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.
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.
February 13th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
In our last blog post, we discussed common dog parasites in Colorado dogs. This week, our vets want to chat about ways to prevent intestinal parasites, so you can keep your dog (and family members) healthy.
Here are seven tips to help prevent intestinal parasites in your dog. A little prevention goes a long way!
January 30th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
An overview of giardia, roundworms, coccidia and tapeworms
Living in Castle Rock, Colorado, we don’t see as many cases of dog parasites as in other parts of the country. Still, it’s definitely possible for your dog to get intestinal parasites here. Our veterinarians typically see two cases of dog parasites per week.
April 24th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
“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.
July 28th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Our Castle Rock veterinarians see a lot of cases of foxtails in Colorado dogs during the late summer – particularly foxtails in dogs’ ears.
June 26th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
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.