Respect Your Cat Day

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March 28th is Respect Your Cat Day! Of course, our feline buddies deserve respect every day. But how do you go about showing a cat respect? Given the choice, Fluffy may demand endless supply of tuna, or perhaps a shrine … Read More »

Cats With Curls

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Have you ever seen a curly-haired cat? While most of our feline pals have straight fur, there are some curly kitties out there. A local vet discusses cats with curls below. Selkirk Rex Did you happen to notice the buzz … Read More »

Teaching Your Puppy His Name

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If you’ve recently adopted a puppy or plan on getting one soon, one of the first orders of business will be teaching young Fido his name. It’s the foundation of your relationship and the starting point for all other training. … Read More »

Tips For Having Your Dog Groomed Professionally

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Does your canine buddy run and hide when he knows he’s getting a bath? We’re pretty sure that Fido loves that salon-fresh feeling of being soft and clean, but he’s not a really big fan of the bathing process. Doggy … Read More »

Great Resolutions for Dog Owners

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Happy New Year! Are you are making resolutions for 2019? Why not include your dog in your new goals? After all, Fido will be right there with you through the next year. In this article, a Des Moines, IA vet … Read More »

Having Pets and Guests

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Are you planning to have visitors over the holidays? It’s always great to reconnect with loved ones at this special time of year. However, not everyone is as fond of Fluffy and Fido as we are. Read on as a … Read More »

5 Reasons to Board Your Dog When You Leave Town

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Are you planning on going away for the holidays? Good for you! Many people take their dogs with them on vacation. However, your pooch may actually be better off staying in a kennel while you’re away. Here, a Des Moines, … Read More »

Adopting a Senior Dog

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November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! There are far too many sweet, adorable dogs in shelters, hoping that someone will love them enough to give them a good forever home. However, senior dogs often have a really hard time … Read More »

Caring for a Longhaired Cat

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Is your feline buddy super fluffy? Longhaired kitties are really cute! Taking care of all that fur can be a bit much for Fluffy, however, so she may need some help. Here, a Des Moines, IA vet discusses caring for … Read More »

Caring for Fido’s Ears

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Did you know that dogs can hear sounds that are 4 times further away than what we can pick up? Fido’s ears are pretty amazing. They also play a huge role in his daily life, so taking care of them … Read More »