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 »

Causes of Tooth Loss and Dental Problems in Des Moines Cats

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Animal Dental Care – Dentistry for Cats By Dr. Nancy Peterson, Ingersoll Animal Hospital Des Moines, IA Cats will have 2 sets of teeth in their lifetime. They have 26 temporary or deciduous teeth that erupt at about 4 weeks … Read More »

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 »

Fans for Food – Benefiting Des Moines Pets through the Pet Project Midwest!

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Des Moines Vets, Making a Difference in your Community! At Ingersoll Animal Hospital we work every day to provide the best veterinary medical care and emotional comfort to Des Moines’ pets and their parents….but we want to do more! We … 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 »

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 »