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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Here at VetMeasure, we take the health of our companion animals very seriously and November happens to be National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. What is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month? Cancer is the number one disease-related cause for all domesticated cats and dogs in the United States. National Pet Cancer Awareness Month was started by…

Defining Heart Murmurs

Here at VetMeasure, our staff takes the health of canines very seriously. We even created a wearable monitoring device, MeasureON! which helps ensure that your furry friend is maintaining their health. If you have been following along with our weekly blog posts, you probably already know by now that MeasureON! has the ability to monitor…

Diabetes in Pets

While you probably have a neighbor, family member, or friend with diabetes, did you know that your pets are also at risk of getting diabetes? Similar to humans, diabetes in pets develops if they cannot properly utilize glucose due to an impairment in producing or responding to insulin. However, while diabetes in humans is typically…

National Pet Obesity Day

Leaves are falling off the trees, and the weather is beginning to cool down here in Iowa. The winter months have a tendency to be “ruff” here, but that’s no excuse to let the activity level of your pets decrease right along side the temperature outside. Ensuring that your pet stays active year-round is very…

Pet Preparedness Plan

September is National Preparedness Month; pet owners must be prepared for and know how to react in a variety of situations ranging from your Chihuahua eating a box of chocolate donuts to your Labrador hurting their leg while playing fetch. The VetMeasure team has compiled a list of tips, so you are prepared should your…

Post-Anesthesia Hypothermia in Dogs

As the staff at your veterinary clinic are aware, hypothermia, a potentially dangerous condition when an individual has a low body temperature, is a post-anesthetic concern across species. However, this is more common in some species than others. According to a study published in Veterinary Record, this condition is seen in approximately 30-60% of human…

Important Signs to Never Ignore in Pets

Many pet owners consider their pets as a member of their family, so it is important to make sure they are being taken care of. Here at VetMeasure, our staff makes the health of an animal’s top priority. Our mobile harness, MeasureON! has the ability to monitor environmental temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate and dog…

3 Ways to Get Moving with Your Pet

It’s RAGBRAI week here in Iowa, and thousands of riders will be pedaling their way here to Ames tonight for their overnight stop. With all the athletes visiting our town, we here at VetMeasure couldn’t help but think of all the fun ways we can get out a get moving with our pets. Here is…

Pet Safety for Independence Day

The Fourth of July is a time to be celebrated with family and friends, filled with traditions and memories that will last. Our pets are often some of those family members we wish to enjoy the fun activities with. However, with picnics, parades, and firework displays around the corner it is important for all pet…