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Heartworm is REAL

Heartworm is REAL

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

Helping Your Pet Feel Better Faster

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 diseases. Conditions improved with laser therapy include: Hip…

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Pet Steal Your Heart?

Pet Steal Your Heart?

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 present in all chocolate—even the…

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Every Month Is Pet Dental Month

Every Month Is Pet Dental Month

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 pets over three have some evidence of periodontal…

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No Littering! World Spay Day is Feb. 26th

No Littering! World Spay Day is Feb. 26th

It’s also the 25th anniversary of this event, recognizing the vital role spay (and neuter) procedures play in controlling the pet population. We want to say a big thank you to our clients who have taken the responsible step of altering their pets and who are part of the solution…

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Thank You for Voting

Won't you be our Neighbor? We are very excited to announce that Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital has been voted a 2018 Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite in the Veterinarian category for a second year in a row! Nextdoor is the newest online social sharing platform that was created by neighbors, for neighbors! These word-of-mouth…

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Top 5 Reasons to get PetDesk in 2019

Top 5 Reasons to get PetDesk in 2019

PetDesk makes managing your pet’s care so easy, you’ll wonder how you did without it! This year, make a commitment to get organized... starting with your pet care!If you are lagging on joining the PetDesk community, here are five reasons why you should pick up your phone right now and get…

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Get Fit With Your Pet

Get Fit With Your Pet

Losing weight or getting in shape seems to be on just about every other person’s to-do list for the new year—and if it’s on yours, you may already have a great workout partner: your pet! Just like humans, overweight pets are more likely to develop diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, heart…

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

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,…

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Don’t Ignore That Lump

Don’t Ignore That Lump

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…

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