Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

Those Nasty Ticks


those nasty ticks

Exposing your pet to the potential risk of ticks cannot only be uncomfortable for them, but can affect
you as well. When your pet spends time in areas where ticks are prevalent, your likelihood of ticks entering your home and affecting your family increases. Contrary to popular belief, even after our first frost, ticks are still hungrily looking for a host.

There are many products on the market, such as sprays and spot-ons that you can put on your pet to keep the ticks away. Vaccinations against Lyme disease will help aid in preventing ticks. Our doctors will be able to prescribe the right treatment for YOUR pet, to provide maximum protection during these autumnal months.

By taking all of the necessary precautions, you are much more likely to steer clear of any unwanted visits from these small arachnids.

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003Although we value veterinary technicians every day of the year, we take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals.

Thank you, veterinary technicians, for all you do!   Sue, Addie, Michelle, Kris, Kelly, Jayde, Kristen, Maggie and Kari... WE'RE TALKING TO YOU!   


Snowpig’s Memorial Garden


After the loss of a pet, one might be at a loss as to how to keep their memory alive. After all, they’ve had a002 steady presence in our lives, and now the loss can leave a physical and emotional space unfilled. When clients lose a pet, often a clay paw-print and photos serve as a lasting reminder of the friendship that has been shared. When we lose a clinic pet at Cedar Pet Clinic, the loss is similarly difficult, as so many of our clients also have visited with our clinic pets on routine visits.

Snowpig was our clinic guinea pig who lived several years at our Lake Elmo veterinary clinic. Her recent passing has led us to find a creative way to remember her gentle spirit. One way that we’ve found to help after the loss of a pet is to memorialize them in a way which benefits our clients. Out of this inclination emerged the Snowpig Memorial Garden--a garden specifically for growing endive, parsley, carrots, three varieties of lettuce and cat grass. Rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas who are hospitalized with us can now enjoy a feast of their favorite foods while away from home. Next time you are at our clinic, take a peek at the garden off of the staircase and you'll notice it is being well utilized and providing comfort to many of our four-legged friends!



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)