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Is Your Pet’s Food A Heartbreaker?

May 16, 2019

The latest about grain-free diets and heart diseaseIf you feed your pet a grain-free or “boutique” diet—such as home-cooked meals or food with unusual ingredients and proteins from a small manufacturer—you may want to reconsider. Veterinary cardiologists, nutritionists and the U.S. [...]

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What You Need to Know About Cancer & Your Pet

April 25, 2019

It’s a scary statistic: The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime—in fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. During May at Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, we observe Pet Cancer[...]

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Do You Have Your Pet on Flea/Tick Preventatives?

April 25, 2019

Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas and ticks in the spring and summer, as these critters thrive in warmer weather. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: along with incessant itching and discomfort, fleas and ticks can transmit numerous dangerous diseases, some of which[...]

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Treating Skin Allergies

April 25, 2019

If your pet is always itching, licking their paws, chewing on their coat or scratching their ears, there’s a good chance they have skin allergies. Skin allergies are often caused by flea allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies—to alleviate your pet of this problem, you must fi[...]

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Celebrating Our Veterinarians and YOU!

April 11, 2019

World Veterinary Day is April 27th , and one way we would like to celebrate is by recognizing our incredible veterinarians:Dr. Roni Kloer Owner/VeterinarianDr. Roni Kloer is now the practice owner, although she joined Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2013. She earned her education at C[...]

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Pet First Aid and Emergency Awareness

April 11, 2019

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and as the weather warms up and our Coloradan hearts long for the outdoors, it is important to be prepared in case anything bad should happen on those long hikes or distanced camping trips.   One of the most important ways you can prevent a[...]

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Heartworm is REAL

April 11, 2019

Yes—your dog can get Heartworm in Colorado. It’s a common misconception that, because of the dry climate and the resulting low population of mosquitos, we don’t need to worry about the parasite that is spread by these insects. In fact, Fort Collins was one of the ten U.S. cities with the[...]

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Helping Your Pet Feel Better Faster

February 19, 2019

GVVH is proud to now offer laser therapy services! This painless, non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the targeted area and has been successfully used to accelerate the healing process after surgery, alleviate joint pain, and treat degenerative diseas[...]

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Pet Steal Your Heart?

February 14, 2019

If so, it could be a serious problem! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s important to keep all those heart-shaped boxes of treats out of paw’s reach. Chocolate is extremely dangerous to both dogs and cats. The toxic substance in chocolate is theobromine, and it is pres[...]

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Every Month Is Pet Dental Month

February 2, 2019

February is National Pet Dental Health Month—which gives us a reason to remind you just how important good oral hygiene is for your pet. But at GVVH, every month is Dental Month and we offer professional dental services year-round when your pet needs them!  See, most [...]

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