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If Dogs Had Thumbs

March 01, 2018
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Did you know that there are some super cute pet holidays? One of the most amusing ones is coming right up. March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day! It’s probably safe to say that our canine pals would get into quite a bit of mischief if they had thumbs. Below, a Fort Collins, CO vet lists some things Fido may do if he had thumbs. Open All The Food If dogs had thumbs, we’d … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Walking Your Cat

January 15, 2018
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Did you know that January is Walk Your Pet Month? While many people associate walking pets with dogs, some of our feline friends also enjoy going for the occasional stroll. In fact, walking can be a great way to let your cat enjoy a change of scenery. This is also a good way to let Fluffy get some exercise and mental stimulation. However, this isn’t going to be the best option for every cat. Read … Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions for Dogs

January 01, 2018
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Happy New Year! As we move forward into 2018 and leave 2017 behind, many people are looking ahead at the next year and setting personal goals for themselves. If your canine pal could make resolutions, what do you think would be on his list? A local Fort Collins, CO vet makes a few educated guesses below. Explore New Grass Our canine buddies are very adventurous, and love checking out new places and lawns. Fido can … Read More »

7 Ways to Keep Your Cat Out of the Tree

December 01, 2017
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Are you putting up a tree this year? If you have a kitty, you may find yourself trying to keep her from knocking it over. While some cats will content themselves with curling up beneath the tree and purring, others will see it as a kitty playground. Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet offers some tips on keeping Fluffy out of the tree. Distract The Furball There’s no reason you can’t give your cat her … Read More »

Caring for a Grouchy Cat

October 15, 2017
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Did you know that today, October 15th, is National Grouch Day? While this holiday may technically be meant to honor grumpy people, there’s no reason we can’t take this opportunity to celebrate grouchy pets. Just like people, our animal friends all have their own personalities, and some of them are, well, a bit cantankerous. If you have a furry little curmudgeon on your hands, read on. A local Fort Collins, CO vet discusses caring for … Read More »

Keeping Your Cat Entertained

July 15, 2017
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Did you know that cats can get bored? We know, Fluffy loves doing as little as possible, so boredom may not seem like a big concern for our feline friends. However, in order to keep your pet happy and content, you’ll need to make sure she is getting enough stimulation. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses kitty entertainment options. Playthings First of all, make sure that Fluffy has lots of fun toys … Read More »

Tips for Stopping Problematic Chewing in Dogs

July 01, 2017
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Have you ever come home to find that your dog chewed up your shoes, or destroyed a couch cushion? If so, you’re not alone! Fido has many adorable habits, such as his tail wags, head tilts, and playful antics, but he also has a few not-so-adorable ones, like chewing. Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses stopping problematic chewing in dogs. Causes Dogs chew for many different reasons. Separation anxiety is one common cause. Fido … Read More »

Fluffy’s Cutest Secret Talents

June 15, 2017
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Cats are quite talented little furballs. Our feline friends are excellent hunters and snugglers. They are also expert nappers! However, Fluffy actually has several other skills that you may not have noticed. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet lists some of kitties’ cutest secret talents. Traffic Weaving Kitties are very small, so they sometimes have to be bold when they want attention. One way Fluffy does this is to run right out in … Read More »

The Rules of Hugging Cats

May 15, 2017
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Does your cat like to snuggle? Some of our feline buddies are very affectionate little furballs! Fluffy is a great cuddler. There’s no better way to wind down after a long day than to settle in with a good book or movie, and a purring cat. However, there are some definite do’s and don’ts when it comes to hugging cats. Read on as a local Fort Collins, CO vet discusses hugging cats. The Rules of … Read More »

Fido’s Tail Wags

March 15, 2017
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Dogs have many wonderful qualities. They’re smart, fun, playful, loyal, and loving, just to name a few. They’re also super cute! One of Fido’s most charming attributes is that furry tail of his. Below, a Fort Collins, CO vet talks about dog tails. Tail Language As you probably know, dogs often use their tails to communicate. When our canine companions are happy, they let us know by wagging their tails. With some dogs, you may … Read More »

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