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Green Amazon Parrot as Pets: Everything You Need to Know

Green Amazon Parrot as Pets: Everything You Need to Know

Green Amazon parrots are captivating creatures known for their vibrant colors and charming personalities. Here, we will discuss details of green parrots, including their lifespan, suitability as pets, sizes, diet, and essential preparations for potential owners.

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Tooth Resorption in Cats: An Owner's Guide

Tooth Resorption in Cats: An Owner's Guide

Have you noticed that your cat is missing a tooth but you never found the tooth? Tooth resorption in cats is a condition in which the body breaks down and absorbs the structures that support the tooth. Today, our Des Moines Veterinary Hospital vets discuss the symptoms and how they can be treated.

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Types of Pet Birds & Which Is the Best for You

Types of Pet Birds & Which Is the Best for You

Birds can make great pets but it can be hard to pick which one is best for you. Here, our Des Moines Veterinary Hospital vets will offer advice on different types of birds and which birds would be best for you.

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Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog or Cat

Diagnostic Imaging For Your Dog or Cat

Diagnostic imaging is an exceptional tool used by our Des Moines vets to help us pinpoint the cause, extent, or seriousness of your pet's illness or injury. Depending on your pet's condition, the type of diagnostic imaging used will vary. Below are a few of the tests that your vet may recommend to help diagnose or treat your dog or cat.

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PU Surgery in Cats

PU Surgery in Cats

Urinary blockages can affect your cat and these blockages can be life-threatening and a perineal urethrostomy may be suggested. Today, the Des Moines vets talk about what perineal urethrostomy (PU) surgery is and what to expect from PU surgery and recovery for your cat.

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Dog Dental Care: How to Care For Your Dog's Teeth

Dog Dental Care: How to Care For Your Dog's Teeth

Your pup's oral health impacts their overall health. That is why it's key that you help to ensure your dog's teeth and gums remain clean and healthy. Here, our Des Moines vets share some of the ways you can help to keep your pup's mouth in good condition. 

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CT Scans for Dogs

CT Scans for Dogs

A computed tomography (CT) scan is a diagnostic test in which multiple x-rays of an area are taken and a computer generates a 3D view. Today, our Des Moines vets explain CT scans, when and why they are necessary, and the average cost of a CT scan for dogs.

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X-Ray for Dogs

X-Ray for Dogs

If your dog is booked to have an x-ray (radiograph) you may be wondering how the appointment will work and how you can prepare. Below, the Des Moines vets share what you can expect when you bring your dog to us for an x-ray.

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Why Does My Pet Need A Urinalysis?

Why Does My Pet Need A Urinalysis?

At Des Moines Veterinary Hospital, we believe strongly in educating our clients so they can be the best possible pet owners. So today, our Des Moines vets will discuss urinalysis for dogs and cats, as well as how to understand your pet's urinalysis results so you can make the best decisions regarding their medical care.

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Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

Understanding Blood Tests for Dogs

We understand that it can be upsetting to take your pet for a blood test. To help ease your concerns, our Des Moines vets are here to help explain blood tests for dogs.

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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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