7202 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55426   952-929-0074

 

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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 overwhelming  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, compassionate service. 

We look forward to proving that to you!

HOURS: Mon through Fri; 8:00-6:00. Sat; 8:00-Noon.

Call us at (952) 929-0074

 

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   The Pet Wellness Center

MICROCHIP

Have you ever thought about having your pet micro-chipped?  Now 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.  The 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.

 

HEARTWORM DISEASE

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.  Adult 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 animal.

Click here to read the complete story, "Heartworm Disease"

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 and rodents.

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.

 

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