Category Archives: Dog Care

Signs of Pain in Pets

As much as dogs are part of the family, it can be difficult to sense when something is wrong. Dogs can’t communicate verbally to tell their owners when they’re in pain, so owners must pay attention to cues that indicate their pet is hurting. When dogs are in pain, there are several behaviors they might […]

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How Barometric Pressure Changes Affect Your Dogs

If you remember your elementary school science classes, you might recall lessons on barometric pressure—that is, the pressure from the earth’s atmosphere. When the barometric pressure drops, our tissues expand more, which can put pressure on our bones and joints. That’s why you might “feel” rain coming in your joints or at an old injury […]

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What You Need to Know About Depression in Dogs

A study conducted by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2017 found that 17.3 million American adults experienced some form of major depression in the past year. While you may know a person who is depressed, did you know that your dog can also become depressed? Unfortunately, it’s true. Continue reading to […]

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How COVID-19 Affects Your Dogs

When you turn on the nightly news, you’re bound to see plenty of coverage regarding COVID-19. What the broadcasters don’t focus on, though, is how the pandemic affects our pets. While it’s understandable that networks don’t want to spend much time covering COVID-19 and dogs in West Des Moines, IA, we believe people should be […]

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