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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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Leaving a puppy alone at home for the first time: How to prepare

Leaving a puppy alone at home for the first time: How to prepare

Dogs make great companions but you can’t spend every waking hour with them. You will have to leave them to go do things like errands, work, and appointments. Our Des Moines vet will give some suggestions to make it easier to leave your puppy at home alone for the first time.

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Grooming Puppies: When & How to Do It

Grooming Puppies: When & How to Do It

Grooming your puppy can be difficult. There are a lot of things to think about like when to start, what you'll need, and what needs to be done to ensure they are groomed properly. Our Des Moines Veterinary Hospital vets can answer all those questions for you.

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Are Rabbits Rodents?

Are Rabbits Rodents?

Our Des Moines Veterinary Hospital vets clear up the confusion about whether rabbits are rodents and explain the differences between the two. Plus: some tips for caring for and feeding your pet rabbit.

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How to Choose Dog Food: What is the Best Food for Dogs?

How to Choose Dog Food: What is the Best Food for Dogs?

You want your dog to have the best life possible and that starts with their diet. Our Des Moines Veterinary Hospital vets will go over what you need to know when selecting the best food for your dog.

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How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

How Long Can a Dog Go Without Water?

Many dog owners wonder how much water their dog needs in these hotter months. Our Des Moines vets will go over the causes, symptoms, and treatments if your dog gets dehydrated.

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Nutrition, Skin, and Dogs

Nutrition, Skin, and Dogs

Just like in people, our dogs' skin is their largest organ. When combined with their coat, it makes up 12% of the average dog's body weight. What you may not know is that your dog's daily nutrition can have a significant impact on the health and condition of its skin and coat. Here, our Des Moines vets explain the relationship between your dog's skin, coat, and diet.

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Signs of Pain / Discomfort in Dogs

Signs of Pain / Discomfort in Dogs

It can be difficult to tell if your dog is in pain/discomfort, so it's important to know the signs. Our Des Moines vets can help you identify the signs of pain or discomfort.

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Anesthesia for Dogs

Anesthesia for Dogs

Most dogs are given anesthesia when they are spayed or neutered, and the majority of them will require it at least once throughout their lives. Our four-legged pets, like us, may require anesthesia as part of a surgery or procedure. Today, our Des Moines vets discuss what you should know about anesthesia for dogs.

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All You Need To Know About A Caique

All You Need To Know About A Caique

Are you a bird lover looking for a smart, happy, cheerful, sometimes a bit mischievous, and beautiful bird to be a part of your family? If you are, the Caique species might be the right pick for you. Today, our Des Moines vets tell you all you need to know about a caique.

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What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet?

What to Say When Someone Loses a Pet?

If you have ever had to say goodbye to a pet then you know how hard it can be. Pets are a part of the family and it can feel the same as losing a loved one. Our Des Moines vets offer advice on what to say when someone you know loses a pet and a few other ways you can support them.

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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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