Laparoscopic Gastropexy Available to Des Moines Dogs

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How a Preventative Gastropexy May Save your Dog’s Life Gastropexy is a preventative surgery in at risk dogs that prevents the twisting of the stomach which is fatal if not treated immediately. The doctors at Ingersoll Animal Hospital in Des … Read More »

August 15 is “Check the Chip Day” at Des Moines Veterinary Clinics

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Des Moines Veterinary Clinics Encourage Pet Owners to Microchip Their Pets by Dr Nancy Peterson at Ingersoll Animal Hospital Having your pet microchipped greatly increases the chance that your pet will find his/her way back home if he is lost … Read More »

Help Them Find Their Way Back Home in Des Moines by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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My dogs are highly trained dogs and I would have swore that one of my dogs would never be loose and lost in Des Moines, but in a moment of panic my sheltie ran and was missing. It was a … Read More »

Taking Care of Your Pet During an Iowa Summer by Dr. Alex Miller

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Vets in Des Moines talk about Taking Care of your Pet during an Iowa Summer Dogs do not cool themselves as efficiently as people do, so they can easily become overheated if care is not taken. For example, do not … Read More »

Old Wives “Tails” by Dr. Terri Dermody

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Des Moines Vets Dispel Myths Regarding Pets Today I would like to dispel a few myths, or “old wives tales”, that Des Moines vets commonly hear in veterinary medicine. 1.) “My dog can’t be sick because his nose is wet”. … Read More »

What is Heartworm Disease by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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What is Heartworm Disease? Spring brings with it the return of mosquitos! Heartworm disease is caused by the parasite that is transmitted by mosquitos. The disease affects the heart and lungs if not treated it can cause death. Symptoms Pets … Read More »

Spring Plants Toxic to Pets in the Des Moines Area by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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Spring plants can be toxic to pets by Dr Nancy Peterson We love the first flowers of spring, but you need to be aware that some of these beauties in your garden can harmful to your pets and may require … Read More »

What to Expect from Companion Therapy Laser Treatments by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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Des Moines Veterinary Companion Therapy Laser treatments for Your Pets 1. Most chronic conditions require up to 4 or 5 treatments in order to see a 50% improvement in mobility and pain reduction. 2. Some pets do respond positively to … Read More »

Laser Therapy Treatment Available at Des Moines Animal Hospital by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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Ingersoll Animal Hospital Veterinarians now offer Class IV laser therapy for dogs and cats! What will laser therapy do for my pet? Laser therapy applied with the Companion therapy veterinary laser Class IV system provides a sterile, pain-free, surgery- free, … Read More »