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Thanksgiving Pet Safety

November 12, 2018

Many of the holiday treats and traditions we love can cause health problems for our pets. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe:Careful with turkey & trimmings! Bits of lean meat are fine, but fatty skin, gravy, and drippings can cause pancreatitis.Bones are a choking hazard, as [...]

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Don’t Ignore That Lump

November 5, 2018

It’s a scary statistic: The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, created by the ACF to raise awareness of the prevalence,[...]

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Why Your Vet is Out for Blood

October 9, 2018

If you’ve ever brought your pet in for a routine check-up, chances are the veterinarian has wanted to start with blood work—also known as a blood screening or blood panel. That’s because just like in humans, the cells and chemicals present in your pet’s blood can give the doctor a wealth[...]

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Tips for Fear Free Visits

October 3, 2018

We know pets are afraid of the veterinarian—it’s just a fact of life. And while we can’t verbally communicate to your furry friends that we are here to help, there are other steps we have taken to show them that we are the good guys.At Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, we are proud to[...]

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Halloween Pet Tips

October 1, 2018

Halloween is a fun and tasty time for people, but many things associated with the holiday can put our pets’ health at risk. Here are a few important tips to make sure your pets stay healthy and happy:Chocolate and xylitol (a sweetener often found in peanut butter and chewing gum) are ext[...]

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World Rabies Day

September 18, 2018

September 28th is World Rabies Day and since northern Colorado experienced a spike in rabid wildlife this summer, we want to take the opportunity to remind you of the importance of keeping your pet’s rabies vaccination current.Unless your pet has a health exception from a veterinarian, [...]

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Pet Pain Awareness Month

September 1, 2018

Pets feel pain much like we do, but they can’t really tell us where or how bad it hurts—and they often instinctually hide illness or injury. That’s why the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has selected September as Animal Pain Awareness Month, hoping to educate people ab[...]

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Plan Ahead for a Healthy Pet!

August 30, 2018

At Garden Valley Veterinary Clinic, we believe in pet health insurance—we’ve seen it help families take better care of their animal companions and afford life-saving procedures for their pets.There are many health insurance and wellness plan options, and we suggest you do some research befor[...]

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Immunization Awareness Month

August 7, 2018

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for pets as well.Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or [...]

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Four for the 4th: Pet Safety Tips

June 26, 2018

Barbeques, fireworks, and fun—the 4th of July is a great holiday, but it can bring some hazards for your pet. Here are some tips for keeping your animal friend safe while you celebrate:Fireworks are cool, but the racket is terrifying for many animals. Keep your pets at home and inside with[...]

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