Archive for January, 2017

Are you feeding your dog the right food?

January 25, 2017

Are you feeding your dog the right food?  Here are a few signs that you are not feeding your dog the best food for him/her.





Today is National Change A Pet’s Life Day!

January 24, 2017

Today is National Change A Pet’s Life Day!  One simple act of kindness can make a difference in a pet’s life. Today is the perfect time to express your love for pets and consider fostering a pet or pet adoption.  There are countless animals that yearn to be a part of a loving family, can you help?!




Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

January 18, 2017

What exactly is a reverse sneeze in a dog?!



Walk Your Pet Month!

January 17, 2017

January is walk your pet month!  What a great way to start the year!  Exercise is very important in helping your pet live a healthy and long life, and walking your dog can actually help you to meet your own fitness goals.  A recent study from the University of Missouri found that people who walk with dogs are more consistent in their exercise routine than those who walk with a human — what could be a better way to burn off those holiday calories?


Cold Sensitive Breeds

January 10, 2017

With all of this cold weather, here is a list of breeds that are extra sensitive to the cold!



National Train Your Dog Month!

January 9, 2017

January is National Train Your Dog Month. Having a healthy dog means having a dog that’s balanced in their emotional and physical needs.  Certainly training and nutrition are key components in a holistic plan for your dog.  Since January is the time for New Year’s resolutions, it is the perfect time for dog owners to learn about the importance of training for their pet.  Click here for more information!



January 3, 2017

Meet Daisy, this pup came in today for PennHIP testing.  PennHIP method has strong scientific foundation as the most effective hip screening tool available for dogs.  Did you know we are one of nine clinics in Iowa certified in PennHIP testing?!  All dogs can benefit from PennHIP testing. For pet dogs found to be at risk, early intervention can help prevent or lessen the severity of hip dysplasia. For working/service dogs, identifying a dog with healthy hips can extend the working life of the dog. For breeding dogs, early detection of at-risk hips can allow the breeder to make early, informed decisions as to which dogs to keep in breeding programs.  What questions do you have about PennHIP testing?