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Do I Need to Vaccinate my Dog for Kennel Cough?

Do I Need to Vaccinate my Dog for Kennel Cough?

Is your dog being plagued by a dry non-productive cough? If so, it could be Kennel Cough. Today our Ankeny vets share some facts about this highly contagious respiratory disease in dogs and talk about when you should get your dog vaccinated.

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Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Why Won't My Cat Eat?

It can be very concerning to pet owners if their cats won't eat. Our Ankeny vets share some common reasons why cats stop eating, and how to tell if it's time to rush them to the emergency clinic.

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Best Dogs for Families With Kids

Best Dogs for Families With Kids

Often when parents consider adding a dog to their family the trusty golden retriever is the first breed that springs to mind, but there are a number of other breeds that can make fabulous family pets too. Today our Ankeny vets share a few family-friendly dog breeds that you may want to consider.  

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

Choosing the best vet to match the needs of your pet and your lifestyle can be stressful. You want the very best for your beloved companion, so what qualifications should you look for when choosing a vet?

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition spread by the bite of infected mosquitos. Heartworms can lead to heart failure, severe lung disease, and even death for pets in Ankeny. Today, our vets explain why prevention is key when it comes to this deadly condition.

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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?

Annual fecal exams at your vet's office are the best way to help keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly or twice yearly fecals give your Ankeny vet the opportunity to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions 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 may be tiny but they can spread serious diseases, lead to infections, and make your pet itchy and miserable. Our Ankeny vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas.

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