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Keep Pets Safe on Independence Day

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Tips

With the start of summer fun, we also see the start of summer toxicities. Here are a few tips to discuss with clients on some of the more common summer problems. Fireworks: Make sure pets around fire pits are kept on a leash. We can see a wide variety of severe signs in pets who […]

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Heatstroke! Summer Days Can Turn Deadly Quickly for Overheated Dogs

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Important, Tips

In the summer, a hot dog is both a ballpark staple and a veterinarian’s nightmare. Dogs — the four-legged kind — get “cooked” far more easily than people do. And that means dog lovers need to be careful to be sure their pets don’t end up in the ER with heat stroke. Continue Reading…..

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5 Health Problems Dog Owners Ignore (And Why You Need to Deal With Them Right Now)

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 in Tips

People who know me even a little bit know I’m a detail-oriented person. I really do sweat the small stuff, and I think that’s a trait you want in a health care provider. When I’m examining a dog, I look at the small details as well as the big picture. Continue Reading….

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How to Give Your Cat A Pill

Posted on Jun 20, 2013 in Tips, Videos

Giving your cat a pill doesn’t have to be difficult. Watch this video for helpful tips that make “pilling” a cat easy, including buttering the pill to make it slide down the throat and then blowing gently into your cat’s nose to stimulate the swallowing reflex. Watch this helpful video….

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The Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before You Adopt a Pet

Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Tips

Adopting an animal is a major commitment. Yet all too often people put more effort into researching what kind of car to get than the type of pet that would best fit their lifestyle. Continue Reading……

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How To Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Posted on Jun 17, 2013 in Tips, Videos

Here is a helpful video on trimming your cat’s nails.  How To Trim Your Cat’s Nails

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How to Remove a Tick from Your Pet

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Tips

So, you’ve found a tick on your pet—how do you deal with it? While it’s important to get these little suckers off quickly, ASPCA veterinarians advise that you stay calm and don’t rush it. Moving too fast when removing a tick could potentially create more problems, both for your pet and for you. Continue Reading….

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Can All Dogs Swim?

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Tips

Q. Do dogs know how to swim naturally? If not, how can I teach my dog? She’s a Border Collie mix, and she gets very hot when I take her to the lake with us. Continue Reading….

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Exercising Your Pet

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in Tips

You know it’s good for you. You know that exercise can give you energy, help you maintain a healthy weight, keep your muscles and joints flexible, help you live longer, and above all, make you feel better. For all the same reasons, your pets need to get up and get moving. Not only can exercise […]

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Don’t Become a Statistic: What You Need to Know About Preventing Dog Bites

Posted on May 24, 2013 in Tips

It happens to 4.7 million Americans each year: dog bites.  National Dog Bite Prevention Week runs through Saturday, and the American Veterinary Medical Association is helping spread the word on how…. Continue Reading…..

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The Mighty Flea

Posted on May 8, 2013 in Tips

The Mighty Flea Beware: Though a flea is puny, its effects on pets and people can be mighty. Learn more about their bad habits and health consequences–and why you should talk to your veterinarian about keeping your pet flea-free all year long. Fleas are one of the most troublesome problems that can afflict pets and […]

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Summer Heat Pet Care Tips

Posted on May 4, 2013 in Tips

Denver resident Susan Kohut loves hiking Colorado trails with her 3 ½-year-old Great Dane, Floyd. But since he weighs 160 pounds and his black fur attracts heat, she is careful to make sure he avoids overheating. “I saw him once after a long, long walk. He found a cool spot to lie in and was […]

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