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At Starch Pet Hospital, we recognize the special role your pet plays within your family, and we understand that you only want what’s best for them. Especially when it comes to veterinary care. We also know that there are plenty of resources to whom you can turn for this care. So why choose us? It’s simple. Because, along with the complete list of veterinary care services we offer, you and your pet will be treated with compassion, respect and dignity. Let us become your trusted partner for everything pet related. We can’t wait to meet you and your companion!








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    Can I trust Dr. Google?

    Can I trust Dr. Google? We’ve all been there; you have a pain somewhere so you hit the internet to see what it could be.  One site says it’s probably nothing and you’ll be just fine.  The next site tells you to get to the ER so they can run a full battery of tests and put you in a … Read More »

    Do pets get diabetes? Yes!

         On a regular basis, we receive calls from pet parents who are concerned because Fluffy or Bowser has been drinking a bunch of water and urinating more.  Sometimes, they are even having accidents in the house.  Inevitably, their first question is, “Could my pet be diabetic?”  The answer is; Yes!      Let’s take a quick look at the science … Read More »

    How to Make Senior Pets More Comfortable

    Is your dog or cat entering her elderly years and starting to slow down a bit? Learn how to make her more comfortable by reading these helpful tips from a Des Moines veterinarian. Provide Assistance in the Home Consider modifying your home a bit to accommodate your older pet’s needs. Purchase or build pet ramps to help animals get up … Read More »