Fleas and Ticks: What you need to know

When the sun starts to peek out more and more frequently, Coloradians are eager to get out and about. The hiking trails get busier, campgrounds fill up and we Longmonsters are no different! As we and our pets get more and more active throughout the summer months, so too does the risk of fleas and …

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Preparing for Your Pet’s Vet Success in 2021

If we learned one lesson in 2020 it is that HEALTH IS WEALTH! This sentiment extends as much to our furry family members as it does to our human ones. As we move into 2021, let’s make getting our beloved dogs and cats the care they need a little bit easier with some tips and …

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1885 meets 2030: 145 years and one cult classic movie later, rabies still the unifier

“He had been struck by something, possibly destiny, or fate, or only a degenerative nerve disease called rabies…”  -Stephen King, Cujo, 1981 King, Stephen. Cujo. Portland, Maine, Viking Press, September 8, 1981. For many of us horror movie aficionados, when we think of rabid animals, one dog comes to mind; Cujo. For those less versed …

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September 2020 is National Suicide Prevention Month; Do pets play a role in prevention?

At the end of a long day, coming home to a wagging tail or a purring kitty can turn a bad day into a manageable one. As pet owners, we have all had those moments where our furry companions are more than dogs or cats; they are our confidants, our therapists, and undoubtedly our biggest …

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An Exciting New Addition to Family Pet Hospital

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Welcome Dr. Rebecca Cross Family Pet Hospital is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Rebecca Cross to the medical staff. A graduate of Texas A&M, Dr. Cross brings nearly fifteen years of experience to Family Pet Hospital. Sharing a passion for emergency medicine and surgery, Dr. Cross and Dr. Abernathy met at an emergency …

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Leptospirosis: Is My Pet at Risk?

Leptospirosis – how to know if your pet is at risk Pets need to be vaccinated against many diseases and bacteria. Leptospirosis is often on the list of vaccinations which your pet is encouraged to receive by their veterinarian.  But what exactly is leptospirosis and how does it wreak havoc on your pet’s body? What …

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Our Animal Hospital takes a PAWS-itive Approach to Lowering Stress for Pets and Owners

Taking a dog or cat to the vet is typically accompanied by some sort of distressing sign.  Whether it’s panting, pacing, hiding, vomiting, scratching, slobbering, whining, or howling, the experience sends some animals into a downright fit.  The stress continues when they arrive for their veterinary appointment:  Dragging your dog through the door or wrestling …

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