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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 on people’s faces when they learn their cats have feline arthritis (a degenerative joint disease).

Take heart, cats are masters at hiding pain and discomfort. Sometimes, they don’t show clear signs they have the disease.


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.

We believe that any chat about intestinal parasites in Colorado cats should lead with two questions:

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


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.


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.


Hyperthyroidism in Cats: A Reason for the Munchies

June 26th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Sophie has been drinking a lot of water lately -- one symptom of hyperthyroidism in cats.

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.


Ear Mites in Cats: The Good, the Bad and the Itchy

May 2nd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Simba, the cat, eyes the camera warily after scratching her ear.

First, the good news! Ear mites in cats are not as common in Colorado as in other parts of the country.

But, yes, your cat can still get them in the Castle Rock area.

We’ve put together some helpful information to introduce you to the wonderful world of ear mites in cats. And if you live in Castle Rock or Denver, you’re always welcome to give our veterinarians a call: (303) 688-3757.


How to Make It Easier to Get Your Cat to the Vet

April 10th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Susan cuddles with her cat after they visited the vet.

5 tips to make you and your kitty more comfortable

Does your cat hide deep under the bed when it’s time to go to the vet? Are you simply looking for ways to be proactive and help your kitty relax?

We’ve got you covered.

Cats like familiar places. When you take your cat to an unfamiliar place with new noises and sounds (hello, veterinary clinic!), we know it can create some anxiety.

We asked our cat veterinarians to share tips to make it easier to get your cat to the vet. Let’s find some ways to bring that stress down a notch or two.


Considering Declawing a Cat? Five Questions Answered!

February 27th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jeanne snuggles with Jasmine - a cat that has gone through cat declawing.

Our Castle Rock vets have answered five questions we’re commonly asked about declawing cats. We want to help you make a good decision for your cat and family.


How to Help a Dog or Cat With Arthritis

January 30th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Woman with a golden retriever that has dog arthritis

6 tips to help your pet feel more comfortable

Have you noticed your dog or cat just isn’t as active as in days past? Maybe your kitty is reluctant to jump on things she used to? Or perhaps your dog takes longer to get up, isn’t as sure footed on your wood floors or is limping?

Your cat or dog may be showing signs of arthritis.


6 Ways to Pamper Your Pet Over the Holidays

December 12th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Ginger cat lies on woman's hands. The fluffy pet comfortably settled to sleep or to play.

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays upon us, your furry friend may feel a little stressed. Here are six tips to help your pet relax and be more comfortable.


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