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Tips to Keep Your Pet Cool During the Summer Months

Here at Wadsworth Animal Hospital, our Colorado veterinarians are happy to work with a variety of pets and their owners. The warm weather often brings with it an increase in pet emergencies, but with proper care these can often be avoided.Summer Pet Care Means Staying...

Preventing Pet Obesity: 4 Pet Wellness Care Tips

Pet obesity is a growing problem amongst pets across the United States, including right here in Lakewood. While a few extra pounds may not seem like much, for some pets, however, just one or two extra pounds can have a serious effect on a pet’s...

Pet Wellness Care: Watch Out for Poisonous Plants

Many ordinary items can fatally poison a pet -- including plants. Here are some issues to watch out for courtesy of our Lakewood veterinarian.Many of the flowering plants so common to garden plots contain toxins that belie their inviting fragrance. Calla lilies, Easter lilies and...

Allergy Management an Important Part of Pet Wellness Care

Pets -- like humans -- can develop allergies that trigger uncomfortable symptoms. Some pets have allergies that start at a young age, while others acquire them later in life. Left unmanaged, allergies can cause digestive, dermatological and respiratory reactions that may be dangerous to the...

Top 4 Pet Wellness Care Tips for Outdoor Cats

Does your cat love to explore the outdoors? If so, you cat may benefit from additional preventative care measures designed to protect his health and safety. Sadly, cats that spend time primarily outdoors are at greater health risk than indoor cats. This is because they...

Pet Wellness Care: Symptoms of a Sick Pet

Recognizing potential illness is an important aspect of pet ownership. Here are just a few common warning signs to watch out for, courtesy of Wadsworth Animal Hospital: Inappropriate elimination - If your pet seems to have suddenly forgotten his house training or cannot pass urine without...

Common Household Toxins Requiring Pet Emergency Care

Our pets’ curiosity can sometimes get them into toxic trouble that requires pet emergency care. So our Lakewood veterinarian recommends that pet owners sweep through their homes, garages and yards to make these poisons inaccessible. The following is a list of some of the most...

A Tasty Approach to Pet Wellness Care

With the recent recall of many Nestle Purina and Milo's Kitchen pet jerky treats, you may find yourself scrambling to replace these products with a pet-safe alternative. Or maybe you are a first-time pet owner wondering what kinds of foods you can give your pet...

Why Our Veterinarian Recommends Regular Grooming

Grooming a dog is important for several reasons including both taking care of their health and hygiene. Factors such as unpleasant odor, broken or razor-sharp cuticles, or if your pet scratches himself obsessively can either indicate or lead to serious health problems. For this reason...