For National Cat Health Month, we dive into how to recognize and treat a cat urinary tract infection. This time of year, we see more cases of UTIs.Read Post
Somehow, we blinked, and it is now the end of the year. December can be one of the most wonderful and busiest months. Preparing for the holidays may include shopping for gifts, wrapping presents, menu planning, hanging decorations, and maybe fishing the cat out of the tree. For our furry family members, this time of year can bring new hazards and extra stress. Below are few holiday tips for pets so everyone in your home will have a merry and joyous time! A Pet-Safe Holiday Gathering Uncle Ned can tell the best jokes, but he may stress your pet out. More people doesn’t always equal more love. If you plan on having a houseful, make sure to set some ground rules. These could include: Keep your pet’s normal routine and provide enough exercise to help everyone feel calmer. Give your pet their own quiet space to retreat to help ease anxiety and give them a break. Make sure the room has a bowl of fresh water and a place to cuddle up. If you’re looking for a little help while you are managing the party, feel free to ask your animal-loving guests if they would like to give your pets extra attention and exercise. Ask guests who are spending the night as well […]Read Post
One of the worst part of owning pets is that they don’t live as long as we do, so at some point it will be time to say goodbye. However, we do have the ability to end a pet’s life with dignity and to relieve suffering. But many people aren’t sure when it’s time. We here at Heritage Animal Hospital have recently had to make these decisions for both our clinic dog and cat, so we understand what you’re going through. First of all, if you are unsure, you can always make an appointment or call us to discuss. As veterinarians, we are trained to look for signs of suffering, pain, and diminishing quality of life in our pets, so we are often a more objective source to help make the decision. Second of all, if you feel it is time for whatever reason, we will not second guess or judge you for this. You know your pet the best. Things we often recommend looking at include is the pet eating/drinking, is the pet able to move on it’s own, and is the pet still interacting with you. Does it enjoy the things it used to? (Note-a 15 year old dog is the equivalent of a 90 year old person, so it may […]Read Post
Heritage Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinarian clinic that provides examinations, diagnostic services, dental care, surgical services, medicine, grooming and boarding services in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of pet care possible and facilitating an environment where client communication and education are at the forefront of our practice.
12624 Base Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.