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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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The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

The FVRCP Cat Vaccine

Our veterinarians at Lafayette Companion Animal Hospital believe that preventing illness is the best way to help your cat live a long and healthy life. The FVRCP vaccine is recommended by our Boulder County veterinarians for all cats. The FVRCP protects the health of your cat in the following ways.

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Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella in Cats

Bordetella bronchiseptica causes upper respiratory illness in cats. It affects cats kept in large groups, such as rescue shelters and breeding facilities. Antibiotics can treat infections, and vaccines are widely available. Our Boulder County vets discuss cat bordetella and how to prevent it.

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Whipworm In Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Whipworm In Dogs - A Pet Parent's Guide

Whipworms are a common parasite that makes its home in the large intestine and cecum of dogs, causing irritation and leading to a host of uncomfortable symptoms. Today our Boulder County vets explain more about whipworms in dogs including symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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Cat Recovering from Surgery: How to Help Them Get Better

Cat Recovering from Surgery: How to Help Them Get Better

You can assist your cat in returning to normal life as quickly as possible following surgery by performing some tasks at home. Our Boulder County veterinarians offer tips and advice on how to best care for your cat following surgery.

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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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