1. Does My Dog Have the Flu?

    Maybe something is going around your office, or everyone at your child’s preschool is sick. In the winter, it is more common for humans to get sick, but did you know that dogs can contract the flu too? The H3N8 virus, or canine influenza, was discovered several decades ago in horses. Then, in 2004, a ground of greyhounds contracted it. Now, it is common for this strain of the flu to spread to do…Read More

  2. Doggie Dress-Up for Fashion, Function, or Fun

    Let’s face it, for some reason, we are addicted to putting clothes on our dogs. And why shouldn’t we be? If this is something that is close to your heart, you’re not alone. The animal clothing industry has boomed in recent years as the desire for cool, practical, or funny doggie outfits grows in pup-ularity…(Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.) We’re obsessed. We post pictures of our fur-ba…Read More

  3. Fort Collins Vet Spotlight: The Most Popular Cat Breeds in the US

    Generally, people assume you’re a great person if you’re a dog owner. However, if you own a cat, people may assume that you are a lonely middle-aged woman who is difficult to get along with. Perhaps it’s the independent nature of cats that makes people associate their owners with general antisocial behaviors. Of course, these assumptions are mostly untrue. Both men and women own cats, and Ja…Read More

  4. 9 Fun Dog Facts

    Your dog is your best friend. You go on walks together, play fetch together, eat together, and just veg out on the couch together. For how much time you spend with your dog, you may think you know everything about them. In reality, there is probably a lot you don’t know about your furry friend. Dogs are fascinating creatures, and in this blog, we will go over some fun facts that you may not have…Read More

  5. Should I Bathe My Cat?

    If you are a cat owner, you have undoubtedly seen your cat lower himself to the floor, lift a paw to his face, and lick himself repeatedly. He’s giving himself a bath! However, is kitty saliva enough to get him clean? It depends on that cat! If you have a particularly overweight cat, it’s likely that he is unable to reach all parts of his body to bathe. Some cats also get into something very m…Read More

  6. Training Tips for Your Dog

    Oh behalf of our Fort Collins veterinary clinic, we’d like to congratulate you on your new dog! Whether you have adopted an older dog from a shelter or a new puppy, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to get him trained and used to your house rules: Decide on rules ahead of time Many pet owners have a hard time training their pets because the rules change depending on who is home. Maybe y…Read More

  7. 2 Things You Should Never Do To Your Pet

    Our pets provide us with an incomparable companionship, and in that bond we find a one of a kind love. While we may have an undying love for our dog, there are plenty of great owners that do things that aren’t always in the best interest of their pet. Whether we are unaware or just tend to give in to their puppy dog looks, these are a few of the things that we should try our hardest not to do to…Read More

  8. Why Should You Get Pet Insurance

    Prices for health care procedures continue to rise, but there’s no doubt that these services are inevitable. In order to ensure that we can afford these procedure in the case of an emergency or on a routine basis as needed, we invest in health insurance that makes the process more affordable for us. As one of the primary animal hospitals in Fort Collins, it goes without saying that we prioritize…Read More

  9. Do Bones Really Have Any Benefits To Your Pet’s Teeth

    If dogs had a favorite food, we’d like to think it would be bones. In fact bones are one of the items that pet stores sell the most of. For so long we hear people saying that giving your dog a bone helps keep their teeth healthy, but how accurate is this word of mouth advice that’s going around? Do bones clean your dog's teeth? The way that we like to look at this question is viewing it from o…Read More

  10. What’s Going On If Your Cat Has An Influx of Hairballs

    Every cat gets them. From the furry friends that curl up in our laps, to the wild cats of the jungle, hairballs are inevitable. At first, all attention is driven towards the disgusting process and how to make cleaning it up anymore appealing. Over time, our focus eventually gets there and we do what we need to do because we love our cat, even through the clawing and the sass. So it’s no wonder t…Read More