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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 [...]

5 Ways We Keep Your Pet Safe During Anesthesia

The thought of their pet undergoing anesthesia can unsettle a pet owner—largely, from a fear of the unknown. Without knowing exactly what is happening to your pet, and all the ways your Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs team is striving to keep them safe, remaining calm, and trusting in our expertise, skill, and dedication, can [...]

Your Pet’s Professional Dental Cleaning Outlined In 4 Phases

Up to 80% of pets experience some degree of dental disease by age 3, which, in turn, can lead to significant health issues. Proper oral hygiene is key to helping your pet avoid oral pain, dental infections, and potentially serious heart, liver, and kidney complications. While daily at-home toothbrushing is a critical component of your [...]

Why Can’t My Veterinarian See Me? Your Questions, Answered

You are used to calling your veterinarian to schedule an appointment for your pet, and getting in in a day or two. However, appointments now may be scheduled weeks or months ahead, depending on the care your pet needs, and how overwhelmed your veterinary practice is at the moment. Why is seeing a veterinarian as [...]

Pet Arthritis 101: What Every Pet Owner is Aching to Know

From puppyhood or kittenhood, to their grey muzzle years, our pets are family, and constant, loyal companions. Many pets are workout buddies, and your feline companion is often the perfect alarm clock, ensuring you don’t miss a morning workout, or their breakfast. Pets have unique ways of communicating. Subtle signs or behavior changes may indicate [...]

Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips

Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs wants you and your pets to enjoy a safe, happy Thanksgiving holiday. Amid all the excitement, remember that holidays can be hazardous for your family pets. Festive foods are the top risk for pets, closely followed by pet travel concerns, as well as other holiday pet considerations. Thanksgiving food dangers [...]

Honoring Life—Palliative and Hospice Care for Pets

“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” - Agnes Sligh Turnbull When pets approach their life’s end, all we want is to hold on to them a little longer, and if we’re lucky, for a while, we get to see the world the way they do—in the present moment. In our attempts to [...]

Successfully Medicating Your Pet—Tips and Tricks From Our Team

Your cat has an infection and needs antibiotics by mouth for a week, but you can’t imagine the medication going down without a fight. Read on for tips from the Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs for getting that medicine into your reluctant pet. With a little creativity and help from our dedicated team, you can [...]

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