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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...

Head off a heat emergency
If your pet has heatstroke, stay cool and take these steps

1.5 min read Act fast to lower your pet’s body temperature. Rush your pet to our veterinary hospital. A veterinary visit is crucial during and after heat exhaustion or heatstroke. No matter how well you cooled your pet at home, hidden organ damage or other issues can...

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 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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4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

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...

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