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Take a “Shot” at our Pet Vaccination Quiz

September 28, 2020, 5:55 a.m. Dear Diary, My eccentric owner woke me up this morning by singing “Happy Rabies Day to you” to the tune of “Happy Birthday,” in honor of today being World Rabies Day. She then informed me that this particular day is focused on raising awareness about rabies prevention. Yawn. Rabies smabies. [...]

The Low Down on Leptospirosis in Dogs

You may not think twice when you see your dog swimming in a pond, or lapping up water from a stream, but both of these actions could put them—and you—at risk for contracting leptospirosis, a disease caused by the spiral-shaped bacterium, Leptospira. This disease can affect most mammals, but is more commonly seen in cattle, [...]

Fireworks Don’t Have to Be Frightful for your Furry Friend

Noise aversion (i.e., a fear of loud noises, such as fireworks or storms) affects approximately one third of pets. Since July Fourth is often accompanied by fireworks, these celebrations provoke anxiety in noise averse pets, and their loving owners. However, our Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs team has an arsenal of tools to help you [...]

5 Pet Safety Tips for the Dog Days of Summer

As the temperature climbs, and the dog days of summer approach, keep these five tips in mind to ensure your furry friends are cool, comfortable, and safe. #1: Don’t leave your dog in the car Letting your dog ride along while you run errands is tempting, but the car can quickly become a hot death [...]

How to Care for Pets with Disabilities

Caring for a pet with a disability is no easy task. Whether you’ve welcomed a disabled pet into your home, knowing the underlying condition, or something happened later to a beloved companion, a disability can be well-managed to grant your pet a wonderful quality of life. The best part of having a disabled pet is [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Interactions Between Kids and Pets

It’s often thought that a pet and a child are a match made in heaven, and buddies for life. While pets and children truly can form deep, lasting bonds, occasionally a child fails to heed a pet’s warning signal to back off, which can lead to a bite. Young children are most at risk for [...]

Top 10 Most Common Household Pet Toxins

Pets get themselves into all types of mischief and, since they investigate their surroundings with their nose and mouth, toxicity is common. As a pet owner, you must protect your curious companion from hazards, and you may be surprised to learn how many potential toxins are lurking around your home. Each year, the ASPCA Animal [...]

Senior Moments: Cognitive Dysfunction in Aging Pets

As your beloved pet begins to slow down, and show a little grey around her muzzle, you may notice different behaviors and personality changes. Cognitive dysfunction is a common problem of senior pets, affecting up to two-thirds of dogs in their golden years, but it is not a normal part of aging, and affected pets [...]

Answers to Your Questions About COVID-19 and Pets

With a global pandemic shutting down schools, inducing fear, and causing food shortages, you naturally have questions about whether this novel virus can affect your furry family member. With opinions and reports at every turn, including social media, knowing where to look for accurate information can be difficult. To help you separate fact from fiction, [...]

COVID-19 Update

Dear Valued Clients: To begin, I want to reassure everyone that at this time there is no evidence of COVID-19 spreading to our pets or having transmitted by our pets. We will be following the CDC and the American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines and if any changes occur, we will pass along that information. [...]