1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 3 Reasons To Microchip Your Pet, Part 1

    Each and every year, thousands of dogs and cats go missing. With about 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats living in the United States, it can be hard to locate a lost or missing pet without a microchip. If you have been considering microchipping your pet, but are still on the fence about having this simple, painless procedure done, the pet care experts at Countryside Animal Hospital will share …Read More

  6. Is My Cat in Pain?

    If your cat is behaving strangely, you might be concerned that they’re in pain. It can be difficult to determine whether or not your cat is in pain because the signs are often subtle. If you’re concerned about your feline companion, here are some ways you can look out for indications that they are in pain. Tips to Keep in Mind When you are trying to determine whether or not your cat is in pain…Read More

  7. Dog Safety Tips for Cars

    Dogs are great travel companions, and anyone who has been a pup with their head out the window, ears flapping in the breeze, knows how much they enjoy it. That being said, as fun as a road trip with your furry friend in tow can be, the car poses safety risks to them, just as it does with humans. Fortunately, with the right precautions, it is perfectly safe to bring your precious pet with you on th…Read More

  8. Fort Collins Vet Spotlight: The Most Popular Cat Breeds in the US

    Generally, people assume you’re a great person if you’re a dog owner. However, if you own a cat, people may assume that you are a lonely middle-aged woman who is difficult to get along with. Perhaps it’s the independent nature of cats that makes people associate their owners with general antisocial behaviors. Of course, these assumptions are mostly untrue. Both men and women own cats, and Ja…Read More

  9. Animal Clinic Spotlight: The Most Famous TV and Movie Dogs

    Perhaps the most beloved pets of all time, many families across the country include a canine member in their household. Therefore, it’s no surprise that dogs star alongside their humans in a variety of films on the big and small screens. Which dogs are some of the most famous dogs in classic movies and TV shows? Lassie Not only was this big, fluffy collie beautiful, she repeatedly rescued child …Read More

  10. Fort Collins Vet Spotlight: The Internet’s Most Famous Cats

    Even if you’re not a cat person, you most likely have clicked on a cat video online. Not only are cats incredibly acrobatic, they’re curious and get themselves into all kinds of interesting situations. Which cats are the most famous felines of the internet? Grumpy Cat This little lady has a downturned mouth that makes her look as if she is perpetually displeased. Although her parents are stand…Read More