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Did You Check for Ticks Today?

One of our staff, Kacie Wagner, is going through a scary time with her two-month-old son, Jett. She asked us to share her story in hopes of educating others to… Read more

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Noise or Storm Phobia in Dogs

No doubt, families dealing with noise or storm phobia face some true challenges. We want help by encouraging you to explore and learn as much as you can. To that… Read more

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Mosquito 101

This magnified image (above) is of a mosquito proboscis, or nose. So much for Eskimo kisses. (Note to self: Buy bug spray.) Slightly less scary is the leg.    … Read more

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Get to Know Kealie Rogers, DVM

Welcome Kealie Rogers! We are excited to welcome Dr. Kealie Rogers to the Den Herder staff! She is entertaining us with her quick wit and quiet charm. She is seeing… Read more

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Do Tortoises Make Good Pets?

by Rachel Shadle May 23rd is marked in my calendar for a not-so-typical reason. It’s World Turtle Day! Truth be told, my passion is for the tortoise. [Brief side note:… Read more

Lucky the Foster Cat

Lucky Needs a Permanent Home

Meet Lucky Lucky was found by our groomer, Deb, outside her mom’s house. We have been fostering him for a while now and Lucky needs a permanent home! Why You… Read more

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This Is Why

Dear Pet Owners, I didn’t always know I wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up, I worked in my grandparents’ meat locker in Rowley, Iowa. The state meat inspector was… Read more