of benefits that come with training your pet. Some of these benefits include improved social skills, reduced frustration, and increased mental stimulation. However, many pet owners overlook the many ways training can strengthen the special bond you...

Why Routine Wellness Visits Are Important for Your Pet

You don’t need to wait until your pet is sick to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian. Routine wellness visits are an essential part of helping your pet live a long and healthy life. At Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, these visits allow us to monitor your pet’s...

Doggy Daycare at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital

Is your dog tired of being stuck in the house all day? At Minnesota Veterinary Hospital, we understand that it can be difficult to keep your pet entertained and get them the exercise they need. Our doggy daycare service gives your pet the opportunity to stretch their...

Benefits of Using Our Online Store

When it comes to ordering your pet’s food and medication, we understand that you have many options to choose from. However, there are many benefits of ordering from Minnesota Veterinary Hospital’s Online Store. Not only are your products shipped directly to your door,...

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...
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...