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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Fort Collins Veterinarian Spotlight: The Smartest Dog Breeds

    Are you thinking of adding a dog to your family? With so many different breeds out there, you may be wondering what type of dog would be best for your family. Most likely, you’ll want a dog who is eager to please his family and can be house trained. Which dog breeds are considered the smartest in the canine kingdom? Golden Retrievers Not only are golden retrievers gorgeous, they are sweet, frien…Read More

  8. Fort Collins Vet Spotlight: The Internet’s Most Famous Cats

    Even if you’re not a cat person, you most likely have clicked on a cat video online. Not only are cats incredibly acrobatic, they’re curious and get themselves into all kinds of interesting situations. Which cats are the most famous felines of the internet? Grumpy Cat This little lady has a downturned mouth that makes her look as if she is perpetually displeased. Although her parents are stand…Read More

  9. Tips for Finding a Lost Cat

    Losing a pet is one of the most stressful experiences you can have as a pet parent, and if your cat has disappeared, you may be in a state of panic. Take a moment right now to breathe. Cats are great at finding their way home; there are stories of cats who traveled hundreds of miles back to their owner. Keep calm and if you take certain steps, you have a much better chance of getting your cat back…Read More

  10. How To Treat Your Dog For Fleas

    OK, so you’ve discovered your dog has fleas… now what? Besides calling our veterinarian for additional information, here’s how we suggest you start treating your dog for fleas: Step One: Flea baths are a real thing, and you need to give your dog one. There are a variety of flea shampoos, but be careful not to purchase one that has insecticides if your dog has sensitive skin. This could just …Read More