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This section of our site is devoted to questions that you may have about your pet. "...As always, if you have questions, please call us at 303-424-5789..."

WHAT IDENTIFICATION DOES MY PET NEED?

We recommend that every cat and dog get a microchip. Collars and tags also are important, but these forms of identification can fall off. Microchips are the only sure-fire way your pet can be identified.

WHAT FOOD SHOULD MY CAT OR DOG EAT?

The type of diet recommended for cats or dogs depends on a number of factors, such as your pet’s age, breed, lifestyle, and health condition. Sometimes veterinarians prescribe specially formulated therapeutic foods to help manage certain diseases. Ask your veterinarian what is appropriate for your pet.

WHICH VACCINES DOES MY PET NEED?

Veterinarians usually divide vaccines into two categories: Core vaccines are recommended—or even required, as the case is with Rabies—for every pet. Non-core vaccines are based on your pet and the life it leads. It also depends on the area of the country you live in. Visit your veterinarian to find out which vaccines your pet needs.

WHAT DOES MY PET’S BEHAVIOR MEAN?

Behavioral issues are one of the main reasons pets end up at shelters. Tell your veterinarian about changes in your pet’s behavior. The behavior could signal an underlying illness. Regardless of the situation, remember this: when in doubt, always ask your veterinarian for more information. Your pet is the main priority, and veterinarians and their team members welcome the chance to spend an extra minute or two with you to make sure your cats and dogs stay healthy and safe.