Does your pet’s skin mimic the weather outside this time of year with white flakes? Winter causes many issues for pets and people alike. One of the more common issues we see in pets during this time of year is dandruff, or dry, flaky, and sometimes itchy skin. The dry air outside combined with the dry air of heat systems in most houses leads to dandruff, cracking, chapped, and flaking skin. Harsh chemical ice melt and salt along with extreme temperatures can cause paw pads to develop sores and crack as well. There are things we can do to help however. First of all, it should be noted that not all dry, flaky skin issues are caused by “dry skin”. Ringworm, mites, fleas, allergies, and other skin infections can all cause similar symptoms. Low thyroid levels, Cushing’s disease, and other autoimmune diseases can also cause changes in haircoat and skin. A visit to the veterinarian to rule out these things should be considered before implementing any of the below suggestions. Please call us if you have concerns with your pet’s skin. One of the first things that can help with dry skin is an omega fatty acid or fish oil supplement. Omega fatty acids help decrease inflammation in the body, and can decrease […]Learn More
As November begins, many of us start thinking of our delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings. As thoughts of cranberries and stuffing fill our minds, I urge you to think of the meals we give our pets every day. Here at Heritage Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of prescription diets and wellness diets for all of your pets’ needs. Our veterinary therapeutic diets include Hill’s®, Purina®, and Royal Canin® products. They are available for a variety of health issues including weight loss and management, diabetes, kidney disease, gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting or diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, food sensitivities or allergies, liver disease, urinary tract disease, joint disease, and dental disease amongst others. For our healthy pets, we offer Purina Pro Plan® foods and Solid Gold® foods for all lifestages including puppy/kitten, adult, and senior. There are a number of reasons we at Heritage Animal Hospital recommend Solid Gold® Foods. Solid Gold® was one of the first pet food companies in the United States that uses all natural ingredients in their food. Solid Gold® is a holistic food that uses premium ingredients and none of the foods contain artificial preservatives. Solid Gold® does include ingredients such as quality protein sources for muscular health, whole grain for fiber, fruits and vegetables for cell […]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.