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Summer Pet Dangers

Summer’s almost here, and you and your pets are ready to enjoy everything the Colorado climate has to offer. You may also face some summer pet dangers as you’re out and about, and protecting your four-legged buddy starts with awareness. You’re a smart and responsible pet owner, so we’re not…

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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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An Aging Pet

Aging pets frequently experience disorientation and it is one of the most common behavioral changes clients notice.  If your aging pet starts getting lost and confused in your house or outside, it could be a sign of age-related cognitive dysfunction. Just because your senior cat or dog is slowing down…

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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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Distemper

Not as common as Parvo, Distemper is an incurable and often fatal illness. In fact, just last week we had a patient die from distemper.  CDV (Canine Distemper Virus) is a highly contagious, multi-systemic, viral disease that is found world-wide.  It is one of the leading causes of death in…

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Dog Allergies

Is your dog itching?  Chewing his paws?  Showing signs of chronic ear infections?  If so, allergies may be the culprit. Types of Dog Allergens There are many different types of pet allergies and allergens.  An allergy is defined as a hypersensitivity, or over-reactivity, of the immune system to an allergen. …

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