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If Dogs Had Thumbs

March 01, 2018

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

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

New Year’s Resolutions for Dogs

January 01, 2018

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 »

Holiday Hazards for Dogs

November 15, 2017

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 »

Fall Care for Fido

October 01, 2017

Fall is a beautiful time of year here in Colorado. The crisp weather, changing foliage, and seasonal trappings all have their own special charm. Unfortunately, autumn can also be quite dangerous for our canine pals. A Fort Collins, CO vet discusses fall care for dogs in this article. Walks This is a beautiful time of year to take a long, relaxing stroll with your furry buddy. Just be sure to avoid areas where wild animals … Read More »

Small Dog Care Tips

September 01, 2017

Do you have a pint-sized pooch? Little dogs are super cute, and they make great animal companions. However, your cute pet will have different needs than a big dog would. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses caring for small dogs. Training Although little dogs may not pose much of a threat to others, they can still bite, and sometimes tend to get a bit bossy. Make sure Fido knows key commands, such … Read More »

Camping With Fido

August 01, 2017

Are you planning to spend time camping this summer? If so, your canine buddy would most likely be absolutely delighted to accompany you on your travels. Just be sure to put Fido’s health and safety first. Read on as a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses camping with dogs. Packing For The Pup Remember to pack a bag for your pooch! Fido will need food, dishes, bedding, toys, treats, a leash and collar, and a pet … Read More »

Tips for Stopping Problematic Chewing in Dogs

July 01, 2017

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 »

Safety Tips for Walking Your Dog

June 01, 2017

Do you walk your dog daily? If so, that’s terrific! Even if Fido has a yard to play in, daily walks will still benefit him by keeping him active, preventing boredom, and offering mental stimulation. However, it can be easy to overlook basic safety precautions when something becomes routine. Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses walking your dog safely. Leashes Be sure to use a steady leash, and check it regularly for signs of … Read More »

Arthritis in Dogs

May 01, 2017

Is your canine buddy approaching his golden years? Fido will be just as cute as a senior as he was as a puppy! Your pet will slow down as he ages, and may develop a very calm, sweet demeanor that you truly enjoy. However, just like people, dogs often develop certain health problems as they grow older. Arthritis is one of the most common ones. Here, a Fort Collins, CO vet discusses arthritis in dogs. … Read More »

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