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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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Understanding Blood Tests for Cats

Understanding Blood Tests for Cats

Diagnostic tests help veterinary professionals gain an understanding of the internal health of pets. This can help with ongoing health care, diagnostics, and treatment of conditions. Today, our Thornton vets talk about what is learned from blood tests for cats and what can be seen in the results.

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My cat is breathing heavy and panting, what can I do?

My cat is breathing heavy and panting, what can I do?

Heavy breathing is normal in dogs after running around but it is much less commonly seen in cats. This isn't to say that it doesn't happen, but you should be wary of serious conditions that can cause panting. Our Thornton vets talk about the various normal and abnormal causes of heavy breathing or panting cats, and when you should reach out to your vet or nearby emergency clinic.

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Why is my cat breathing heavy?

Why is my cat breathing heavy?

While we can expect our feline friends to pant a little after rigorous activity or exercise, panting can be worrisome when it happens at times of rest. But when is it considered an emergency? Here, our vets in Thornton talk about the causes of heavy breathing in cats and when you should bring them in for emergency veterinary care.

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Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed?

Aural Hematoma in Cats: When is Surgery Needed?

Blood blisters naturally occur after trauma and injury, in cats, this most frequently happens to the ears. Here, our Thornton vet team talks about the causes of aural hematomas in cats, what symptoms you may see, and how surgery can help to treat them.

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Newborn Kittens: When Do Kittens Open Their Eyes?

Newborn Kittens: When Do Kittens Open Their Eyes?

If you have decided to bring home a new kitten or if your cat has had a new litter of kittens then you likely have many questions about their care and what happens over the first few weeks. Today, our Thornton vets talk about newborn kitten care and when you can expect them to open their eyes.

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How long are cats pregnant?

How long are cats pregnant?

Is your cat eating more and gaining weight fairly quickly? This might lead you to believe that she is pregnant. In today's blog, our Thornton vets talk about the signs of pregnancy in cats, how the vet will diagnose the pregnancy, and how long you can expect your cat to be pregnant.

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Does my cat need a friend?

Does my cat need a friend?

While you may think that your cat that your cat is perfectly content on their own, did you know that they actually prefer having company? Here, our Thornton vets talk about how to tell if your cat wants another cat and what to consider before bringing a new feline friend into the mix.

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The Benefits of a CT Scanner in Veterinary Medicine

The Benefits of a CT Scanner in Veterinary Medicine

The tools and offerings at our clinic allow for efficient and in-depth diagnosis and treatment of many different conditions that can affect pets. Here, our Thornton vets talk about CT scans for dogs and cats, what they are, and how our veterinary diagnostic laboratory and pet pharmacy help care for your pet.

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Dog Stops Walking and Won't Move! Reasons & What To Do

Dog Stops Walking and Won't Move! Reasons & What To Do

When your dog stops walking it makes you wonder what is wrong and if you should be concerned. Usually, there is a perfectly logical reason why your dog stops. Here, our vets in Thornton share some of the reasons why your dog may stop walking and what you can do when they won't move.

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The Importance of Regular Fecal Exams For Dogs and Cats

The Importance of Regular Fecal Exams For Dogs and Cats

Parasites can cause a number of symptoms that can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable and have the potential to be life-threatening. Luckily, fecal exams can help to detect these pests. Our Thornton vets talk about what happens during a fecal exam and how you can prepare your dog or cat.

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