Lakeland Veterinary Hospital

92 St. Croix Trail South
Lakeland, MN 55043

(651)436-6146

lakelandvethospital.com

Ticks: Arthropod Parasites

Ticks are skin parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts.  Ticks like motion, warm temperatures from body heat, and the carbon dioxide exhaled by mammals, ...

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Fear of Fireworks

Summer is full of celebrations involving fireworks. Canada has Canada Day on July 1, the USA has Independence Day on July 4, and France has Bastille Day on July ...

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My Neighbor Poisoned my Dog!

Of all the odd phenomena that I have witnessed in 18 years of veterinary emergency medicine, one stands out as perhaps the oddest and most annoying:  the unshak ...

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF) is caused by Rickettsia rickettsii. This intracellular parasite is transmitted to dogs through the bite of an infected tick. ...

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Dogs Don't Get Heart Attacks, But They Do Get This

Dogs almost never develop the same sort of hardening of the arteries, known as atherosclerosis, that makes middle-aged men and women clutch their chests, drop ...

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Classroom Pets: Things to Consider

PetSmart and the Pet Care Trust have a "Pets in the Classroom" program where kindergarten to grade six teachers can get support for having a pet in the classro ...

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