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June 1, 2017

Road Construction this summer near Kenwood Pet Clinic

The City of Minneapolis will be doing road construction this summer on Penn Ave S., (from Douglas Ave to the Parkway) starting on June 18th. Please plan for extra time getting to and parking near our clinic this summer.


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April 4, 2016

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Heartworm disease, a potentially fatal disease, has been diagnosed in all 50 states. This preventable disease is spread by mosquitos, and affects the heart, lungs, and pulmonary blood vessels of our dogs and cats.


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February 1, 2016

Happy National Pet Dental Health Month!

To coincide with February as National Pet Dental Health Month, we have a special promotion to announce an exciting change to our dental procedures for both cats and dogs.


We are now including full-mouth X-rays with every dental cleaning.


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January 16, 2016

Indoor Cold Weather Fun With Your Dog!

When temperatures drop below zero, chances are you won't be going on long walks with your dog like you would in the summer. To help keep you and your dog happy and healthy this winter, we have a few indoor activities you both can try.


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August 25, 2015

The Treatment Room

Has your pet ever been taken back to the treatment room?


We all have been in a situation with our pets where the veterinarian asks to take our pet "back" to the treatment room. It may be concerning why part of the exam or procedure must take place there but here are a few reasons why your veterinarian chooses to do this.


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June 22, 2015

Canine Flu Update

Animal Humane Society is responding to a report of a rescue dog with canine influenza and the Board of Animal Health notified Animal Humane Society that results of blood tests for that dog came back positive for H3N2 canine influenza. The dog is doing well and recovering at home with its family.


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May 28, 2015

Canine Influenza Update

In the past few days, we have heard conflicting results surrounding cases of Canine Influenza (flu) being diagnosed in Minnesota. The following link was sent to us by the Board of Animal Health with specifics. The bottom line is that it was isolated to one facility in northwestern Minnesota, and there have been no symptomatic dogs for the past month. We still believe that our pets are not at risk. Please call us if you have any questions.


Minnesota Board of Animal Health


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April 18, 2015

Important Information About Canine Influenza

Updated: May 26, 2015

As of May 26th, There have been no reports of Canine Influenza in Minnesota, if possible please avoid taking your animals to Chicago to avoid exposure.


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April 3, 2015

Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants for Pets

When bouquets with lilies show up this spring we want to remind you that Lily flowers are toxic to pets. We recently had a case where an adorable cat was sneaking bites off of a Lily flower at home, luckily we caught it early, but it does remind us to be careful about what plants we bring into the home.


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February 15, 2015

Remodel at Kenwood Pet Clinic!

We are excited to announce the start of the remodel of our exam rooms and reception area this week!


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January 15, 2015

Welcome Dr. Kim O'Callaghan to Kenwood Pet Clinic!

Kenwood is excited to welcome Dr. Kim O'Callaghan, a graduate from the University Of Minnesota School Of Veterinary Medicine, to the clinic.


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December 17, 2014

Accepting donations for Safe Hands Rescue

In lieu of donations to Toys for Tots this year, we are accepting donations for Safe Hands Animal Rescue. Please consider bringing in one of the items on the list below to donate to the animals in need at Safe Hands Rescue.


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October 13, 2014

Rodenticide Update

Most people are aware about the harmful effects mouse and rat poison can have on your pets, but what you may not know is the proper action to take when you've noticed that your pet has ingested some form of these toxic substances.


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July 13, 2014

Pet Summer Heat Tips

Summers in Minnesota can come with high temperatures and humidity which can affect all of our pets. So how do you keep your pets safe during the warmer months?


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April 4, 2014

Tips for Anxious Canines at the Vet

It's not just our feline friends who can experience stress at the veterinary clinic but also our other great four legged friends. So what can you do to help your dog have a better experience at the vet?


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Mar 9, 2014

Feline Tips For The Vet

Does your cat exhibit anxiety when you take out the carrier to go to the vet?

Here are some tips to make the whole experience a little easier for you and your feline friend.

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Feb 12, 2014

Dental Health Awareness Month

February is Dental Health Awareness Month which means it's a great month to learn some facts about your pet's dental health!

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Jan 1, 2014

Welcome Dr. Margaret Gordon

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Margaret Gordon to the Kenwood Pet Clinic team! While she was born in New York City, she fell in love with the Twin Cities during her undergraduate years at Macalester College. She received her Degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2002 from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine.

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Nov 27, 2013

Toys for Tots Drop-Off

In memory of Dr. Melanie Freeman, the Kenwood Pet Clinic is once again going to be a Toys for Tots drop-off location. This will be our 15th year participating in this valuable program.


Toys may be dropped off NOW through December 20th at 5:30pm


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Nov 6, 2013

Welcome Dr. Rachel Jones

We are happy to announce the newest addition to the Kenwood Pet Clinic family, Dr. Rachel Jones. She comes to us with 3-years experience in both canine and feline medicine with an emphasis on dentistry and internal medicine. She has already started seeing appointments, and we are happy to have her as a part of the team. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jones as our newest veterinarian!

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Oct 3, 2013

Joanne's Retirement Party

We are having an Arizona Fiesta in honor of Dr. Joanne Schulman on Sunday, October 20th. Dr. Schulman has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1977, and founded Kenwood Pet Clinic in 1978. Please join us to celebrate her career and the impact she has made on our wonderful community.


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Aug 26, 2013

Kenwood Pet Clinic's 6th Annual Danielle Thibeault Memorial Blood Drive

In memory of Danielle Thibeault, we will be holding our sixth annual blood drive on: Friday, September 13th from 1:30pm-4:00pm


Danielle was Dr. Craig Turino's cousin and she passed away tragically on March 11, 2008 after sustaining injuries in a car accident. Danielle fought bravely and it was the pints and pints of blood that helped her during that fight. Her father's one request in his eulogy was that everyone "Please...give blood."


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July 16, 2013

Dr Seth Cohen

We're sad to announce that Dr. Seth Cohen will be leaving the Kenwood Pet Clinic family at the end of August. His family will be moving to Philadelphia, and we can't convince him that the commute isn't much worse than coming from St. Paul. Dr. Cohen was a veterinarian with Kenwood Pet Clinic for 4 & 1/2 years; he will be missed and we wish him well out on the East Coast.


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June 12, 2013

June is Microchip Month

We recommend Microchips for most pets. Microchips are inexpensive, easily implantable devices that are roughly the size of a grain of rice.


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Apr 4, 2013

Canine Knee Injuries

With the warming weather, here's a brief focus on a canine knee injury we see in active dogs. Dogs will come see us favoring their rear leg and we may diagnose a cranial cruciate ligament injury (ACL). Often it's a slow degradation of the cruciate ligament with a sudden injury due to this weakened ligament.


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Mar 1, 2013

The Importance of Regular Exams

Annual healthy-animal exams (also referred to as Wellness exams) allow us to evaluate your pet's general health and become aware of any health problems before they become serious illnesses.

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Jan 23, 2013

National Pet Dental Month

Do you brush your dog or cat's teeth regularly? Most pet owners may not even think about their pet's oral health, much less realize the importance of it. February is National Pet Dental Month, so now is the perfect time to remind you of the importance of taking care of your dog or cat's teeth. Pets need their teeth just as much as we do, and oftentimes their teeth get neglected.

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Dec 5, 2012

Toys for Tots

In memory of Dr. Melanie Freeman, the Kenwood Pet Clinic is once again a Toys for Tots drop-off location. This will be our 14th year participating in this valuable program; we carry on this tradition that Dr. Freeman started in 1999. Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped gift to our clinic to be given to a needy child. Again, this year we are asking you to consider toys for teenagers; make-up, arts and craft items, diaries, action figures and sporting items make great gifts for teens. Toys may be dropped off through Monday, December 20th at Noon. Thank you for sharing with those less fortunate, and thank you for supporting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

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