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Ear Mites in Cats: The Good, the Bad and the Itchy

May 2nd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Simba, the cat, eyes the camera warily after scratching her ear.

First, the good news! Ear mites in cats are not as common in Colorado as in other parts of the country.

But, yes, your cat can still get them in the Castle Rock area.

We’ve put together some helpful information to introduce you to the wonderful world of ear mites in cats. And if you live in Castle Rock or Denver, you’re always welcome to give our veterinarians a call: (303) 688-3757.

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How to Make It Easier to Get Your Cat to the Vet

April 10th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Susan cuddles with her cat after they visited the vet.

5 tips to make you and your kitty more comfortable

Does your cat hide deep under the bed when it’s time to go to the vet? Are you simply looking for ways to be proactive and help your kitty relax?

We’ve got you covered.

Cats like familiar places. When you take your cat to an unfamiliar place with new noises and sounds (hello, veterinary clinic!), we know it can create some anxiety.

We asked our cat veterinarians to share tips to make it easier to get your cat to the vet. Let’s find some ways to bring that stress down a notch or two.

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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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Considering Declawing a Cat? Five Questions Answered!

February 27th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jeanne snuggles with Jasmine - a cat that has gone through cat declawing.

Our Castle Rock vets have answered five questions we’re commonly asked about declawing cats. We want to help you make a good decision for your cat and family.

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Spaying a Dog or Puppy: What’s the Best Age?

May 6th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Riley's pet parents are waiting to bring her in to get spayed until she's five months old.

With the birds chirping and the bees buzzing in Castle Rock, it’s the perfect time to talk about spaying your female dog or puppy.

You may be wondering, when’s the best age to spay a female dog? Is it okay to spay a dog in heat?

Great questions! Let’s jump right in.

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Choosing a Good Veterinarian? Consider the Vet’s Philosophy

April 20th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

An adorable labradoodle puppy sits in a red wagon.

When choosing a good veterinarian, ask about the vet’s philosophy for providing care. It can play a huge role in shaping the experience that you and your furry friend have at the veterinarian!

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Kitten Vaccinations For Your Feline Friend

December 27th, 2015 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Adeline, a gray kitten, has received all of her kitten vaccinations.

Have a new kitty? Here are 3 important kitten vaccinations

Congratulations on adding a kitten to your family! Those big ears. Those wide eyes. That playful personality. Have you fallen in love yet? We hope so!

We’d like to introduce you to important kitten vaccinations for your Colorado kitty. Kitten vaccinations can help protect your feline friend from many serious health problems.

We’ve also put together a few tips about the kitten vaccination process. (Think of these tips as a little extra catnip.) Scroll down to learn the essentials.

Okay, let’s chat about kitten vaccinations for Colorado cats…

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Parvo in Puppies: Preventing and Treating Parvovirus

May 4th, 2015 by Dr. Carissa Huebert

Sara hopes her new pup oesn't have any signs of parvo in puppies.

Let me describe a scenario for you…

A father and daughter come into our Castle Rock veterinary clinic carrying a small puppy. They recently got the puppy from a friend, and they’ve been having fun playing with it and getting to know it.

However, there’s a reason they’re bringing the puppy to us.

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How to Make Your Castle Rock Vet Visit Less Stressful

March 16th, 2015 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Couple-with-dog

We know you share our desire to make your cat or dog feel as safe and comfortable as possible, whether you’re visiting our Castle Rock veterinary clinic or you’re caring for your pet at home.

Check out our veterinarians’ simple tips on how to make your Castle Rock vet visit less stressful. You should be able to use many of these tips to make in-home pet care a little easier too.

These tips tend to work best if you can start with a puppy or kitten. With that said, if your grown dog or cat is open to them, great!

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