Top 10 Cat Emergencies

Cats often become reclusive and hide when they are not feeling well, which makes knowing when they need to be seen by your veterinarian a challenge. They have unique signs of emergency conditions that often go unrecognized by owners. Some injuries are obvious, such as a cat with an open wound, while others have more subtle signs that can be equally dangerous if left untreated. Knowing signs of illness is crucial in determining when to seek emergency ca...

Easter Pet Poisons

The veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline receive hundreds of calls this time of year from pet owners and veterinarians concerning cats that have ingested Easter lilies. “Unbeknownst to many pet owners, Easter lilies are highly toxic to cats,” said Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS assistant director at Pet Poison Helpline. “All parts of the Easter lily plant are poisonous – the petals, the leaves, the stem and even the pollen. Cats that ingest as few as one or ...

The Importance of Dental Care in St. Paul, MN

Bad breath…red gums…tartar buildup. These are just a few of the many signs of gum disease in pets. Did you know that, according to the American Veterinary Dental College, more than half of all dogs and cats show signs of gum disease by just 3 years of age? Since February is National Pet Dental Health, we would like to remind you about the importance of pet dental care. Oral health is one of the most important aspects of a pet’s overall health, but sadl...

5 Tips for Traveling with a Pet

Are you planning a weekend getaway with your pet to escape the cold this winter? Traveling with a pet can be fun, but it can also be stressful if you’re not prepared. As pet owners ourselves, the team at St. Paul Pet Hospital wants your pet to be safe during your trip, just like you do. That’s why we’ve provided the following tips for traveling with a pet, so you and your pet have a safe, stress-free journey.   Keep Vaccinations Updated  ...

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