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Pro-Pet Pet Food Recall

February 6th, 2014

Pro-Pet pet food company has issued a voluntary recall on certain dry dog and cat foods.  There was a two day window in which the pet  food produced may have been contaminated with Salmonella.  There have been no reports of illness as of today but people should be aware of this issue.  Please check out the FDA’s posting of this recall for complete information on what brands and lots are recalled.  If you have any concerns about this or if your pet has consumed any of the recalled product and you have any health concerns for your pet, please call us at 763-574-9892.

January POTM, Rawhides=)

January 6th, 2014

January Product of the Month


Does your dog love rawhides? We have a rawhide available that they will love AND it will help their teeth! Our Dentahex Oral Care Chews are easy to digest, processed without formaldehyde, and are coated with Chlorhexidine that helps protect the teeth from plaque build up. Together the natural abrading action of the rawhide and Chlorhexidine help remove plaque and prevent buildup of tartar forming bacteria. Talk to you staff today about getting a bag of Dentahex Oral Care Chews for your dog today!

Natura Pet Products has recalled another group of specific lots of dry pet food of the Innova, EVO, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature pet food brands due to possible Salmonella contamination.  If you have purchased any of these brands of pet foods recently, please check out the FDA’s press release.

Welcome Megan!

June 11th, 2013


Please help us give Megan a warm welcome to Skyline this summer.  She is a veterinary technician student joining us from Argosy.  Be sure to say “Hi” to her next time you are in.


Welcome Breanna!

April 1st, 2013

Please help us welcome Breanna to the staff.  She is a veterinary technician intern that will be with us for 3 months.  We are excited to have her working with us this spring.  Say Hi next time you are in.

Breanna 4-1-13 ed

Pet Odor Removal Candles

April 1st, 2013





Diamond Pet Food has issued a voluntary recall of limited production codes of certain cat foods due to the possibility of the food being low in the B1 vitamin thiamine.  There have been no complaints or any pet health related issues reported to be related to the low thiamine levels in the affected products in the food but Diamond Pet Food wants to ensure the safety of the cat food it manufactures.  Please click on the following link to see the official press release  from Diamond Pet Food to get the details on which foods are affected - Diamond Pet Food Recall March 2013.

WiFi is Here!!

March 14th, 2013

Skyline Wi-Fi

Get here early for your appointment? Now you can use the free Wi-Fi in the lobby.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your pet soon!

While there is still plenty of snow out there, the groundhog did not see his shadow this year predicting spring to come early.  So in preparation for spring we are offering awesome deals currently on Frontline Plus for cats or dogs! We are price matching Petmeds, Menards and others stores. We are also giving out a free dose when you buy three doses or two free with six doses.  Fleas and ticks won’t bother your pet with Frontline Plus on-board.


We also have rebates on Certifect, Iverhart and Heartgard which is also price-matchable.  You must provide a printed ad price to price match the same identical product and quantity to qualify.


Follow the links to get more information on these wonderful products to keep our pets safe from flea, tick and mosquito-borne diseases.


How to Keep Pets Safe During a Tornado


Things You’ll Need:

  • Kennel or Crate
  • Cages
  • Bottled water
  • Safe place
  • Pet Inside” stickers

Make an Emergency Plan to Keep Pets Safe During a Tornado

  • Step 1:

    Find a kennel, crate or cage for every animal you have. Buckets work well for fish and turtles. Keep all of the animal carriers together in an easy to get to place inside the house.

  • Step 2:

    Choose the safest room in the house for surviving a tornado. A basement is best or the most interior room of the home, preferably a closet or bathroom. Tell everyone living in the house that this is the safe room for tornadoes.

  • Step 3:

    Make an emergency food supply for the pets in case it is in short supply or hard to get to after the storm. Get pull tab cans or pouches for easy opening, and you can toss in a cheap bowl or paper plates. Pack a collar and leash for each dog or cat as well.

  • Step 4:

    Add an extra gallon or two of water to the family emergency supply. This way there will be plenty to go around.

What To Do When a Tornado Siren Sounds or a Tornado Warning is Issued

  • Step 1:

    Put all pets in cages or carriers and in the safe room when the tornado watch is issued. Animals sense bad weather and will look for a place to hide if they sense it is near. There will probably not be much of an argument from the pets in the safe room where it is quiet.

  • Step 2:

    Get all people to the safe room as soon as a tornado warning is issued or a siren is sounded.

  • Step 3:

    Stay in the safe room for several minutes after the storm, large tornadoes have an eye so more destruction could be coming. After several minutes of silence, carefully open the safe room door.

  • Step 4:

    Leash all pets when outside after a tornado. Power lines could be down and dangerous objects will be littered about everywhere. Do not let pets outside unsupervised.

Tips & Warnings

  • Practice the emergency weather plan before bad weather strikes. Get pets used to kenneling or being caged during storms.
  • There are only seconds to act before a tornado strikes, so don’t wait to put pets in carriers and get them in the safe room.
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