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My pet ate poison. Now what?
The 5 things to do next
1 min read If you suspect your pet has eaten something they shouldn’t have eaten, don’t panic. Many pets eat toxins. We won’t judge you over the item or substance. Life happens. We’re here to help. Step 1: Find the packaging. It helps to have the product packaging so...
Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth: What to Know for Cats and Dogs
It's easier than it seems!
2.5 min read Brushing is a good habit to form as part of pet dental care. It’s a nice addition to professional...
Protect Your Pet From the Cold: 3 Tips for a Safe Winter
2 min read Franklin enjoys the snow last winter. No need to outfit your dog in booties in the backyard. It's likely you'll only be playing...
When is the Right Time to Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
You and your vet decide together based on breed, age, and health
2 min read  We wish there was a hard and fast rule when spaying or neutering your pet, but there is no perfect age. Your pet's health and breed, among other factors, determine the right time.   What's the right age to spay or neuter my pet?Discuss this with your...
Xylitol: Is it Lurking in Your Pantry?
Symptoms, treatments, and what to do if you think that your pet has eaten it.
The number #1 recommendation from professionals is to read food labels before feeding anything to your pet. Do you have sugar-free gum, candies, or powdered peanut butter in your pantry? A sugar substitute called xylitol(also called birch sugar)is common in most of...
4 Halloween Treats to Keep from Your Pet
10/19/2021 | 2 min read Staying safe on Halloween doesn’t need to be tricky.  Celebrate the spookiest night of the year by keeping your pet away from these hazards:  #1: Candy bags and wrappers  Bags and wrappers can be as dangerous to your pet as the treats they...
How to Recognize Pain in Your Cat
Even though house cats have been domesticated for 10,000 years, their instincts still tell them to hide their vulnerabilities.Cats are stoic. This trait can make it hard to know when they're in pain. Your cat may experience pain for many reasons: joint issues, tooth...
Don’t waste money! Store your pet food right.
Original packaging, room temperature and storage location matter
Dr Beth Spencer recommends storing dog and cat food in its original packaging, on a pantry shelf.You’ve done your research and chosen the best food for your cat and dog.  Avoid these 3 mistakes once you get home.  Don't decant food into new canisters, which could...
Introducing your cat to your newborn (or child)
Pets can grow to love your new baby with a few simple tricks
Dr Penn Chinudomsub when she was with her cat named JJ. Cats can get along with newborns and kids if you plan ahead and use these tips.Bringing a new baby into the home can be exciting but could also mean extra stress on your pets. Cats, fairly or unfairly, can be a...
How do I introduce my dog to my newborn?
3 tips that make all the difference for furry friends
A few easy steps can relieve your dog’s anxiety when you bring home a new baby, creating lasting friendships between your furry and human kids. Photo credit: Family PupzFor many of us, our dog was our first child. If you’re about to have a baby, congratulations! A...
Goodheart Makes an Impact Through Giving

Goodheart Makes an Impact Through Giving

Goodheart Animal Health Center’s charitable giving reflects a commitment to lifelong wellness for animals. When she launched the business late last year, Dr Beth Spencer decided that Goodheart would play a key role in Denver’s collective effort to elevate the...

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Pets and Pet Parents: Fear the Vet No More

Pets and Pet Parents: Fear the Vet No More

We use Fear Free® calming methods at Goodheart. We thought we’d take a moment to explain more about these tactics so you can see how they benefit your cat or dog. You might hear us talking about “Fear Free®” a lot at Goodheart. That’s because we’ve found that these...

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Summer Travel Tips

Summer Travel Tips

Summer in Colorado is a great time to get out and enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer! Whether it’s hiking, enjoying farmer’s markets or road trips, Goodheart Animal Health Center has you covered on health and safety tips for your dogs and cats. Road trip!...

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Goodheart turns 6 months!

Goodheart turns 6 months!

Time flies when you’re having fun! As Goodheart Animal Health Center rounds out our 6-month anniversary, we wanted to say thank you to our wonderful clients and neighbors for making us feel welcome. We know you have many veterinarians to choose from in the area, and...

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Fun Things To Do During Coronavirus

Fun Things To Do During Coronavirus

We've brought you the good news that  your pet cannot transmit COVID-19 or become sick with it. And you're likely getting more snuggles in these days. So we hope you're hanging in there! Our team pulled together their go-to "tips and tricks" to help you get through...

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Pets Cannot Transmit or Contract COVID-19

Pets Cannot Transmit or Contract COVID-19

Updated as of 5pm Central Time on April 6th, 2020: Are you open? Yes! We are open and here for you and your pets. What if I'm sick or feel uncomfortable coming in? -No problem! If your pet needs services and you are sick, please call us and we'll walk you through your...

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Adding a New Pet to the Family

Adding a New Pet to the Family

Did you recently add a new member to the family? Congratulations! We know that this is an exciting time, but there is a lot to do and adjustments to make sure your pet is happy and healthy. So, what are the next steps? Dr. Alex Robb, veterinarian at Goodheart says. “A...

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Preparing Your Pets For The Holidays In Denver

Preparing Your Pets For The Holidays In Denver

The Holiday season is upon us and so is the hustle and bustle of this busy time of year.  As visitors come and go, keep an eye on your pet to ensure they don't escape through an unintentionally open door. In fact, now would be a good time to get a microchip if your...

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