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Ear Infections In Dogs

Did you know that some dogs are more prone to ear infections than others? Ear infections in dogs are common. Floppy-eared dogs like Cocker Spaniels, Basset Hounds, and other long-eared dogs tend to have more ear infections than dogs with upright ears. So do dogs who swim a lot. In both cases, it’s because they [...]

Valentine’s Day Safety For Your Furry Family Member

Tips for Valentine’s Day safety for your furry family member: Chocolate. Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, both of which are toxic to dogs, cats, and birds. The darker the chocolate, the more danger it poses. As little as 1 ounce of baker’s chocolate or gourmet dark chocolate can cause toxic effects in a mid-sized dog or [...]

Are Grain Free, Raw Meat Diets Safe For Pets?

Grain Free, Raw Meat Diet? Grain-free, raw meat diets are hugely popular with pet owners who like the idea of feeding their cats and dogs a diet that’s closer to what their ancestor ate in the wilds. The problem is, there’s no hard, scientific evidence that raw meat–based diets (RMBDs) are any healthier than traditional [...]

Fear Free Medicine

Why do we practice fear free medicine at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital in Denver, Colorado? Why fear free medicine? A study that came out in 2014 reported 37% of dog owners and 58% of cat owners stated that their pet “hates going to the vet”. Veterinary-care-usage-study Those numbers are astonishing! Can you imagine how many pets [...]

Holiday Safety For Your Pet

It’s the time of year when we all get caught up in the hustle and bustle. It can be easy to get so busy that we forget about the added dangers to our furry family members. This list is a quick reminder of things for you to look out for to make sure you ensure holiday [...]

Helping Your Pet Age Gracefully

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, pets are not only living longer, but they are doing it with better health and energy. Because of this, it is critical that pet owners utilize all of the advances that veterinary medicine can offer to help them age gracefully. For more specific details visit www.dogagingproject.com  You must also understand [...]

Arthritis: Helping Your Pet Age Gracefully

I remember the first time I realized how quickly pets age, I was 19 years old and back from college visiting my family on spring break.  I watched my then 15-year-old tabby slink her way down the stairs to greet me and was shocked at how old she looked.  Her orange fur was less vibrant, [...]

Cold Laser Therapy For Dogs

Cold laser therapy for dogs and cats. Yes or no? Definitely yes! One of the more recent trends seen in veterinary medicine is hospitals now offering cold laser therapy for dogs and cats. http://www.veterinarypracticenews.com/ This may sound like a scary procedure for a pet, but it is actually a great therapeutic option for many disease processes! Cold [...]

4th of July Safety for Pets

It may be a holiday that humans enjoy, but pets, not so much. The noises and commotion can be very frightening for them; thus, this is the biggest night of the year for missing pets to be reported. Whether staying in or going out for the holiday it is extremely important to remember these tips [...]

Cat Vaccinations Really Are Necessary?

The short answer is yes. Cat vaccinations are an integral part to the overall health and lifespan of your cat. Even if she is indoor only. Cat vaccinations are proven to prevent the incubation and transmission of fatal feline diseases. What cat vaccinations are necessary? At Gentle Touch Animal Hospital we recommend the following: Feline [...]