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 »

Des Moines Veterinarians Ask Does Your Itchy Dog Have ESP and Seasonal Allergies?

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TAKE THE ESP TEST. 3 SIGNS THAT YOUR PET MAY HAVE FALL ALLERGIES By Dr Nancy Peterson at Ingersoll Animal Hospital Like people, dogs can be allergic to ragweed, grass, pollens, molds and dust mites. Fall seasonal allergies in Des … Read More »

The Value of AAHA Accreditation for You and Your Pet by Dr. Nancy Peterson

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Once again, Ingersoll Animal Hospital has been re-evaluated by the American Animal Hospital Association and passed our inspection with flying colors, so we are celebrating! But what does it mean to be AAHA accredited anyway, and why is it important … 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 »

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 »