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Helpful tips and advice from our Mankato vets to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Laser Spay or Traditional Spay - Which is better?

Laser Spay or Traditional Spay - Which is better?

Having your female dog or cat spayed is a responsible and loving thing to do for your pet. However, with advancements in veterinary technology, pet owners are now faced with two options, laser spay or traditional spay. Our vets in Mankato offer their best advice about your options.

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Dog Bone Fracture: Everything You Need to Know

Dog Bone Fracture: Everything You Need to Know

Discovering that your dog has a bone fracture can be an extremely frightening and stressful experience. In this article, our vets from Mankato will provide essential tips on how to handle the situation if your dog ever faces a bone break or fracture.

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Cat Limping - When To See The Vet

Cat Limping - When To See The Vet

Our Mankato vets often see cats suffering from uncomfortable symptoms related to bladder stones. The signs of bladder stones are much the same as those associated with bladder infections in cats and require treatment quickly in order to avoid severe complications. Here are some signs to watch for and what to do if your cat is exhibiting signs of bladder stones.

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Mastitis in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Mastitis in Dogs: Everything You Should Know

Mastitis is a common condition in female dogs that can cause swelling and inflammation of the mammary glands. Our Mankato veterinarians have gathered some helpful information on the signs, causes, and treatment of mastitis in dogs.

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Hip Replacement for Dogs

Hip Replacement for Dogs

If your dog experiences severe hip pain on a regular basis then your vet may recommend a treatment option such as hip replacement. What can you expect during this procedure and how should you care for your dog post-op? Our Mankato vets discuss everything you need to know about total hip replacement surgery for dogs.

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Pet Eating Problems: Why Won't My Dog Eat?

Pet Eating Problems: Why Won't My Dog Eat?

Stereotypically, people think of dogs as avid eaters. Therefore, it's natural for pet owners to feel concerned when their pooch eats less or refuses food altogether. In this article, our Mankato vets outline some common reasons why dogs may stop eating and offer guidance on how to help.

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Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

Heatstroke in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes & What to Do

Heatstroke is a severe and life-threatening condition that can affect dogs. However, it is possible to prevent it. In this article, our vets in Mankato have compiled a list of symptoms to look out for and steps to take if you suspect your dog is experiencing heatstroke. Additionally, we offer some tips for preventing this condition.

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Dandruff in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

Dandruff in Dogs: Causes & Treatment

Have you seen flakes in your dog's fur? It might mean your furry friend has dandruff, which could signal other health issues. Join our Mankato vets to learn about signs and treatments for dandruff in dogs. 

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Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear Mites in Cats: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Ear mites are more prevalent in cats than dogs and are relatively straightforward to treat. Our Mankato veterinarians discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment of ear mites in cats in this section.

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Dog Behavior Change After Vaccination

Dog Behavior Change After Vaccination

When your pet gets vaccinated, you may observe some changes in its behavior. Our veterinarians in Mankato informed us on the subject of dog behavior changes following vaccinations and address common worries of pet owners.

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