1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. 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

  7. 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

  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. 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

  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