Archives: General Health

On-Line and Big Box Pharmacies Versus Us

We’ve all seen the commercials of the happy little dog or bouncy kitty with the smiling owner who just saved a bunch of money because they purchased their pet’s medications on-line.  Or maybe the commercial wasn’t for an on-line pharmacy instead it was for a big box store like Sam’s Club or Costco.  But did those smiling owners really get … 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 »