Pet Health Articles

What is Leptospirosis & Should You Be Worried Your Pet May Catch It?

What is Leptospirosis & Should You Be Worried Your Pet May Catch It?

We know the word “leptospirosis” is quite the mouthful, especially if this is the first time you’ve heard of it. However, this bacteria-caused disease continues to become more and more common during summer. Furthermore, your pet could become quite ill if they contract...

5 Top Summer Tips for Your Pets

5 Top Summer Tips for Your Pets

Dehydration and heat-related injuries are a real threat to pets in the summer. Sadly, many pet owners are unaware of the dangers faced by pets when heat starts to rise. Knowing how to spot the signs of dehydration and heatstroke in pets is very important if you want...

Keep Your Dog Safe Around Water This Summer

Keep Your Dog Safe Around Water This Summer

Taking your dog to a local lake can be a great way to help him cool off on a hot summer day. And, after our bitter cold winter, nothing feels better than a dip in Lake Superior or Big Lake! Many dogs are natural swimmers, and you might be surprised at how quickly your...

Fear, Stress and Fireworks Safety

Fear, Stress and Fireworks Safety

4 Tips for Your Pet’s Fourth of July Fears We are looking forward to this year’s Fourth of July celebrations, and we suspect you are, as well. But do you know who rarely enjoys firework shows as much as we do? Pets. Why do pets become so fearful during Fourth of July...

What Your Pet Wishes You Knew About Microchips!

What Your Pet Wishes You Knew About Microchips!

What is the big deal with these tiny pieces of technology called microchips? These tiny, technologically neat devices are responsible for the safe return of tens of thousands of pets every month. What else does your pet wish you knew about microchips? 1. “A microchip...

6 Steps for Dog-Safe Car Travel this Summer

6 Steps for Dog-Safe Car Travel this Summer

Some dogs love cars. Others…well, not so much. No matter if your dog loves car travel or not so much, you want to keep your dog safe. Why does bringing your best buddy along for a road trip take a little extra precaution? Cars are designed to keep people safe,...

Prevention of Lyme Disease Month

Prevention of Lyme Disease Month

The website lymedisease.org, has designated the month of May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month to draw attention to how the disease affects people and pets. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the prevalence of Lyme disease in both people and pets is...

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm Disease

The American Heartworm Society sponsors National Heartworm Awareness Month every April to educate pet owners and veterinarians about the devastating impact of this parasite on household pets. Approximately one million pets in the United States develop heartworm...

Spring Safety Tips Every Pet Owner Should Know

Spring Safety Tips Every Pet Owner Should Know

As the weather warms in our Cloquet area and we look forward to long walks with our four-legged best friends, one thing is clear: Spring is here! Spring is one of the best seasons to be a pet owner. As birds become active and give cats a little extra entertainment and...

Why Choose Us to Fill Your Pet’s Prescriptions?

Why Choose Us to Fill Your Pet’s Prescriptions?

You wouldn’t just see anyone for your pet’s veterinary care, so why use a stranger to fill your pet’s prescriptions? You put your trust in our hands when it comes to your pet’s health and wellbeing. If you use a big-box pharmacy or one of the 1-800- pet pharmacies, we...

Improve Your Pet’s Dental Health In 3 Easy Steps

Improve Your Pet’s Dental Health In 3 Easy Steps

Did you know that improving your pet’s dental health can lengthen their life. It’s true! Dogs and cats that have better dental hygiene live an average of three to five years longer. Who wouldn’t want their pet to stick around longer? We know you do. If you’re ready to...

Warm Up to These Winter Safety Tips for Your Pet

Warm Up to These Winter Safety Tips for Your Pet

As winter arrives, we can expect shorter days, longer nights, and the coldest temperatures of the year. But have no fear. When it comes to keeping your pet safe all winter long, you just need a little vigilance and a refresher. Lucky for you, we are happy to share our...

What You Need to Know as Your Pets Age

What You Need to Know as Your Pets Age

Pets are like fine wine--They just get better with age. Well, while your Golden Retriever is far from a merlot, we do believe that pets continue to offer us their best, even as their muzzles gray. What makes senior pets so special? They fill our hearts, homes, and...

Pet Cancer – Do You Know the Signs?

Pet Cancer – Do You Know the Signs?

The facts are clear: cancer steals the ones we love far too often. This deadly and painful disease is the leading cause of death for domestic dogs and cats in the United States. Read on to learn more about how pet parents can prevent their furry family members from...

Does My Pet Need Heartworm Prevention in Winter?

Does My Pet Need Heartworm Prevention in Winter?

Pets warm our hearts during the coldest times of the year. We owe it to them to protect the most important muscle in their body. One question we’re frequently asked during pet exams is, “Do I need to give my pet heartworm prevention even when it’s cold outside?” The...

5 Ways to Spoil Your Dog with Good Health

5 Ways to Spoil Your Dog with Good Health

Our dogs are our best friends. They make us laugh, smile, and keep us in high spirits whenever they’re around. If you spoil your dog, you’re not alone. Many dog parents repay their pup’s love by showering them with treats and table scraps. It’s important to keep in...

The Special Needs of Our Feline Friends

The Special Needs of Our Feline Friends

Most cat owners know their feline friends are truly special and lavish them with love at home. But a study of feline health found that only slightly more than half of the 74 million cats in the U.S. are receiving regular veterinary care. Your cat may seem independent,...

Human Medications: A Dose of Disaster for Pets

Human Medications: A Dose of Disaster for Pets

Have you ever noticed a familiar name on a prescription written for your pet? Trazodone, Benadryl, and even Prozac are some of the many medications that can treat both humans and their furry pals. However, when a pet ingests a...