February 13th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
In our last blog post, we discussed common dog parasites in Colorado dogs. This week, our vets want to chat about ways to prevent intestinal parasites, so you can keep your dog (and family members) healthy.
Here are seven tips to help prevent intestinal parasites in your dog. A little prevention goes a long way!
January 30th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
An overview of giardia, roundworms, coccidia and tapeworms
Living in Castle Rock, Colorado, we don’t see as many cases of dog parasites as in other parts of the country. Still, it’s definitely possible for your dog to get intestinal parasites here. Our veterinarians typically see two cases of dog parasites per week.
What kinds of dogs are more likely to get intestinal parasites in Colorado, you ask?
- Dogs that hunt and ingest small animals
- Dogs that play in or drink from streams, ponds or standing water
- Dogs that visit dog parks or areas with a lot of animal traffic
Here are the key things you should know about dog parasites in Colorado, so you can help keep your dog — and your family — healthy!
January 9th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
So, your cat has the runs…
And unfortunately, we don’t mean the frisky, race-around-the-room kind.
Your cat is having runny stools or diarrhea — something that isn’t common in cats. Our veterinarians have shared the key things pet parents want to know about diarrhea in cats, so you can help your kitty feel better quickly.
It’s worth noting that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for cat diarrhea. It’s important to find out what the cause is, so you can take the right steps for your cat.
December 27th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
“Help, my dog has runny poop!”
If your dog’s poop is runny, take heart, just about every dog gets diarrhea from time to time. You’re smart to look into answers.
First, the good news: Our Castle Rock veterinarians can help you stop many types of dog diarrhea quickly.
The bad news is: There are some types of diarrhea in dogs that can be tougher to stop and keep from coming back (such as runny poop caused by intestinal parasites).
The important thing is to identify what’s causing your dog’s diarrhea. That way, you’ll know how to address it and how to help your dog feel better quickly.
December 4th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
You want to make a difference for pets this holiday season — here’s how to make double the impact
You’re looking for ways to help others this holiday season. (Good for you!) Please consider a great cause that helps our U.S. service men and women and their pets: Dogs on Deployment.
October 23rd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
There are times when dog teeth extractions can help your furry friend feel better. And there are other times when teeth extractions just aren’t necessary!
Let our Castle Rock veterinarians help guide you. We’ve put together the five questions we’re most frequently asked about this canine dental procedure, so you can make informed decisions for your pup.
October 2nd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Do you suspect your dog has heartworm disease?
Our Castle Rock veterinarians have put together this article on heartworm symptoms to help you keep your dog safe and healthy.
September 12th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
So, you’re thinking about bringing home a shelter cat or kitten…
Congratulations! We hope your new kitty will make a wonderful addition to your family.
Here are 8 tips to make the transition easier for you and your feline friend.
July 12th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
You’ve been noticing some unusual behaviors in your dog lately…
Your dog is scooting on the carpet. He’s also licking his bottom a lot more than usual.
June 26th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Your cat has been acting strange lately…
Eating a lot. Drinking a lot. Losing weight. Crying more than usual. And making a lot of trips to the litter box.