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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…

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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…

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Caring for Your Diabetic Pet During the Holiday Season

Caring for Your Diabetic Pet During the Holiday Season

The holidays are right around the corner, and although joyous, they can be quite stressful for you and your pet, leading to not-so-healthy food habits. With the change in routines and being around friends and family members who might not understand your pet’s unique needs, managing your pet’s diabetes can be challenging this time of year. Here are a few…

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Keep Your Pet Active This Fall

Keep Your Pet Active This Fall

Your lifestyle probably looks a little different this year than it has in the past. Wrenches thrown in your routine, like working from home or e-learning, can impact your activity level – as well as your pet’s. As the weather starts to get cooler, walks with your dog or activities with your cat may start to get shorter. While gaining…

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Debunking the Flea and Tick Myth

Debunking the Flea and Tick Myth

Did you know that although flea and tick risk is lower during colder months, you should continue to serve your pet flea and tick preventatives all year long? A common misconception among many pet owners is that because it’s cold outside, fleas and ticks can’t survive. However, the change in temperature means these pests are eager to find ways to…

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Protecting Your Pet’s Dental Health

Protecting Your Pet’s Dental Health

Our pets make us smile, so why wouldn’t we want to do the same for them? Dental care is crucial to the everyday health and wellbeing of our cats and dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, your pet should receive a dental check-up at least once a year by your veterinarian. Infections are most common in your pet’s…

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National Pet Preparedness Month: Steps to Take This Month

National Pet Preparedness Month: Steps to Take This Month

Over the past few months, we’ve all learned a little something about the importance of being prepared – just ask us about our toilet paper stash! As we enter into summer, leading to greater risks of natural disasters and loud, scary noises like fireworks and thunder, it’s important to focus on pet disaster preparedness as well. June is National Pet…

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Keep Your Dog Safe around Fireworks

Keep Your Dog Safe around Fireworks

Everyone loves the dog days of summer – except maybe your dog! It’s estimated at least 40 percent of dogs experience noise anxiety which is amplified by the summer thunderstorms and further by 4th of July fireworks. In fact, animal shelters report that their busiest day for taking in runaway dogs is July 5th. It is natural for dogs to…

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