Coon Rapids Pet Hospital Blog

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    Blood work for Cats/Kittens

    Nov 02 2015

    Yearly blood work is important for our feline friends too! For cats that are 1-8 years of age the doctors at the Coon Rapids Pet Hospital recommend a general health…

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    Ear Infections in Dogs

    Oct 28 2015

    Does your dog scratch his ears or shake his head? Is there a discharge or foul odor coming from his ears? If so, he might have an ear infection. Coon…

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    Fall Saftey Tips

    Oct 07 2015

      Ah, fall in Coon Rapids, MN—there’s nothing like crisp, cool air, the first months of school and luscious foliage to get you excited for the changing seasons. Your pet,…

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    Five Reasons Dogs Make Better Running Buddies

    Jun 22 2015

    Coon Rapids, MN has many beautiful parks and trails to run! Have you used every excuse in the book to skip your daily run? Maybe you’re running with the wrong…

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    Feline heartworm disease: Why you should be screening for it in your veterinary practice

    May 20 2015

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    33 Simple Ways to Keep Your Dog Busy Indoors

    May 14 2015

    During the rainy lonely days here is a webpage to help fill your dogs day. 33 Simple ways to keep your dog busy indoors: http://www.puppyleaks.com/easy-ways-to-keep-your-dog-busy-indoors/   At the Coon Rapids…

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    Tapeworms…

    May 07 2015

    We get asked this question a lot: “My dog/cat has what looks to be dried rice on his back end. What are they?” These unpleasant remnants are actually tapeworm segments.…

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    Wellness Testing

    Apr 30 2015

    Let’s talk wellness testing!   Regular tests help us to find hidden diseases that may not be evident on a physical exam.  Often times this early detection allows us to…

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    Indoor Cats

    Apr 23 2015

    With a few simple steps, your cat can have a happy and fulfilling life as a totally indoor cat. Indoor cats need appropriate access to clean litter areas and mental…

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    Canine Influenza Information

    Apr 16 2015

    ABOUT K9 FLU: This is a rare disease with sporadic outbreaks There are currently only 34 confirmed cases in Chicago out of over 1000 dogs coughing; many coughing dogs have…