Dogs

Rattlesnake Vaccine for Active Dogs

It’s spring and if you’re an outdoor lover, you and your pup are probably already enjoying Northern Colorado’s many recreation areas. As it warms up, the rattlesnakes will be, too. Protect your dog with a rattlesnake vaccine this year. Each year, about 300,000 dogs and cats in America are bit by…

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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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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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Cryptorchidism

What is cryptorchidism? Cryptorchidism is the medical term that refers to the failure of one or both testes (testicles) to descend into the scrotum. If the testicles aren’t in the scrotum, where are they? In most cases of cryptorchidism, testicle is retained in the inguinal canal or in the abdomen.…

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A Heartworm Test? Why?

Before starting a parasite preventative, all dogs should be tested for heartworms for several reasons. Giving certain types of preventatives to dogs that have an adult heartworm infection can be harmful or even fatal to the pet. Heartworm preventatives do not kill the adult heartworms (although they may shorten the…

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10 Most Googled Dog Questions

When a question pops into our mind we all do the same thing; we Google it! Google has recently released the ten most searched questions about dogs. So, instead of leaving the answers up to Dr. Google, here are the answers to your questions from the veterinary experts at Aspen…

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What is Leptospirosis?

We’ve recently had quite a few clients ask us about leptospirosis so we wanted to clear the air about what exactly this mouthful of a word means. Simply put, leptospirosis is a bacteria that dogs contract from contaminated water which primarily affects the liver or kidneys. Leptospira bacteria are carried…

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ACL Tear (Cruciate Ligament Rupture)

TPLO Knee Surgery for Dogs, Fort Collins At Aspen Grove Veterinary Care, we offer a comprehensive, all-inclusive dog TPLO surgery package. Click here to learn more.   What and where are the cruciate ligaments? The word cruciate means “to cross over” or “form a cross.” The cruciate ligaments are two…

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