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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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Which is better, laser or traditional spay?

Which is better, laser or traditional spay?

If are are preparing to have your female cat or dog spayed, you might be wondering whether or not you should search out a vet who performs laser spaying. Here, our Apple Valley vets share more about traditional spay techniques versus laser spaying.

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Getting Your Dog Fixed: When and What To Know

Getting Your Dog Fixed: When and What To Know

Having your pup spayed or neutered prevents unwanted pregnancies and litters and also curbs undesirable behaviors. These procedures can even reduce the risk of certain diseases in your dog. Here, our Apple Valley vets walk you through what you need to know about having your puppy undergo one of these procedures. 

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Spaying and Neutering Dogs 101

Spaying and Neutering Dogs 101

Are you wondering what neutering or spaying your dog actually entails? When you should have it done? Or what risks are involved in the procedure? Here, our Apple Valley vets help you understand the basics of these surgical procedures.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

There are distinct benefits to both wellness plans and pet insurance, but it's important to understand the differences between them. Here, our Apple Valley vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Apple Valley. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of serious diseases and are therefore dangerous to people and pets. In this post, our Apple Valley vets explain how these external parasites thrive, including which signs to beware of, and how to keep ticks away from your pets and your family.  

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world. In this post, our Apple Valley vets share information about Lyme disease in pets: what it is, symptoms to watch for, and treatment options. 

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Numerous cat illnesses and their symptoms may worry you, or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our Apple Valley vets offer insight on signs and symptoms to be aware of.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting yearly fecal exams at your vet's office is the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals give your Apple Valley vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions arise. 

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