1. Why Is My Cat Staring at Me? A Beginner’s Guide to Cat Behavior

    Cats are an endless source of amusement and befuddlement. These funny felines make wonderful roommates, but their behavior can also be truly peculiar. If this is your first time owning a cat, you might be bewildered trying to determine what is normal behavior and what could indicate a need for medical attention. That’s why we have put together this handy guide on cat behavior. Aggression Cats ma…Read More

  2. How to Help Your Dog’s Mental Health

    It’s easy to think of your dog as a simple creature. A scratch behind their ears, a full food dish, and the chance to frolic in the great outdoors seem to be all they need to be happy. However, recent research into the canine brain has found that we have more in common with man’s best friend than we might realize, including complex inner emotional worlds. Just like humans, dogs can experience …Read More

  3. The Most Exotic Breeds Of Cat: Part 3

    If you’re interested in bringing a new feline buddy into your family, remember to consider a few factors. Be sure to meet the little guy, and research the breeds personality traits and quirks so that you’re prepared for this new responsibility. Start by interviewing a Fort Collins veterinarian as you enter the process of purchasing a new pet. Countryside Animal Hospital is excited to help you …Read More

  4. The Most Exotic Breeds Of Cat: Part 1

    If you find wild cats to be beautiful or pride yourself on having a very unusual pet, take a look at our compiled list of interesting house cats. Cat breeds have recently gotten much more interesting, especially with new breeding technology. Because of this innovation, you can now find house cats with wildcat blood in their veins, which is perfect for everyone who owned a bobcat stuffed animal whe…Read More

  5. Why CSU is the Best Veterinary College

    If you’re a Fort Collins resident, you’re probably aware of the buzz from a couple months ago when Katherine Heigl was seen in town. If you don’t know her, she’s well-known mostly for her role in Grey’s Anatomy, and her appearances in myriad romcoms during the mid-2000s. Due to quite a lot of dig work, courtesy of the Coloradoan, it was revealed that she came to Fort Collins on a fairly …Read More

  6. Your Dog, Your Go-To Adventure Buddy

    As Colorado natives, there are a couple of ideas that we strongly hold to: We love being active and we love our dogs. In fact, these two staples are so important to us that the state of Colorado is often ranked in the top ten for both “Healthiest States” as well as “Most Dog-Friendly States.” So it’s not by accident that people find a way to combine these two passions. Implementing dog r…Read More

  7. What to Do When Your Dog is Scared of Fireworks

    Independence Day is just around the corner. For many people, it’s time to get excited about the backyard barbeques, patriotism, and of course, fireworks. But if you are a dog owner, the fireworks are probably not your favorite part of the Fourth of July. Based on your pet’s response last year, you may actually be dreading this national holiday. Every year in the U.S., there are dogs everywhere…Read More

  8. How To Be a Great Pet Owner

    It can be crazy to think that you may be a pet owner that is making big mistakes. There are great actions and poor actions to take when owning a pet, and many of us are guilty of doing one or two of these risky mistakes. Read more to learn what types of risky mistakes you may or may not be making: Don’t Make These Risky Mistakes as a Pet Owner Don’t let your dog walk you. This may be harder th…Read More

  9. Toys For Dogs Who Are Too Smart For Their Own Good

    Are you the owner of a dog who is too smart for their own good? Owning a dog that seems to know everything in life can be difficult. These dogs tend to get bored easily and can’t seem to have fun with normal activities dogs usually enjoy. Leisurely activities, such as going for a walk, playing fetch and chewing on a bone may not be as entertaining to your dog as you’d like, and for this reason…Read More

  10. What Not To Do When Teaching Your Pup Chewing Dos & Don’ts

    If you have ever walked through the door of your home after being away from your dog for hours, you may understand the frustration of learning they’ve created some destructive behaviors. Sometimes these behaviors can be hard to break because your dog may have obtained some common destructive-causing behavioral issues, including separation anxiety, fabric sucking, hunger and teething. Here are so…Read More