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.
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 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.
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.
July 9th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
A dog hiking gear list: From hydration to first aid
Getting ready to head out on the trails with your pooch? Wondering what to pack for your dog?
Before you head up into the mountains (or just around Castle Rock), here are helpful items to add to your hiking gear list, so you can take good care of your dog.
June 27th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
How to get your dog ready for the trail
You’ve searched the web to find an awesome, dog-friendly trail.
You’ve filled up your Suburu with a tank of gas.
And those Colorado blue skies are calling to you…
But is your dog ready for hiking?
If you’re taking your dog hiking for the first time in Colorado, here are nine tips to get your dog ready and make sure your dog’s first hike is a fun experience.