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Cats and dogs hate New Year’s Eve fireworks
Your pet’s ears are sensitive to sound

Nov 30, 2023 | 3 minute readLoud bangs and pops scare pets and can make a normally well-behaved pet misbehave or run away. Celebrations can be stress-free if you plan ahead. Consider your pet as you make your plans for December 31st. Dr Beth Spencer’s #1 tip for NYE...

Awareness of Pet Diabetes
Prevention, symptoms, and new treatments

7.5 min read   Rocky the cat was losing weight and sleeping more often. His concerned parents brought him to see Dr Alex Robb at Goodheart Cherry Creek. Dr Robb did blood work, which showed that Rocky had diabetes. He offered the family a tailored diet and insulin...

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. ...
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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