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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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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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Canine Influenza Shot: Does My Dog Need It?

November 7th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Does your dog play with other dogs? The canine influenza shot may be worth considering.

Wondering if your dog needs the canine influenza shot? It protects against the latest strain of dog flu.

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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…)


Foxtails in Colorado Dogs: How to Protect Your Pup

July 28th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Border Collies, like Benny, are at risk for foxtails in their ears if they play in unkempt fields or grass.

Our Castle Rock veterinarians see a lot of cases of foxtails in Colorado dogs during the late summer – particularly foxtails in dogs’ ears.

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Protect Your Dog’s Paws From Hot Pavement and Rocky Trails

June 26th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Buddy has been taking short walks on trails to build up his paws for long trail runs.

You know it’s summer in Colorado when you can kick off your shoes and walk around your yard barefoot. The first couple times you do that, though, your feet are likely to be sensitive.

Your dog’s paw pads are no different.

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