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Keeping a deaf dog safe
Recommendations for owners of deaf and hard-of-hearing pets

Franklin’s family realized he was hard of hearing soon after they adopted him. “We learned he might have hearing issues when he was just a puppy,” says Katie, Franklin’s mom.

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....

When should you spay or neuter your kitten?
Research shows cats stay healthiest when procedure is completed by 5 months

We first reported new recommendations for spaying and neutering cats by 5 months in January 2021. We continue to support these guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).   Research shows the...

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...

A 2023 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...

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:...

Top Safety Tips for Pets on Boats and Lakes
How planning reduces accidents

2 min read   “Wesley and I spend many weekends camping and rafting each summer,” says Andy, a CSC at Goodheart Cherry Creek. “We’ve even floated down the Colorado River, which I don’t recommend with a big dog and a small tube (and if you do, make sure to trim their...

The Benefits of Microchipping Your Pet
If your pet runs away, ensure they are findable

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. ...

Signs Your Cat is Experiencing Stress
Ways to prevent stress in your cat

4 min read “Daylight savings is hard on my cat,” says Dr Olivia Court, a veterinarian at Goodheart Cherry Creek. “Changes to sunlight and my routine always stress her out a bit. So, I watch her behavior to make sure she isn’t sick from stress.” Help your cat relax...

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,...
A Feast for All Beasts  Safe Thanksgiving Foods for Your Pet

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...

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