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Our Fort Collins veterinarians share helpful tips and advice to help you keep your pets healthy and happy.

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What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

What is the difference between pet insurance and a pet wellness plan?

Wellness plans and pet insurance are two options that can make your pet’s routine and unexpected healthcare more affordable. There are distinct benefits associated with both of these options but it's important to understand their differences. Here, our Fort Collins vets explain more about wellness plans and pet insurance.

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a life-threatening condition that can result in not only heart failure but also severe lung disease, damage to other organs and even death for Fort Collins pets. The disease is typically found in cats, dogs and ferrets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is the best medicine.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks are best known for the numerous diseases they spread which are dangerous to people and their pets. In this post, our Fort Collins vets tell you all about these parasites and give you tips about how to protect your pets and your family from the diseases they spread.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

A yearly fecal exam at your vet's office is the easiest way to protect your pet and your family from intestinal parasites. Annual fecals allow your Fort Collins vet the chance to check for these parasites before they grow into larger problems.

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

As far as external parasites are concerned, fleas are the most common, and they can make your pet miserable! If not effectively treated they can even result in infections of the skin and other serious diseases. Our Fort Collins vets are here with tips to spot them, and how to get rid of them for good.

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South Mesa Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients to our veterinary hospital! Our team is passionate about the health of Fort Collins pets. Reach out today to book your pet's first appointment.

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