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  • FAQ About Pets and Coronavirus

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    FAQ About Pets and Coronavirus One thing that we’ve all had to adjust to during the COVID-19 pandemic is how quickly the virus is spreading and how much it has changed our lives. News about it is everywhere, but often leads to more questions than answers. Many people are still unsure about what this pandemic means for pets. Here, a local veterinarian answers some common questions from pet owners. Does Coronavirus Affect Animals? The word … Read More »

  • Quarantining With Fido

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    Quarantining With Fido We’re living through an unprecedented time, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads out over the world. Man’s Best Friend can be a great source of comfort in these scary times. Read on as a local veterinarian offers some tips on quarantining with Fido. Exercise Even if you’ve been ordered to self-isolate, you can—and should—still walk your dog. The fresh air, sunlight, and exercise is good for both you and your furry friend, and … Read More »

  • How to Introduce Two Dogs

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    At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes smoothly. Here are a few guidelines: Take Things Slow Rule number one: take it slow. Tossing two dogs together and … Read More »

  • COVID-19 Update

    To our Teller Park Veterinary Service Family: We are committed to staying open during this challenging time but will follow the lead of the CDC in minimizing risk to our staff and clients during this acute phase of COVID-19. We have implemented the following plan to reduce the risk to our clients, staff and facility while maintaining excellent quality of care to your precious furry family members: *We must be a ‘no handshake and no … Read More »

  • Tips For Playing With Your Cat

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    Our feline friends are super cute when they are feeling frisky! Playing is of course lots of fun for Fluffy, but it’s also good for her, both physically and mentally. Read on as a local Teller County, CO vet offers some tips on playing with your cat. Make It Routine Try to make kitty playtime a part of your regular routine. This may be easier than you think! Keep a cat toy near your favorite … Read More »

  • 6 Ways To Prevent Thrush In Horses

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    If you’ve spent a lot of time around horses, you’ve probably heard the term thrush. Thrush is a serious hoof infection that can have major health consequences for our equine friends. Thrush infects the frog of the hoof, which usually acts as a shock absorber. Left untreated, it can cause severe issues, including lameness. As you may know, when dealing with health issues in horses, an ounce of prevention is worth several pounds of cure. … Read More »

  • 4 Ways That Great Nutrition Benefits Your Pet

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    Everyone knows that nutrition is important for any animal companion. When your pet receives the right combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and water on a daily basis, they stay healthy—it’s that simple. But what specifically does good nutrition do for our pets? How does it benefit them? Let’s take a closer look at some of the important benefits of nutrition for your pet. Skin and Fur Health Did you know that a pet … Read More »

  • Caring for a Toy Breed Dog

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    Do you have a pint-sized pup? Small dogs are adorable! Many toy breeds were initially bred as companion animals, so they tend to be very affectionate and cuddly. However, Fido does have some specific care needs. A vet discusses small dog care below. General Health Obesity is often a problem with toy breeds, simply because it’s so easy to overfeed them. They’re also prone to hypoglycemia, which is a dangerous drop in blood sugar. Ask … Read More »

  • New Gadgets for Your Pet

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    We’re living in an age of technological marvels. It seems like almost every day there are new products and gadgets released. What about our furry friends? It seems that Fluffy and Fido both have fans in the technical sectors, as some really cool gadgets have been made just for them. A vet lists some of them below. GPS Trackers Man’s Best Friend loves exploring, and won’t hesitate to slip away for some doggy shenanigans. Some … Read More »

  • Tips for Eco-Friendly Dog Care

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    We would all like to do our part to live more sustainably and make the earth a better place to be—both for ourselves and for future generations. Did you know that there are several ways to care for your dog in an eco-friendly, sustainable manner? Here are a few tips from your local veterinarian on earth-friendly dog care. Use Sustainable Pet Products Purchasing planet-friendly dog products isn’t difficult, and it can make a huge impact … Read More »