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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...

Thunderstorm Phobia Part One: The Symptoms

The drought is upon us again in southern Colorado. As we pray for an early return of the Spring and Summer thunderstorms, our pets with thunderstorm anxiety hope they never return. In this two part series, we will examine the concept of “thunderstorm phobia”. This...

Rabies – What’s Behind the Tag?

When people think of rabies, they often think of a disease from yesteryear. Images of “Ol’ Yeller” come to mind. Rabies is surely not a disease of the modern era, right? Rabies is just something veterinarians fuss about with vaccines and tags for the collar of your...

Medical Information for Pets on the Internet

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. Increasingly, Americans will check the internet for medical...

Traveling With Pets Overseas

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 import your pet, while others take a great deal of work and planning. Be...

Arthritis in Cats

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 their problems may be very obvious. Keep in mind even an arthritic dog can...

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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: 719-955-0966
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Fax: 719-955-0971
Email Us
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Our Hours
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Sat: 9:00am — 12:00pm
Sun: Closed