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Pet Adoption Checklist

Kitten being held by a person looking to adopt

Adopting a pet is always an exciting time, but it can come with a lot of questions. Once you have met the right pet for you and your family, you are going to need a few things before you welcome your new pet home. Here is a quick checklist for…

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Is My Pet Dehydrated?

One of the more common reasons people give us a call, is when their pet may not be feeling well and they might have some other symptoms including some GI distress. They often just want to know “how sick is my pet?” and “should I be worried about them more?”…

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Why You Should Talk to Your Dog

Why You Should Talk to Your Dog

“Who’s a good boy? Who’s a good boy?” For most pet owners, talking to their dog is second nature. And why not? They’re great, non-judgmental listeners who hang on your every word. While it may seem silly from the outside, science offers a host of reasons why you should talk…

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My Dog Ate a Grape, What Do I Do?

  So your dog ate a grape, or maybe a couple of raisins. What happens next? The answer is largely based on how quickly you seek veterinary care. What Causes the Problems? Grape and raisin toxicity is a somewhat strange phenomenon that many dog owners are not yet aware of.…

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Marijuana Toxicity in Pets

Recreational marijuana use has increased an average of over 75 percent in the past ten years. This steep rise not only means that marijuana is becoming more socially available, but also that our pets are becoming increasingly exposed to a potential toxin. Marijuana effects pets differently than humans, and in…

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Top 5 Spring Dog Dangers

Spring is in the air! Which means – in between Colorado’s rogue spring snowstorms – you and your dog are starting to enjoy the warm weather. While it’s a great time for both of you to stay active, avoiding spring dog dangers should be on every dog owner’s mind as…

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Fort Collins Dog Parks

Many behavior problems in dogs are due to the lack of physical contact and socializing with other dogs. When dogs stay indoors and have no activity in their life,  boredom, loneliness and obesity set in. Keep your dog happy, healthy and out of trouble through exercises and interaction with other canines at…

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TPLO Tips

What is TPLO? TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize their torn cranial cruciate ligament, also known as Dog ACL. Preparations  Once the surgery is over, your dog will need to heal and repair the infected area. As an owner, you want to make sure your…

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Sick as a Dog – The Dog Flu

Flu season is in the air. While we are laid in bed “sick as dogs,” don’t forget to watch out for your furry friends. Dog flu, or canine influenza, doesn’t always have symptoms but it can easily spread from dog to dog, especially if left untreated. The Spread  Dog Flu…

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Boarding Pets

No owner enjoys leaving their furry friends behind, but unfortunately, this is the case sometimes. Boarding pets can be a scary unknown, but consider the following do’s and don’t’s for preparation. Do: Vaccinate – Most kennels require pets to be up-to-date on all vaccinations before boarding. Chat with your veterinarian…

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