Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

2016 Staff Pumpkin Carving Contest!


Our Staff Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest is BACK!

In preparation for a "bewitching Halloween", the Cedar Pet Clinic of Lake Elmo staff, er, "Boo Crew"  is in the midst of carving, styling and exercising their creative genius in coming up with their 2016 pumpkin carvings!  Would you like to help us with our contest?

Stop by the clinic Oct 31st to vote for YOUR favorites!  Which of our staff members will be the most creative this year?  We're hoping for a "spooktacularly creative" event!


Keep Your Pet Safe This Halloween

Kids and adults alike look forward to the fun of Halloween, but October 31 and the days leading up to it can cause extreme stress for your pet. This starts with Halloween decorations. Whether it’s orange and black streamers or a carved pumpkin with a lit candle inside, you need to be extra vigilant supervising your pet around seasonal decorations. It only takes a forceful wag of a tail to knock over a candle and start a fire. Curious pets can also make themselves sick trying to eat streamers, cardboard cutouts, and candy corn used in Halloween decorations.


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October 21 is Reptile Awareness Day

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 36.5 percent of American households owned a dog and 30.4 percent owned a cat in 2012. While these two species have topped the list for years, people are increasingly choosing exotic and specialty animals as pets. In honor of National Reptile Awareness Day on October 21, we would like to take this opportunity to honor these unique creatures. Below is a list of reptiles and exotic pets that people own in order of popularity.

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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)