Being a pet parent is no easy task. From providing nutritious food to taking them for regular check-ups, there are many things to consider when it comes to keeping your pet happy and healthy. That’s why we’ve created this handy checklist of essential pet health tips for 2023! Keep reading to find out five things you should keep in mind throughout the year.

1. Vaccinations

Vaccines are one of the most important parts of pet care, as they protect pets from dangerous illnesses and infections. Make sure you stay up-to-date on all your pet’s vaccinations and schedule regular check-ups with our Minnesota Veterinary Hospital team.

2. Parasite Prevention

Parasites can be incredibly harmful to your pet’s health, which is why it’s important to keep up with parasite-prevention medications and treatments. Talk to us about what type of prevention is right for your pet and how often it should be administered. We make it easy to keep your pet protected by stocking items your pet needs in our online store.

3. Exercise & Diet

Exercise and diet are two key components in keeping your pet healthy – just like humans, pets need adequate exercise and nutrition in order to stay fit and active. Talk to one of our Shoreview Veterinarians about the best diet plan for your pet and make sure they get plenty of physical activity every day!

4. Pet Grooming

Regular pet grooming sessions are essential for keeping your pet looking their best, but they also help prevent skin infections by removing debris from their coat or matted fur that may cause harm if left unattended. Pet grooming goes so far beyond your pet looking and smelling great –  it’s a necessary part of their health and well-being. Our Shoreview pet groomer will let you know if she notices any strange bumps, lumps, or skin irritations that may need a second look from someone on our veterinary team.

5. Mental Stimulation & Socialization

Just like humans, pets need mental stimulation in order to stay happy and healthy – without it, they can become bored or anxious which can lead to behavioral problems down the line. Make sure you provide plenty of mental stimulation through interactive toys or puzzles; additionally, socializing with other people or animals can help keep them mentally stimulated as well!

Our doggy daycare and boarding services are perfect for providing the extra attention your pet may need while you’re at work or away.

Taking care of your beloved furry friend isn’t always easy, but it’s absolutely worth it! Following this simple checklist will help ensure that you’re doing everything possible to keep them healthy and happy throughout 2023. If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health be sure to contact us at Minnesota Veterinary Hospital – we’re here and always happy to help!

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