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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. [...]

The Veterinarians of Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs

While we’re sure you already know how amazing our veterinarians are with your pets, you may not know much about the person behind the white coat and stethoscope. Besides their obvious love for animals, what makes them tick? Dig a little deeper into discovering our veterinarians’ likes, dislikes, families, and hidden talents.  Dr. Melissa Harrer [...]

Fleas and Ticks: More than Itchy Skin

For your beloved pet, external parasites such as fleas and ticks are more than an itchy nuisance. While skin disease is the most common result of flea and tick infestation, visits from these pesky parasites can cause more serious diseases, as well. You may think that the warm summer months are peak flea and tick [...]

5 Things to Know About Veterinary Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is one of many alternative therapies available for pets with certain health concerns and is often used alongside traditional medicine practices, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicines and herbs, homeopathy, among other complementary therapies. Chiropractic care is an increasingly popular treatment modality with pet parents seeking holistic alternatives for their furry family members.  First, see [...]