All Posts

Show Your Cats Some Love

Show Your Cats Some Love

It’s true cats can be independent in nature, but they can also be as affectionate and loving as any pet out there! As many of us (and about a million other cat ladies in the world) know, there’s nothing better than receiving a playful purr or snuggly head butt from your best feline friend, especially after a long day of…

Read more

My Dog Has Fleas – Now What?

My Dog Has Fleas – Now What?

Call us! Although fleas may only seem like a nuisance to your pup, these pests multiply quickly, bite frequently, and cause itchy bumps and welts on your dog’s skin, leading them to over-scratch, and cause infections and serious health issues.  When checking for fleas look for flea dirt (aka flea feces) in your dog’s coat by briskly combing or rubbing…

Read more

Getting Your Pet’s Bloodwork

Getting Your Pet’s Bloodwork

Our pets get sick and they can also act a little odd, more so than normal. A common blood test can tell us a lot about what is going on with our pets internally. In the case of an eye or ear infection, a diagnosis is generally straight forward. There are some cases however that require a more in depth…

Read more

Watch Out for These Easter Pet Hazards!

Watch Out for These Easter Pet Hazards!

Hunting plastic eggs full of chocolate, beautifully fragrant lilies abound, and ham falling-off-the-bone. For humans, these are just a few of the simple joys that Easter brings! For pets, these pleasures pose a significant danger. While you’re preparing for this special day, be sure to be eggs-tra careful of the hazards this holiday can bring to your dog or cat.…

Read more

Signs of Lyme Disease in Dogs

Signs of Lyme Disease in Dogs

Spring and summer are right around the corner and if your dog is anything like all of us, they are itching to stretch their legs and run outside for some exercise and adventure! Before you let your dog roam around in tall grass or wooded areas, it’s important to protect them from Lyme disease and to know the signs and symptoms your pet might have been infected.

Read more

Tips for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Tips for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Today kicks off the start of Pet Dental Care Month! Our furbabies deserve nothing but the best including healthy mouths, and happy smiles. One way you can help them maintain their overall well-being is brushing their teeth. Both the VCA and the American Kennel Club agree that brushing your pet’s teeth will clean away the plaque that leads to bad…

Read more

Is your pet getting the right nutrition?

Is your pet getting the right nutrition?

While the holiday season consists of enjoying various treats and goodies, the new year has many of us reassessing our diet and health goals. The same goes for your pet’s nutrition. Now is a good time to consider if their food fits their needs.  Here are three important factors to keep in mind when talking to a veterinarian about your…

Read more

Protect Your Pet From Winter Weather

Protect Your Pet From Winter Weather

All Midwesterners know that while the holiday season is full of joy and cheer, it further marks the start of colder temperatures and Iowa winters. It also means pet owners need to know how to best protect their furry friends from the dangers of harsh winter elements. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you and your pets have a…

Read more