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Overheated Dogs: Tips to Avoid Dehydration and Signs to Watch for

June 15th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Benji is at risk of becoming an overheated dog due to all his running on a hot day!

As we head into the hot days of our Colorado summer, it’s a great time to chat about overheated dogs. Our Castle Rock vets want to share tips on how to keep your dog hydrated and happy.

That way, you and your pup can enjoy these warm days to the fullest!

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Dog Paw Injury? How to Care for the Wound

March 14th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Sophie picked up a dog paw injury playing outside.

In this article on dog paw injuries, you’ll learn:
(1) The signs of a dog paw injury
(2) When to call a vet
(3) What you can do at home
(4) What you can do when you’re out hiking
(5) The signs of an infection
(6) When stitches are needed
(7) How to help your dog recover

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How to Protect Pets from Bot Flies, Fleas and Ticks in Colorado

August 4th, 2014 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Josie, the cat, spends time outside, so his parents are on the lookout for bot fly symptoms in the summer.

We’re in the heart of summer in Castle Rock, Colorado, and that means it’s prime bug season.

We’ve written this article to help you learn how to protect pets from bot flies, fleas and ticks!

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How to Protect Pets From Bears, Coyotes, Mountain Lions and More

July 28th, 2014 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Australian Shepherd Puppy Watching Out Window

“Uh, honey, is that a bear in our yard?”

Sure, life in Castle Rock always comes with its fair share of wildlife sightings: coyotes, foxes and hawks, to name a few. 

But lately, we’ve had another animal to add to the list: bear.

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