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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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Cataract Surgery in Dogs

Cataract Surgery in Dogs

It's not uncommon for dogs to develop cataracts, an eye disease. They can cause vision problems, including blurring and even blindness, but surgery often restores some vision. In this post, our Boulder County veterinarians discuss canine cataract surgery and what to expect if your dog requires it.

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Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Why Won't My Cat Eat?

If your cat isn't eating, it can be a cause for concern. Our Boulder County veterinarians discuss the most common reasons for cats to stop eating and how to determine if it's an emergency situation.

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Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear Infections in Dogs

Our Boulder County vets frequently see inner ear infections in dogs, especially those with cute floppy ears. The good news is that most bacterial ear infections in dogs are easily treated if caught early. Here are some signs of a severe ear infection in dogs and what to do.

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Cat Obesity: Is Your Cat Overweight?

Cat Obesity: Is Your Cat Overweight?

Although you may think of your feline friend as big and cuddly, carrying just a few extra ounces can make a big difference to your cat's overall health and longevity. Our Boulder County vets explain how you can tell if you have an overweight cat.

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Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Skin Conditions

Dog Skin Problems: Scratching, Itching & Other Skin Conditions

Itching, scratching and licking are signs that your dog may have a skin condition. Find out what might be causing the skin problems and how you can help treat them.

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Veterinary Acupuncture for Pets: What is it and how does it work?

Veterinary Acupuncture for Pets: What is it and how does it work?

If you think acupuncture would be a great addition to your pet's treatment plan, we're here to help! Our Boulder County vets discuss the advantages associated with different conditions to help you decide if it's the right treatment for your pet.

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Common Health Problems in Geriatric Dogs

Common Health Problems in Geriatric Dogs

As our dogs get older, they become more susceptible to health issues. Here or Boulder County vets express some common health problems affecting our senior dogs and explain how proper geriatric care can help.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your pet miserable! If left untreated, they may even lead to infections and cause serious diseases. Our Boulder County vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet does have fleas. 

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for pets in Boulder County. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Lafayette Companion Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Boulder County companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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