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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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Are bones good for dogs?

Are bones good for dogs?

Bones can be an enriching treat for your dog. Chewing can relieve boredom, anxiety, and stress and help keep your dog's teeth clean. However, bones can also be harmful to dogs. Today, our Boulder County vets explain how to safely give your dog a bone.

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Dog Behavior Changes After Vaccination

Dog Behavior Changes After Vaccination

Once your pet gets their shots, you might observe some behavior changes. In this article, our Boulder County veterinarians delve into dog behavior changes post-vaccination and address common worries of pet parents.

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Do dogs need dental cleaning?

Do dogs need dental cleaning?

If you have a dog then you likely know how important routine dental care is for their overall health, and this includes dental cleanings. Our vets in Boulder County talk about when and why you should have your dog's teeth cleaned and the signs that it may be time to bring your pup in for professional dental care.

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Vomiting & Diarrhea in Pets That Won't Stop

Vomiting & Diarrhea in Pets That Won't Stop

There are a number of reasons why your dog or cat may be feeling unwell. Sometimes this can result in uncomfortable symptoms. Here, our Boulder County vets talk about vomiting and diarrhea in cats and dogs and what steps to take if it won't stop.

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Why is my cat breathing heavy?

Why is my cat breathing heavy?

While heavy breathing and panting is often associated with dogs as they do this to cool down, but this behavior isn't typical for cats. Our Boulder County vets discuss reasons why your cat may be panting or breathing heavily and when to call your vet. 

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Talking Birds That Make Excellent Pets

Talking Birds That Make Excellent Pets

Talking birds can be loving and entertaining companions for pet owners willing to provide these delightful creatures with the love and attention they need to thrive. Today, our Boulder County vets discuss some of their favorite large and small talking birds. 

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How to Strengthen an Old Dog's Hind Legs

How to Strengthen an Old Dog's Hind Legs

If your pet is experiencing weakness in their hind legs, we recommend reading this article. Our veterinarians at Boulder County can provide guidance on how to improve or maintain their leg strength.

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Cataracts in Cats

Cataracts in Cats

Have you noticed your cat's eyes have started to cloud over, this may be a sign that your cat is developing cataracts in its eyes? Today, our Boulder County vets will provide you with information on cataracts in cats and what to look out for.

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Addison's Disease in Dogs

Addison's Disease in Dogs

Often caused by an underlying autoimmune condition, Addison's Disease is a hormonal disorder seen in dogs that is characterized by a low hormone output by your pup's adrenal glands. Here, our Boulder County vets explain more about this serious condition and how Addison's Disease in dogs can be treated.

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Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworm in Dogs: Signs, Treatment & Prevention

Hookworms lead to gastrointestinal distress in adult dogs that are otherwise in good health. However, this parasitic infection can prove fatal for puppies. In this article, our Boulder County vets share facts about hookworms in dogs and how these problematic parasites can be treated and prevented. 

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