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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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How to Take Care of a Fish

How to Take Care of a Fish

Taking care of a fish requires knowledge of their specific needs and environment to ensure they thrive. Providing a suitable tank with proper filtration, temperature control, and regular water changes is essential for maintaining their health and well-being. Today, our Des Moines vets will provide you with tips on how you can properly take care of your fish.

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How often should you take a cat to the vet?

How often should you take a cat to the vet?

You love your cat, and you want to ensure that they live a long, healthy life with you. Today, our Des Moines vets explain when to take your cat to the vet for routine checkups and preventive care.

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Easiest Fish to Take Care of for Beginners

Easiest Fish to Take Care of for Beginners

If you're new to fishkeeping and looking for low-maintenance options, you may be wondering which fish are the easiest to care for. Today, our Des Moines vets discuss the best pet fish for beginners and their care requirements.

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Common Aquarium Fish Diseases: Symptoms and Treatment

Common Aquarium Fish Diseases: Symptoms and Treatment

Maintaining a healthy aquarium environment is crucial for the well-being of your fish. Unfortunately, like any living creature, fish are susceptible to various diseases that can quickly spread if not properly addressed. Today, our Des Moines vets discuss some common fish illnesses, the symptoms, and how they are treated.

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Rabies in Cats

Rabies in Cats

Rabies is a fatal virus that is extremely contagious among pets, including cats. In this blog, our Des Moines veterinarians discuss the effects of the rabies virus on cats, including how common it is, how to tell if a cat has rabies, and how it can be avoided.

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Rabies in Dogs

Rabies in Dogs

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects dogs and other animals. Vaccination is the most effective way to prevent rabies in dogs. In this article, our veterinarians in Des Moines will discuss how often dogs need these shots, potential side effects and more.

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Can a vaccinated dog get rabies?

Can a vaccinated dog get rabies?

The chances of a vaccinated dog getting rabies are low; nonetheless, rabies vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection. In today's post, our vets from Des Moines Veterinary Hospital explain more about rabies and if dogs can get rabies after vaccination. 

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Rabies Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

Rabies Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

Rabies is a potentially fatal disease. The best way to protect your dog and your family is to have them vaccinated against rabies. Today, our Des Moines veterinarians explain more about this important vaccine, including how frequently your dog should get a booster shot.

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The Importance of Parasite Control in Dogs

The Importance of Parasite Control in Dogs

Parasites pose a constant threat to your dog, ranging from an annoyance to a life-threatening danger. In this post, our Des Moines vets will discuss some parasites your dog may contract and why it's crucial to prevent infection and practice parasite control.

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Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy For Dogs

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy For Dogs

Cold laser therapy allows for the pain-free and non-invasive treatment of your beloved companion. In this post, our Des Moines vets share some valuable information about cold laser therapy for dogs and how this special veterinary treatment can help them heal.

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Welcoming Your Pets to Our Animal Hospital 

Des Moines Veterinary Hospital welcomes cats, dogs, fish, small mammals, and their owners 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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