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Our Apple Valley veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Canine Parvovirus & What You Need to Know

Canine Parvovirus & What You Need to Know

Parvovirus is a highly contagious often deadly virus that is spread between dogs through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects such as bowls or toys.  Below are Apple Valley vets share facts about parvovirus that you need to know to help keep your four-legged friend healthy.

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What To Do If My Dog Is Choking: Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

What To Do If My Dog Is Choking: Heimlich Maneuver For Dogs

Most of our canine companions will chew just about anything, whether that be toys, shoes or bones. But what should you do if they are chewing on something and it gets stuck in their throat? Here, our Apple Valley vets explain what to do in a choking emergency.

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Heavy Breathing in Cats

Heavy Breathing in Cats

While our canine companions will often pant to help cool themselves down or regulate their temperature, this is a much less common behavior in cats and may be a symptom of an underlying health problem. Here, our Apple Valley vets share some of the reasons why your cat may be panting or breathing heavily and when it's appropriate to seek emergency care for your cat.

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Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs

While constipation in dogs may seem like a minor problem, or even just an annoyance, it can actually be a sign of a life-threatening condition. Here, our Apple Valley vets offer some advice about what to do if your dog becomes constipated.  

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Whipworms in Dogs

Whipworms in Dogs

Whipworms are intestinal parasites that can infect and feed on the blood of dogs, causing irritation and leading to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Here, our Apple Valley vets explain more about whipworms in dogs, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.

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Should I get my indoor cat vaccinated? Why and when to do it.

Should I get my indoor cat vaccinated? Why and when to do it.

We know that it can be tempting to skip vaccinating your indoor cat. But, even if your feline friend stays inside, there are some excellent reasons for you to have your indoor cat vaccinations. Here, our Apple Valley vets explain.

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What To Do If Your Dog Is Poisoned

What To Do If Your Dog Is Poisoned

Today, our Apple Valley vets review the signs and symptoms of poisoning in dogs, and what you should do if you believe your dog has been poisoned.

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A List of Pet Birds for Beginners

A List of Pet Birds for Beginners

Are you considering getting a bird as a pet? Chances are that friendly and gentle are going to be at the top of your list of priorities. Here are a few suggestions for the best pet birds for new owners based on their personalities and size from our Apple Valley veterinary team.

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The Best Exotic Pets And What To Consider Before Getting One

The Best Exotic Pets And What To Consider Before Getting One

Exotic pets, from birds to small mammals, can be excellent pets as long as their owners understand that they have unique needs when to comes to daily care, health needs and nutritional requirements. Here, our Apple Valley vets list some of the most popular exotic pets and explain what to consider before buying one.  

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Routine Vet Exams: Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

Routine Vet Exams: Why Are Regular Veterinary Checkups Important?

During a routine exam with your veterinarian, they will check for the early signs and symptoms of illnesses, internal damage and other serious health issues that may be affecting your cat or dog. Here, our Apple Valley vets explain why routinely scheduled veterinary checkups are so important.

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