Phone: 218-863-8387

Address:

35 1st Avenue NW

Pelican Rapids, MN

56572

Hours (by appointment only):

Mon-Fri: 8 A.M. To 5 P.M.

Saturday: 9 A.M. To 1 P.M.

Open limited Saturdays during winter months

Sun: Closed

Pet Health News

Preventive Care Helps Your Senior Pet Age Well

9/7/2017
You may have heard that one year in a dog or cat’s life is equivalent to seven years for a human. That isn’t quite accurate. According to the American Veterinary Association, the aging formula for companion animals goes more like this:
  • Fifteen human years by the end of the first year
  • An additional nine human years for the second year
  • An additional five human years for each year thereafter
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Kids Headed Back to School? Watch Your Pet for Signs of Separation Anxiety

8/1/2017
It’s August, and that means millions of kids go back to school either this month or by early September. After a long summer together that was probably more unstructured than the school year, both your kids and pets might not be ready for the change. While your children can express their anxious feelings, your pets can’t do the same. Don’t feel surprised if your dog or cat expresses longing for his young friends in a variety of ways. The most common signs of separation anxiety include:
  • Destructive chewing
  • Howling by dogs and loud vocalizations for cats
  • Lack of appetite
  • Pacing
  • Soiling in the house
  • Trying to escape the yard to run after your children
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July is Preventive Care Exam Awareness Month

7/3/2017
If you only visit Weckwerth Animal Hospital when your pet is injured or sick, you’re missing the opportunity to get a complete picture of her health. The preventive care exam allows Dr. Henkes or Dr. Weckwerth to detect potential health issues and begin monitoring or treating them right away.  By committing to preventive care, you could extend it by months or years. It’s well worth the investment when you consider how much love and joy your pet brings into your life.
 
Our Recommended Schedule for Preventive Care Exams
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