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Fractured Teeth in Pets

Broken tooth? Ouch! Unfortunately, broken – or fractured – teeth in dogs and cats are common. But pets can’t tell us when a tooth is fractured, which is why it’s important for you to select safe chew toys and know when to consult with your family vet! Common Causes  The most common causes of fractured teeth in pets are from a trauma/accident or from chewing on hard objects such

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Fur-Tunately: Stories of Animal Survival | Episode XIX: A Chocolatey Conundrum

  If you witnessed or strongly suspect your pet ingested , this is considered an “ORANGE” – or urgent case – on our Fast Track Triage system. We recommend calling ASPCA Animal Poison Control at 888-426-4435 for help determining if your pet consumed a toxic amount and for guidance on what to do next. If veterinary care is advised, call your family veterinarian or local animal emergency hospital ahead of your arrival. Between

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Hydrocephalus in Dogs & Cats

If your pet is suddenly unable to walk or get up, or if your pet is experiencing active seizures, cluster seizures, or status epilepticus, these are considered “RED” – or true emergencies – on our Fast Track Triage system. We advise you to seek immediate veterinary care. Please call ahead of your arrival so the veterinary team knows to expect you! To transport a pet with a suspected spinal

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Common Types of Cancer in Pets | Part II: Making Difficult Decisions

Read Part I to learn about how your veterinary team diagnoses your pet’s cancer. In October of 2023, Dr. Keepman, one of our board-certified veterinary oncologists, joined us on Facebook Live to discuss common types of cancer in pets and treatment options. You can watch the replay of the video here for more in-depth information or review a thorough summary below.    After your pet has received a

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Common Types of Cancer in Pets | Part I: Determining a Diagnosis

It can be frightening to face a cancer diagnosis with your pet. Hopefully, we can demystify cancer and tumors for pet parents and give them helpful information – because information is the best weapon against cancer. In October of 2023, Dr. Keepman, one of our board-certified veterinary oncologists, joined us on Facebook Live to discuss common types of cancer in pets. You can watch the replay of the video

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Ice Melt Toxicity in Pets

If you witnessed or strongly suspect your pet ingested ice melt, this is considered an “ORANGE” – or urgent case – on our Fast Track Triage system. We recommend calling ASPCA Animal Poison Control at 888-426-4435 for help determining if your pet consumed a toxic amount and for guidance on what to do next. If veterinary care is advised, call your family veterinarian or local animal emergency hospital ahead

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5 Common Conditions Found on a Pet’s Abdominal Ultrasound

At Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, we frequently perform ultrasounds on pets in both ER and Specialty medicine. The reason? Ultrasounds provide more detailed views of a pet’s abdominal organs and the abdominal cavity. These findings greatly affect a veterinarian’s therapeutic or diagnostic decisions. Our board-certified veterinary radiologists perform and interpret many pet ultrasounds at AERC and today, we’re sharing the five most common conditions discovered through

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AERC’s Top 10 Blogs of 2023

That’s a wrap on 2023! As the year ends, we’re keeping with tradition by sharing a list of our most popular blogs from the past year. Here are our top ten blogs of 2023! 10. The 4 Most Common Reasons Pets Visit Our Neurology Service Written by Missy Carpentier, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)  Dr. Carpentier, one of our board-certified veterinary neurologists, shares the four most common reasons for pets to schedule

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6 Common Holiday Items You Didn’t Know Were Toxic to Your Pet

If you witnessed or strongly suspect that your pet ingested a toxic plant, this is considered an “ORANGE” – or urgent case – on our Fast Track Triage system. We recommend calling ASPCA Animal Poison Control at 888-426-4435 for help determining if your pet consumed a toxic amount and for guidance on what to do next. If veterinary care is advised, call your family veterinarian or local animal emergency

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7 Safe & Fun Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Pets

Even the Grinch found a way to include his dog, Max, in his holiday plans! 😉 While there are many hazards and toxins that surround the winter holidays, there are still ways you can make Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa fun for you and your pets. Here are just a few ideas to help inspire your holiday plans!  1. Holiday Cards  If your family sends out holiday cards, include your

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