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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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Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery For Dogs

Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery For Dogs

Do you think your dog might need a Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO), but want to know more? In this post, our Mankato veterinarians explain the procedure and what to expect as your pet recovers.

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Why is My Dog Limping?

Why is My Dog Limping?

Limping is one of the most common reasons dogs visit River Hills Pet Care Hospital. Our Mankato vets discuss some possible causes of your dog's limp and when you should seek veterinary care in this blog.

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How Often You Should Bring Your Cat To The Vet

How Often You Should Bring Your Cat To The Vet

An important part of keeping your cat in optimal health is bringing them to the vet on a routine basis for preventive care and routine checkups. Today, our Mankato vets explain how often you should be bringing your kitty to the vet for wellness exams based on their age and level of health.

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My Dog Stopped Walking & Won't Move! What To Do

My Dog Stopped Walking & Won't Move! What To Do

You are outside taking your dog for a walk on a beautiful day, but they suddenly stop and won't move. Today, our Mankato vets share some reasons why this may happen and what you can do to stop it.

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Can You Raise a Puppy & Kitten Together?

Can You Raise a Puppy & Kitten Together?

Kittens and puppies are both adorable animal companions, however, if you would like to raise both of them together, you have to take some factors into consideration. Our Mankato vets share them with you here.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a mosquito-borne illness that is typically founding cats, dogs, and ferrets. Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in organ failure and death if left untreated. Today, our Mankato vets explain why prevention is key. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Annual fecal exams give our Mankato vets a chance to check and treat your pet for intestinal parasites before they make your pet seriously ill. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite and an infestation can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Today, Mankato vets discuss the early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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River Hills Pet Care Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Mankato companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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