Hopkins Pet Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hopkins, MN. The professional and courteous staff at Hopkins Pet Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, dental care and physical therapy for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Hopkins Pet Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hopkins, MN and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Hopkins Pet Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
8870 Excelsior Blvd
Phone: (952) 935-5566
Fax: (952) 935-1823
Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Now that the calendar has officially flipped over to 2019, you may be focusing on meeting some new resolutions for the upcoming year. Perhaps one of those is to be an even greater pet owner than you already are. This is an excellent resolution, and Hopkins Pet Hospital wishes to offer some tips below to help you achieve it!
The heartworm parasite prevents a serious and sometimes fatal threat to companion animals. Unfortunately, it is not difficult for your pet to be infected, and it’s difficult to treat in dogs. There is no heartworm treatment for cats.
The main route of heartworm transmission to dogs and cats is through a mosquito bite. When a mosquito bites an infected animal such as a dog, cat, coyote, fox, or wolf, its takes in larvae from baby worms. The larvae develop into mature heartworm over the next 10 to 14 days. If the mosquito lives that long, it will bite again and transmit heartworm to an unprotected pet or wild animal.
Our commitment to you is to join you on your journey of being a great pet owner. We understand that your pets are part of your family,
and we will provide veterinary care options to help maximize the years you enjoy together!