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A Pet Owner’s Guide to Kidney Failure

The kidneys are part of the urinary tract, and function to filter toxins, waste, and extra water from the bloodstream. The filtered material is carried to the bladder as urine, and expelled from the body. The kidneys also help to control blood pressure, produce red blood cells, and keep the body’s electrolytes balanced. If these [...]

8 Tips to Prevent Your Dog from the Back-to-School Blues

You have replenished your children’s wardrobe, and bought all the necessary back-to-school items. Before they get on the bus, ensure your dog will be able to adjust to these new circumstances. Your dog likely has enjoyed having their small humans around all the time, and they may not be too happy to see them leave. [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Safety for Sun-Loving Pets

If you have made plans this summer to enjoy numerous fun activities, you likely want your pet to come along on the adventure. Our team at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital wants to help you ensure your pet stays safe while frolicking in the sun by offering do’s and don’ts for summer safety. #1: DO take [...]

Do’s and Don’ts of Barbecue Safety For Partying Pets

Summer has not truly arrived until you have your first barbecue. You are ready to fire up the grill, but you want to ensure your pet is safe during the festivities. The team at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital wants to provide some do’s and don’ts to keep your pet free from harm while the grill [...]

9 Tips to Care For Your Senior Pet

As your pet enters their geriatric years, they require certain considerations to ensure they remain healthy and comfortable. Our team at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital offers nine tips to help you care for your aging pet. #1: Know when your pet becomes a senior citizen Older pets do not always act their age, making recognizing [...]

5 Outdoor Dangers That Can Harm Your Pet

Nothing is more enjoyable than spending an idyllic, sunshine-filled day outdoors with your furry pal. However, while your pet is romping around your backyard, they could run afoul of certain dangers that may be lurking in tall grass, bushes, or your garden. And, when you take your pet for a walk around the neighborhood or [...]

Does My Pet Have Allergies? FAQs About Itchy Pets

Allergies in pets are relatively common, and although they can appear somewhat similar to allergies in people, they can also be vastly different. Our Gentle Touch Animal Hospital team answers some of the most common questions we routinely field about allergies in cats and dogs.  Question: What is an allergy? Answer: An allergy occurs when [...]

8 Facts Every Denver Pet Owner Needs to Know About Parasitic Diseases

With Denver often experiencing a wide range of temperatures in a single day, parasites never stay in hibernation for long. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are a real threat for your furry pal all year, which makes year-round parasite prevention essential for keeping your pet safe from disease. Our Gentle Touch Animal Hospital team highlights the [...]

Chew Toy Catastrophes: Safe and Unsafe Chews for Your Pet

Chew toys and treats may be the highlight of your pet’s day, but you want to ensure they are safe to enjoy, especially if you offer them to your pet when you’re walking out the door. Many pet owners rely on long-lasting toys and treats to entertain their pet while they’re at work, so they [...]

5 Reasons Your Pet Needs to be Spayed or Neutered

You love your cat or dog, and their health care is important to you to help them live a long, happy life. Nothing is more critical for your pet’s overall health and well-being than preventive care, which includes regular physical exams, screening tests, vaccinations, parasite prevention, and spaying or neutering. Although you may be concerned [...]

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