February 11th, 2019 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Your dog has anal glands — specifically, anal sacs — on either side of his (or her) anus
These scent glands on your dog’s bottom are a normal part of your pup’s anatomy.
Anal glands contain fluid that’s normally expressed when your dog is excited or goes potty.
Occasionally, bacteria can get into these sacs.
The glands can become infected or even rupture.
December 10th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
It’s the big day.
You’re ready to adopt your rescue dog. (Yayyyyy!)
All you need to do is choose one.
November 27th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Getting a dog will change your life!
To help you choose the best dog for your family, here are the pros and cons of adopting an older dog vs. a puppy.
November 12th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
So, you’re thinking about boarding your dog at a local kennel in Castle Rock…
What are the key things you need to know?
We asked Dr. Jeff, one of our veterinarians, to share 7 tips to get your dog ready for boarding in Castle Rock.
October 28th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
“The backyard is calling, and I must go.” – Cat mantra
The best way to keep your cat safe… is to keep your cat indoors.
But that’s not always possible or desired. (We get it!)
Here are 10 tips from our veterinarians on how to keep your cat safe outdoors.
October 15th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
The East Plum Creek Trail
Looking for a dog-friendly hiking trail in Castle Rock, Colorado?
Check out the East Plum Creek Trail — an easy dog hike for your pup.
October 2nd, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
So, you’re getting ready to bring a second cat or kitten into your home…
Everyone is delighted about the new addition to your family… except your cat that already lives there.
Hiss, hiss, me-ooooow!
We know that feline World War III is not your idea of a good time. That’s why we’ve asked Dr. Ivy, one of our cat veterinarians, for guidance.
Here are her tips to help you bring a second cat or kitten into your home, so you can introduce your cats with as little drama as possible.
September 5th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Recently, Colin began to notice strange behavior in Maddie, his two-year-old yellow lab.
August 13th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Watch out for these trail hazards
If you’re new to Colorado or a first-time dog parent, you’re going to LOVE hiking in Colorado with your dog.
But hiking in Colorado is different than hiking in other parts of the country.
July 23rd, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
In this article, you’ll learn how to care for a dog wound when hiking: (1) What supplies you’ll need — and how you can improvise (2) What to do for a bleeding paw (3) What to do for a chest or abdomen wound.