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Our Boulder County veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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Periodontal Disease in Dogs

Periodontal Disease in Dogs

A dog's oral health has a direct impact on their overall health, but many of our canine companions do not receive the dental care they need to avoid oral health problems such as periodontal disease. Our Boulder County veterinarians discuss the periodontal disease in dogs and how to treat and prevent it.

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What Does Ringworm Look Like on a Dog?

What Does Ringworm Look Like on a Dog?

Ringworm is a fungus, similar to athlete's foot, despite its name. It produces infectious seeds known as spores, which are extremely hardy and difficult to eradicate in the environment. Ringworm can infect any animal's skin, including dogs. Today, our Boulder County veterinarians talk about ringworm in dogs and how it looks.

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Tips & Advice For Raising A Puppy and Kitten Together

Tips & Advice For Raising A Puppy and Kitten Together

Isn't it true that if one puppy or kitten is cute, two must be twice as cute? While puppies and kittens look adorable in photos together and can keep each other company, there are some considerations that every pet owner should make when raising a puppy and kitten in the same home. In this section, our Boulder County vets explain what they are.

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Common Signs & Symptoms of Cancer in Dogs

Common Signs & Symptoms of Cancer in Dogs

Our Boulder County veterinarians understand how concerning it can be to discover a lump on your dog. While many lumps are not cancerous, several cancers are common in dogs, and it can be beneficial to be on the lookout for signs of this dangerous disease.

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Does My Dog Need A Rabies Vaccine Every Year?

Does My Dog Need A Rabies Vaccine Every Year?

Rabies is a life-threatening disease. The best way to protect your dog and your family from rabies are to have them vaccinated. Our Boulder County veterinarians explain more about this important vaccine today, including when your dog should get a booster shot.

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How Long Can You Leave A Cat Home Alone?

How Long Can You Leave A Cat Home Alone?

Cats may appear aloof, but evidence suggests that they are lonely, and they, understandably, rely on us to provide them with everything they need to survive. Our Boulder County veterinarians explain how long you can leave a cat alone and offer advice on keeping your cat safe and happy while you're gone.

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How to Care for a Dog After Surgery

How to Care for a Dog After Surgery

You can play an important role in ensuring that your dog recovers completely after surgery. To return to their daily routine as soon as possible, they must receive attentive, diligent post-operative care. Our Boulder County veterinarians offer some tips on how to care for your dog following surgery today.

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What Does a Vet Do During a Routine Checkup?

What Does a Vet Do During a Routine Checkup?

Routine wellness exams, also known as vet checkups, can help give your pet the best chance of living a long and healthy life, but what exactly does a routine exam entail? Our Boulder County vets explain what happens when you bring your pet in for a checkup today.

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Dog Limping - What To Do

Dog Limping - What To Do

Limping is one of the most common reasons that our Boulder County emergency vets see dogs at our animal hospital. In today's post our vets share some of the causes of limping in dogs, what you can do to help your limping dog, and when it's time to see a vet.

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Vaccine Reactions in Dogs & Cats

Vaccine Reactions in Dogs & Cats

Any veterinary medical procedure carries some level of risk. When it comes to vaccinations, however, the benefits far outweigh the risks in the majority of cases. Our Flat Rock veterinarians discuss some of the most common vaccination reactions in pets, as well as what to do if your pet reacts to their shots.

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