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Our Careful and Common Sense Approach to Vaccines
We Customize the Plan for Your Dog and Cat

3.5 minute read Goodheart customizes vaccine plans for each pet. We’ll chat at your pet’s yearly check-up. Then, we recommend only the vaccines your pet needs based on your lifestyle and environment. Our advice is conservative and based on common sense. Vaccines are...

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read   Panda has 2 modes: sleeping and cuddling.  “He's not very good at grooming himself anymore,” says Alex, a vet tech at Goodheart Cherry Creek, about 14-year-old Panda. “He needs a lot of brushing. I just shaved him and gave him a lion cut to prepare him...

5 ways to nurture your senior pet
Make the most of your companion’s golden years

3 min read “I’ve been taking care of 15-year-old Zsazi, a corgi/cattle dog mix, for 3 years,” says Dr Christina Suhr at Goodheart Cherry Creek. “I first saw her for back pain. She also suffered a stroke leaving the right side of her body partially paralyzed. Through...

Ticks are Little. They Spread Big Diseases.
Protect your cat and dog with preventive medicine

2.5 min read "I never would have checked that spot if the dog wasn't limping," says Dr Alexander Robb. The tick had burrowed itself under the dewclaw (that extra digit found higher on your pet's leg). "Trust your instincts if your pet isn't acting like himself." Ticks...

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help. Step 1: Find the packaging. It helps to have the product packaging so...

Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth: What to Know for Cats and Dogs
It's easier than it seems!

2.5 min read Brushing is a good habit to form as part of pet dental care. It’s a nice addition to professional...

Protect Your Pet From the Cold: 3 Tips for a Safe Winter

2 min read Franklin enjoys the snow last winter. No need to outfit your dog in booties in the backyard. It's likely you'll only be playing...

When is the Right Time to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
You and your vet decide together based on breed, age, and health

2 min read  We wish there was a hard and fast rule when spaying or neutering your pet, but there is no perfect age. Your pet's health and breed, among other factors, determine the right time.   What's the right age to spay or neuter my pet?Discuss this with your...

Xylitol: Is it Lurking in Your Pantry?
Symptoms, treatments, and what to do if you think that your pet has eaten it.

The number #1 recommendation from professionals is to read food labels before feeding anything to your pet. Do you have sugar-free gum, candies, or powdered peanut butter in your pantry? A sugar substitute called xylitol(also called birch sugar)is common in most of...

4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

10/19/2021 | 2 min read Staying safe on Halloween doesn’t need to be tricky.  Celebrate the spookiest night of the year by keeping your pet away from these hazards:  #1: Candy bags and wrappers  Bags and wrappers can be as dangerous to your pet as the treats they...
5 Tips for Senior Cats  Easy ways to protect your best bud

5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read   Panda has 2 modes: sleeping and cuddling.  “He's not very good at grooming himself anymore,” says Alex, a vet tech at Goodheart Cherry Creek, about 14-year-old Panda. “He needs a lot of brushing. I just shaved him and gave him a lion cut to prepare him...

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My pet ate poison. Now what?  The 5 things to do next

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help. Step 1: Find the packaging. It helps to have the product packaging so...

read more
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