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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,...

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...
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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How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

Even though house cats have been domesticated for 10,000 years, their instincts still tell them to hide their vulnerabilities.Cats are stoic. This trait can make it hard to know when they're in pain. Your cat may experience pain for many reasons: joint issues, tooth...

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