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Food Allergies. FAQs

May 2, 2017 Cat Health, Dog Health

  What is a food allergy? A food allergy is the body’s immune response to the protein in their food. For dogs, the most common allergy causing proteins are chicken and beef. For cats, chicken, beef and fish are the most common food allergens. At what age do pets start having food allergies? Pets can…

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Quick list of signs that your cat may have dental issues

July 19, 2016 Cat Behavior, Cat Health

If your cat has any of these symptoms, they may have dental issues: Bad breath Your kitty is looking hungry and approaching her food bowl, but then doesn’t eat. Eating slower than usual or food may be dropping from her mouth when she tries to eat. Changes or an increase in vocalization. Drooling An increase…

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Protect your cat or dog with a microchip

April 20, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Warm weather is here! Our fuzzy friends are spending more time outside. It’s a great time to make sure your dog or cat has a microchip so they have a better chance of being returned to you if lost. Most pets wear a collar with tags that have their name and the phone number displayed.…

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Easter Safety Tips for Cats and Dogs

March 24, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Easter brings many colorful goodies into our homes and yards. We have a few pet safety recommendations as you celebrate this coming weekend. Keep artificial grass out of reach. This fluffy grass that lines the bottom of an Easter baskets is especially tempting for curious kitties. The thin plastic material can cause a bowel obstruction…

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Shamrock Plants can be Toxic for Dogs and Cats

March 16, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Shamrocks are universally known as having good luck. Did you know these plants can be toxic when ingested by your cat or dog? We recommend avoiding this plant if you have curious pets in your home. The Oxalis species or shamrock plant is also known as: Good Luck Plant, Sorrel, Purple Shamrock and Love Plant.…

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The Medical Benefits of Spaying and Neutering your Pet

February 23, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

Februrary 23rd is World Spay Day. Spaying and neutering are a safe and responsible choices for both sexes, and will not change your pet’s personality or cause obesity. You will help control overpopulation, and prevent serious disease in your pet. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital at,…

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Does your cat or dog have chronic bad breath?

February 9, 2016 Cat Health, Dog Health

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. A buildup of plaque bacteria can lead to periodontal disease in cats and dogs. Although there may be several causes of strong mouth odor, bad breath is one sign that your pet may have dental disease. A build up of bacteria can also lead to cavities and other…

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Holiday Plants and Your Pet

December 17, 2015 Cat Health, Dog Health

We have some guidelines around holiday plants you may find in your home this time of year. Oils from your fir tree can irritate your cat or dog’s mouth and stomach. You may notice excessive drooling or possible vomiting. These tree needles are also difficult to digest, and may cause GI obstruction and puncture. Mistletoe and…

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November is Pet Diabetes Month- Top 9 signs your Dog or Cat may have Diabetes

November 16, 2015 Cat Health, Dog Health

These symptoms may be attributed to a variety of issues, however we will list the common signs of diabetes. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, contact Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital at, (303) 938-9474. Drinking more than usual. Increased urination – Your dog or cat may need to go out more often, as…

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The Risks of Second Hand Smoke for Dogs and Cats

October 5, 2015 Cat Health, Dog Health

Second hand smoke greatly impacts the wellbeing of pets and humans alike. A dog or cat’s lung tissue may change overtime if exposed to smoke in the home. Signs of exposure may be a chronic cough. Animals may develop scar tissue on their lungs, and pre-cancerous or cancerous lesions. Smoke can also settle on your…

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