Cats

10 Most Googled Cat Questions

When a question pops into our mind we all do the same thing; we Google it! We’re all guilty of it, especially when those questions pertain to our four-legged friends. Google recently released the 10 most googled cat questions.  So, instead of leaving the answers up to Dr. Google, here…

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Help Us Celebrate Dental Month & Save Money!

Appointments fill up fast, schedule early! OFFER GOOD FEBRUARY 1-28 Call (970) 416-0232 to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet, or schedule a Free Estimate Bad breath isn’t just unpleasant, it can be unhealthy.  Up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do…

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Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

Can your pet make you sick? The simple answer is, yes, they can. There’s actually a whole category of diseases we talk about in the human/animal world that are called Zoonoses. Zoonoses are infectious diseases of animals (usually vertebrates) that can naturally be transmitted to humans. The big ones we always talk about…

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Holiday Foods That Harm Dogs and Cats

It’s the most wonderful time of year – if you’re a human with an appetite for holiday foods and goodies. If you’re a four-legged friend, the bevy of holiday food can be rough. Many of the treats we enjoy are foods that harm dogs and cats and other pets: Pet insurer…

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How Much Food Does My Cat Need?

How much food does my cat need? This is a common question we get in the clinics all the time. Well, the real answer is, it depends! Cat owners want to know how much should they should feed their cat and what type of food they need. But, it’s pretty…

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Pet Safety: Wild Fires & Smoke

With all the recent wildfires in Colorado, and Fort Collins specifically, Aspen Grove Vet Care would like to remind you of proper fire safety and prevention for families with pets. Statistics show that half a million pets are affected and 40,000 pets are killed by fires annually.  So before a…

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Nutrition Recommendations for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements…

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Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVRCP or Herpes Virus)

What is feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR)? Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an infectious disease caused by feline herpesvirus type-1. As with other herpes viruses, the virus is very species specific, and is only known to cause infections in domestic and wild cats. The virus can infect cats of all ages.…

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Polycystic Kidney Disease

What is polycystic kidney disease in cats? Polycystic kidney disease or PKD is an inherited condition in cats that causes multiple cysts (pockets of fluid) to form in the kidneys. These cysts are present from birth. Initially they are very small but they grow larger over time and may eventually…

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Declawing in Cats

Learn more about a Laser Cat Declaw at Aspen Grove What is declawing in Cats? Cat declawing is the surgical removal of the toenail from a cat and the portion of bone from which it grows. In most cases, only the front paws of a cat are declawed. Depending on how the…

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