Midwest Veterinary Services | Your source for quality vet services, for both companion and production animals. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. We also offer a great selection of online veterinary supplies in our online store.

Signs your pet needs a dental check-up

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Dental issues in our pets affect their well being in multiple ways and a dental wellness exam with your veterinarian can help prevent or resolve these top 5 pet dental health concerns. That fuzzy feeling when you run your tongue across your teeth. The smell of your own bad breath. Who can forget that nasty, stale taste? You forgot to …

Midwest Veterinary Services | Your source for quality vet services, for both companion and production animals. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. We also offer a great selection of online veterinary supplies in our online store.

The Boys of Winter

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Now that harvest is complete and calves are weaned, attention has turned to the future of the herd – the bred cows. Pregnant cows are entering their third trimester and calving season will soon be upon us. To maintain an ideal body condition score of 5 or 6, energy demands are increasing, especially as temperatures get colder and winds blow …

Midwest Veterinary Services | Your source for quality vet services, for both companion and production animals. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. We also offer a great selection of online veterinary supplies in our online store.

Killing Them with Kindness

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Obesity in our pet population has become the most common disease encountered in today’s veterinary practice. According to the 2019 Pet Food Manufacture’s Association report, 51% of dogs, 44% of cats, and 29% of pocket pets are classified as overweight or obese, a substantial increase from the 2015 report. Since April of this year, there have been over 500 reported …

Midwest Veterinary Services | Your source for quality vet services, for both companion and production animals. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. We also offer a great selection of online veterinary supplies in our online store.

Fetal Programming for Future Profits

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Are you thinking about calving yet? I’m going to assume that for most, the answer to that question is a resounding “No”. With calves to wean, crops to harvest, and continuing wet conditions to deal with, including the dreaded s-word, snow…calving is nowhere on your mind. Since April of this year, there have been over 500 reported cases of diet-associated …

Midwest Veterinary Services | Your source for quality vet services, for both companion and production animals. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. We also offer a great selection of online veterinary supplies in our online store.

A Grain of Truth

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As pet owners, we are faced with an overwhelming amount of food options for our animals. And just like our own diets, our pet’s diets are subject to fads with little or no nutritional basis or scientific support. Generally, these fads are as harmless as they are unnecessary. Unfortunately, this is no longer the case. Since April of this year, …

Midwest Veterinary Services | Your source for quality vet services, for both companion and production animals. Serving the Tri-State area of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and surrounding areas. We also offer a great selection of online veterinary supplies in our online store.

Do Yourself a Favor, Pregnancy Test Early

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It’s that time again. Preg checking time. Pregnancy testing in beef cattle operations is an extremely important tool. As producers, you have the ability to increase profitability for your operation by strategically marketing open cows when market prices are at their highest and lower your winter-feeding costs by identifying and culling non-pregnant females before the winter months arrive. It is …