Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

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April 11th is Dog Therapy Appreciation Day. This is one cause that we are happy to support! Our canine pals are truly wonderful companions, who do some very important work! A local Des Moines, IA vet discusses therapy dogs below. … Read More »

The Benefits of Antioxidants for Dogs

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You’ve definitely heard of antioxidants before. They’re found in many human foods and offer us many health benefits. The question is, do antioxidants offer those same benefits for our canine companions? The answer is yes—antioxidants are important for keeping your … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »