A Few Reasons to Help Your Cat Lose The Extra Pounds


Here are 5 consequences of obesity in the cat:

1 diabetes
2 urinary disease
3 osteoarthritis joint stress
4 chronic inflammation recent research has linked weight and inflammation
5 shorter life and poor quality of life
If you have questions or concerns about your cats weight and what is considered healthy, schedule a wellness exam with one of our veterinarians at 507-645-4522.

Sweet Young DSH Looking for a Home!


Come and check out this sweet your girl! We think she is about 5 months old and just wants to be loved! If interest in adopting her please contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 507-645-4522.

Godfrey Rides In Style!


There are carriers and then there are blinged out  rides, there may be a carrier competition in our future!

Hooked “Cat” Fish

Cat FishThis poor little kitten’s curiosity got the better of him! He was found with this fishing hook in his inner thigh; he was sedated and it was quickly removed and healed up well!

Cold Temperatures Can Be Just As Dangerous For Pets

Dog in frigid winter temperatures

Indoor Dogs

When letting your indoor dog out to go to the bathroom be sure to go out with them- when you are cold and ready to come in, they are cold and should come in as well! Be sure to wipe your dogs paws so they don’t have any salt or chemicals on them that they may ingest and inspect them as they can get ice balls stuck between their pads that can quickly lead to painful frostbite. Lastly, putting a sweater on your short haired dog is a good idea but remove if it gets wet as this can lead to skin issues if the water gets trapped against their coat and skin.


Outdoor Dogs/Cats

With the temps being below zero recently and getting in the -20F +  in the next few days, be aware that your outdoor dogs and cats will feel that bitter cold as well. Be sure to have a proper shelter for outdoor animals and bring them into the garage if needed. If they are not used to living in the house it is actually better for them to be in a garage or other enclosed structure with temperatures between 20-55 degrees as the abrupt change in temps from living outside in sub-zero temps to 70 degrees in our homes can be hard on them and can trigger upper respiratory issues. Also, be sure to keep fresh water in a heated water bowl so they stay hydrated- eating snow and ice is not sufficient for meeting their hydration levels.

A shivering animal is a cold animal; be sure to keep them sheltered and have proper beding/heat lamps if necessary! Have a safe Weekend!

Hello…is it me you’re looking for?



This awesome boy is looking for his home! He is very friendly and loves to be around people! If you know where he belongs or are interested in adopting him; please contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 507-645-4522!

Orange Tabby Male Looking for a Home!




This charming fellow if looking for a forever home! He is between 8-12 months old and very sweet! If you would be interested in adopting him, please call Countryside Animal Hospital at 507-645-4522!

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanks dog

Countryside Animal Hospital will be closed tomorrow, Thursday Nov. 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday! We will re-open at 8am on Friday! Have a safe and wonderful thanksgiving!!

Exotic Looking Cat Found

Found cat

This cat was found north of Northfield and seems to be someones pet. If you know who the owner is please contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 507-645-4522. It is not in the impound but we have information of the location of the cat.


Friendly Felines up for Adoption!

*These cats are no longer at our clinic and were rehomed or taken to foster and animal groups*

These beautiful cats came into impound this last weekend! If you know who their owners are or would be interested in adopting any of them, please contact Countryside Animal Hospital at 507-645-4522! If you are interested in adopting, these cats need to find new homes by 9/20 or they will try to be rehomed through a rescue or humane society. Thank you!!







Beautiful baby girl- about 6 weeks old. Needs a special home full of love and snuggles.










Young adult neutered male with super cute floppy ear!











Super sweet male cat, only reason he is in his kennel in the picture was he was so nice he wouldn’t sit still!







* This cat is very scared and would be considered feral by most. If you know of anyone who is missing their orange cat please direct them to this picture.







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