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5 ways to nurture your senior pet
Make the most of your companion’s golden years

3 min read Senior cats and dogs are the best. “Keep them active but remember that your senior pet is no spring chicken. So, don’t overdo the exercise, says Dr Penn at Goodheart Broadway. “And no one is too old for treats!” We love your senior cats and dogs. Here are 5...

Ticks are Little. They Spread Big Diseases
Protect your cat and dog with preventive medicine

2.5 min read “It was tricky to remove!” says Dr David Liss about the tick he removed from inside a dog's ear, which had created an ear infection. “I had to use some careful manipulation to reach his head without squeezing his body.” Ticks are parasites that can attach...

My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next

1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help.  Step 1: Find the packaging.  It helps to have the product...

Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth: What to Know for Cats and Dogs
It's easier than it seems!

2.5 min read Brushing is a good habit to form as part of pet dental care. It’s a nice addition to professional...

Protect Your Pet From the Cold: 3 Tips for a Safe Winter

2 min read Franklin enjoys the snow last winter. No need to outfit your dog in booties in the backyard. It's likely you'll only be playing...

When is the Right Time to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
You and your vet decide together based on breed, age, and health

2 min read  We wish there was a hard and fast rule when spaying or neutering your pet, but there is no perfect age. Your pet's health and breed, among other factors, determine the right time.  What's the right age to spay or neuter my pet?Discuss this with your...

Xylitol: Is it Lurking in Your Pantry?
Symptoms, treatments, and what to do if you think that your pet has eaten it.

The number #1 recommendation from professionals is to read food labels before feeding anything to your pet. Do you have sugar-free gum, candies, or powdered peanut butter in your pantry? A sugar substitute called xylitol(also called birch sugar)is common in most of...

4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet

10/19/2021 | 2 min read Staying safe on Halloween doesn’t need to be tricky.  Celebrate the spookiest night of the year by keeping your pet away from these hazards:  #1: Candy bags and wrappers  Bags and wrappers can be as dangerous to your pet as the treats they...

How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat

Even though house cats have been domesticated for 10,000 years, their instincts still tell them to hide their vulnerabilities.  Cats are stoic. This trait can make it hard to know when they're in pain.  Your cat may experience pain for many reasons: joint issues,...

Don’t waste money! Store your pet food right.
Original packaging, room temperature and storage location matter

Dr Beth Spencer recommends storing dog and cat food in its original packaging, on a pantry shelf.You’ve done your research and chosen the best food for your cat and dog.  Avoid these 3 mistakes once you get home.  Don't decant food into new canisters, which could...
Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Take a page out of the new schooling playbook for dogs!

Kids might be in virtual classes, but that doesn't mean dogs need to stay home.While this back to school looks different than past years, one thing hasn’t changed and that is the excitement of socializing and seeing your buddies. Much like kids, dogs are social...

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Goodheart Makes an Impact Through Giving

Goodheart Makes an Impact Through Giving

Goodheart Animal Health Center’s charitable giving reflects a commitment to lifelong wellness for animals. When she launched the business late last year, Dr Beth Spencer decided that Goodheart would play a key role in Denver’s collective effort to elevate the...

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Pets and Pet Parents: Fear the Vet No More

Pets and Pet Parents: Fear the Vet No More

We use Fear Free® calming methods at Goodheart. We thought we’d take a moment to explain more about these tactics so you can see how they benefit your cat or dog. You might hear us talking about “Fear Free®” a lot at Goodheart. That’s because we’ve found that these...

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Summer Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips

Summer in Colorado is a great time to get out and enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer! Whether it’s hiking, enjoying farmer’s markets or road trips, Goodheart Animal Health Center has you covered on health and safety tips for your dogs and cats. Road trip!...

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Goodheart turns 6 months!

Goodheart turns 6 months!

Time flies when you’re having fun! As Goodheart Animal Health Center rounds out our 6-month anniversary, we wanted to say thank you to our wonderful clients and neighbors for making us feel welcome. We know you have many veterinarians to choose from in the area, and...

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Fun Things To Do During Coronavirus

Fun Things To Do During Coronavirus

We've brought you the good news that  your pet cannot transmit COVID-19 or become sick with it. And you're likely getting more snuggles in these days. So we hope you're hanging in there! Our team pulled together their go-to "tips and tricks" to help you get through...

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Pets Cannot Transmit or Contract COVID-19

Pets Cannot Transmit or Contract COVID-19

Updated as of 5pm Central Time on April 6th, 2020: Are you open? Yes! We are open and here for you and your pets. What if I'm sick or feel uncomfortable coming in? -No problem! If your pet needs services and you are sick, please call us and we'll walk you through your...

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