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Signs your dog could be losing his vision

August 14, 2016 Dog Behavior, Dog Health

Your dog accidentally bumps into items in the home that are not in their normal place. This could be a chair that is pulled out of place at the table, or a new piece of furniture. Dogs have the ability to mask their vision loss by memorizing their surroundings. They may also rely on another…

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Quick list of signs that your cat may have dental issues

July 19, 2016 Cat Behavior, Cat Health

If your cat has any of these symptoms, they may have dental issues: Bad breath Your kitty is looking hungry and approaching her food bowl, but then doesn’t eat. Eating slower than usual or food may be dropping from her mouth when she tries to eat. Changes or an increase in vocalization. Drooling An increase…

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Prepping your dog for long summer hikes

July 6, 2016 Dog Behavior, Dog Health

Start with smaller hikes and build your pup’s endurance over time. Be sure to take warm weather into account. You may not be able to go as far when it’s hot. Be sure to bring lots of water!!! Another great reason to bring you own water is to discourage your dog from drinking from ponds…

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Ice Cream and your Pup

June 21, 2016 Dog Health

We wanted to send out a quick reminder about not giving dogs ice cream. Most dogs are lactose intolerant and cannot digest dairy. Consuming ice cream can result in diarrhea, bloating, discomfort and other gastric upset. Even if your dog does not show any symptoms, the sugar content in ice cream is extremely high, and…

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Guidelines for Bringing your Dog to Rocky Mountain National Park

June 3, 2016 Dog Behavior

We are so lucky to live in a place that has an abundance of trails, lakes and rivers. With so many options, it is best to explore open space and national forest areas with your pup, and avoid Rocky Mountain National Park. If you do visit the park with your dog, check out this link…

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Ways your dog can be infected with Leptospirosis

May 16, 2016 Dog Health

Leptospirosis is bacteria that burrows through the skin, and is subsequently spread through the blood stream of dogs and humans. It can cause damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs and central nervous system.  Be sure to ask your veterinarian if your dog is up to date on this vital vaccine. Here is a list of…

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Mulch Matters- The risks of gardening mulch and your dog

May 2, 2016 Dog Health

Dogs, cats and humans enjoy more time in the yard as spring emerges. There are several steps you can take to create a beautiful and pet friendly garden. Read on to learn more about the potential risks mulch and fertilizers may pose if you have pets. Cocoa mulch- This waste product from chocolate manufacturing contains…

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Protect your cat or dog with a microchip

April 20, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Warm weather is here! Our fuzzy friends are spending more time outside. It’s a great time to make sure your dog or cat has a microchip so they have a better chance of being returned to you if lost. Most pets wear a collar with tags that have their name and the phone number displayed.…

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Easter Safety Tips for Cats and Dogs

March 24, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Easter brings many colorful goodies into our homes and yards. We have a few pet safety recommendations as you celebrate this coming weekend. Keep artificial grass out of reach. This fluffy grass that lines the bottom of an Easter baskets is especially tempting for curious kitties. The thin plastic material can cause a bowel obstruction…

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Shamrock Plants can be Toxic for Dogs and Cats

March 16, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Shamrocks are universally known as having good luck. Did you know these plants can be toxic when ingested by your cat or dog? We recommend avoiding this plant if you have curious pets in your home. The Oxalis species or shamrock plant is also known as: Good Luck Plant, Sorrel, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant.…

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