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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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What is the best kind of bird for a pet?

What is the best kind of bird for a pet?

Birds can make for some of the most gentle, friendly, and long-lived pets you can invite into your home. Our Boulder County vets give their recommendations for ten of the best types of companion birds to brighten up your home, and how to care for your new pet bird.

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Pet Bird Care

Pet Bird Care

While different species of birds have different needs, there are a few general commonalities when caring for a pet bird. Today, our Boulder County veterinary team shares a few pointers on how to care for a pet bird.

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The Amazon Parrot

The Amazon Parrot

An Amazon parrot is a term used to describe a variety of parrots native to Central and South America. Today, our Boulder County vets will outline how to properly take of this kind of bird.

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How often should I take my rabbit to the vet?

How often should I take my rabbit to the vet?

As a loving bunny owner, you want to make sure your bunny receives the care they need to live a long and healthy life. In this blog, our Boulder County vets share how often you should be taking your bunny to the vet and discuss the importance of routine exams.

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Iguana as a Pet: What You Should Know

Iguana as a Pet: What You Should Know

Are you thinking about getting a green or blue iguana as a pet? That's fantastic if you're ready for it and have all of the necessary resources to prepare for a life of reptile parenthood. Our Boulder County vets discuss what you need to know before adopting an Iguana lizard as a pet.

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What is medical pet boarding?

What is medical pet boarding?

Modern life often requires pet parents to go places where they can’t safely take their beloved pets, so they may need to board them. Today, our Boulder County vets discuss medical boarding, how it differs from other options, and when it is considered a good option.

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Cross Country Road Trips with Dogs

Cross Country Road Trips with Dogs

The world is becoming more and more dog friendly, so it can be a fun experience to travel with your dog. Our Boulder County vets are here the share 11 tips for road-tripping with your dog safely.

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Ear Mites in Cats

Ear Mites in Cats

While they are a common external parasite, ear mites are highly contagious. They can severely irritate both ears and skin in cats and dogs and lead to infections that cause excessive itching, scratching, and eventual health issues. They are more common in cats than dogs and are fairly easy to treat. Here, our Boulder County vets list symptoms, causes, and treatments for ear mites in cats. 

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How to Reduce High Fever in Dogs

How to Reduce High Fever in Dogs

It can be difficult to know for sure if your dog has a fever. In today's blog, our Boulder County vets explain how to detect a fever in dogs, as well as symptoms of fever in dogs, causes, and what you should do if your pooch has a fever.

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Traveling with a Cat

Traveling with a Cat

Heading out on a journey and want to take your cat along? Our Boulder County vets offer a few tips to help make the journey easier for both you and your beloved pet.

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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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