Why Cats Should Leave “Husky” To The Dogs – Feline Obesity

Posted by Goldie on October 6th, 2014 under Behavior, Community Updates, Dentals, Diet, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Random Cat InformationTags: , , , ,  • Comments Off

  October 9th is Pet Obesity Awareness Day! Did you know 54% of Cats are obese?! Cat owners and veterinary professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the problem of obesity among our feline friends. Obesity is a significant health concern and causes vary from medical condition to dietary or nutritional problems. Many cats are over […]

The Importance of Dental Care at Home

Posted by Goldie on October 1st, 2014 under Behavior, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Dentals, Diet, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information, Random Dog Information, Wednesday WisdomTags: , , , ,  • Comments Off

At home dental care is crucial for your pets oral health. Routine teeth brushing, dental health chews, oral medicated rinses, water additives and a quality dry diet are all important aspects of maintaining your pet’s oral hygiene. Monitoring your pet’s teeth for tarter buildup, inflammation surrounding the gums and/or odor is key in preventing costly […]

Check out my Pearly Whites

Posted by Goldie on October 1st, 2014 under Behavior, Breed Basics, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Dentals, Diet, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information, Random Dog Information, Wednesday WisdomTags: , , ,  • Comments Off

According to the American Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Dental disease can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease if left untreated. Ensuring your pet receives the dental care he or she needs from an early age is […]

World Rabies Awareness Day

Posted by Goldie on September 25th, 2014 under Behavior, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Pocket Pets, Random Cat Information, Random Dog Information, Uncategorized, Vaccinations • Comments Off

September 28th is World Rabies Awareness Day! With terrestrial rabies on the rise, public health agencies across Colorado are becoming increasingly concerned about the risk of rabies virus transmission to pets, pet owners, animal welfare workers, and the community-at-large. As of September 12, 2014 Jefferson County Public Health has submitted 126 animals this year for […]

11 Fall and Winter Pet Dangers to Avoid

Posted by Goldie on September 23rd, 2014 under Behavior, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Diet, Health Concerns, Holiday Information, Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

The crisp chill of autumn is upon us, that means changing leaves, cozy sweaters, and lots of holidays. But along with all that excitement comes some dangers for your adorable pooch and kitty. Find out the top 11 fall pet dangers to avoid. 1. Antifreeze Every year more than 10,000 dogs and cats are accidentally […]

Socializing your puppy?

Posted by Goldie on August 15th, 2014 under Behavior, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Doggy Daycare, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information, Vaccinations • Comments Off

Socialization is one of the big buzz words in dog training.  Early socialization – before 16 weeks of age – is where puppies are still curious.  Fear levels are lower.  Owners should make socialization the number one priority. Well socialized animals are capable of handling normal daily events without undue fear.  Unfortunately, most owners don’t go about […]

Arthritis in Pets

Posted by Goldie on July 21st, 2014 under Breed Basics, Canine Health issues, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

A recent Google search of “arthritis in pets” produced nearly 13 million results in less than half a second.  Estimates of the prevalence of OSTEROARTHRITIS or degenerative joint disease range from 20% to 25% in dogs to as high as 90% in senior cats.  The actual number of pets suffering from DJD is unknown because many cases go […]

Heat Stroke

Posted by Goldie on July 15th, 2014 under Behavior, Canine Health issues, Community Updates, Health Concerns, Miscellaneous, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

Summer is a wonderful time of the year, the sunshine, and the warm temperatures, people wait all year to get out and enjoy those summer months. Many outdoor enthusiasts take their trusted companion on their adventures not realizing that the summer sun could pose risk to the ‘best friend’ Unfortunately, dogs only sweat through their […]

How to Prepare your Cat for a New Baby

Posted by Goldie on July 6th, 2014 under Behavior, Miscellaneous, Random Cat Information • Comments Off

If you’re a cat owner and you’re expecting a new bundle of joy, chances are that you’re wondering how your feline companion is going to adjust to the change. Cats are creatures of habit, so consistency and planning are necessary for a smooth transition. Below are a few tips for preparing your cat: Decide whether […]

Three Dog Breeds that are Gentle Giants

Posted by Goldie on July 5th, 2014 under Behavior, Random Dog Information • Comments Off

It’s not uncommon for big dogs to have even bigger hearts. Provided with a loving home and training, many large breeds make fantastic family companions. Below are three giant breeds that make especially loving pets: 1.) Great Dane (pictured): These large dogs can weigh as much as 150 pounds, which can be intimating to some, […]