1. 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

  2. Common Allergies That Affect Dogs

    Allergies are, unfortunately, a part of life; even our dogs suffer. If you’ve started to notice changes in your dog's behavior, it may due to the allergens affecting your dog in the worst way possible. Luckily, with our animal hospital doing the research for you, you can hopefully get to the bottom of your dog's allergies by reading a few short blogs. But first, catch up by reading our previous …Read More

  3. Can Your Cat Have Too Much Catnip?

    What is catnip? Catnip is a plant that is a part of the mint family. It’s down leaves flaunt white flowers with purple spots. What attracts cats to this plant is the smell that it gives off. The potent smell comes from the essential oils within the leaves of the plant. What does it do to cats? For cats that are sensitive to catnip, just the smell will send them into a craze. Providing a type of …Read More

  4. Why You Should Adopt From A Shelter

    If you’ve been looking for excuses as to why you can’t get a dog, your time is up. April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, meaning that you need to visit your local shelter and pick up the four legged friend that you’ve been dreaming of, as soon as possible. While many of us envision a particular pet when we think of the new addition to our family, we get too caught up in pictures of…Read More

  5. Tips For Getting That Perfect Picture Of Your Pet

    Whether they’re doing something hilarious, or are simply melting our hearts with cuteness, our pets always manage to create a picture perfect moment that we’d like to capture and keep forever. The downside of this is that one exciting thing - a new person, toy, treat, the like - pops up, and they’re distracted. If that’s not the case, they simply just won’t look at you when you’re fina…Read More

  6. Should Your Pet Be Taking A Vitamin?

    It seems like we’re always looking for ways to improve our health. One of the most common things your doctor will tell you is what you’re deficient in; from vitamin D to iron, they’ve seen it all. Multivitamins are a great way that we avoid ever having to hear this. But imagine, if you have a hard time getting these nutrients, how difficult is it for your pet to get all of the nutrients they…Read More

  7. Ingredients In Dog Food To Avoid

    The right type of dog food plays a big part in your ability to help keep your furry friend healthy. With so many brands and types of dog food out there, it’s hard to know which one is the right fit for your pet. If you’re a Fort Collins native, then you know how important all natural food is for our bodies, and the same goes for our pets. While factors like breed, activity level, age and healt…Read More

  8. Steps To Follow If You Suspect Animal Abuse

    It’s not a soft subject, but it happens more frequently than we’d all like to acknowledge: animal abuse. Animal abuse doesn’t single out any specific animal, and it doesn’t come down to one form of abuse. From physical to emotional, all forms of animal abuse will come down to a form of neglect. As a resident of Fort Collins, you know how low temperatures can drop during the winter, and unf…Read More

  9. Does Your Pet Have Allergies?

    Very few pet owners are aware of the fact that their pets could be suffering from allergies. Common symptoms like sneezing and itching can get overlooked as common puppy dandruff or a common cold. While excessive scratching isn’t the only sign of an allergy, it is the most common. Here are a few of the more common allergies we see here at Countryside Animal Hospital, and what some of their signs…Read More

  10. Preventing Heartworms In Your Pet

    All pets are susceptible to heartworms, and while most owners make sure their pets are treated for heartworms, most don’t know what heartworms are or how they develop in their pet’s body. Countryside Animal Hospital wants to help you understand the importance of getting your furry friend treated for heartworms and provide you with a better understanding of what a heartworm is and the danger th…Read More