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Nutrition Related Heart Disease in Dogs

A broken heart: risk of heart disease in boutique or grain-free diets and exotic ingredients By Lisa M. Freeman, DVM, Ph.D., DACVN, veterinary nutritionist and professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University Posted: JUNE 04, 2018 – Read the entire blog Earlier this year, Peanut, a 4-year-old…

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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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My Dog Ate a Grape, What Do I Do?

  If your dog has recently gotten into raisins or grapes, contact Aspen Grove Veterinary Care (or your local animal hospital)* immediately at (970) 416-0232. *Aspen Grove Veterinary Care is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. If you don’t live in Fort Collins, please contact a local veterinarian. So your dog…

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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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Exercise Tips for a Cold Day

When it’s cold outside, especially in Fort Collins,  it’s hard to be motivated to walk your dogs. There are great indoor exercises you can do with your pet on those chilly, Colorado days. Here are are a few pet exercise tips from the staff at Aspen Grove Vet: Utilize your stairway.…

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Tips for Handling Hungry Dogs

My hungry dog pesters me until I feed her. Any suggestions? We’ve all done it. We give in and feed our dogs treats because it’s easier to feed them than to deal with the constant begging. Don’t worry, you are not alone!  Our dogs have trained us well and know…

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Body Condition System Helps Monitor Pet’s Size

How do I know if my pet is getting too big? This is one of the most common questions pet owners ask us at Aspen Grove Veterinary Clinic.  The answer is to look at their BODY CONDITION SCORE (BCS). The Body Condition System is a 9-point scale that was developed…

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Pet Treats: Friend or Foe?

Pet treats are a major contributor to weight gain in pets. Those tiny pet treats are often hiding a significant amount of calories that add up quickly. For example, 1-Large Milk Bone treat has 115 calories! Most pet owners give their pets up to three treats a day, that adds up…

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