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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Managing Your Pet’s Pain Without Medication

Did you know that Dr. Liz Kremzier offers Laser Therapy services at Aspen Animal Hospital? No one wants to see a beloved pet no longer enjoying her favorite activities because she’s experiencing pain. Like people, as pets age, they’re more likely to develop health...

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How Your Dog Talks to You

Have you ever looked at your dog and wondered what he was trying to say to you? He stands faithfully by your side. Never doubts or questions you. There's a reason he's called "man's best friend".But how well do we really know our dogs? Does a wagging tail...

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Protect Your Pet: Heartworm Disease

There are many things you can do to help your pet live a healthy life (exercise, proper diet). Today we want to talk about how to prevent a commonly heard about ailment: Heartworm Disease. We will discuss what it is, how to prevent it, and how to treat it....

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Preventative Care for Pets

Just like we know things we can do to live a better life, did you know there are things we can do for our pets, too? This Spring, let’s help them live their best life. Here are a few goals to strive to reach:Exercise more — Pets need exercise, too. Let...

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