Pets and Rat Poison: A Deadly Combination

September 19th, 2017 by DCAH Staff

pets and rat poisonFall has arrived in Colorado, and with it comes the annual preparation of our homes and property for another snowy season. Rodents are also preparing for winter, and many of them tend to move into our warm homes and garages to seek shelter and plentiful food sources. There’s no doubt that mice, rats, and other rodents can cause considerable property damage, leading home owners to turn to the age-old method of poison to take care of the problem.

However, pet owners would be wise to take a step back and reevaluate the use of rodenticides in their homes and yards. Pets and rat poison simply do not mix, and the chemicals found in most rodenticides pose a serious risk to our dogs, cats, and even wildlife that eat poisoned rodents.

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Smooches From Pooches: Why Do Dogs Like to Kiss?

September 12th, 2017 by DCAH Staff

dogs like to kissLove is in the air… For dogs! And they don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to sneak a kiss on almost everyone’s face.

From those morning lick attacks to their sneaky smooches, puppies and older dogs alike seem to love to lick and kiss their owners. While some people recoil from this affectionate display, others seem to welcome it.

Why dogs like to kiss and lick seems to be an oddity, but your team at Deer Creek Animal Hospital unravels the mystery of the canine amour.

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Preparing for Post Surgery Pet Care

September 6th, 2017 by DCAH Staff

pet post surgery careYou play an important role in your beloved animal’s successful recovery after surgery. Deer Creek Animal Hospital wants to be sure that you are comfortable with post surgery pet care so that we can work as a team to get your furry friend back on his or her feet in no time at all.

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