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 […]Learn More
We are having more and more clients asking about products containing CBD oil, so I thought I’d address this via blog. At this time, all CBD products are still illegal to sell in Minnesota and other states across the US. Yes, that’s right, illegal. Therefore, we cannot recommend these products at this time. However, the DEA is unlikely to go after every pet owner giving CBD oil products to their pets, and I know some clients are using them, so here is more of what we do know about them. Please, if you are giving them, tell us when we ask what medications and supplements your pet is on so we can make the best possible recommendations for your pet. CBD oil is supposed to contain less that 0.1 % THC (the active agent in marijuana). However, since the products are illegal, they are not being regulated. This means the product could contain varying amounts of THC-from none all the way up to toxic levels. The FDA usually closely monitors and requires rigorous testing to label a drug for sale including monitoring active ingredient levels and label claims for diseases they are used to treat. There is none of this currently in the industry for pets. The ASPCA Poison Control Center has been […]Learn More
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.