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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

Choosing Your Pet’s Treats

February 15, 2018
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Did you know that there’s a special doggy holiday coming up? February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day! While our canine buddies are definitely very enthusiastic about treats, cats and smaller pets also love snacks. Choosing healthy treats for your animal companion is very important! Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses picking suitable snacks for your furry pal. Choosing Store-Bought Foods You can find prepackaged treats in grocery markets and pet food stores. However, … Read More »

Posted in Cat Care, Dog Care

Choosing Your Child’s First Pet

February 01, 2018
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Has your little one been begging for a puppy or kitten? Are you debating on whether your child is ready for a pet? This can be a tricky dilemma for parents! Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses choosing your child’s first pet. Is Your Child Ready? Children all mature differently, so there really is no set age when it becomes appropriate for them to get their first pet. That said, we really don’t recommend … Read More »

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 »

Great Holiday Gifts for Cats

December 15, 2017
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Happy Holidays! As you check items off your holiday shopping list, don’t forget to pick up a few things for your kitty! Read on as a local Fort Collins, CO vet lists some great gifts for cats. Beds Our feline pals certainly are drowsy. In fact, Fluffy can sleep up to 20 hours a day! Get your tired pet some comfy beds to snooze in. (Don’t worry if your kitty already has a bed or … 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 »

Holiday Hazards for Dogs

November 15, 2017
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Happy Holidays! As the holiday season ramps up into full swing, many of us are busy cooking, decorating, and shopping. It’s always wonderful to catch up with friends and family members, and enjoy some quality time over a delicious meal. However, this can be a dangerous season for Man’s Best Friend! If you have a dog, you’ll want to be sure to keep Fido’s safety in mind. Read on as a local Fort Collins, CO … Read More »

Guinea Pig Care Tips

November 01, 2017
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Have you decided to adopt a Guinea pig? These little furballs make very cute pets! Although Guinea pigs—or cavies, as they are sometimes called—are fairly easy to keep, they do have some specific care needs. Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet offers some tips on Guinea pig care. Comfy Cage Making sure your furry friend is comfortable in his cage is very important! For one Guinea pig, we recommend getting a cage that is about … 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 »

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