1. Pet Safety Tips for the Holidays

    Your pet is part of your family, so of course you want to include them in your holiday festivities. This is a time of year to celebrate the joy in your life and to express gratitude for those who make you happy. That being said, it’s important to make sure that, when you’re including your furry friend in your holiday cheer, you’re doing everything you can to protect them. At Countryside Anim…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. 3 Reasons To Microchip Your Pet, Part 2

    Welcome back to the Countryside Animal Hospital blog! In part one, we began looking at some of the many reasons to have your dog or cat microchipped. Along with helping you relocate your pet quickly, an identification microchip is a quick and painless procedure. It is also an excellent backup plan in case your pet’s collar breaks or their rabies and ID tags fall off. While we understand that for…Read More

  4. 6 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe This Winter

    Winter is a pleasure here in Colorado. Picturesque snow peaks, colorful sunsets, and long ski weekends are undeniably a great advantage to calling the Centennial State home. However, winter weather also comes with some hazards, particularly to our furry friends. Fortunately, if you are informed, you can keep your pet healthy and happy this season. Wipe Your Pet’s Paws During winter, the sidewalk…Read More

  5. 3 Reasons To Microchip Your Pet, Part 1

    Each and every year, thousands of dogs and cats go missing. With about 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats living in the United States, it can be hard to locate a lost or missing pet without a microchip. If you have been considering microchipping your pet, but are still on the fence about having this simple, painless procedure done, the pet care experts at Countryside Animal Hospital will share …Read More

  6. Is My Cat in Pain?

    If your cat is behaving strangely, you might be concerned that they’re in pain. It can be difficult to determine whether or not your cat is in pain because the signs are often subtle. If you’re concerned about your feline companion, here are some ways you can look out for indications that they are in pain. Tips to Keep in Mind When you are trying to determine whether or not your cat is in pain…Read More

  7. How to Help a Dog in a Hot Car

    There is nothing animal lovers hate seeing more than a dog in a hot car, and with good reason. Every year, hundreds of pets die in these scenarios due to heat exhaustion. It is reported that it only takes six minutes for a dog to die in a car, so even if you are planning on only being gone for “a minute,” this is sufficient to cause major bodily harm to your furry friend. Even on cool days, th…Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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