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Did you know your pet can have a tick-related disease...
and you may not even realize it?

Schedule your pet’s annual checkup today to be sure your pet is healthy!

Is your dog tired or achy after a walk? Is your cat eating less than usual? These seemingly minor changes may indicate your pet has a tick-related disease. Ticks are tricky. Even when you check your pet for ticks they can be tough to find because they’re small and hide well in dark fur. But it’s crucial to find ticks and remove them quickly. Why? Some ticks carry bacteria that cause disease (such as Lyme disease, but there are many others). And it just takes one undetected tick bite for your pet to become infected. Left untreated, your pet can become very sick and develop kidney damage. At times, these diseases can be fatal. But there’s good news! When detected and treated early, tick-related diseases can be cured. We’re experts at tick checks and tick prevention. So make an appointment for your pet’s annual checkup today – we’ll give them a thorough physical exam from nose to tail, checking for hidden ticks along the way. We’ll also talk about how to keep your pet tick-free and determine if a simple tick-borne disease-screening test is needed. Call us today and let’s keep your pet healthy!

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If you live in NEW BRIGHTON or the surrounding area in MN, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Mary Philippson is a licensed veterinarian, treating all types of pets, from dogs and cats to birds and reptiles. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

ARK PET HOSPITAL is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Mary Philippson is experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own NEW BRIGHTON veterinarian.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 651-633-0567 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our NEW BRIGHTON veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for NEW BRIGHTON pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At ARK PET HOSPITAL, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Mary Philippson
NEW BRIGHTON Veterinarian | ARK PET HOSPITAL | 651-633-0567


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AVMA lists 5 common cat health problems
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, common reasons for pet owners to visit a veterinarian include an injured pet, routine vaccination, to be spayed or neutered, and flea or tick medications. In 2012, the AVMA's State of Pet Health report stated that cat obesity has risen over 90 percent since 2007 and people are beginning to look at their pet food as the source of health problems. The following are five of the most common cat health problems: Obesity (Cat food that contains carbohydrates such as corn and wheat are fattening for your cat); Hyperthyroidism (The most common glandular disorder in cats, hyperthyroidism includes symptoms such as a weight loss or an increased appetite); Dental disease (Damage to a cat's gums, teeth, and tongue can led to many health risks); Skin problems (Some pet food contain known allergens, such as corn and any type of gluten which can cause skin rashes, redness, bald spots and/or dry, flaky skin); Feline lower urinary tract disease (Cats can develop FLUTD from stress, bladder infections, hyperthyroidism, or diabetes mellitus).

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Client Testimonial

"I was referred to Ark Pet Hospital by a friend when I had found an abandoned dog that I decided to welcome into my home. I was unsure of my new pet's medical history, so I took her into their clinic to get a complete physical exam, as well as any necessary vaccinations. Not only did I find their staff extraordinarily friendly and welcoming, but their veterinary services were very affordable. I would recommend Ark Pet Hospital to any and every pet owner in the Twin Cities."

 Lisa J., Minneapolis, MN

"To all the Staff at Ark Pet Hospital-My cat Sammy had a urinary tract infection, which at first seemed like a big problem, because of the cost. I then met Dr. Mary Philippson, who gave Sammy some meds. which he did not respond to. So the option of putting my cat down was becoming a reality. Then Mary and I talked,...and thankfully she worked with me on the cost of a surgery. The surgery was a success. Sammy is now back home to his old self, playing with the other two cats. This letter is to thank you for everything that was done for my cat, it is priceless."  Sincerely,

Ricky D., New Brighton

"Thank you for caring with so much compassion, especially when I came in last week, shaking my ears after my traumatic grooming experience. Your sweet understanding gave me hope that I'd be all right. I really enjoy seeing you-thank you for seeing me through yearly visits, surgery, and wrapping me in bonnets!"

Love, Opie

"Yes, we absolutely agree with Opie's words. Thank you for being the best for our furry friends! We really appreciate you and your support at a moment's notice."

Erica and Brian

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