February 11th, 2019 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Your dog has anal glands — specifically, anal sacs — on either side of his (or her) anus
These scent glands on your dog’s bottom are a normal part of your pup’s anatomy.
Anal glands contain fluid that’s normally expressed when your dog is excited or goes potty.
Occasionally, bacteria can get into these sacs.
The glands can become infected or even rupture.
November 27th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Getting a dog will change your life!
To help you choose the best dog for your family, here are the pros and cons of adopting an older dog vs. a puppy.
April 25th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Cat lymphoma is one of the most common types of feline cancers.
In our Castle Rock veterinary clinic, we see a handful of cases every year.
April 5th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
While you can’t cure arthritis in cats, you can slow its progression
Our veterinarians are often asked: “Can my cat recover from arthritis?”
At this time, there is no cure for arthritis in cats. However, there are things you can do to reduce pain and inflammation, so your furry friend feels better.
March 7th, 2018 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
We often see surprised looks when people learn their cats have feline arthritis.
Take heart, cats are masters at hiding pain and discomfort.
Sometimes, they don’t show clear signs they have arthritis — a degenerative joint disease.
October 23rd, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
There are times when dog teeth extractions can help your furry friend feel better.
And there are other times when teeth extractions just aren’t necessary!
Let our Castle Rock veterinarians help guide you.
Our vets have put together the 5 questions we’re most frequently asked about this canine dental procedure, so you can make informed decisions for your pup.
(Simply want your free dog dental evaluation? If you live near Castle Rock, Colorado, call us at 303-688-3757 or click here to book it.)
June 26th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
Your cat has been acting strange lately…
Eating a lot. Drinking a lot. Losing weight. Crying more than usual. And making a lot of trips to the litter box.
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.
January 30th, 2017 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
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.
August 29th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic
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!