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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.


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 other pet parents, you may hear 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 an option for preventing dog bloat.


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.


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 5 questions we’re commonly asked about declawing cats.

We want to help you make a good decision for your cat and family.


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! Scroll down for answers.

(Simply want to get your dog or puppy spayed? Call our Castle Rock veterinarians at 303-688-3757 or click here to get your visit.)


Choosing the Best Veterinarian for Your Family? Consider the Vet’s Philosophy

April 20th, 2016 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

An adorable labradoodle puppy sits in a red wagon.

When choosing the best veterinarian for your family, 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.


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…


Parvo in Puppies: Preventing and Treating Parvovirus

May 4th, 2015 by Dr. Carissa Huebert

Sara kisses her new puppy, Felix, who doesn'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.


How to Make Your Castle Rock Vet Visit Less Stressful

March 16th, 2015 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

A couple snuggle with their dog, totally relaxed and stress free.

We know you share our desire to make your cat or dog feel as safe and comfortable as possible.

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 your in-home pet care a little easier too.

These tips tend to work best if you can start with a puppy or kitten.

But if your grown dog or cat is open to them, great!


Have a New Puppy? Important Puppy Vaccinations

January 19th, 2015 by Cherished Companions Animal Clinic

Jolene and Mark prepare their new puppy, Juneau, for his initial puppy vaccinations

Time for your puppy vaccinations?

Do you have a new puppy?

If yes, congrats on the newest member of your family! You’re in for a wonderful adventure.

Cherished Companions is ready to help you start strong with worry-free puppy vaccinations.

(Simply want to schedule puppy vaccinations for your pup? Call us at 303-688-3757. Or, click here to book your visit.) 


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