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 [...]

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 [...]

6 Facts You Never Knew About Pet Allergies

#1: Your allergic pet will not need a tissue When pets suffer from allergies, they do not have a runny nose or itchy, watery eyes.  Allergic pets are excessively itchy and will scratch, rub, chew, and lick incessantly.  They will be extremely restless and unsettled because of their discomfort. The extreme grooming may cause hair [...]

7 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Pets

Pets and kids seem like a match made in heaven, but the communication gap between the two often causes accidents. Set your two- and four-legged children up for a successful relationship by teaching your children the best ways to interact with their furry pals. Here are seven tips from the Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs [...]

Pet-Proofing Your Home: Brutus’ Basics

Pets, especially puppies and kittens, are naturally inquisitive. While your pet’s curious antics may be endearing, they can also land them in the hospital. Our Animal Clinic of Council Bluffs team is here to help if your pet tangles with a pet hazard, but we would prefer they stay healthy and happy. Listen in as [...]

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