1. Handy Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Pets

    It’s hard to believe the holidays are right around the corner! With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, we wanted to share some handy holiday safety tips for your pets to keep them safe and healthy on Turkey Day.  Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips To Keep In Mind Keep reading to learn more, and get in touch with your trusted Fort Collins veterinarians at Countryside Animal Hospital if you have any q…Read More

  2. 7 Safety Tips to Protect Your Pets From Wildfire Smoke

    This summer has been one of the worst on record for wildfires burning near Fort Collins and all throughout Colorado. As of today, the Cameron Peak Fire that has been burning since early August to the west of town has scorched more than 131,000 acres — and is showing no signs of slowing down. Between the constant smoke lingering in the air and the falling ash, these last few months have been incr…Read More

  3. How to Care for Your Pet’s Surgical Incisions

    The hours, days, and weeks following your pet’s surgery are a critical healing and recovery time. What’s more, it can also be a stressful time for pet parents, who are on the one hand, relieved that the procedure is over, but who also have a vital role to play in their pet’s recovery process.  After your dog or cat has undergone a surgical procedure, it is essential to care for their incisi…Read More

  4. CORONAVIRUS UPDATE!

    Effective today, we are adopting a concierge approach at our hospital where we only allow pets (and staff) into the hospital. This is in accordance with AVMA and CDC recommendations to minimize direct contact and keep our hospital virus-free. Making these changes now will allow us to remain open to continue care for your pet AND allow for enhanced safety for staff and clients alike. When you arriv…Read More

  5. 5 Pet Safety Tips to Prevent Lost Pets

    As a pet parent, one of the scariest things you can go through is when a pet gets lost. Whether they have escaped from the backyard, or worse, have been taken by a pet thief, this is one of the most frightening experiences to have to endure. There are, however, steps you can take to help prevent a lost or stolen pet.  How to Help Prevent Lost Pets Today, your friends at Countryside Animal Hospita…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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