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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...
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...
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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Back to School Routine Changes Impact Pets, Too

Back to School Routine Changes Impact Pets, Too

It’s an exciting time of the year! Back to school season is a big transition for parents and kids. It’s also a big transition period for our pets. The start of the school year means that our pets may have to adjust to being alone for most of the day, which can create...

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A Little More About Dr Spencer

A Little More About Dr Spencer

I think the qualities clients appreciate most are my patience and my compassion for their animals, who I know are like their family members. I know that visiting the vet can be stressful for both cats and dogs, so I take time with pets to make them comfortable during...

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Introducing Goodheart Animal Health Center

Introducing Goodheart Animal Health Center

Hello, Denver! I’m eagerly anticipating the opening of Goodheart Animal Health Center this November near the corner of Broadway and Alameda. As a Denver local for 18 years, I’m eager to run my own hospital. I have always cultivated the kind of experience that makes my...

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