1. Itchy Ear Problems

    One of the most common reasons for a visit to the vet is because of inflamed and irritable ears. This happens to both dogs and cats and is otherwise known as otitis externa. The signs and symptoms that drive this diagnosis are itching of the ears, odor, discharge, and shaking their head. Like an ear infection, otitis externa can develop in one, or both ears. When you notice these symptoms it’s b…Read More

  2. Keep Your Puppy Warm This Winter

    It’s no secret that temperatures drop at a rapid rate here in Colorado. When this happens, we often forget that our furry friends are capable of getting cold too. While they’re covered in fur, dogs definitely get cold too, and certain breeds react better to the cool weather than others. Countryside Animal Hospital has a few quick tips for you on ways to keep your four legged friend warm this w…Read More

  3. When You Add A Dog To A Cat Household

    Cats and dogs have often been able to keep the peace when the cat is only a mere visitor, spending most of their time outside. But as we all know, cats need attention, and when they aren’t the center of it, tension rises. For homes that have one or more sassy indoor cats, what happens when you decide to add a dog to the mix? The first step to making making a home harmonious for a cat and dog i…Read More

  4. Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

    Most people don’t know that your pet’s teeth are just as important as your own when it comes to routine maintenance. Every pet should have their teeth professionally looked out, but they should also have routine brushings at home. While many vet’s will suggest that brushing should happen every day, it’s great to get your pet’s teeth brushed at least once or twice a week. This keeps them …Read More

  5. 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

  6. How Your Tone Affects Your Pet’s Listening

    Training your pet can be hard work, especially when it seems like your pet wants to do everything but listen. If you’ve ever been curious why pets listen to the commands of some people, but not others, this post will provide you with some insight. The professionals at Countryside Animal Hospital in Fort Collins are in tune with your animals, and we’d love to help you get one step closer to tun…Read More

  7. Getting Your Puppy Vaccinated

    Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to bacteria, disease and infection, so it’s important to get them vaccinated at an early age. The time at which puppies are able to respond to a vaccine differs per liter but can be done as early as six weeks of age. The absolute latest that a puppy should be vaccinated is 18 weeks of age. 5 Weeks: Parvovirus This is the common name applied to all viruses i…Read More