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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 Should NOT Give a Dog in Pain

April 24th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

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

“If my dog is in pain, can I give him pain medications designed for humans?”

It’s a great question!

First, any time you want to give your dog drugs, chat with our veterinarians first. We know your dog. We can help you choose wisely and figure out the right dosages.

Second, there are drugs you should NOT give a dog in pain. 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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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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