Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

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What Causes Slime on Dog Dishes?

Dogs get excited about eating and don’t like to waste even a morsel of food in their bowls. They’re often so enthusiastic that they lick the bowl clean. However, a dog dish is far from clean even when there’s nothing in it. You have probably noticed a thick, slimy residue on your dog’s food and water bowls when you pick them up to wash or refill them. The technical name for this slime is biofilm. 

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Year Round Protection for Your Pet

At Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, we agree with the Companion Animal Parasite Council’s (CAPC) recommendations that dog and cat owners give them preventive medication for fleas, ticks, and heartworm all year long. On-again and off-again prevention only during the warm months is simply not adequate to protect pets from the serious health consequences of these parasites. 

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Tips for Easing Your Pet's Anxiety Before a Vet Visit

It’s time to bring your pet to Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo and she’s nowhere to be found. Your dog has escaped outdoors and your cat has hidden under the bed. Even if your pet didn’t escape, her anxious behavior is truly out of character. While it’s understandable you might feel exasperated, try not to take your pet’s behavior personally. It’s the only way she knows how to exert some sense of control over the situation. She knows that getting put in a pet carrier and going for a car ride is out of the ordinary.

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After-Hours Emergencies

After Hours Veterinary Care
1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
24-hour care for multiple species
651-487-1941

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1163 Helmo Avenue N
Oakdale, MN 55128
651-501-3766

 

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)
651-293-1800