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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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Moving With Dogs and Cats (3 of 3): Preparing and Settling Into Your New Home

October 10th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A tiny chihuahua sits in a moving box.

Soon you’ll be settled into your new home. Here are tips to make it a smoother transition for your pet family.

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Moving With Dogs and Cats (2 of 3): Tips for Moving Day

September 26th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A gray tabby cat relaxes on a moving box.

Your pet’s moving day is here!

Here are moving day tips, so you can keep your dog or cat as comfortable as possible during this big change.

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Moving With Dogs or Cats (1 of 3): Planning Tips

September 12th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

The house is sold. This couple is ready to move with a dog!

Moving with a dog or cat?

We’re here to help! With so many pet families moving to different parts of Castle Rock, our veterinarians have created this three-part series on moving with pets. We want to make it easy for you and your furry friend to get through the move process.

After all, moving can be stressful for a pet – just like it is for you!

If you’re getting ready to move, let’s start with planning tips for moving with a dog or cat.

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Laser Treatment for Dogs and Cats: Improving Your Furry Friend’s Comfort

August 29th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jasper has been getting laser treatments for his canine back pain. Barbara hugs Jasper tenderly while on the walk in the park.

We’re excited to share that our Castle Rock veterinarians now offer laser treatment for dogs and cats (also known as “laser therapy”). We welcome pet families from across Castle Rock and the Denver area.

Laser treatment for dogs and cats is painless. It has virtually no side effects. And it’s yet another way we can make your furry friend more comfortable.

We’d love to fill you in!

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How to Get a Travel Health Certificate for Your Pet in Castle Rock

August 8th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Getting ready to travel with your dog or cat? Most airlines require a travel health certificate for your furry friend. And if you’re traveling out of country, it’s also required by customs. (more…)


Worms in Cats: Symptoms and Treatments for Intestinal Parasites

July 11th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Eloise no longer shows any signs of worms in cats after getting "dewormed." It's time to play!

Good news, Colorado cat families! Worms in cats aren’t as common here as in other parts of the country. Our Castle Rock veterinarians see about one in 10 cats come in with worms over their lifetimes.

But if your cat is among the 10 percent – or you’d like to help your furry friend avoid that incidence rate – we’ve put together this article for you.

And if you have a kitten, keep scrolling. Kittens are more prone to different types of worms.

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“My Pet Has a Heart Murmur:” How a Pet Echocardiogram Can Help

May 23rd, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

James brought Sophia in for a cat echocardiogram after the vet heard a heart murmur.

Let’s say…

You’ve brought your dog or cat to our veterinary clinic for a routine annual exam.

Or perhaps, you’ve brought your pet in because he or she has been acting strangely. Maybe your dog has been coughing, breathing heavy or lethargic. If you have a cat, maybe you’ve noticed a sudden loss in energy and appetite, trouble breathing or hiding more than usual.

As part of your visit, our veterinarians will check your pet’s heart. (more…)


Choosing a Good Veterinarian? Consider the Vet’s Philosophy

April 20th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

An adorable labradoodle puppy sits in a red wagon.

When choosing a good veterinarian, ask about the vet’s philosophy for providing care. It can play a huge role in shaping the experience that you and your furry friend have at the veterinarian!

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Cat Dental Cleanings: Your Questions Answered!

February 22nd, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Maggie cuddles with Butterscotch before bringing her kitty in for a cat dental cleaning.

Did you grow up with cats? Or, have you had a cat for many years? If yes, it may seem strange to go to the vet for cat dental cleanings.

But cats need dental care just like people!

As with human medicine, veterinary medicine continues to evolve and get better. Over the last decade, cat dental cleanings have become common. They’re a great way to help your kitty avoid health issues and live a longer and healthier life.

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