Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Dogs aren’t usually picky about what they eat, and many items our dogs choose to consume—like the contents of the cat’s litter box or a favorite pair of shoes—can leave us feeling confused or frustrated. One common item on the menu for many dogs is grass....

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Tips On How To Bond With Your Cat

When a new puppy comes home, it’s hard to get any alone time from that point on. Cats are a little different, and we love them for it. Dating back thousands of years, dogs hunt in packs to survive, and cats stalk and hunt their prey alone. When a new cat...

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Top 5 Halloween Horrors Pet Owners Should Avoid

Adorable lion, taco, or shark costume-clad pets run rampant on Halloween—and sometimes throughout the rest of the year—encouraging pet lovers to fawn over their cute outfits. But, don’t be tempted to give in to those cute, whiskered faces begging for...

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What Pet Owners Should Know About Fractured Teeth

Did you know? Your pet can fracture her teeth! Here are four facts you should know about fractured teeth in pets.#1: A swollen lump under your pet’s eye may indicate a fractured toothWhile pets may show signs of pain when the tooth breaks, there are other...

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Fleas: What Every Pet Owner Should Know

Pop quiz: What can lay up to 50 eggs daily, can jump at least one foot (which is equivalent to a person jumping about half a block), and can’t wait to make a meal out of your pet’s blood?The answer: a flea!FleasFleas are external parasites that transmit...

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Garden Toxins To Keep Away From Your Pet

It’s August, and as the weather heats up, many of us will be heading outside to get our yards into tip-top shape. But, if your pets spend time in the yard, too, beware some of the common outdoor items that could be toxic.Cocoa mulch — Made of discarded...

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The Power of Positive Training for your Dog

Perhaps your family got a new puppy and are now faced with the need to train him to use the bathroom outside or to walk on a leash or to not jump on visitors in your home. Or, maybe you have an older pup who has always been leash-reactive or never learned...

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Diabetes In Pets: What You Should Know

Diabetes mellitus occurs when the body cannot use glucose—the main source of energy for the body’s cells—normally. Blood glucose levels are primarily controlled by insulin, which is a hormone made by the pancreas. Pets suffering from diabetes are either...

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Tips On Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

One of the best weapons in the fight against pet periodontal disease is actually a very simple tool: a toothbrush. Some pet owners giggle, groan or roll their eyes when their veterinarian tells them they should be brushing their pets' teeth. The idea of...

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Keeping The Peace Between Kids and Pets

In addition to helping your pet feel their best while they're visiting us at Aspen Animal Hospital, we also want them to live fulfilling lives at home. Wellness programs allow us to diagnose diseases and conditions early when they’re easier to treat or manage. Often,...

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