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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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