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. Dog Safety Tips for Cars

    Dogs are great travel companions, and anyone who has been a pup with their head out the window, ears flapping in the breeze, knows how much they enjoy it. That being said, as fun as a road trip with your furry friend in tow can be, the car poses safety risks to them, just as it does with humans. Fortunately, with the right precautions, it is perfectly safe to bring your precious pet with you on th…Read More

  3. The Most Exotic Breeds Of Cat: Part 2

      Exotic pets hold a certain draw. That's the reason why celebrities and drug lords own huge jungle cats that they lock in bathrooms and do photo-ops with. If you’re looking for something a touch more practical, check out some of these breeds we’ve compiled. These can be both a conversation piece and a loving, manageable pet. Here at Countryside Animal Hospital, we’re dedicated to provi…Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Animal Clinic Spotlight: The Most Famous TV and Movie Dogs

    Perhaps the most beloved pets of all time, many families across the country include a canine member in their household. Therefore, it’s no surprise that dogs star alongside their humans in a variety of films on the big and small screens. Which dogs are some of the most famous dogs in classic movies and TV shows? Lassie Not only was this big, fluffy collie beautiful, she repeatedly rescued child …Read More

  7. 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

  8. How To Check Your Dog For Fleas

    If you live in along the Front Range in Fort Collins, Colorado, there’s no doubt that you and your dog spend plenty of time adventuring outdoors. Chances are, you’re out hiking, exploring new dog parks, camping under the stars and discovering new uncharted territories in deep wilderness. With all of the exploring you and your pup are doing, though, can lead to some unpleasant hitchhikers: Flea…Read More

  9. When Should Your Puppy Get Their Shots?

    When you adopt a puppy, there’s nothing more exciting than getting to know your new furry friend. Instantly, you’ve created a connection and there’s nothing that will break that bond. Because we want you to continue to grow with your pup, we are going to be giving you a list of the vaccines for puppies they’ll need, along with the age they need to be when receiving the vaccinations. Multiv…Read More

  10. Help Dissolve Your Dog’s Destruction

    When you own a dog and you come home to a destroyed house, chances are you’ll be upset. There’s no doubt about it, when your furry friend gets into the trash or tears up your kiddo’s favorite stuffed animal, there should be consequences for your pup. However, if your dog is continuously destructive and chewing on things other than toys, it’s important you do something about it. Here’s wh…Read More