Health Alert

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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Xylitol Poisoning

Sugar substitutes are big business. Less sugar can mean weight loss, improved health, diabetic control, and even reduced tooth decay. The quest for products that can sweeten and cook like sugar is ongoing. Xylitol is common sugar substitute, especially when it comes to sugarless gum. Not only does xylitol offer…

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Rattlesnake Bites

“Grizzly” came in a few days ago after being bitten on his head by a Rattle Snake during his hike in Horsetooth Park. He was in critical condition, but is now stable and enjoying all of the attention he is getting from the staff at Aspen Grove. Below are some…

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Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is making its way around town! We’ve had 5 cases in the last 2 days from various different boarding/day care facilities around town. Remember, kennel cough has nothing to do with the cleanliness of a facility and does not mean that your pet is being neglected in any…

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Bloat: The "Mother" Of All Emergencies

What is bloat or GDV? Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) is a life threatening disorder most commonly seen in large, deep-chested dogs. In its early stage, the stomach fills with gas, causing a simple gastric dilatation or bloat. Sometimes, the condition progresses no further than a bloat. A GDV is…

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Online Pharmacies: Friend or Foe?

You’ve seen the TV advertisements for Internet pet pharmacies – they promote the convenience of home shopping with the benefit of big savings but are they a wise option for you and your pet? While some online pharmacies are trustworthy, most have questionable ethics and business practices. Some top online…

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