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Choosing Cat Toys

October 15, 2019

Do you find a mountain of cat toys under your sofa every time you move it? If so, you likely have a pretty happy pet. Playing is very important for Fluffy. It entertains her, helps keep her in shape, and provides enrichment. However, there are some things to keep in mind when choosing kitty toys. A Fort Collins, CO vet discusses choosing your feline buddy’s playthings in this article. Wand Toys Wand toys can be … Read More »

6 Great Ways To Pamper a Senior Dog

October 01, 2019

As your dog gets older, you’ll start to see some changes in him, both in his appearance and his behavior. Fido’s muzzle may turn grey, and he’ll become more interested in napping than in chasing squirrels around. Your pooch will still be the same loyal and loving companion as always, and he’ll still greet you with tail wags when you come home. However, he’ll definitely appreciate some extra TLC. A Fort Collins, CO vet offers … Read More »

Is Your Cat Obese?

September 15, 2019

Obesity is one of the most common health issues we see in our feline patients. In fact, over half of America’s cats are, well, a bit chubby. That’s a lot of pudgy pets! Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses kitty obesity. Health Risks Fluffy will still be adorable if she’s overweight, but she’ll be much healthier staying at or near her ideal weight. Obesity increases your kitty’s chances of developing some very … Read More »

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

September 01, 2019

Dental problems are a very common issue with our canine pals. Fido can develop some very painful problems, such as gum disease, infections, abscesses, and misalignments. One of the best ways for you to keep your dog’s mouth healthy is to brush his teeth regularly. Of course, you will need to help your furry buddy get used to the idea. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet offers some tips on brushing your dog’s … Read More »

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

August 15, 2019

August 22nd is Take Your Cat To The Vet Day! Of course, given the option, Fluffy would rather celebrate Spoil Your Cat Day, Hug Your Cat Day, or Take Your Dog To The Vet Day. We know that most of our feline patients would rather stay home and take yet another nap than come visit us. However, proper veterinary care is crucial to your kitty’s health and well-being. A Fort Collins, CO vet discusses taking … Read More »

Swimming With Fido

August 01, 2019

Summer is here, and people are flocking to pools and beaches. Many dogs also love swimming. However, you’ll need to take steps to keep your furry friend safe near the water. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses taking your canine buddy swimming. Should Fido Swim? Although many dogs—such as Water Spaniels, Labradors, Retrievers, and Poodles—are natural swimmers, this isn’t always the case. In fact, some of our canine pals will basically sink … Read More »

Grooming Your Bunny

July 15, 2019

Are you a new bunny owner? Congratulations on adopting an adorable pet! One thing you’ll need to do to keep Floppy comfortable and healthy is groom her regularly. Although rabbits are diligent at grooming themselves, they need to be brushed at least once a week. This will remove dead fur and dander from your rabbit’s coat, and get her accustomed to beauty treatments. A Fort Collins, CO vet discusses grooming bunnies in this article. Brushing … Read More »

Tips for Choosing Dog Toys

July 01, 2019

Does your canine buddy sometimes run up to you holding his favorite toy? Fido has a pretty adorable way of asking you to play with him! Playing is actually great for your pet. It keeps him active, offers him beneficial mental stimulation, and lets him spend time with his favorite human: you. However, doggy toys are not one-size-fits-all. A vet offers some tips on choosing your pup’s playthings below. Age One thing you’ll need to … Read More »

External Parasites That Harm Cats

June 15, 2019

If you own a cat, proper parasite control is important not only for your feline friend’s health, but for your family’s—some of these pests can be transmitted from cats to humans! External parasites live on your cat’s body and feed off of blood or tissue. Below, learn more about external pests and how to keep your cat safe from harm. Fleas Fleas are tiny brown-colored parasites that cause skin irritation, allergies, and even more serious … Read More »

Meet the AKC’s Newest Breed: The Azawakh

June 01, 2019

The ‘puparazzi’ are all buzzing about the latest dog news: the AKC has just welcomed another new breed into their ranks. The Azawakh (pronounced Oz-a-wok) was formally inducted on January 1, 2019. This brings the total number of AKC-recognized breeds to 193, including the 2018 inductees: the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vandee. In this article, a local vet discusses the Azawakh. History The Azawakh is actually an ancient breed, having originated in … Read More »

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