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Prepare Your Pets for Disaster

It is always best to be prepared for Mother Nature as we never know when she will strike next with a tornado, flood, or such here in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Prepping for disaster is an essential step for the safety of you and your family. Your pets are a member of your family, so you want to prepare your pets …

Companion Laser Therapy®

Advanced Pet Care Clinic is one of the first Veterinary practices in the area to add the companion therapeutic laser. With the addition of the laser, companion animals will receive instant relief of pain, inflammation, and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery, and chronic everyday disorders. A relatively new branch of medicine, laser therapy delivers a large amount …

Common Lumps, Bumps, and Growths

Lumps, bumps, or growths on your pet are common things that you might find on your furry loved one. It’s important that you know what to watch out for and what you can do if you find one. Different Types of Lumps, Bumps, and Growths There are numerous different lumps, bumps, and growths that you might find on your pet. …

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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 …