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Where Can I Leave My Cat While On Vacation?

Where Can I Leave My Cat While On Vacation?

Even though we often want to bring our beloved kitties with us on our travels, it isn't always feasible. Today, our Fort Collins vets share several options for places you can leave your cat while on vacation.

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How Long Can a Cat Be Left Alone?

How Long Can a Cat Be Left Alone?

While cats can appear to be independent, they do get lonely. Cats need their owners to give them everything they require to stay happy and healthy. In this post, our Fort Collins vets provide you with tips on leaving your cat alone and tell you how long you can leave your furry friend by themselves.

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Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

Puppy & Kitten: Are They a Good Match?

While it may be cute seeing a puppy and kitten next to each other in a photograph, there are some things you need to take into consideration when raising a puppy and kitten together in one home. Today, our Fort Collins vets explain more.

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Why Won't My Cat Eat?

Why Won't My Cat Eat?

We know how worrying it can be when your cat won't eat. It can be hard to tell if you need to take them to the emergency vet or wait til your usual vet is available. In this blog, our Fort Collins vets explain some reasons why your cat may not be eating and when it's an emergency situation.

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Is My Dog Overweight?

Is My Dog Overweight?

While you may think your dog's extra pounds make them extra cuddly, that extra weight could negatively affect your pup's longevity and health. In this blog, our Fort Collins vets discuss ways you can tell your dog is overweight, and the steps you should take.

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Obesity In Dogs

Obesity In Dogs

The rates of dog obesity are rising, and it could have serious impacts on your dog's overall health and wellbeing. In this blog, our vets in Fort Collins share a list of ways you can determine if your dog is overweight and provide tips on how you can manage their obesity. 

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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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