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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As our pet companions grow older, they are likely to find themselves with different dietary requirements or tastes. Here, our Apple Valley vets address your questions about geriatric pet care as well as what the best dog food for older dogs is.