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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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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Why Your Cat Needs Meat in Their Diet

Why Your Cat Needs Meat in Their Diet

The options out there for cat food are seemingly endless, and so it's no wonder feline owners can get confused or overwhelmed when choosing their kitty's food. Here's what you need to know.  Your cat is an obligate carnivore, meaning they must eat meat to survive....

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Training with Positive Reinforcement: 3 Tips

Training with Positive Reinforcement: 3 Tips

National Train Your Dog Month is every January. We want to highlight these three tips for using positive reinforcement, a tried and true method for training four-legged friends.  Stay consistent to avoid confusing your pet Pets thrive on consistency and can struggle...

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Easing Your Arthritic Pet’s Joints This Winter

Easing Your Arthritic Pet’s Joints This Winter

Frigid temperatures usually mean increased discomfort for arthritic pets. Their stiff joints make it difficult to get up and move around. Here are a few tips for how to help ease your pet's aches.  Schedule an appointment with your veterinarian Senior pets can't...

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Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Boarding

Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Boarding

As much as we love them, sometimes pets don't make the best traveling companions. If your holiday travel plans don't include your furry pal, make arrangements in advance so that she is cared for over while you're away. Here are five tips to help ensure a positive...

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