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Our Des Moines veterinary team is here to share helpful advice and information to help you keep your pet healthy and happy.

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Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery in Dogs

Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CCL) Surgery in Dogs

Cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures are a common orthopedic injury in dogs. Our Des Moines vets explain the injury as well as the CCL surgery process that is likely necessary for your dog. 

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Helping Your Cat Recover From Surgery

Helping Your Cat Recover From Surgery

Knowing the best way to care for your cat after they have surgery is critical for helping your feline friend to return to their normal activities as quickly as possible. Here is some advice from our Des Moines veterinary team about how to care for your cat after surgery.

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Common Cat Dental Problems

Common Cat Dental Problems

Oral health problems are capable of causing significant pain in your cat and can contribute to other health issues. Here, our Des Moines veterinarians explain how to spot dental health issues in your cat, what some of the most common health problems are, and how these issues can be prevented and treated in your cat.

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Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight & What To Do

Ways To Tell If Your Dog Is Overweight & What To Do

Obesity in dogs is on the rise and has a negative impact on the overall health and well-being of our canine companions. Here, our Des Moines vets share some of the signs that your pooch may be overweight and what you can do to help get your dog's weight back on track. 

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and you want to make sure that the veterinarian you choose to care for them has the right qualifications to give them the treatment and professional attention that they need. But what qualifications should you be looking for?

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that affects dogs, cats and ferrets in Des Moines. This condition can cause heart failure, organ damage, lung disease and even death. Here, our vets explain why, because of this, prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are capable of spreading a number of serious diseases and, therefore, are dangerous both to pets and people. Here, our Des Moines veterinary team explains how these external parasites thrive, what signs you should look out for and how to keep ticks away from your pets and family.

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How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

How do I know if my pet has Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is one of the most commonly transmitted tick-borne diseases in the world. Here, our Des Moines veterinary team shares some important information about Lyme disease, including its symptoms, treatments and what it actually is. 

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Getting your pet their annual fecal exam at your veterinarian's office is the best way for you to keep you and your pet safe from intestinal parasites. Annual fecal exams give your Des Moines vets an opportunity to check for intestinal parasites before they cause more serious conditions to arise. 

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are one of the most common external parasites in the world and they are capable of making your pet absolutely miserable. If they are left untreated, fleas may cause further infection or other serious diseases. Here, our Des Moines vets explain the early signs of fleas for you to watch out for and what to do if you discover that your pet does have fleas. 

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Welcoming Cats & Dogs to Our Animal Hospital 

Des Moines Veterinary Hospital welcomes cats, dogs, and their people to our clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Des Moines companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.

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