Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

Year Round Protection for Your Pet

At Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo, we agree with the Companion Animal Parasite Council’s (CAPC) recommendations that dog and cat owners give them preventive medication for fleas, ticks, and heartworm all year long. On-again and off-again prevention only during the warm months is simply not adequate to protect pets from the serious health consequences of these parasites. 

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Tips for Easing Your Pet's Anxiety Before a Vet Visit

It’s time to bring your pet to Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo and she’s nowhere to be found. Your dog has escaped outdoors and your cat has hidden under the bed. Even if your pet didn’t escape, her anxious behavior is truly out of character. While it’s understandable you might feel exasperated, try not to take your pet’s behavior personally. It’s the only way she knows how to exert some sense of control over the situation. She knows that getting put in a pet carrier and going for a car ride is out of the ordinary.

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Caring for Your Chickens in Cold Weather

The massive dumping of snow and sub-zero temperatures that we have already experienced in December tell us that winter is here to stay for a while. It’s a good thing we have our warm homes to stay out of the elements. Your chickens need a warm place to stay as well. While the typical chicken has more than 8,000 feathers, sharp winds can ruffle the feathers and make the skin feel chilled. When that happens, your chickens will not be able to stay warm by trapping air under the down and fluffing up. 

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After-Hours Emergencies

After Hours Veterinary Care
1014 Dale Street North
St. Paul, MN 55117
(Inside Como Park Animal Hospital just north of downtown St. Paul)
24-hour care for multiple species

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1163 Helmo Avenue N
Oakdale, MN 55128


Animal Emergency & Referral Center of MN
1542 7th St. W.
St. Paul, MN 55012
(located 2 blocks east of 35E)