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Adel, IA 50003

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One Year Later

It’s been a year since my family said goodbye to our dog Holden. I suppose it’s no surprise that we still struggle with strong pangs of grief. I still think of him EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the door when no one is home.

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My dog is vaccinated for Kennel Cough and now she’s coughing- what’s up!!!???

We are hearing this a lot at the clinic right now. We are seeing dogs that have been groomed, boarded, playing at dog parks or even some that practically haven’t left the house that are all coughing. Most complain of hacking and coughing, mostly at night, in a dog that is still eating, drinking, pooping and peeing normally.

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Watch Acupuncture Live!​

Our goal is to share more of what we do with you! Here is a quick peek at two of Dr. Holland's acupuncture patients! Thank you Wally and Molly (and families) for sharing! Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment option for many conditions from arthritis to urinary leakage! Find out more under the acupuncture tab!

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Is This Little Creature a Dog or a Shark!!???

DENTAL CASE: Meet Minnie! She was found to have retained deciduous teeth, meaning that she had both the adult and the baby teeth present. This is a relatively common occurrence for canine teeth in small breed dogs. Left in place, this abnormality leads to malocclusions (needing braces!!) and lots of tartar build up between the teeth that are practically overlapping.

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Puppy 101

It’s fair to say that we see a lot of puppies.  A LOT!  It’s also fair to say it’s one of the best parts of our job.  However, I would wager that most members of the Adel Veterinary Clinic team (me included!) would say we also often enjoy sending them home!  :-)

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A Final Resting Place (5/5)

Holden was named after Holden Village, a retreat in the North Cascade mountains of Washington State where I have visited many times with my family. It is a place that brings me peace, that spot I go when I close my eyes searching for my “center” when life is a struggle.

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New Years Resolutions!

Have you ever stopped to think what the world would be like if we all acted more like our pets? Sure, there would be some VERY strange greetings (!!!), but let’s focus on the things that would truly make the world a better place.

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A “good” death (part 4/5)

The word “euthanasia” comes from the Greek phrase “good death” and I feel, as a veterinarian, that my duty and honor is to provide just that.

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Cozy Cat Hotel

Our cat boarding facility was designed and built with cats in mind. We are enthusiastic about cats having achieved “Cat Friendly Practice” Gold status through the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider boarding your cat at Adel Veterinary Clinic:

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When Do You Know it’s Time? (Part 3/5)

I have always been a “quality” over “quantity” person. I haven’t really explored the reason, but I suspect it has to do with how often I am around animals, observing how “in-the-moment” they are. I eye their mindfulness with intense jealousy as this is definitely a struggle for me (so many to-do lists going on at all times!)

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