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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10 Holiday Pet Dangers Lurking in Your Home

10 Holiday Pet Dangers Lurking in Your Home

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Denver! Lights are twinkling, tree lots have popped up, and suddenly, many people are in the mood to bake cookies. As you are decking the halls in your abode, keep in mind these 10 holiday pet dangers so that your...

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Hazardous Thanksgiving Foods

Hazardous Thanksgiving Foods

With Thanksgiving around the corner, many of you are probably reserving a turkey or weighing in on the debate between canned versus homemade cranberry sauce. As you're finalizing menus and making preparations, keep in mind these 10 foods that are hazardous to pets. 1....

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Important Health Tips for Senior Cats

Important Health Tips for Senior Cats

Every animal deserves a loving forever home, and that includes older ones as well as younger ones. November is National Senior Pet Month. At around age seven, your pet is entering his or her senior years and often begins to develop diseases common to humans, such as...

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What You Need To Know About Leptospirosis

What You Need To Know About Leptospirosis

We have received multiple confirmed cases of leptospirosis cases in our area recently and want to help you prevent this disease. Here is what you need to know. Leptospirosis is a serious and potentially deadly bacterial infection that can affect humans and animals. It...

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