Alburnett Veterinary Service

Alburnett Veterinary Service
Alburnett Veterinary Service is listed in the Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals category in Alburnett, Iowa. Displayed below is the only current social network for Alburnett Veterinary Service which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Alburnett Veterinary Service on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 35.

Contact information for Alburnett Veterinary Service is:
412 S Main Ave
Alburnett, IA 52202
(319) 842-2214

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Alburnett Veterinary Service has an overall ZapScore of 35. This means that Alburnett Veterinary Service has a higher ZapScore than 35% of all businesses on Zappenin. For reference, the median ZapScore for a business in Alburnett, Iowa is 34 and in the Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals category is 52. Learn more about ZapScore

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Alburnett Veterinary Service Contact Information:

  • 412 S Main Ave
    Alburnett, IA 52202
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  • Phone: (319) 842-2214
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February is National Pet Dental Health Month but there is no bad time to clean your pet’s teeth. Signs of possible dental problems are bad breath, weight loss, reluctance to eat or avoiding chewing on one side of the mouth. Proper home care—brushing, chew toys and dental treats can stretch out the time between cleanings and improve your pet’s health. We have linked a short video from the American Veterinary Medicine Association on dental care. Give us a call (319-842-2214) to schedule a dental exam.
Dr. Sheldon Rubin, speaking for the American Veterinary Medical Association, gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a d...

It’s February. Winter returned with a vengeance, the groundhog saw his shadow and Cupid is practicing his aim! Who doesn’t like treats from their admirers on Valentine’s Day but we need to remember our special four-legged friends and use a bit of caution this time of year. Chocolate means love and cats and dogs love it too! No chocolate is good for pets. The darker the chocolate the more toxic it is, so from most to least—baker’s , semi-sweet, gourmet dark, with milk chocolate being least toxic. The amount ingested is key to what symptoms you may see ranging from vomiting/diarrhea to agitation to tremors or seizures and can be potentially life threatening. Treatment is based on the severity of the symptoms. Don’t hesitate to call if you have concerns. Flowers can also be a cause for concern, especially lilies. Any part of a lily is very toxic to cats, even the water in the vase. The toxin causes kidney failure and may not be noticed for a couple of days after ingestion. Signs include drooling, poor appetite, lethargy and increased thirst and urination. Prompt treatment is imperative for a successful outcome. Dogs generally show only a digestive upset. Xylitol, a very common sugar substitute found in gum, candy and breath mints, is also a toxin to dogs and can cause dangerously low blood-sugar and liver failure. Very small amounts can cause problems. Symptoms include vomiting, incoordination, weakness, seizures and even coma. Avoiding the potential for these toxicities is the best medicine, but if you have concerns call us (319-842-2214 [Call: 319-842-2214] ), the veterinary emergency hospital (319-841-5161 [Call: 319-841-5161] ) or the Pet Poison Helpline (1-800-213-6680 [Call: 1-800-213-6680] ).

Many dogs have to live with arthritis, but they don’t have to live with the pain. Alburnett Veterinary Service would like to give you 6 easy tips to help keep your arthritic dog happy, healthy, and comfortable! 1. Keeping your dog slim can help by decreasing the load on their joints. 2. Controlled exercise is a must, but make sure you carefully monitor your dog while he or she plays, walks, or runs. Find a soft surface for activity. 3. Keep your dog warm and dry, since cold and damp conditions can aggravate arthritis. Applying warm compressions can help painful joints. 4. Pain medication, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may help relieve pain, and disease-modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOADs) can also play an important role. Always remember to talk to Dr. Gardner or Halsor before giving your dog any medication. 5. Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements can be used to help improve joint mobility and support better joint functioning for dogs with arthritis. 6. Be sure to take steps to adjust your dog’s home environment including: providing soft supportive bedding for his achy joints, using ramps to help a dog get in and out of a car or up to a bed, and putting down carpeting and secure rugs to help him get traction as he walks. For more tips and advice to best prevent, treat, and manage your dog’s arthritis please call us at (319) 842-2214

Willie and Gus say “It’s hot and humid!” Please make sure that all your companions have access to fresh water and shade at all times. Pets can’t grab a glass of water from the sink and just because they had the opportunity to get a drink 30 minutes ago does not mean they don’t need water now.

Heads Up- we will be closed the fourth and fifth of July. Enjoy your holiday weekend!