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Meet the Labrador Retriever

Did you know that the Labrador Retriever is America’s favorite dog? They may also be Minnesota’s: these cute, lovable pooches almost became our state dog! Legislation was introduced in 2019 to make them our mascot. A local Lakeville, MN vet discusses the beloved Labrador Retriever in this article. History The Labrador has been around since … Read moreMeet the Labrador Retriever

Caring for Your Dog’s Ears

Our canine companions have remarkable hearing. Fido can hear much higher and lower frequencies than we can. Plus, he can pick out the sound of a food wrapper opening from the other end of the house! Caring for your pup’s adorable ears isn’t hard, but it is very important. A Lakeville, MN veterinarian discusses doggy … Read moreCaring for Your Dog’s Ears

Celebrating DOGust

Today, August 1st, is a very special day for Man’s Best Friend. It’s DOGust, the unofficial birthday for shelter dogs! If you adopted Fido from a shelter, then you definitely want to join in the fun. A local Lakeville, MN vet lists some ways to celebrate in this article. Pupcake It’s probably no surprise to … Read moreCelebrating DOGust

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 26th is Take Your Dog To Work Day! Fido would no doubt be happy to accompany you to your job. Man’s Best Friend would love to hang out with his favorite humans 24/7! But is bringing your canine buddy to work with you really a good idea? Maybe not. A local Lakeville, MN vet … Read moreTake Your Dog to Work Day

Adopt a Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt A Shelter Cat Month! While any time is a good time to give a cute kitty a loving home, this is a purrfect time to adopt a new feline. While we think all cats deserve loving homes, great care, and warm laps, shelter cats are particularly desperate. Many of these adorable furballs … Read moreAdopt a Shelter Cat Month

Reasons to Brush Your Cat Regularly

Kitties have many wonderful qualities. One of the best things about these little furballs is the fact that they are so clean. Your furry little diva will groom herself daily. In fact, Fluffy will diligently fit her daily beauty ritual into her routine, along with her 25 daily naps, five meals, pounce goals, and cuddle … Read moreReasons to Brush Your Cat Regularly

Tips For Getting Through Shedding Season

Winter is behind us now, and we’re looking forward to enjoying some warm weather. However, for pet parents, there is a down side to spring: shedding. This time of year is a peak shedding time for many of our patients. We can help! Here, a Lakeville, MN vet offers some advice on getting through shedding … Read moreTips For Getting Through Shedding Season

7 Reasons To Celebrate National Pet Day

National Pet Day is April 11th! As you may have noticed, many of the pet holidays we like to observe are quite specific. Hug Your Dog Day, Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day, and National Spay Day all have very clear meanings. However, this one is just a general celebration of our animal companions, and we … Read more7 Reasons To Celebrate National Pet Day

K9 Veterans Day

Dogs have served us in many ways over the centuries, from guarding our livestock to helping us track and hunt game. In recent years, they have also become very common in the military, and have gone above and beyond with their loyalty and bravery. Fido’s amazing dedication is behind the next doggy holiday that’s coming … Read moreK9 Veterans Day

Caring for a Nervous Dog

Do you have a timid dog? Our canine pals all have distinct personalities. Some are friendly and outgoing, while others are very jumpy and fearful. A local Lakeville, MN vet discusses caring for a nervous dog below. Recognize Fear Fear in dogs can manifest in many ways. Fido may pant, drool, defecate or urinate inappropriately, … Read moreCaring for a Nervous Dog