Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

Everybody Wins Children's Pet Show

The doctors and staff at Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo thank all the participants and all the observers of this year's free Everybody Wins Children's Pet Show, presented on September 8 as part of Lake Elmo Days community festival.   We include here a list of the winners --- every entrant is a winner!   We particularly thank David Falbaum for photography, the festival organizers from the City of Lake Elmo,  Public Works and Park Superintendent Mike Bouthilet, whose staff set up our area in a shady spot near the fire station, and the staff at Lake Elmo Elementary School for helping us get the word out to children and families about the show.   A good time was had by all... and it's one of our absolute favorite days of the year!!



Only a Few Days Left for Cat Art Exhibit...see Clinic Kitty Moe's new portrait!

This is the final week for the art exhibit at Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo. Artist Kat Corrigan's work, some of which is drawn from her annual Thirty Cats in Thirty Days project, is still on moe portraitdisplay. Several paintings have sold and several people have commissioned her to do portraits of their cats during the exhibit. Do stop by during business hours and enjoy. A special feature: Corrigan has painted Clinic Kitty Moe, seen in this photo examining his own portrait. "I was amazed how much she caught the spirit of Moe", said Dr. Baillie's wife Peg Guilfoyle. "She took a quick snapshot on her phone and turned it into a portrait." How do we know she caught his spirit? She titled the painting "The Boss"!


The Boss: Moe

Summer Safety Tips

Tackle boxes – Cats find the fishing lures very interesting, as they look like cat toys. Be mindful of where your tackle box is left out and open. Dogs like to grab the fish with the lure still in the fish’s mouth.
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Hot cars - We know this is a very common one but it still happens.  Cars heat up so much faster than we think even with the windows open. Please leave your dog at home on these hot days.
Hot temperatures – Make sure on hot days animals have plenty of shade and water. An interesting fact is that hosing a black dog down in the sun will make him even hotter.  Shaving a double coated breed (a dog that has a fluffy under coat and a more coarse outer coat) will not help them stay cool. Their coat, after shedding the way they should (losing the fluffy undercoat), will keep them cool just fine.  Dogs who have a double coat require a good bath, and blow dry (with a special dog blow dryer  that blows cool air at a higher force then a human handheld dryer) to shed that thick undercoat.  Brushing with a brush that is designed for their coat type, after a bath to loosen the coat, helps also. Make sure to check with your groomer about brushes designed for your dog’s coat.
If you suspect your dog has heat stroke, contact your veterinarian immediately and move the dog to an air conditioned area or the shade. Do not use COLD water to cool his skin, this can cause problems if the body is cooled too quickly when they have a high temperature.

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1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
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