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AAHA Suggested Pet Gifts!

 
Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo is proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, and we're happy to pass on the annual AAHA list of suggested pet gifts.   We especially approve of Number One!

Special edition: AAHA's top 10 holiday pet picks 

 

With Santa’s reindeer gearing up for a sleighful of deliveries to pets and their people, pet owners are hitting the stores to do their own shopping for their furry friends. From stainless steel water fountains to Angry Birds toys, pet gifts this season will have pets (and humans) drooling and howling for more.
Here are some staff favorites from the team at AAHA that are sure to get tails wagging and paws pouncing this holiday season.


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Official Greeter, Kitty, Moe~

Wishing you and yours good health and great happiness throughout the season and coming year. From all of us at Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo (and from our Official Greeter Kitty, Moe!)

moe

FROM OUR VETS: FDA issues warning on chicken jerky for dogs

Government Agencies

FDA Issues Warning on Chicken Jerky for Dogs

by News Desk | Nov 20, 2011
Pet owners should be aware that chicken jerky products from China may be associated with reports of Fanconi-like syndrome in dogs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned.
 
The FDA issued the following alert:
 
Chicken jerky products should not be substituted for a balanced diet and are intended to be fed occasionally in small quantities.
 
FDA is advising consumers who choose to feed their dogs chicken jerky products to watch their dogs closely for any or all of the following signs that may occur within hours to days of feeding the products: decreased appetite; decreased activity; vomiting; diarrhea, sometimes with blood; increased water consumption and/or increased urination. If the dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding the chicken jerky product. Owners should consult their veterinarian if signs are severe or persist for more than 24 hours. Blood tests may indicate kidney failure (increased urea nitrogen and creatinine). Urine tests may indicate Fanconi syndrome (increased glucose). Although most dogs appear to recover, some reports to the FDA have involved dogs that have died.
 

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St. Paul, MN 55117
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St. Paul, MN 55012
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