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5 Tips for Senior Cats
Easy ways to protect your best bud

1 min read Dr Penn has noticed that Lux’s interests have shifted as he’s aged.  “While he's still playful (he will catch that darn red dot someday), his new obsession is finding a good lap,” says Dr Penn at Goodheart Broadway. “When people visit, he will browse until...

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,...
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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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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