Obesity in Dogs: A major health risk

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We know that studies, literature and health guidelines in people have shown the serious risk of obesity to our health. Our dogs are susceptible to many of those same health risks when they become overweight or obese. Obesity is an … Read More »

Veterinary Chiropractic FAQ

What is Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (VSMT)? VMST, often referred to as animal chiropractic care, is a hands-on therapy designed to find and relieve areas of abnormal or restricted movement of the joints and spine. These restricted or abnormal movements … Read More »

Your Pet’s Dirty Little Secret, as Exposed and Discussed by a Des Moines Vet

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Why is my dog eating poop? by: Dr. Nancy Peterson, Ingersoll Animal Hospital   Has your dog ever come racing in from outside and greeted you with a wiggle and a great “hi breath”? You think, ‘wait, what is that … Read More »

How do Cats Purr and Why; a Des Moines Vet Reviews the Facts

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How do cats purr and why? by: Dr. Nancy Peterson, Ingersoll Animal Hospital You really need to get up and get something out of another room but you have a purring machine sitting on your lap. It seems almost wrong … Read More »

Des Moines Veterinarian Discusses Cat Carriers

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Choosing the Best Cat Carrier by: Dr Nancy Peterson, Ingersoll Animal Hospital At Ingersoll Animal Hospital we see many styles and types of cat carriers, from cute and decorative to simple and functional. There are many choices and styles of … Read More »

New Pet in Des Moines? Follow these Tips on What To Do Next!

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Recommended Next Steps for a New Pet Owner in Des Moines by Erin Minor, Office Manager, Ingersoll Animal Hospital, Des Moines, IA Article featured in the April 10th issue of CityView Magazine. Congratulations! Whether you’ve adopted your new friend from … Read More »

The Potential Dangers of Ice Melt, What Your Des Moines Vet Wants You to Know

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Des Moines vet explains how to protect your dogs on winter walks! by Dr. Terri Dermody, Ingersoll Animal Hospital, Des Moines, IA In Iowa, there are many commercially available ice melts for your sidewalks and driveways. The most effective of … Read More »

Des Moines Vets Warn of Winter Hazards for Pets in Iowa’s Cold Weather

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Cold Weather Hazards – Winter Dangers by Dr Nancy Peterson, Ingersoll Animal Hospital Des Moines, IA The frigid Des Moines weather is not only a problem for people but it is important to keep in mind that pets are also … Read More »