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Mushroom poisoning in dogs

Posted on 06-01-2015

Mushroom poisoning of companion animals, particularly dogs, is occurring at an alarming rate recently here in our Colorado Springs area.  Mushroom poisoning occurs as a result of ingestin...

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Arthritis in Cats

Posted on 11-13-2014

When people think of arthritis in pets, the image of the large breed dog with “bad hips” slow to rise immediately comes to mind. These dogs often have very pronounced symptoms and thei...

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Traveling with Pets Overseas

Posted on 11-02-2014

Traveling overseas with your pet requires a document referred to as the “International Health Certificate.” Each country has different requirements. Some countries make it easy to ...

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Medical information on the internet

Posted on 10-28-2014

Google and the internet are available on every Kindle, i-Phone and computer. This is an instant source of information for everything from bus schedules to the latest news from Hollywood. Incre...

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Ebola and dogs?!

Posted on 10-22-2014

We understand the concerns and questions most of you have regarding the recent news of Ebola in the United States.  Furthermore, the concerns of recent reports of a dog euthanized due to...

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When do I take my vomiting dog to the vet?

Posted on 10-12-2014

Vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition, especially if it persists past 12 hours. Client often ask when it’s necessary to bring in their dog when it is vomiting.  We hope to shed ...

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5 K Fun Run or Walk with Pet Costume Contest

Posted on 10-05-2014

Where: Fox Run park Pavillion #5 When: Saturday, October 25th at 8 am  Why: 100% of proceeds go directly into Penelope's Fund How: Preregister online $...

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Dr. Josh's Progress Report

Posted on 09-21-2014

Many of you have been asking how Dr. Josh has been doing since our emergency trip to Chicago.  We are humbled by the outpouring of support you, our clients and friends, have shown us during t...

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What is Rabbit Fever?

Posted on 09-16-2014

Many of you may have seen a recent news report about Rabbit Fever in El Paso county and undoubtedly have questions.  Rabbit Fever is due to a bacterium called Francisella tularensis aka&...

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How do I get my cat to exercise?

Posted on 09-06-2014

Cats are by nature very active hunters in the wild.  It’s not common you see a fat outdoor cat, but outdoor cats on average live only 5 years.  It is strongly advised to always kee...

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Do I have to give heartworm medication to my dog in Colorado

Posted on 08-27-2014

We are often told by clients who have moved into Colorado that their previous veterinarian said heartworm prevention is not important in Colorado, so they stopped giving it.  Unfortunately, h...

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Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital Welcomes a New Doctor

Posted on 06-28-2014

Dr. Emily Baldwin grew up in our northern neighbor state of Wyoming, where, starting at the young age of 15 years, she spent every break at a veterinary hospital learning about and helping animals...

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What is a cat cavity?

Posted on 04-29-2014

Did you know that three out of five cats over the age of five years, have resorptive lesions in their teeth?  These are painful “cavity-like” lesions seen primarily in cats, howev...

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How Often Does My Dog Need a Dental Cleaning?

Posted on 04-17-2014

In years past, the prevailing attitude about dental procedures was "why do they need it?"  "I have had dogs all my life and they've never had a dental cleaning." ...

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Homemade Dog Treats

Posted on 04-13-2014

Straight from Mougli's lips to your dog's!  These Mougli's Munchies are great Ingredients 2 cups whole-wheat flour 1 tbsp. baking powder 1 cup peanut butter (chun...

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How do I brush my dog's teeth?

Posted on 04-06-2014

I am often asked by frustrated pet owners for tips on brushing their dog’s teeth. They report that their pet refuses to cooperate or runs away. It doesn’t have to be that difficult. Th...

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Are antlers good for my dog?

Posted on 04-01-2014

As a veterinarian, I am often asked: “What can my dog chew on to help his teeth?”  There are many choices available from denta-sticks to rawhides to bones to antlers.  But, t...

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Does your dog's breath stink?

Posted on 03-14-2014

Do you ever send your dog away because of his offensive breath?  It's very common, but needs to be addressed!  We can help with that!  We are so happy to see so many of our c...

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Do you think your pet is overweight?

Posted on 03-10-2014

You may have seen reports discussing the rising rate of obesity in humans. Unfortunately, we been been seeing a similar rise in the rates of obesity in pets.  The 2012 National...

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