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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...
Introducing your cat to your newborn (or child)
Pets can grow to love your new baby with a few simple tricks
Dr Penn Chinudomsub when she was with her cat named JJ. Cats can get along with newborns and kids if you plan ahead and use these tips.Bringing a new baby into the home can be exciting but could also mean extra stress on your pets. Cats, fairly or unfairly, can be a...
How do I introduce my dog to my newborn?
3 tips that make all the difference for furry friends
A few easy steps can relieve your dog’s anxiety when you bring home a new baby, creating lasting friendships between your furry and human kids. Photo credit: Family PupzFor many of us, our dog was our first child. If you’re about to have a baby, congratulations! A...
Your dog’s age just got a little more exact
Researchers have a new formula to replace the “7 dog years = 1 human year” calculation
Our docs can offer advice on habits that promote a long, happy, healthy lifeNew research shows that dogs age in spurts as their DNA changes. Dogs still age faster than humans. However, they don’t age in a straight line like previously believed. As dogs age, their...
Humping: dogs mount for more than sexual reasons
There’s no reason to be embarrassed, but action is required if it’s constant
Male and female dogs hump buddies due to sexual instinct, to play, or to command control. Call us if this has become a habit for your pet.Is there anything more awkward than your dog humping another dog at the park? Perhaps sniffing a guest’s groin.  But we’re here to...
Non-anesthetic dental procedures don’t work
Anesthesia is safe and provides your pet with a stress-free and pain-free cleaning.
Cats and dogs won't sit still for a dental cleaning. Anesthesia is the only way a vet can remove disease-causing bacteria from your pet’s teeth and gums.Recently, we’ve seen non-anesthetic dental procedures promoted for pets. Don’t believe the hype. These providers...
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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Adding a New Pet to the Family

Adding a New Pet to the Family

Did you recently add a new member to the family? Congratulations! We know that this is an exciting time, but there is a lot to do and adjustments to make sure your pet is happy and healthy. So, what are the next steps? Dr Alex Robb, veterinarian at Goodheart says. “A...

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Preparing Your Pets For The Holidays In Denver

Preparing Your Pets For The Holidays In Denver

The Holiday season is upon us and so is the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year.  As visitors come and go, keep an eye on your pet to ensure they don't escape through an unintentionally open door. In fact, now would be a good time to get a microchip if your...

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GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

GOBBLE, GOBBLE!

While you sit down to Thanksgiving feast in your finest stretchy pants, remember that certain kinds of human food can cause tummy upset, diarrhea, or possible food poisoning in our furry friends. It’s always best to keep your pets on their regular diet, even during...

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Boo! Halloween will be here soon. While you are busy celebrating, keep in mind that this spooky holiday can be an extremely scary time for your pets! The constant doorbell ringing and noise of eager trick or treaters might cause unnecessary stress to our favorite...

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Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice

Pumpkin Spice and All Things Nice

Autumn is upon us! As we move away from the uncomfortable heat of summer and into cooler days filled with pumpkin spice lattes and chunky sweaters, we need to make sure our pets are safe and prepared for this seasonal change. Goodheart is here with some tips for you...

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