Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

Cedar Pet Clinic to Collect Pet Food Donations for Annual Food Share Campaign in March

Food Share



            For the sixth consecutive year, Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo will join forces with Valley Outreach during the Minnesota Food Share March campaign. The agency, which provides food, clothing, and emergency funds to people experiencing a financial crisis, depends on the support of local organizations to help meet its goals. 

Dr. John Baillie, the owner and medical director of Cedar Pet Clinic, chose to participate in this event because he knows how important pets are to their families. Receiving a donation of pet food during a period of financial difficulty can mean the difference between keeping a beloved pet and having to surrender him or her to a shelter. 

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Dr. John Baillie Named 2016 Veterinarian of the Year by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association

The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) recently named Dr. John Baillie of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo the 2016 Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Baillie is the owner of the clinic and has also served as its medical director since the clinic opened in 1972. MVMA honored Dr. Baillie at its 119th annual meeting, which took place from February 4 to 6 at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis. According to Dan Tjornehoj, the executive director and CEO of MVMA, the award Dr. Baillie received is the most prestigious one the organization gives. Tjornehoj cited Dr. Baillie’s career accomplishments, dedication to the field of veterinary medicine, and willingness to always be of service to others when bestowing the award.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Many pet owners who otherwise take excellent care of their dog or cat overlook the importance of good oral health. In fact, regular dental care and check-ups are so important that the American Veterinary Medical Association has designated February as National Pet Dental Health Month. That is because approximately 70 percent of cats and 80 percent of dogs develop periodontal disease by age three. Left untreated, periodontal disease can cause loss of teeth as well as spread infection to other parts of the body.

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease in Pets 
Keeping your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth healthy starts with feeding her nutritious food. The food should be appropriate to her species and contain adequate meat and protein with little or no fillers. If you’re unsure of how to read a pet food label or choose the most nutritious food for your pet, be sure to ask our staff for a recommendation. We are happy to help.

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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)