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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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Cat and Dog Dental Care: Tips to Inspire You

February 1st, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Regular cat dental care keeps Tigger a happy and comfortable cat.

When it comes to dental care for people…

We typically don’t it a second thought. You brush your teeth at least once a day, and you regularly get your teeth cleaned. You know that preventive care is the best way to keep your mouth healthy. It also helps you avoid costly and painful dental procedures.

The same applies for our cats and dogs!

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5 Reasons to Choose Anesthetic Teeth Cleanings

January 18th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Maria is smiling big because Cuddles gets an anesthetic teeth cleaning, which helps keep his teeth healthy.

We know you have great intentions when it comes to your furry friend.

Let’s say you’re choosing pet dental care for the first time. Or, you’re a long-time pet parent who’s reading up on the latest teeth cleaning options. We’d love to share our thoughts on the benefits of anesthetic teeth cleanings vs. anesthesia-free dental cleanings.

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Kitten Vaccinations For Your Feline Friend

December 27th, 2015 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Adeline, a gray kitten, has received all of her kitten vaccinations.

Have a new kitty? Here are 3 important kitten vaccinations

Congratulations on adding a kitten to your family! Those big ears. Those wide eyes. That playful personality. Have you fallen in love yet? We hope so!

We’d like to introduce you to important kitten vaccinations for your Colorado kitty. Kitten vaccinations can help protect your feline friend from many serious health problems.

We’ve also put together a few tips about the kitten vaccination process. (Think of these tips as a little extra catnip.) Scroll down to learn the essentials.

Okay, let’s chat about kitten vaccinations for Colorado cats…

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