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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 sta[...]

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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 extreme[...]

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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 veterinaria[...]

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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 abou[...]

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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 before [...]

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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 o[...]

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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 cal[...]

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Yes! Your Pet Can Get Heartworms Here

May 17, 2018

As the name suggests, heartworms live in the heart, and they can also thrive in the lungs and blood vessels. Because they constrict blood flow, heartworms can damage internal organs and cause lung disease and heart failure. One mosquito bite is all it takes to infect a pet with this nasty disease.[...]

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Protect Your Pets From Pests

May 17, 2018

You know who else loves spring and the warmer weather? Fleas and ticks! These pests aren’t just annoying—they can transmit nasty parasites and diseases. Fleas often trigger dermatitis and hot spots and can even transmit tapeworms and cause anemia. Once fleas make it into your home, it can quickl[...]

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Pet Poison Prevention

May 17, 2018

What’s lurking in your house that could make your pet sick? Turns out, lots of things! Here are a few of the most common household substances that need to stay out of paw’s reach:Human medications. Keep them in sealed containers and locked away as pets might see loose pills and think they’[...]

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