Category Archives: Illness & Disease

Questions about the canine influenza outbreak?

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Many of you have questions about the recent canine influenza outbreak. We are closely monitoring the situation and are keeping up to date with the latest recommendations from the AVMA. Please call us if you have questions or concerns about your dog’s health. More information is also available from the AVMA’s website and their social media … Continue reading »

Caring for Your Diabetic Cat

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November is Pet Diabetes Month. Did you know that cats can be afflicted with this disorder? Learn how to manage a diabetic cat here from your Colorado Springs vet. Insulin Injections Of course, a diabetic cat will require regular insulin injections, most likely every day. Insulin manages your cat’s blood glucose level, which is disrupted … Continue reading »

Chocolate Poisoning in Pets

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Most pet owners are already aware that chocolate is a big no-no for their dogs and cats. Still, it never hurts to have a reminder! Read more below as your Briargate veterinarian discusses chocolate poisoning in more detail. What in Chocolate is Toxic, Exactly? One dangerous element of chocolate is caffeine, which can cause hyperactivity, … Continue reading »

Can Your Cat Have Asthma?

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Notice your cat wheezing, coughing, or experiencing labored breath? It may sound bizarre, but your feline friend could in fact be suffering from asthma. It turns out that the condition isn’t all that different from the human version! Learn more below from a Colorado Springs vet. Causes A variety of factors could lead to feline … Continue reading »