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When Life’s a Drag… Why is My Dog Dragging Its Bottom?

We’ve all been there. You have company visiting for a nice dinner and the evening is going well. Then, out of the corner of your eye, you see it. Your dog dragging his bottom on the floor. Embarrassed laughter fills the room. You ask yourself: “Why is my dog dragging...

Pet Foods With Excess Vitamin D

  Pet foods are supposed to be nutritious and help our pets lead healthier and happier lives, so when they turn up tainted, it comes as quite a shock. Recently, two serious pet food recalls identifying excessive vitamin D levels have made the news. How did it happen?...

Are Microchips Dangerous for Pets?

  Every year, we have far too many run-away pets come through our hospital doors, and we’re always so grateful when they have a registered microchip allowing us to reunite scared pet owners with their lost pets. Personally, after seeing so many escape artists, I worry...

Even pets suffer from “White Coat Syndrome.” Let’s go FEAR FREE!

  It’s a familiar routine for veterinarians. Like humans, most pets dread going to the doctor’s office. They hide under the chair in the exam room, pull back on the leash, tremble, shake or bark and whine. Given the right circumstances, over time some of these pets...

Hippy Cabbage

The legalization of marijuana, both for medicinal and recreational use, has created significant media attention with Colorado at the forefront. Not only is this issue highly complex, so is the actual marijuana plant. Let’s see if we can shed some light on marijuana...

Creepy Crawlies and Blood Suckers

No one likes to think of parasites on (or inside) their pets, but it’s important to talk about them and to guard against them! So, what is a parasite? Sharply defined: it is an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host and in this case your pet) and...

Travel Troubles

Now that you have that cherished new puppy, you get to spend years bonding with your pet. Traveling to the park, hiking and camping all bring exciting opportunities to form new bonds and make new memories. Unfortunately, for a small number of dogs, these trips can...

Euthanasia: Helping Families Say Goodbye

  I still remember the day like it was yesterday. It was a warm and sunny day in March. Our cat, Bagheera, had courageously battled and won against cancer six years earlier. He had exceeded every estimate of life expectancy. Even though he was 19 years old, he still...

Keeping That Winning Smile

In our last installment, we discussed the importance of dental radiograph X-rays during a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT). This week, I will briefly describe the other vital steps involved in keeping that smile looking great. Prior to...

Seeing Clearly With Dental Radiographs (X-Rays)

Keeping your pet’s teeth clean is often a daunting task. I applaud owners who make their pet’s oral health a top priority. It has been proven time and again that oral disease and infection lead to heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease and various other...

What is Rabies?

Rabies is a viral disease that can be transmitted from wild animals to humans, our pets, and livestock. The rabies virus is present in the saliva of infected animals and is classically transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Once infection occurs, the virus...

Treating Thunderstorm Phobia

In our last discussion we talked about how to identify thunderstorm phobia in your pet. Treatment is a much broader topic. Treatment varies based upon the severity of the phobia, how long-standing it is and commitment of the owner. The first hurdle was identifying the...

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Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital in Colorado Springs | Compassionate Healthcare for Your Pets
Pine Creek Veterinary Hospital in Colorado Springs | Compassionate Healthcare for Your Pets

Contact Us
Phone: 719-323-6232
Text: 719-955-0966
Fax: 719-955-0971
Email Us

Address
4120 Royal Pine Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
80920

Get Directions

Our Hours
Mon - Thurs: 7:30am — 7:30pm
Fri: 7:30am — 5:30pm
Sat: 9:00am — 12:00pm
Sun: Closed