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 »

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 »

Des Moines Veterinarian Discusses Preparing Your Dog for Hunting Season

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Hunting with your Canine Partner by Dr. Tanja Frye Ingersoll Animal Hospital Hunting in Iowa for pheasant and duck will kick into full swing now that October is here. Your Des Moines Veterinarian wants to know, is your canine hunting … 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 »

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 »