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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

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

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

5 Simple Ways To Monitor Fluffy’s Health

Cats have a reputation for being quite independent. After all, Fluffy is a fierce predator in the wild! However, just like any other animal, kitties can be vulnerable to illness and disease. Unfortunately, our feline pals tend to be rather secretive when they don’t feel well, and often try to mask signs of illness. That’s … Read more5 Simple Ways To Monitor Fluffy’s Health

Cold-Season Toxins for Your Dog

The coldest months of the year are upon us. It’s very important to keep your canine companion’s health and safety in mind during the winter, as there are a few dangerous toxins that present a threat! Learn more below from your Lakeville, MN veterinarian. Pesticide Products When the temperatures drop, small critters like insects and … Read moreCold-Season Toxins for Your Dog

Caring for a Deaf Cat

Deaf Pet Awareness Week starts September 23rd. While most cats can hear very well—much better than we can, in fact—kitties can lose their hearing due to age, injury, or infections, as well as from other causes. Fluffy can still lead a happy, healthy life if she can’t hear, but she will need some extra TLC. … Read moreCaring for a Deaf Cat

Caring For A Brachycephalic Dog

Do you have a brachy? Brachycephalic dogs are those pooches with cute, pushed in faces, like pugs and bulldogs. These lovable pooches make great pets! However, they do have a few specific care requirements that you should be aware of. Read on as a Lakeville, MN vet discusses caring for a brachy. Respiration One thing … Read moreCaring For A Brachycephalic Dog

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Does your cat sometimes meow back at you when you talk to her? Does Fluffy seem to always be interested in what you are doing? Kitties are quite nosy little furballs! Actually, there’s a whole day coming up that is dedicated to Fluffy’s curiosity. January 22 is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! Read on as … Read moreAnswer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Happy Healthy Cat Month

September is officially Happy, Healthy Cat Month! Of course, if you were to ask Fluffy, she would likely insist that every month is Happy, Healthy Cat Month . . . and she wouldn’t be wrong! Here, a Lakeville, MN vet discusses keeping your kitty content and purring. Good Food Proper nutrition is critical to your … Read moreHappy Healthy Cat Month