Des Moines Pet Clinic Flea Treatment Update

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Flea Prevention For Your Dog or Cat by Dr Nancy Peterson at Ingersoll Animal Hospital Hate the idea of fleas on your pet or in your house? You are not alone. At our Des Moines pet clinic we like to … 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 »

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 »

Tick Facts; a Ticks’ Guide to Survival in Des Moines by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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Tick Facts; a Ticks Guide to Survival – What your Des Moines Pet Clinic would want you to Know 1. Don’t tell anyone you aren’t super tick: You can’t jump or “fall from trees”. You do get excited and are … Read More »

COMMERCIAL BREEDERS: Auctions Uncovered, by Sonya Heitshusen

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COMMERCIAL BREEDERS: Auctions Uncovered, by Sonya Heitshusen Courtesy of WHOtv.com, Click here for video link According to a recent USDA report, Iowa now ranks second in the country in the number of commercial dog breeders. Only Missouri has more. In … 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 »

February Is Pet Dental Month by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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Des Moines Veterinary Clinics Celebrate February as Pet Dental Month Dogs and Cats Have Teeth Too! By Dr Nancy Peterson at Ingersoll Animal Hospital in Des Moines IA. Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn’t brush … Read More »

Dr. Dermody Talks about Obesity in Des Moines Pets

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by Dr Terri Dermody at Ingersoll Animal Hospital in Des Moines, IA If there was a pet version of “The Biggest Loser”, could your pet be a contestant? Obesity has become an extremely important health problem for our pets – … Read More »