Monthly Archives: January 2017

Risks of Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings

“Anesthesia free” may seem to most like a less risky procedure for your dog or cat than a veterinary dental cleaning under anesthesia. Of course we all love our pets and are nervous about the idea of them going under anesthesia. … Continue reading

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What is a Professional Veterinary Dental Cleaning?

As a pet owner, you have your pet’s best interest at heart and want to make the best choice for their care. When choosing your pet’s dental care, be sure to learn about a comprehensive veterinary dental cleaning, also known … Continue reading

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How to brush your dog’s teeth (really)

Don’t know where to start? It’s not as hard as you think. Try these easy (and fun!) first steps …           Courtesy of DVM360. Source: Patricia March, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)

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How to brush a cat’s teeth

Every cat needs clean, sharp teeth and healthy gums. Damage to the tongue, teeth, palate and gums can lead to many health risks for cats, but these can be prevented with regular veterinary examinations and good old-fashioned tooth-brushing! Regular brushing … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care … Continue reading

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Pet Poison Control: Household Batteries

Most people are uplifted by the holiday season and anxious to share it with their household pets, however, a word of caution is in order. Playful, curious dogs and cats are often attracted to the bright, shiny surfaces of household … Continue reading

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Therapeutic nutrition can help break the cycle between lower urinary tract signs and stress in cats

Lower urinary tract signs (LUTS) are frequently encountered. Fifty-seven percent of cats with LUTS have feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC),1 and although the precise cause is unknown, studies show stress plays a significant role.2-3 “Over the past 20 years, a growing … Continue reading

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Study: Diabetes rates are rising in pets

About one in three Iowans is obese and it’s no coincidence more of our pets are also getting hefty. A new report says the number of dogs with diabetes has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Veterinarian Doctor … Continue reading

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Best Animal Stories of 2016

There’s no better way to start 2017 off on the right foot than to revisit some of the best pet stories from 2016. Whether by warming your heart or making you laugh, you can at least find a reason to … Continue reading

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Dogs could “go gray” due to stress

A recent study found that our dogs might have more in common with U.S. presidents than previously thought. As the stress of the office seems to make U.S. presidents gray rapidly, stress and anxiety could also be causing premature graying … Continue reading

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