1. General Symptoms of Allergies in Dogs

    Your dog is your best friend! Understandably, it can be torturous watching them suffer from common allergies each year. And unfortunately, allergy season has just begun. If you have started noticing your dog act a little funny and unusual, we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s because they are suffering from common allergies many dogs suffer from each autumn. In our previous post, we started listin…Read More

  2. Should I Bathe My Cat?

    If you are a cat owner, you have undoubtedly seen your cat lower himself to the floor, lift a paw to his face, and lick himself repeatedly. He’s giving himself a bath! However, is kitty saliva enough to get him clean? It depends on that cat! If you have a particularly overweight cat, it’s likely that he is unable to reach all parts of his body to bathe. Some cats also get into something very m…Read More

  3. Training Tips for Your Dog

    Oh behalf of our Fort Collins veterinary clinic, we’d like to congratulate you on your new dog! Whether you have adopted an older dog from a shelter or a new puppy, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to get him trained and used to your house rules: Decide on rules ahead of time Many pet owners have a hard time training their pets because the rules change depending on who is home. Maybe y…Read More

  4. Do Bones Really Have Any Benefits To Your Pet’s Teeth

    If dogs had a favorite food, we’d like to think it would be bones. In fact bones are one of the items that pet stores sell the most of. For so long we hear people saying that giving your dog a bone helps keep their teeth healthy, but how accurate is this word of mouth advice that’s going around? Do bones clean your dog's teeth? The way that we like to look at this question is viewing it from o…Read More

  5. What’s Going On If Your Cat Has An Influx of Hairballs

    Every cat gets them. From the furry friends that curl up in our laps, to the wild cats of the jungle, hairballs are inevitable. At first, all attention is driven towards the disgusting process and how to make cleaning it up anymore appealing. Over time, our focus eventually gets there and we do what we need to do because we love our cat, even through the clawing and the sass. So it’s no wonder t…Read More

  6. Preparing For A Blizzard With Your Pet In Mind

    Snow in Colorado isn’t a surprise. If you have been a resident of Fort Collins for a while, then you know that weather can change in an instant. From a high of 60 to inches of snow, we’ve recently been reminded that a blizzard isn’t an unreasonable thing to prepare for. With blizzard warnings happening across the state, Countryside Animal Hospital wants to make sure that you’re prepared to…Read More

  7. Plan Of Action For Emergency Accidents

    Pets are adventurous. Whether they’re cats or dogs, their curiosity usually leads them to unexpected accidents. When these accidents happen, it’s important that you have a plan of action that will help get your pet taken care of. The professionals at Countryside Animal Hospital in Fort Collins has a few primary tips for you to take into consideration when you first recognize that your pet has …Read More

  8. The Answer Behind Your Pet’s Stinky Breath

    Bad breath is never enjoyable, especially when it’s coming from your pet that’s dying to kiss you when you get home! If you’ve noticed that your pet’s breath has gotten extra bad lately, it might be time to take a deeper look at what’s going on in their mouth. While examining your dog, cat or horses mouth is not likely to be at the top of your “favorite thing’s to do” list, it is s…Read More

  9. Prevent Your Pet’s Paws From Hurting

    Regardless of the season, your pet’s paws get quite a bit of action. Between walks and playtime, it’s important that their pets are cared for and maintained. Countryside Animal Hospital has a few quick tips for you to help prevent painful paws. Cold Weather Winters can get brutal in Colorado, and the cold dry air is capable of causing quite a bit of discomfort to your pet. The cold, dry air ca…Read More

  10. Taking Care Of Your Senior Pets

    When our pets get older they have a difficult time handling physical and environmental situations. It always seems as if old age hits our pets so quickly, this is because our pets don’t show signs of illness easily. So when does a pet become a “senior”? For most pets it’s right around the age of 7 to 10 years of age. In this stage, pets should be visiting their veterinarian at least every …Read More