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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...

How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

Even though house cats have been domesticated for 10,000 years, their instincts still tell them to hide their vulnerabilities.Cats are stoic. This trait can make it hard to know when they're in pain. Your cat may experience pain for many reasons: joint issues, tooth...

Don’t waste money! Store your pet food right.
Original packaging, room temperature and storage location matter

Dr Beth Spencer recommends storing dog and cat food in its original packaging, on a pantry shelf.You’ve done your research and chosen the best food for your cat and dog.  Avoid these 3 mistakes once you get home.  Don't decant food into new canisters, which could...
Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

Nourish Your Pet with the Best Diet

You are what you eat! The saying is true for pets, too. Good nutrition is one of the most important things you can do to help your pet live a happy, healthy, and long life. That’s why we discuss what you feed your pet at every visit.Small tweaks to diet and lifestyle...

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