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. 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

  3. 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

  4. What to Do When Your Dog is Scared of Fireworks

    Independence Day is just around the corner. For many people, it’s time to get excited about the backyard barbeques, patriotism, and of course, fireworks. But if you are a dog owner, the fireworks are probably not your favorite part of the Fourth of July. Based on your pet’s response last year, you may actually be dreading this national holiday. Every year in the U.S., there are dogs everywhere…Read More

  5. Toys For Dogs Who Are Too Smart For Their Own Good

    Are you the owner of a dog who is too smart for their own good? Owning a dog that seems to know everything in life can be difficult. These dogs tend to get bored easily and can’t seem to have fun with normal activities dogs usually enjoy. Leisurely activities, such as going for a walk, playing fetch and chewing on a bone may not be as entertaining to your dog as you’d like, and for this reason…Read More

  6. What Not To Do When Teaching Your Pup Chewing Dos & Don’ts

    If you have ever walked through the door of your home after being away from your dog for hours, you may understand the frustration of learning they’ve created some destructive behaviors. Sometimes these behaviors can be hard to break because your dog may have obtained some common destructive-causing behavioral issues, including separation anxiety, fabric sucking, hunger and teething. Here are so…Read More

  7. Do You Have a Destructive Doggie?

    Do you have a dog who you love unconditionally, yet they continue to destroy your home? Is it a crap shoot whether there will be a chewed up mess when you walk through the door after being gone all day? If you’ve answered “yes” to these questions, you may have a destructive doggie on your hands. Unfortunately, the reason dogs destroy nearly anything they can get their paws on is due to some …Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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