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Dog and Cat Behavior: Understanding Your Pet’s Quirks
Dr Carrie Oakes and Dr Ashlyn Spring answer common questions about funny (yet, common) pet behaviors 

3 minute readTake your relationship to the next level by understanding your pets’ nonverbal cues.What lies behind the everyday behaviors of cats and dogs? Two of our Goodheart veterinarians – Dr Carrie Oakes and Dr Ashlyn Spring at Goodheart Cherry Creek – unravel the...

A Guide: Vaccinations for Cats and Dogs
Our careful, common sense approach. Customized for your pet.

3.5 minute read Goodheart customizes immunization 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...

Ask the Expert: Advice for Front Range Pet Owners
Dog behavior explained: Q&A with Denver Dog Trainer

2.5 min readDr Beth Spencer answers common springtime questions in this video and blog.  As we gear up for spring, it's essential to ensure our furry friends are ready for the change in season. Dr Beth Spencer, Medical Director at Goodheart Animal Health Center on...

7 Tips For Better Pet Behavior
Dog behavior explained: Q&A with Denver Dog Trainer

3 min readBehavior is the number one reason that dogs get returned to shelters. Here are 7 tips to help you build a positive relationship with your 4-legged friend.Are you having dog behavioral issues? Or did you just adopt a dog and want to make them a well-mannered...

Coughing & Respiratory Issues in Dogs in 2023 and 2024
“Mystery” illness has new treatments

1 min readWatch the interview: Dr Alex Robb sheds light on coughing and respiratory issues in dogs.Veterinarians are seeing increased cases of coughing and respiratory disease in dogs. The disease is characterized by a persistent cough, which often escalates into more...

5 Veterinary Questions You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask
Candid answers to awkward cat and dog topics

2 min readNo pet topic weirds us out. Is your dog’s penis sticking out? Is your pet eating poop (medically known as “coprophagia”) Is your cat humping the pillow? Just tell us! We’re here to answer all your questions. Doctor Katz answers questions we know clients feel...

Goodheart’s 4 Pillars of Care
The core beliefs that guide your pet’s care: wellness, nutrition, dental, and fear/anxiety/stress

8 min read Pets bring us immeasurable joy and companionship. Goodheart Animal Health Center’s mission is to prevent your cat, dog, and exotic pet from getting sick so they can stay by your side – healthy and happy – for as long as possible. Our care guidelines are...

Ease Your Pet’s Stiff Joints in 2024
3 tips for cold weather days

3 min read16-year-old Slim Shady is transformed after beginning this new medicine.“Before starting Librela, Dizzy wasn’t using all four legs to go up and down the stairs,” says this 8-year-old Sheltie's mom, Lisa. “She was also hesitant to jump and run at full speed.”...

The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
Ensure your pet is findable in 2024

3 min read “My dog got scared by a loud noise at the dog park and ran away,” says Jenna Cockrum, the Hospital Manager at Goodheart Cherry Creek. “After searching for hours, I got a call that he had been picked up running in oncoming traffic on a very busy road. ...

Why Do Cats Knead? 
Here’s why cats “make biscuits.”

3 min read “Kneading is an instinctual habit that offers cats comfort,” says Christine Dolce, Hospital Manager at Goodheart Broadway. Kneading is when cats rhythmically push their paws against a soft surface, often with a kneading motion like the way dough is...
Does your dog eat grass?  7 causes of dogs eating your lawn

Does your dog eat grass?
7 causes of dogs eating your lawn

3 min read “I think Milo eats grass for the novelty,” says Goodheart client, Lauren. “He came from a place with astroturf. So grass is new to him and it probably feels nice, hides yummy bugs, and has an interesting texture”. In fact, dogs eat grass for many reasons....

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Be Wary of Dr Google  Your Vet Knows Best

Be Wary of Dr Google
Your Vet Knows Best

2 min read  “One of my clients used Dr Google to identify a tick on her dog,” says Dr Emma Katz, a veterinarian at Goodheart Cherry Creek. “Google suggested burning it off with a lighter. Luckily, she called us and it turned out that the ticks were nipples. We’re...

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Looking For Your Lost pet?  4 Top Tips for a Speedy Reunion

Looking For Your Lost pet?
4 Top Tips for a Speedy Reunion

2 min read We’ve written tips to help pets feel safe and secure during Independence Day festivities.  In this blog, we’ll address what to do if your pet happens to run away or get lost.   4 steps to find a lost pet.Step 1: Share your pet’s picture On social media:...

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