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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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