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…

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…