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“My Cat Has Arthritis, and I Didn’t Even Know It”

March 7th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Simone, a ginger cat, cuddles under blankets. She hasn't been as active jumping on her favorite spots lately -- a sign of cat arthritis.

We often see surprised looks when people learn their cats have feline arthritis.

Take heart, cats are masters at hiding pain and discomfort.

Sometimes, they don’t show clear signs they have arthritis — a degenerative joint disease.

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Intestinal Parasites in Colorado Cats: What You Need to Know

February 27th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Cinnamon, the cat, carefully watches a mouse. Cats that eat mice can get intestinal parasites.

If you’re wondering whether your cat has intestinal parasites, it’s best to start with two questions:

  • Is your cat a kitten or an adult?
  • What’s his or her lifestyle? (Does your cat spend time outdoors?)

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How to Prevent Intestinal Parasites in Your Colorado Dog

February 13th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Morgan lounges in the grass with her golden retriever, Bailey.

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!

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Dog Parasites That Are Common in Colorado

January 30th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A blue heeler dog plays in a mountain lake.

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.

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Diarrhea in Cats: How to Help Your Cat Feel Better

January 9th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A man cuddles with his cat, Sam, who's been struggling with cat diarrhea.

So, your cat has the runs…

And unfortunately, we don’t mean the frisky, race-around-the-room kind.

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What Causes Diarrhea in Dogs — and How to Stop It

December 27th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Carrie holds her dog, Piper, who has been suffering from dog diarrhea.

“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.

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Help Military Families Find Loving Care for Their Dogs and Cats (We’ll Match Your Donation!)

December 4th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Casey knows his dog, Max, will be well cared for while he's away on deployment.

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.

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Dog Teeth Extractions: Your Questions Answered!

October 23rd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Two pups sit in a field before heading to the vet for a dental evaluation.

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.

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Heartworm Symptoms: Signs to Watch for in Colorado Dogs

October 2nd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

James strokes his dog's ears after learning that his dog's heartworm symptoms were actually a sign of something else.

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.

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Bringing Home a Shelter Cat: 8 Tips to Make the Transition Easier

September 12th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Allie lounges with the cat she recently brought home from the shelter.

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.

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