Oak Knoll Animal Hospital has been a St. Louis Park landmark
for more than 25 years. One thing that has remained
constant during that time is the
spirit of compassionate care that's a part of everything we do.
The medical staff at Oak Knoll is trained to practice the most
current treatments available in veterinary medicine today.
And they do it all with the same level of care that Oak Knoll
Animal Hospital has always been known for.
From routine wellness exams to complex laser surgery, Oak
Knoll Animal Hospital is still St. Louis Park's best choice for
state of the art medical care combined with friendly,
We look forward to proving that to you!
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Have you ever thought
about having your pet micro-chipped?
is a good time to consider it. As the weather is getting
warmer, your cat or dog may be spending more time outside,
increasing the opportunity to get out of your yard. If your cat
or dog gets lost and has a microchip, it can be scanned by a
local veterinarian clinic, shelter, or police department and
returned home safely. Implanting the microchip is a quick
procedure. You can make an appointment to have the chip
implanted, or we can do it when your pet is spayed or neutered.
chip is a very small device that is inserted under the skin
between the shoulder blades. Our fee for implanting the
micro-chip is $40.85. We will fill out the necessary paperwork,
and instruct you where to mail the registration and fee (there
is a separate fee of $18.50 required when registering with
AVID). If you are
interested in having your pet micro-chipped, please contact us
today at (952)929-0074. It could save your petís life.
What is heartworm
disease? Heartworm disease is a serious and
potentially fatal disease in dogs and cats. It is caused by a
mosquito-borne parasite, called Dirofilaria Immitis.
heartworms cause disease by invading blood vessels of the heart
and lungs, causing mechanical obstruction and inflammation. The
female heartworm can produce millions of offspring, called
microfilariae, in the bloodstream of the dog or cat. These
immature heartworms cannot complete their life cycle in the
animal; they must develop and mature in the mosquito.
How are heartworms
transmitted? When a mosquito feeds on the blood of a dog or
cat infected with heartworms, it ingests the microfilariae,
causing these immature heartworms to develop into infective
larvae within the mouthparts of the mosquito. These larvae are
then transmitted when the mosquito feeds on another dog or cat.
Heartworm disease is not transmitted directly from animal to
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FLEA & TICK SEASON
At Oak Knoll
Animal Hospital, we recommend using a flea and tick preventative
during the spring, summer and fall months. Your pet can get
fleas from other pets it interacts with, or from outdoor areas
that are frequented by pets or wild animals, including rabbits
Ticks represent a more
challenging parasite problem for your pet. There are many types
of ticks throughout the country, but the one we worry about in
Minnesota is the deer tick. These ticks can transmit a number
of diseases to people and pets including Lyme disease, Ehrlichia
and Anaplasma. Because the ticks are small, they can be hard to
find, and thus can have time to transmit diseases like Lyme
disease before you find them. Using a tick preventative plan
prescribed by one of our doctors can help minimize the chance
for disease exposure in your pet.
Please call us at (952)
929-0074 or ask one of our staff at your next visit which
products we recommend to protect your pet from these parasites.