The All-Pets Mission
WE ARE COMPASSIONATE
WE ARE HONEST
WE ARE ADAPTABLE
Veterinary medicine used to be mainly for emergencies and sick pets, but those days are in the past. As a society we have started to grow and learn that our pets are just like our children - they need love, patience, and regular wellness checks to live their best life.
At All-Pets Hospital we believe every pet deserves to live a long and healthy life. This starts with a well timed vaccination schedule as a puppy or kitten and goes all the way to senior pet blood panels as they age.
However, we know that each pet and owner are different and have different needs. Our mission is to learn those needs so that we can avoid unnecessary spending but still keep your pets healthy. It’s easy to think that all veterinary clinics are too expensive or just interested in getting your bill as high as possible, but our promise to our clients is that we will spend the time with you to help you decide what is important for your pet and what may not be as high of a priority.
Check out the list below to see what wellness services we offer!
Even if your pet isn’t showing signs of sickness, regular visits with a veterinarian are beneficial. At every visit, the doctor checks the pets heart, lungs, teeth, ears, eyes, skin, weight, and more. Not only can this catch an issue before it gets bad enough for your pet to be in pain, but it also helps the doctor have a record of your pet’s condition so that if your pet every does get sick we have a better idea of what has been going on. Plus it gives you a chance to ask the doctor all of those questions you have about your pet to make sure you are giving it the best life!
It is important to make sure your pet’s immune system is ready to face common diseases. Vaccinations are the best way to do this. Puppies and kittens should have a doctor approved vaccine schedule between the ages of 8 weeks and 16 weeks, and maintain yearly boosters for their entire life to be sure they don’t contract often deadly but preventable diseases (such as Parvovirus). The Rabies vaccine is legally required by the city of Des Moines.
Parasite Testing and Prevention
There are so many parasites your pet is exposed to every day, whether they are inside, outside, around other animals, or not. The most common of these are fleas, ticks, mites, and a wide variety of worms. Some of these are obvious, and some can lay dormant and cause severe health issues months or years down the line if not caught early. The best way to ensure your pet doesn’t have an issue is to keep them on preventative and do the recommended annual fecal and blood tests.
Spay and Neuter
We all love baby animals, but breeding a pet is a big responsibility that comes with lots of risks. If you don’t intend to purposefully breed your pet, spaying and neutering is the best thing you can do for them. The risk for certain deadly diseases and infections can be almost completely eliminated by spaying and neutering. (Not to mention the millions of animals already born, waiting in shelters for homes!)
Blood work is an essential part of a doctor understanding the health of a pet, young and old. Animals are unfortunately not very good at telling us when they don’t feel good, but from a quick blood draw we can learn about kidney failure, liver disease, heartworm disease, anemia, diabetes, effects of long-term medication, and so many more hidden issues. Most of these issues, if caught early with regular blood testing, are easily treatable and with intervention can extend the pet’s life significantly.
Nail Trims and Grooming
Long nails and hair matting are worse for your pet than you think. It is uncomfortable and debilitating, often causing infections or worse. Trimming hair and nails at home can be difficult, so we help by having two professional groomers on staff to make sure your pet is comfortable and looking good all the time.