Cedar Pet Clinic Blog

Wetlab Experience at the U of M


This year was the 4th year Dr. Plantz has helped with the wetlab through the exotics animal club at the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine.  On a Saturday afternoon, students who own exotic pets bring them to the clinic. Dr. Plantz demonstrates physical exams, how to do specific diagnostics on each species, and discusses some common medical problems veterinarians often see in them.  Then, the students get lots of time to practice handling and doing different aspects of the physical exam on each others' pets.  It's a very fun, laid back atmosphere and both the students and Dr. Plantz enjoy it greatly! This year's pets included bearded dragons, an iguana, rabbit, guinea pig, cockatiels, and a parakeet.


Signs of Pet Cancer


Pet cancer affects both dogs and cats, but often in a different way. Because animals now live longer than ever before, approximately 50 percent of dogs over age 10 will deal with some type of cancer. The most common types of canine cancer include malignant lymphoma, mast cell cancer, mammary gland tumors, bone cancer, and soft tissue sarcomas.

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National Pet Week 2015



Cedar Pet Clinic in Lake Elmo is pleased to take part in National Pet Week again this year, which runs from Sunday, May 3 to Saturday, May 9. Started in 1981 by the America Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), National Pet Week is an opportunity to celebrate the love people have for their pets and to promote responsible pet ownership. No matter how long someone has owned a pet, there's always something to learn about taking great care of him or her.

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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)