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Pet Health Insurance

It’s a fact: pets are expensive. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), it is estimated that pet owners will spend $72 billion on their pets in 2018. That number includes expenses such as food, medication, supplies, and veterinary care—and if your pet is insured, you could get a significant portion of those out-of-pocket costs covered. Pet [...]

Hallucinogenic Mushroom Poisoning in Pets

Hallucinogenic mushroom poisoning in pets is on the rise since Denver voters approved the decriminalization of “magic” mushrooms. It is not as common as marijuana, but it is occurring. And it is very dangerous. “Magic” mushrooms contain psilocybin and psilocin, which are related to LSD. Because the mushrooms are bitter, they are often dipped in [...]

Pet Safety During the Hot Summer Months

How do you ensure pet safety during the hot summer months? As the temperature rises, so do the risks to your furry family members. There are ways to keep them safe and help them beat the heat and we have compiled a list of the steps you can take: Outside Walks: Take him on [...]

Brush my dog’s teeth every day? Seriously?

The short answer? Yes! I know, it sounds ridiculous, however, it is almost as important as getting your child to brush every day. Most dogs can be trained to accept the idea, so we have some tips for you: The younger you start, the better. But it’s never too late. Start by pulling back [...]

Springtime Parasite Safety For Your Dog

It’s the time of year when your pet is going to start spending more time outdoors. You may not give much thought to who he shares that space with—but you should. From deer and coyotes to foxes, skunks, bats, and raccoons, wild animals can pose a serious threat as they carry a variety of diseases [...]

Practice Fear Free Medicine

How Do We Practice Fear Free Medicine? As one of our many New Year’s resolutions here at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital, we have decided to follow-through and stick with the practice being more ‘Fear Free’ to our furry, four-legged friends! (If that’s not a mouthful! ???? ) Visit Fear Free Pets for more information on [...]

Pet Cold Weather Tips

Yes, our four-legged furry members do have a fur coat (most of them), but this is not always the only thing they need when the temperature dips. They can be hearty but there are potentially dangerous hazards every pet parent must be aware of. The following are some pet cold weather tips: General Safety: [...]

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Food and Decorations Thanksgiving is a special holiday, with decorations and an overabundance of food. Thanksgiving pet safety is of the upmost importance. While pets should be considered a part of the family, they should not eat the same as the 2-legged family members. Human food can be very difficult for pets to digest. If [...]

How Do I Know If My Cat Is Happy?

Cats are masters at hiding their feelings (unless they are mad). So client’s often ask us, “how do I know if my cat is happy”? We have answered that question for you! He’s Healthy Cat’s are notorious for hiding signs of medical issues. Regular exams allows your veterinarian to catch subtle symptoms that you will [...]

Pet Friendly Gardens

Spring is in full bloom on the Front Range, and summer is soon to come. Your pet friendly gardens isaredeners with pets, garden planning is more nuanced as we take into consideration environments and plants that are both good for and dangerous to our pets. Fear not, dear gardeners, for we have broken down the [...]