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Cat and Dog Travel Tips in 2023
Advice for you and your jet-set pet

3 min read Dr Katz loves taking her two dogs, Melly and Hank, to the mountains to get some fun exercise and fresh air! Here are tips to prepare for any adventure with your cat and dog. #1: 3-6 months before travelFollow booking rules and regulations. Planes, trains,...

Dental X-rays and Their Benefit to Your Pet’s Health
X-rays give us a picture of what’s going on inside your pet’s mouth

2.5 minute read Check out the Audio Version of this Post!“We recently did a dental cleaning on my dog, Stevie,” says Dr Christina Suhr. “I was shocked by her terrible x-rays! We learned that most of her roots are non-existent and that she has many enamel defects,...

Our New Year’s Resolutions – A note from 2 pets ✏️
(5 ways to love us more in ‘23)

Read: 1.5 min It’s us—Juniper & Raja. You might have seen us on the Goodheart magnet. We’re Goodheart pets and official mascots. 😊  We’ve noticed this time each year that you make a list of ways to improve your life. It seems like a great idea! On behalf of your...

Pet-proof your holiday decor
How to keep your cats and dogs off the Naughty List

1 min read Decorated Christmas trees and a fully lit menorah or kinara are showstoppers. Ornaments, lights, and seasonal scents add to the festive feeling of the season. They also seem like shiny new playthings to your curious pet. When decorating your home for the...

A Feast for All Beasts
Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

1 min read Charlie Brown always shared Thanksgiving with Snoopy. If you plan carefully, your pets can join in on the holiday too. Some human foods are unsafe for pets. Yet, plain ingredients (or single ingredients) are fine. Avoid a Thanksgiving trip to the ER with...

Routine lab tests keep your cat or dog in their prime
We recommend the best ones below

1.5 min read "Dr Robb has been my dog’s vet for 8 years!” says Jenna Cockrum, the Hospital Manager at Goodheart Cherry Creek.  Sierra had wellness labs at age 3 to get a baseline while she was young. Results showed she was hypothyroid. She's now 11 and treatment has...

If You Are Facing the Loss of Your Pet
When your pet dies, we are here with answers and support

2min read   Sean’s older cat Gracie limped with pain. She began to bump into walls and urinate in the living room. Then, when Sean’s younger cat began to groom Gracie, he realized it was time to prepare for her death. Our cats and dogs are family, so it’s...

6 Signs Your Pet Has Allergies
Dogs suffer more often than cats

2 min read Bert never had allergies until he turned 10 this year. He began licking his paws more than usual at the start of spring. His licking became bad enough to wake up his mom, Vet Tech Ali Giblett, during the night. Ali suspected environmental allergies since...

Pet Allergies Happen All Year Long
Know the triggers to prevent suffering

1 min read Allergens are small particles that our bodies might react to. Allergens enter a pet’s body through their skin, ears, and nose. Dogs can suffer from allergies all year long. Year-round triggers include: -Environmental elements: grass, cedar, mold, pollen....

Protect Your Pup From Heat Exhaustion
Keep your cool pet from turning into a hot dog this summer

1.5 min read “I know a Jack Russell who was rushed to the vet and survived,” says Dr Christina Suhr. “But heat stroke happens fast. Keep your pets cool and avoid dangerous outcomes.” If your cat or dog is affected by heat, don’t wait. Keep our phone number handy and...
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...

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