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4 New Year’s Resolution To Enhance Your Pet’s Health in 2023

Make 2023 your pet’s healthiest, happiest year yet. New Year’s resolutions aren’t only for people, and you might want to consider setting goals that focus on your pet. Our Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs team gives pet-friendly New Year’s resolutions two paws up! Read our four easy ideas to jump-start your pet’s health.   #1: Ensure [...]

10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Pet

Holidays are stressful, and sometimes we get so caught up in the whirlwind that we put our pets’ needs on the back burner. Making time for your pets during the holidays can strengthen your bond, and provide a much-needed respite from the craziness. Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs believes that celebrating with your pets can [...]

The Top 3 Most Common Thanksgiving Hazards for Pets

As Thanksgiving approaches, you’re likely counting your blessings, with your pet’s companionship at the top of your list. Naturally, you want to include your furry pal in all the holiday activities, but several key Thanksgiving hazards may pop up that require protection for your pet. Watch out for the following three common Thanksgiving dangers. #1: [...]

Back to Basics: A Pet Owners Owner’s Guide to Intervertebral Disc Disease

Many people are familiar with nagging, often debilitating, back pain. A tender spot or ache can impact your daily activities, decreasing your ability to complete everyday tasks, including driving. Our pets can also experience painful back problems that affect their ability to walk or eliminate properly, and decrease their overall quality of life. Although our [...]

7 Factors for Evaluating Your Senior Pet’s Quality of Life

As your pet reaches old age, your thoughts may turn to the inevitable—the passing of your beloved companion—and knowing the end is near is difficult to process. Many quality-of-life assessment tools are available to help you objectively evaluate your senior pet’s quality of life by assessing their happiness and comfort level, and to prevent unnecessary [...]

How To Avoid The Back-To-School Blues: Pet Edition

When school’s out, you and your kids may spend much more time at home, which is great news for your pet, because they spend little to no time at home alone, go on lots of walks, and participate in fun summer activities. Unfortunately, when summer ends, your pet is forced to accept a sudden, stressful [...]

4 Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pet

The next time you exchange kisses with your pet, keep in mind that they can pass along certain diseases. A zoonotic disease is one that can be transmitted between people and animals, and our team at Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs provides information about zoonotic diseases, and explains how you can safeguard your pet and [...]

Sassy the Terrier’s Noise Phobia Experience

Shivering, Sassy lost control of her urine and soaked the blankets in her crate. Her mouth bled as she bit the metal bars. She continued to bark and whine frantically, but her family would not return for another hour, and the thunderstorm raged on.   Unfortunately, Sassy's reaction to the loud noise of the storm is [...]

Preventing Behavior Problems in Puppies

If you’ve recently welcomed home a new puppy, or are preparing for one, you’ll want to start them off on the right paw. Puppies thrive with a safe puppy-proof space, predictable access to resources (e.g., elimination locations, food, water, and toys), and positive social interactions. Check out this basic guide to preventing four common puppy [...]

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Numerous issues can cause feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), since this is not a specific disease, but rather a term used to describe many conditions that can affect the cat’s bladder and urethra. These issues can cause significant health problems for your cat, and can potentially be life-threatening. Our team at Animal Clinic of [...]

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