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Goodheart is committed to keeping your pet happy and healthy while preventing disease.

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 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...
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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Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Kids might be in virtual classes, but that doesn't mean dogs need to stay home.While this back to school looks different than past years, one thing hasn’t changed and that is the excitement of socializing and seeing your buddies. Much like kids, dogs are social...

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Goodheart Makes an Impact Through Giving

Goodheart Makes an Impact Through Giving

Goodheart Animal Health Center’s charitable giving reflects a commitment to lifelong wellness for animals. When she launched the business late last year, Dr Beth Spencer decided that Goodheart would play a key role in Denver’s collective effort to elevate the...

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Pets and Pet Parents: Fear the Vet No More

Pets and Pet Parents: Fear the Vet No More

We use Fear Free® calming methods at Goodheart. We thought we’d take a moment to explain more about these tactics so you can see how they benefit your cat or dog. You might hear us talking about “Fear Free®” a lot at Goodheart. That’s because we’ve found that these...

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Summer Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips

Summer in Colorado is a great time to get out and enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer! Whether it’s hiking, enjoying farmer’s markets or road trips, Goodheart Animal Health Center has you covered on health and safety tips for your dogs and cats. Road trip!...

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Goodheart turns 6 months!

Goodheart turns 6 months!

Time flies when you’re having fun! As Goodheart Animal Health Center rounds out our 6-month anniversary, we wanted to say thank you to our wonderful clients and neighbors for making us feel welcome. We know you have many veterinarians to choose from in the area, and...

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Fun Things To Do During Coronavirus

Fun Things To Do During Coronavirus

We've brought you the good news that  your pet cannot transmit COVID-19 or become sick with it. And you're likely getting more snuggles in these days. So we hope you're hanging in there! Our team pulled together their go-to "tips and tricks" to help you get through...

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