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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

If Pets Had Thumbs Day

If Pets Had Thumbs Day is coming up March 3rd. Our animal companions may have adorable paws, but, fortunately for us, they don’t have opposable thumbs. What do you think would happen if pets suddenly grew thumbs? Our guess: shenanigans! Here, a Lakeville, MN vet lists a few things our furry buddies would do with … Read moreIf Pets Had Thumbs Day

How to Speak Cat

Kitties are fairly purrplexing little furballs. Fluffy may bite to show affection, and then ignore you when you want to cuddle. She’ll also turn her nose up at an expensive piece of cat furniture, and sleep on a pizza box instead. While we may never entirely understand all of our feline pals’ adorable quirks, we … Read moreHow to Speak Cat

Puppy Socialization Tips

Has a puppy recently joined your household? Congratulations! Little Fido is sure to bring you lots of love and joy. That first year is a crucial time in your pet’s life, however. One thing that is very important is socializing your furry pal. A local Lakeville, MN vet offers advice on how to do that … Read morePuppy Socialization Tips

Fido’s First Year

Are you getting a puppy? Good for you! Bringing an adorable ball of fur home is a very fun and joyful time. It’s also a huge moment in both your life and little Fido’s. However, you’re going to have a lot of pet parenting to do in that first year! A Lakeville, MN vet offers … Read moreFido’s First Year

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

Summertime Safety for Dogs

Summer is officially here! This is a great time of year to spend some quality time with your canine buddy. Fido loves fun outdoor activities, like visiting doggy parks and playing Fetch outdoors. However, hot weather can be dangerous for Man’s Best Friend, so you’ll want to take precautions to keep your pet happy and … Read moreSummertime Safety for Dogs

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

Getting Your Dog Ready for Winter

Autumn is officially upon us! The leaves are changing, and the stores are filling with pumpkin-flavored everything. If you have a canine buddy, this is a great time to enjoy some long, relaxing strolls with your furry best friend, and take in the foliage and beautiful weather. However, Fido will need a bit of extra … Read moreGetting Your Dog Ready for Winter

Getting a Second Cat

Are you considering adopting a second kitty? If so, that’s great! We love seeing our feline buddies get great forever homes. However, there are a few things to consider before making a final decision. Read on as a local Lakeville, MN vet discusses getting a second cat. Matchmaking The age, histories, and temperaments of both … Read moreGetting a Second Cat