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Lost Pet Prevention Tips

July is Lost Pet Prevention Month! No one likes to think of their animal companions getting lost. Unfortunately, it does happen, and more often than many people think. As many as one in three pets will get lost at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to reduce the … Read moreLost Pet Prevention Tips

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

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

Dog Training: Moving Beyond The Basics

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Dogs are very smart. Some pooches can learn as many as 100 words and commands. Of course, all dogs should know basics like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay Down. This is important for petiquette, but it’s also crucial for safety reasons. However, there’s no reason to stop … Read moreDog Training: Moving Beyond The Basics

Caring for a Deaf Dog

Deaf Pet Awareness Week starts September 22nd! Pets with hearing issues often have a hard time getting adopted. That’s really very sad, because they make wonderful pets. People are often reluctant to adopt deaf pets because they think there’s a lot of extra work involved. However, that isn’t necessarily the case. Many hearing-impaired pets just … Read moreCaring for a Deaf Dog

Caring for a Highly Active Dog

Is your canine buddy a bouncing ball of mischief? Does Fido tend to race around at full speed, even if he’s just going from one room to another? Our fuzzy friends tend to slow down as they grow older, but many of them are furry, four-legged bundles of energy while they are young. Read on … Read moreCaring for a Highly Active Dog

5 Things to Do With Your Dog in 2019

Happy New Year! Today, many people are reflecting back on the last 12 months, and wondering what the new year will bring. This is also a popular time to set new personal goals. If you are making resolutions today, keep your canine buddy in mind. After all, Fido will stay loyally by your side in … Read more5 Things to Do With Your Dog in 2019

Taking Your Dog to the Vet

Is your canine buddy due for a veterinary exam? While your pooch will be much healthier—and therefore happier—with proper veterinary care, he isn’t usually very enthusiastic about coming to visit us. We understand this. Although we do everything possible to make appointments quick and easy for our furry patients, we know that many of them … Read moreTaking Your Dog to the Vet

7 Common Dog Care Mistakes

Dogs have been our friends and companions for thousands of years. In that time, our canine pals have definitely earned the title of Man’s Best Friend! However, it can be easy to forget that dogs have different needs than people, and don’t think the same way we do. Read on as a local Lakeville, MN … Read more7 Common Dog Care Mistakes

Doggy Petiquette – Getting Fido to Greet Guests Politely

Does your canine buddy sometimes jump on your visitors? If so, Fido is in good company. This is a fairly common habit among our canine pals. However, it’s actually bad petiquette. And, with larger dogs, this can even be quite dangerous! Read on as a Lakeville, MN vet offers some helpful tips on getting your … Read moreDoggy Petiquette – Getting Fido to Greet Guests Politely