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. 6 Dental Care Tips for Your Dog

    You may have heard in the past that dogs' mouths are cleaner than humans’. While it’s true that dogs are less susceptible to cavities, this doesn’t mean they are immune to the same dental problems as humans, such as tartar, plaque, and gum disease. While bad breath and yellow teeth might make your dog’s regular tongue baths a bit gross, this is not the main concern about canine dental heal…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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