Addison's disease is an endocrine disorder where the adrenal glands, near the kidneys, fail to produce enough hormones. This disease is relatively uncommon (approximately one case per 3000 dogs) ...View Article
Welcome to RushAnimalCare
RushAnimalCare offers the Johnston animal community medical, surgical, and dental care. We provide boarding and grooming services. We are located close to a 24 hour facility, and 30 minutes from the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital in Ames. We serve the greater Des Moines area, including Urbandale, Grimes, Clive, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.
We are open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours and on Saturdays.
Located in Johnston we at RushAnimalCare are committed to your pet's health. Johnston based RushAnimalCare excels in the science of veterinary medicine and was founded in 1992. Since then Dr. Barbara Rush and our staff have excelled in compassionate veterinary care in the Johnston area. RushAnimalCare is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet..
Your Pets . . . Our Family!
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Dogs occasionally develop a red eye. The redness may be in the white of the eye, in the clear part of the eye called the cornea, or within the eyeball. There are many causes of a red eye, but all ...View Article
When you come home to find a mess on the floor, it is easy to assume that the dog vomited. Vomiting is very common in dogs, as they often eat weird things! There are actually many other causes of ...View Article
Your pets provide companionship, unconditional love and plenty of smiles, but they also make you healthier just by living with you. By keeping your furry companion healthy and happy, you're actual ...View Article
Heartworm is a long, string-like parasitic worm that has the scientific name Dirofilaria immitis. It earns its common name by living in the host’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Heartworm can ...View Article
The Veterinary Genetics Laboratory Forensic Unit at the University of California, Davis is the first accredited crime lab dedicated to animal DNA profiling. DNA can be used to confirm the ownershi ...View Article
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We Support Pet Project
The Pet Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping pets with the people who love them. They have a pet pantry that provides food to families who are experiencing financial difficulties, offer temporary housing for pets of battered women, deployed military and the homeless seeking refuge or medical care.
The Pet Project works with landlords to keep pets in their homes. They offer food, supplies and medical care to pets of the homeless. We accept donations for them in our office. For more information, go to http://thepetprojectmidwest.org/index.php. We cannot imagine what it would be like to have to give up a beloved pet if your circumstances suddenly changed. Could you?
Laser Therapy Now Available
We now offer laser therapy. Laser offers anti-inflammatory effects. By reducing pain and swelling, joints are made more comfortable. Laser will hasten the recovery of damaged muscles. The treatment is not painful, and takes anywhere from 3-8 minutes. Please watch the videos on the laser testimonial page (yes, this is a real patient!) A few of the conditions that can be improved:
Acute and Chronic Pain
Sprains and Strains
Cystitis, especially in male cats
We know it will be of great value to you. We are sure you want your dog or cat to live a pain-free life. Call us today! You do not need to be a client at our office to schedule laser therapy. We serve the greater Des Moines area, including Urbandale, Clive, West Des Moines, Grimes, and Ankeny.