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Our Thornton veterinarians and team share helpful tips and advice on a variety of topics to help you keep your pets looking and feeling their very best.

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Why Is My Cat Limping?

Why Is My Cat Limping?

Here, our Thornton vets explain some of the reasons that your cat may be limping, when you should take your feline friend into the vet and what symptoms to look out for of underlying conditions. 

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Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

Joint pain is a common condition affecting dogs of all ages, affecting their quality of life and potentially leading to quite serious conditions and injuries if left unchecked. This pain may be hard to notice unless you know what to look for. So, 

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Parvo, Lepto & Other Serious Dog Illnesses

Parvo, Lepto & Other Serious Dog Illnesses

The symptoms your dog is experiencing could be signs of a serious illness such as parvovirus or leptospirosis. Today our Thornton vets explain the basics about Parvo, lepto and 4 other dog illnesses that can be serious but are surprisingly common.

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What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

What qualifications should I look for in a vet?

You love your pet and want to be sure that the vet you choose has the right qualifications to provide the veterinary care that your animal needs. So what qualifications should you look for?

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Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Preventing Heartworm Disease in Pets

Heartworm disease is a potentially life-threatening condition that can result in heart failure, severe lung disease, and damage to other organs in Thornton pets. Here, our vets explain why prevention is key.

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Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Protecting Your Pet (And Your Family) From Ticks

Ticks can spread a number of diseases and can be a serious threat to the long term health of people and pets in the Denver CO area. In this post, our Thornton vets explain how these external parasites live and how to help protect your pets and your family from ticks.

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What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

What are some common cat illnesses & symptoms?

Numerous cat illnesses and their symptoms may worry you, or even be fatal if left untreated for too long. Our Thornton vets offer insight on signs and symptoms to be aware of.

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Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Why should I bring my pet in for a fecal exam?

Annual fecal exams for your cat or dog are the best way to keep your pet and your family safe from intestinal parasites. Yearly fecals give your Thornton vet a chance to check for intestinal parasites before more serious conditions develop.

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How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

How can I tell if my cat or dog has fleas?

Fleas are the most common external parasite, and they can make your dog or cat truly miserable! Flea bites can lead to infections and even cause serious diseases in pets. Our Thornton vets explain early signs of fleas, and what to do if your pet has fleas.

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Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is always accepting new patients! Our vets are passionate about providing kind and loving veterinary care to Thornton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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