Our Veterinary Blog

Explore a wide range of pet care topics in our practice veterinary blog, updated regularly! Let us know if you have any questions by calling (563) 391-9522.

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Winter Snuggles

Winter’s almost over Winter can be tough on all of us. If you can, just snuggle with your beastie all winter long.   But if you must go out, here are a few tips!   General Cold Weather Care Tips Outdoors: Don’t leave your pet outdoors for extended periods of time. If it’s too cold…

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What Are The Responsibilities of a Veterinarian?

What Are The Responsibilities of a Veterinarian? If you’re ever in need of veterinary services, you’ll want to know the responsibilities of a veterinarian. This blog will outline the primary duties of a veterinarian, including examining animals to assess their health and diagnose problems, treating and dressing wounds, performing surgery on animals, testing for and…

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How to Find the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet

How to Find the Right Veterinarian for Your Pet If you’re ever worried about your pet’s health, it’s important to find a veterinarian with whom you feel comfortable. Not only will this vet provide quality care for your pet, but they’ll also be able to answer any questions you have. To help you find the…

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The Different Types of Veterinary Care Your Pets May Need

Veterinary care is an important part of pet ownership, and there are a variety of different types of veterinary care your pets may need throughout their lifetime. From routine check-ups and vaccinations to more serious procedures, it’s important to understand the different types of veterinary care available and when your pet may need them. This…

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Kaitlyn Guy

Meet Kaitlyn Guy, Camp and Boarding Counselor Kaitlyn has been a Camp and Boarding Counselor at Animal Family since September 2021. She says “A day in the life at Animal Family can be like heaven for me. I love all kinds of dogs and love how sweet and playful they can be.” How do animals…

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Adopt a Senior Pet: Lifelong Friends

Adopt a Senior Pet: Lifelong Friends Senior pets end up in animal shelters for many reasons, usually because of some unexpected life change. But whatever the reason – military deployment, divorce, death of an owner, or a move – too many senior pets wait at shelters for their new homes. Sure, puppies and kittens are…

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Jenna Carlson, Camp and Boarding Counselor

Meet Jenna Carlson, Camp and Boarding Counselor Jenna has been a Camp and Boarding Counselor at Animal Family since July 2022. She takes care of the boarding dogs and cleans up in the back! She feeds them, gets them water, and give medications. She’s great at taking care of all the cute pups from camp…

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Kennel Cough

Kennel Cough | Animal Family Veterinarian Care Center

It’s fall. Besides the changing colors and cooler weather, kennel cough is another thing we expect every fall. Kennel Cough or CIRDC (Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex) Kennel cough is the common name for Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC). It’s seen in dogs in group situations such as kenneling, grooming, dog shows, dog parks…

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Happy Tails

Considering a pet friendly vacation? Look no further! We’ve discovered some pretty paw-some ideas for vacationing with your pet. Pet Friendly Vacation Ideas Practical Tips Before you pack your pet’s bag, check out our tips to make traveling with a pet safe and easy: Are you planning a pet friendly vacation this summer? We’d love…

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Alexis Hughes

Meet Alexis Hughes, DVM Alexis has been a veterinarian since 2020, right at the start of the pandemic and started her job right after they cancelled graduation. When she was younger, she worked at the local animal shelter. Before and during vet school she worked as a tech in both Washington and Idaho. While in…

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