Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

Important Considerations During Pet Nutrition Month


Did you know that March is National Pet Nutrition Month? Whether you have just adopted a dog or cat forthe first time or you have been a pet parent for years, this is the perfect time to consider the importance of high quality pet food.


Many people don't give a lot of thought to the dog or cat food they buy because their animal appears healthy. While this may be true now, consuming poor quality food over a lifetime does its damage slowly. A pet that appears to be in good health today could actually have internal damage and be slowly declining.   It is important that during your visits with us you ask the best options for your pet’s optimum health and wellness.

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Welcome Spring--and an awareness of potential pet poisons!

pet-dangersMarch is the official start of spring as well as Poison Prevention Awareness Month for animals. If cleaning your house and yard is on your spring to-do list, make sure that you do so in a way that is safe for your dog, cat, or other household pet. By following the suggestions below, you can enjoy the satisfaction of completing your spring cleaning while keeping your pet safe at the same time.

Indoor Spring Cleaning Dangers for Animals

Many household cleaners that you don't think twice about using are actually quite harmful for your pet. Items that pose especially high risks if your dog or cat ingests them include toilet bowl cleaner, laundry detergent, ammonia, chlorine, and drain cleaners. If possible, switch to a non-toxic version of these cleaning agents.  When you can't purchase green products, be extra vigilant about keeping these chemicals locked up and out of the path of your curious pet. 

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The Teeth: Window to your pet’s health


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As a pet owner, you naturally want what is best for the animal members of your family. You know thatnutritious food, bathing, exercise, and regular veterinary checkups are important to ensure that your dog, cat, or other pet lives a long and healthy life. However, you may not realize the importance of caring for your pet's oral hygiene. While most people brush their own teeth twice a day, doing the same for their pet doesn't cross their mind. They simply don't realize that many serious health issues experienced by animals start with lack of attention to the teeth and gums.

Pet Dental Problems are Easy and Inexpensive to Prevent

According to a 2013 study conducted by the veterinary insurance industry, the average cost to treat oral diseases in animals is $532 annually. In contrast, the typical cost to prevent the problem is just $172 per year. This includes regular trips to the veterinarian for oral health checkups as well as treatment at home.

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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)