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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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How Long Can a Dog Live After Being Diagnosed With Cancer?

How Long Can a Dog Live After Being Diagnosed With Cancer?

When our vets have the sad task of diagnosing cancer in a dog, the owner's first question is typical - how long can my dog live with cancer? Today our Thornton vets discuss the diagnosis of cancer in dogs and how long they may be expected to live.

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Cancer in Cats

Cancer in Cats

The news of cancer in your beloved feline friend can be devastating, but our vets are here to help every step of the way. Here our Thornton veterinarians discuss the various types of cancer in cats as well as the symptoms and treatment options.

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Fatty Tumor (Lipoma) in Dogs

Fatty Tumor (Lipoma) in Dogs

While it may cause you to worry if you find a lump on your beloved pup, it's important to know that not all lumps are cancerous. Fatty tumors, also known as lipomas, are common among older dogs. Here our Thornton vets share some information about fatty tumors or lipomas in dogs such as the types, causes and how they can be treated.

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Basal Cell Tumors in Cats

Basal Cell Tumors in Cats

The most commonly seen tumors in cats are those affecting the skin or just under the skin. Our Thornton vets discuss everything you need to know about basal cell tumors in cats, as well as how they are diagnosed and treated.

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Veterinary Laser Therapy for Arthritic Dogs

Veterinary Laser Therapy for Arthritic Dogs

Along with the typical treatments such as medications for pain management, there is also a variety of alternative treatments such as laser therapy. Our Thornton vets talk about veterinary laser therapy for dogs, when it is used and what the benefits are. 

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Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic Pain in Dogs

Chronic pain in dogs is not only debilitating for them but also very difficult to be diagnosed. Our Thornton vets discuss chronic pain in dogs, how it is identified and how cold laser therapy can help treat the pain.

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Tendon Injury & Muscle Strain in Dogs

Tendon Injury & Muscle Strain in Dogs

In order to move around with ease the connective tissue in your dog's legs needs to be healthy. What happens if your dog experiences a leg injury though? Our Thornton vets discuss tendon injury and muscle strains in dogs and how they can be treated using cold laser therapy.

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Puppy Vaccinations: Vaccine Schedule & Why Your Dog Needs Them

Puppy Vaccinations: Vaccine Schedule & Why Your Dog Needs Them

Having your dog vaccinated is crucial for them to live a long and healthy life free of life-threatening diseases. Our Thornton vets recommend that you follow the puppy vaccination schedule below in order to best protect your dog.

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Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Gingivitis in Cats: Signs, Causes & Treatment

Dental Issues are not restricted to humans only, concerns such as plaque and gingivitis are present in other animals such as cats. Our Thornton vets discuss the symptoms of cat gingivitis, what causes this condition and how we can help prevent it and protect the oral health of our feline friends.

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Pet Vaccination Side Effects & What You Should Know

Pet Vaccination Side Effects & What You Should Know

While there is no veterinary procedure out there that does not involve some degree of risk, the risk will vary and there will be ways that you can help minimize those risks. In this post, our Thornton vets discuss pet vaccination side effects and everything you should know about the benefits of preventive care through vaccines.

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