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Spaying and Neutering

Spaying or neutering your furry friend might seem cruel at first, but it is a necessary procedure. Spaying and neutering has health benefits and can help your loved ones live a long and happy life. Here is what the ASPCA says about the importance of spaying or neutering for your pet’s long-term health: Spaying helps prevent malignant or cancerous breast …

Deadly Bacteria – Protect Your Pets from Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis (also referred to as Lepto) is a bacteria that dogs and other pets can come into contact with by walking or swimming through infected soil or water, or by drinking contaminated water. The bacteria can be present worldwide in soil and water. But is more common in the Midwest, Eastern, and Southwestern states. It can be present any time …

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Flea & Tick Prevention

Spring is in the air. But unfortunately, we also enter the flea and tick seasons here in Iowa. Even though fleas and ticks are here year-round, they thrive during warmer, moist weather. From April through July, we usually experience them the most. If you do not take preventative measures, they can cause health problems for your pets. It is good to …

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Advanced Pet Care Clinic Brings You Canine Fitness Month

We believe at Advanced Pet Care Clinic that they should be treated just like any other family member. For this reason, one of the things I enjoy is educating pet owners on how to take care of their pets to help them to live longer, happier lives. Your role as a pet parent is essential in maintaining your dog’s fitness. …

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5 Tips for New Pet Adopters

In this last year, there has been a dramatic increase in pet adoptions. This is considered to have a lot to do with the pandemic and people working from home.  Perhaps some people want more companionship while they work from home. Others have adopted pets for their children. Whatever may be the reason; this has particularly been a good thing …

Dental Disease is a problem for many pets in the U.S.

Veterinarians nationally dedicate the month of February to raising awareness of the importance of dental care for pets. Dental problems in pets are much more serious than many pet parents realize. Unfortunately, many pets suffer from a lack of dental care, and it is not just a problem with older pets. Here are some facts: Over 80% of dogs age …

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New Years’ Resolutions for 2021

At this time of year, we reflect on the past and make resolutions to do better in the New Year. It is like starting the year with a clean slate. We usually think of things like our health, family, finances, etc. But if you have furry friends, it is a good idea to think of them too. Especially during stressful …

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Holiday Hazards for Pets

The spirit of Christmas is here. But, along with this, we unwittingly bring some things into our homes that are potential hazards to our pets. The top reason pets end up in an emergency clinic on Christmas day is from eating foreign objects or foods that are toxic to their system. So, we want all parents to know what to …

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6 Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Winter

When Winter Temperatures Start Dropping With our recent time change, we are reminded that winter is on its way. Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21st, but now is the time to prepare. We’d like to share some safety tips to make sure your animals are safe and protected for the winter. Small pets, thin-haired pets, older arthritic pets, and …

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7 Tips for Halloween Pet Safety

Halloween is coming up! And this Halloween we will experience a blue moon (2nd full moon in one month). It will be the first time a Halloween full moon has been visible in all time zones since 1944!   While COVID 19 makes it more of a challenge, there are lots of ways to celebrate. If you are looking for ideas you …