Understanding AKC Dog Groups

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The puparazzi are getting pretty excited. The Westminster Kennel Show starts February 10th! It’s always fun to see these pampered pooches strutting their stuff! As you may know, dog shows typically divide their furry contestants into breed groups. A veterinarian … Read More »

Dog Training Mistakes

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January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists … Read More »

Great Gifts for Dogs

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Have you finished your holiday shopping yet? We may not be much help in suggesting gifts for your friends and family, but we do have some ideas about what your canine companion would like. Read on as a Des Moines, … Read More »

Cold Weather Cat Care

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Winter is here! Every season brings its own set of concerns and hazards for pet owners to be aware of. This can be a very dangerous time of year for our feline friends! You’ll want to take a few steps … Read More »

Is Your Dog Obese?

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Did you know that obesity is one of the most common health problems we see in dogs? Well over half of our canine buddies are, well, a bit plump. We know, many people love to spoil their furry companions with … Read More »

8 Easy Ways to Spoil Your Cat

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Cats have a special way of making us smile and turning houses into homes. Fluffy’s cute face, silly antics, and soothing purrs are all super cute. Kitties are easy to care for, but they are always happiest when they feel … Read More »

Should You Fly With Your Pet?

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If you’ve flown recently, you may have noticed some four-legged passengers in the airport. It’s not surprising that many people want to take their pets with them on trips. After all, Fluffy and Fido are part of the family. But … Read More »

7 Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe

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October is Animal Safety And Protection Month! If we know one thing about our canine patients, it’s that they have a knack of getting into mischief. Here, a Des Moines, IA vet lists some simple ways to keep Fido safe … Read More »