Dog

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Puppy Care

How To Take Care Of A Puppy One of the greatest joys in life is having a cuddly, cute puppy to have and hold. This is a memorable time for the entire family and everyone can participate in loving and caring for your new puppy. Our staff and veterinarians know what an exciting and special…

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Dog Laparoscopic Surgery

What Is Laparoscopy Surgery For Dogs? As a veterinary practice that is prepared to meet any veterinary need, your dog may have, Vida Veterinary Care is equipped with a laparoscopy unit. We take pride in the fact that our dogs undergoing laparoscopic surgery experience less pain and a significantly reduced recovery time versus many types of…

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Dog Lab Tests

Understanding Dog Blood Tests Blood and lab tests allow us to obtain information about your dog’s health that can only be found from collecting a sample of blood and having it analyzed. This includes a CBC (complete blood count) and blood chemistries, which analyze chemical components in the blood. A CBC for dogs identifies and quantifies white…

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Dog Heartworms

Since 1954, the veterinary staff at Vida Veterinary Care has made heartworm prevention for dogs an important part of our approach to preventive care. A heartworm infection can lead to numerous health problems up to and including early death. Therefore, heartworm prevention cannot be ignored. Our team is here to educate you and protect your dog…

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Dog Fleas & Ticks

How Does My Dog Get Fleas And Ticks? Fleas and ticks are a source of annoyance and potential health threats in every part of the US. While the seasons will affect the activity of these insects, it is possible to pick up fleas or ticks during most of the year. This is especially true because…

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Dog Emergencies

If your dog has suffered a sudden trauma or is experiencing any life-threatening symptoms, please call us immediately at: (720) 738-6234 What To Do In Case Of A Dog Emergency There are times when you are certain that your dog has an emergency (e.g. hit by a car), and there are times when you are very…

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Dog Deworming

How Worms In Dogs Are Contracted At Vida Veterinary Care, we love educating our clients about the best detection and prevention methods for worms in dogs, and we pride ourselves on providing our canine patients in and around the Denver area with the utmost in care and treatment protocols. Due to their outdoor lifestyles and…

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Dog Cardiology

Canine cardiology is the medical field that treats a dog’s cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. A dog cardiologist can diagnose and help develop a treatment protocol for canines that suffer from: Congestive heart failure Heart disease Hypertension Dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Valvular Disorders The interrelated functioning of a dog’s heart and…

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Dog Cancer

At Vida Veterinary Care, we understand that your canine companion is not just a pet, but also a beloved, cherished family member. The mutual bond of love and loyalty between you can make a diagnosis of any form of dog cancer very difficult to hear. Our veterinarians and support staff are empathetic, compassionate, and trained to focus…

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Dog Vaccinations

Everything You Must Know About Vaccinating Your Dog Dog vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. While state law requires all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your dog from serious diseases that are easily preventable….

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