Category: Caring For Your Pets

Going Camping? Prep Your Pet for the Trip

Camping with Your Dog

If you’re taking a road trip this summer, you may be bringing your four-legged friend with you. Before you hit the highway, though, you need to make sure that your pet is ready for the trip, too. Check out these tips to get your dog ready for your trip. Be Prepared When packing for your… Read more »

Is Grain-Free the Right Option for My Dog?

Because of all the buzz about grain-free dog food, we get that question a lot at Powell Veterinary Service. And the answer is a very ambiguous “maybe.” Why the ambiguity? Many dogs do just fine on a pet food that contains grains. Some even do better eating a diet with grains because of their high-fiber… Read more »

Heartworm: A Little Knowledge Can Help Prevent Your Pet from Falling Victim

Summer’s nearly here, which means heartworm season is already here. You may have heard or thought that heartworm is a problem mainly in southern states where mosquitos are more prevalent, but that’s no longer true. It’s a definite concern here in Colorado, too. It’s especially concerning in areas around rivers, streams and stagnant bodies of… Read more »

Beware Of Autoimmune Disease In Pets

Autoimmune Disease In Pets

Just like humans, pets do contract illnesses and diseases. While most illnesses can be cared for and treated by a licensed veterinarian, many diseases go undiagnosed, leaving the health of your pet in jeopardy. As the advancements in medicine where animals are concerned are made, we are making great strides at early detection and prevention… Read more »

Keeping Fun In The Sun Safe For Your Dog

Keeping Fun In The Sun Safe For Your Dog

Thankfully the warmer weather has arrived in our area. With that being said there are dogs everywhere. You see them riding in cars – with their head out the window, going for walks, or running around the backyard and enjoying the sunshine. If your dog is doing any of the above, you may not realize… Read more »

3 Common Mistakes Of Well Meaning Pup Parents

3 Common Mistakes Of Well Meaning Pup Parents

When a dog comes into your life, you treat him like an extension of your family. You treat him like you birthed him yourself. With all of this love and affection, you can make a few mistakes along the way that may seem fine at the time, but can affect their health in the long… Read more »

When Is The Right Time To Spay Or Neuter Your Pets?

Right Time To Spay Or Neuter Your Pets?

If you have just bought a dog or cat from your local rescue or a favorite designer breeder, you may be wondering about when to spay or neuter your newest family member. This is one of the most commonly asked questions that pet owners ask their veterinarians. There can be a lot of advice that… Read more »

Tips For Training Your Pets For Teeth Brushing

Pets For Teeth Brushing

Just like humans, it is important for pets to have healthy dental habits. Their teeth have to last a lifetime just like ours will. With this being said, it is necessary to establish a routine and train your pets for teeth brushing. There are a few different things to consider before beginning brushing your dog… Read more »

Ways To Help Prevent And Remove Ticks On Your Pets

Prevent And Remove Ticks

With the warmer weather here, your pets are bound to spend more time outdoors. Fido is probably standing at the door right now with his leash in his mouth begging to go outside. Many pet moms and dads have a few concerns about their pets being outside; the top one is usually ticks. Knowing how… Read more »

Signs That Your Pet May Have An Illness

Pet lllness

You know your dogs and cats the best. They lay by your feet, provide the power of healing purrs and greet you every day at the door when you come home from a long day at work. But what happens when your pet doesn’t greet you at 5 p.m. tonight? You automatically think that there… Read more »