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Dog & Puppy Deworming and Vaccination Schedule

Dog & Puppy Deworming and Vaccination Schedule

Vaccines protect dogs and puppies from a wide range of diseases, making vaccination schedules an essential part of their long-term health care. Continue reading to find out what shots your puppy or dog needs and when they need them.

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Cavities in Dogs

Cavities in Dogs

Just like us, our dogs can develop dental cavities due to inadequate oral hygiene. In today's post, our Boulder County vets explain how dog cavities are treated and how to prevent your canine companion from developing a cavity. 

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Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

Urinalysis for Dogs & Cats

We at Lafayette Companion Animal Hospital strongly believe in educating our clients to help them be the best pet owners they can be. In order to help you make the best choices for your pet's medical care, our Boulder County veterinarians will talk to you today about urinalysis for dogs and cats as well as how to interpret your pet's urinalysis results.

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What Are the Best Pet Birds for Beginners?

What Are the Best Pet Birds for Beginners?

Are you thinking about getting a feathered friend as a pet? Friendly and gentle are undoubtedly your top two requirements in a new bird, but be sure to consider other important factors such as personality and size before deciding on the best bird to own as a pet. Here are some ideas from our Lafayette Companion Animal Hospital vets.

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Aging in Cats: When is a Cat Considered a Senior?

Aging in Cats: When is a Cat Considered a Senior?

Thanks to advancements in veterinary care and medicine, pet nutrition and diet research and development, and accessibility to information for pet owners, our senior cats are living far longer than they used to. Today, our Boulder County vets talk about what to expect as your cat ages and share tips on how to care for your senior cat.

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5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

5 Health Benefits of Acupuncture for Dogs

When it comes to our dogs, there's probably nothing we wouldn't do to avoid them from feeling agony or discomfort, which is why new therapeutic approaches are being adopted. Pet acupuncture and other complementary treatments provide innovative and noninvasive solutions to improve rehabilitation and manage discomfort. Today, our Boulder County vets discuss five benefits of acupuncture for dogs.

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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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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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