Checking Your Pet’s Microchip

Checking Your Pet’s Microchip

Microchips are a permanent form of identification for pets that can significantly increase the chance of reuniting a lost pet with their owner. However, they're only effective if the registered information is accurate. August 15 is Check the Chip Day, and we want to...

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats

Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats

The beauty of white- and light-colored cats is remarkable, but these fair-furred kitties are unfortunately at a higher risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma. This is a common cancer of the skin and mouth.  What are squamous cell carcinoma signs in cats? Squamous...

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When Your Pet Gets a Bee Sting

When Your Pet Gets a Bee Sting

Did your pet have a not-so-friendly encounter with a bee, wasp, or hornet? If your pet has been stung in the mouth or throat, been stung multiple times, or is having an allergic reaction, with such signs as significant facial swelling, trouble breathing, or collapse,...

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Does Your Pet Have a Zoonotic Parasite?

Does Your Pet Have a Zoonotic Parasite?

When you're playing with or cuddling with your pet, you may not consider that your furry friend could be passing on nasty parasites. Zoonotic parasites can be transmitted from pets to humans, and these pesky pests can pose more than a nuisance.  Some pets are born...

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What to Expect After Bringing Home a New Shelter Pet

What to Expect After Bringing Home a New Shelter Pet

Deciding on expanding your furry family is an exciting time. If you're adopting a pet from the shelter or rescue, there are special considerations to make as you prepare for welcoming them home. We at Downtown Animal Care Center want to share these tips with you. The...

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Top Easter Hazards for Your Pet

Top Easter Hazards for Your Pet

Easter has arrived! We at the Downtown Animal Care Center want help you keep your furry friends safe by sharing this list of five holiday hazards. Prevent a pet emergency by keeping your four-legged friends away from these: Easter grass — Although pretty, Easter grass...

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Facts About COVID-19 for Pet Owners

Facts About COVID-19 for Pet Owners

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact nearly every aspect of our lives, we understand that there may be questions and concerns over caring for your pets. We at the Downtown Animal Care Center want to share these three facts. #1: Rely on reputable sources for...

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Getting Ready for a Pet Sitter

Getting Ready for a Pet Sitter

Need to get away from the cold of Denver and go on a spring break getaway? If you're traveling without your pet, take these steps to help prepare your furry friend and your home for a pet sitter.  #1: Ensure your pet's ID tags and microchip info are up-to-date If...

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Why Socializing Your Puppy Matters

Why Socializing Your Puppy Matters

The Downtown Animal Care Center team would like to congratulate you on the addition of your furry family member! We want to share with you the importance of socializing your puppy and tips for you to do this well.  Without positively exposing your puppy to new sights,...

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Does My Cat Have Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions?

Does My Cat Have Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions?

Does your cat seem to be experiencing dental discomfort? They could be suffering from feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs). Read on to learn what FORLs are, the diagnosis, and the treatment.  FORLs appear at or near the tooth base. Although the exact cause...

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