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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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How to Tell If Your Dog Needs His Anal Glands Expressed

July 12th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Miguel, the Chihuahua, has been doing a lot of licking lately. Here's how to tell if he needs his anal glands expressed.

You’ve been noticing some unusual behaviors in your dog lately…

Your dog is scooting on the carpet. He’s also licking his bottom a lot more than usual.

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Does My Dog Have Allergies?

June 5th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Carley rests on tile -- giving her a break from her dog allergy with grass.

Have you been wondering, “Does my dog have allergies?” If so, you’re in good company.

It’s estimated that 10 to 20 percent of dogs suffer from allergies. That’s as many as one in five dogs!

Here are some of the key things you should know about dog allergies. Hopefully, you’ll have a better idea of whether it’s time to visit our Castle Rock veterinarians.

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Ear Infections in Dogs: A Reason for the Itching, Shaking and Bad Smell

May 22nd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Phoebe, the dog, scratches her ear.

Is your dog itching his ear more than usual? Is she shaking her head a lot? Have you noticed a stinky, bad smell in your dog’s ear?

Your dog may have an ear infection.

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Two Drugs You Shouldn’t Give Your Dog

April 24th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Georgia, the Great Dane, gives the camera a quizzical look.

“Can I give my dog pain medications designed for humans?”

It’s a great question!

First, any time you want to give your dog drugs, call our veterinarians first. Our Castle Rock vets know your dog. We can help you choose wisely and figure out the right dosages.

Second, there are some drugs you should not give your dog. Here’s a quick look at them.

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Canine Gastropexy: How to Prevent Dog Bloat

March 27th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jamie talks to AJ, her rottie, in a field. Deep-chested dogs, like rottweilers, are prone to dog bloat.

When chatting with families at the dog park or out on walks, you may hear stories of dogs that have battled dog bloat.

Dog bloat occurs when a dog’s stomach rotates inside its abdomen. The twist cuts off the blood and oxygen supply to the dog’s stomach and spleen. Your dog’s stomach fills with gases.

As you can imagine, it’s very serious.

Our Castle Rock veterinarians have created this article to share one option for preventing dog bloat.

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Puppy Shot Schedule for Colorado Dogs

March 13th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

This adorable Bernese Mountain puppy runs across the grass before heading to the vet for puppy shots.

So, you want to know the best puppy shot schedule for your Colorado pup…

Our Castle Rock veterinarians are happy to help!

We believe that most Colorado dogs don’t need every shot known to veterinary medicine. That’s why we’ve put together a suggested puppy shot schedule for your pup. It contains the most important vaccinations.

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5 Things Your Dog Dentist Wants You to Know

February 13th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

As our dog dentists will share, good dental health contributes to a happy dog.

Our Castle Rock dog dentists share the inside scoop

Here are five things your dog dentist wants you to know, so you can make great decisions for your dog.

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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.

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