The MeasureON! Benefit – Pet Owners

As a dog owner, it seems like there is always a new toy, treat or gadget on the shelf that Fido just needs! Many of these products have health benefits to ensure your pet lives life to their fullest potential, including our MeasureON! dog harness, helping to monitor your dog’s health. If you read our…

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Here at VetMeasure, we take the health of our companions very seriously. Did you know that November 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 Nationwide and the Animal Care Foundation in…

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…

Pumpkin Dog Treats

Fall is officially here! The leaves are changing in gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, and red, football is in full swing, and pumpkin-flavored everything has hit the stores. Well, here at VetMeasure we don’t want your dog to miss out on the festivities. Here is one of our favorite fall dog treat recipes, inspired by…

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…

Celebrating Service Dogs

  September is National Service Dog Month, to show our appreciation for these hard-working canines, the VetMeasure team wanted to provide some pointers on how to interact with service dogs in public. We consulted with Melody Goodspeed and Daisy, her seeing-eye dog, for this article. Melody lost her vision in her 20s but didn’t let…

America Has Gone to the Dogs

National Dog Day, on August 26th, is quickly approaching. According to the 2017-2018 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, there are 60.2 million dog-owning households across the United States. Due to the popularity of “man’s best friend,” many cities and establishments are becoming increasingly dog-friendly. In celebration of National Dog Day, VetMeasure wanted to feature areas…