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Your Pet’s Holiday Home Away From Home

Your Pet’s Holiday Home Away From Home

The holidays are right around the corner and the travel season is picking up! Whether you’re headed for some southern sun, packing up the skis for a weekend in the mountains, or even just visiting family out of town, you can save just a little of the seasonal chaos by…

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Would You Know If Your Pet Was in Pain?

Would You Know If Your Pet Was in Pain?

Pets feel pain much like we do, but they can’t really tell us where or how bad it hurts—and they often instinctually hide illness or injury. That’s why the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has selected September as Animal Pain Awareness Month, so families can be more aware of…

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Does Your Dog Need Rehab?

Does Your Dog Need Rehab?

Canine rehabilitation uses therapeutic treatments such as laser therapy and acupuncture as well as exercise and manual therapy to ease pain, correct dysfunction and increase mobility in pets. It can be effectively used to assist with: Post-surgical healing Hip dysplasia or rear limb pain Front limb pain or lameness Arthritis…

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Meet Our New Veterinarian and Medical Director!

Meet Our New Veterinarian and Medical Director!

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Morgen Deramus to the team at Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital! Dr. Deramus is a Colorado native who was born in Denver and received her DVM from Colorado State. She also spent time working as a field biologist and organic farmer, and currently resides in Ft.…

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Is Your Pet’s Food A Heartbreaker?

Is Your Pet’s Food A Heartbreaker?

The latest about grain-free diets and heart disease If you feed your pet a grain-free or “boutique” diet—such as home-cooked meals or food with unusual ingredients and proteins from a small manufacturer—you may want to reconsider. Veterinary cardiologists, nutritionists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are currently investigating a…

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What You Need to Know About Cancer & Your Pet

What You Need to Know About Cancer & Your Pet

It’s a scary statistic: The Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF) reports that one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime—in fact, it’s the leading cause of death for dogs over the age of two. During May at Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital, we observe Pet…

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Do You Have Your Pet on Flea/Tick Preventatives?

Do You Have Your Pet on Flea/Tick Preventatives?

Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas and ticks in the spring and summer, as these critters thrive in warmer weather. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: along with incessant itching and discomfort, fleas and ticks can transmit numerous dangerous diseases, some of which are zoonotic, meaning…

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Treating Skin Allergies

Treating Skin Allergies

If your pet is always itching, licking their paws, chewing on their coat or scratching their ears, there’s a good chance they have skin allergies. Skin allergies are often caused by flea allergies, food allergies and environmental allergies—to alleviate your pet of this problem, you must first figure out the…

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Celebrating Our Veterinarians and YOU!

Celebrating Our Veterinarians and YOU!

World Veterinary Day is April 27th , and one way we would like to celebrate is by recognizing our incredible veterinarians: Dr. Roni Kloer Owner/Veterinarian Dr. Roni Kloer is now the practice owner, although she joined Garden Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2013. She earned her education at Colorado State University,…

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Pet First Aid and Emergency Awareness

Pet First Aid and Emergency Awareness

April is National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, and as the weather warms up and our Coloradan hearts long for the outdoors, it is important to be prepared in case anything bad should happen on those long hikes or distanced camping trips.    One of the most important ways you…

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