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Heartworm Disease in Wyoming

Spring is here and with that slowly comes rain (sometimes snow), greener grass, and the dreaded mosquitoes.  Rather than just the usual annoyance, mosquitoes also bring disease not only for people but also our furry companions.  Heartworm Disease is a very serious...

Remember the Goal!

The last couple years have been stressful to everyone as a community. We have been emotionally and physically taxed. As a veterinary community we are feeling the stress of still being needed more than ever but there are new obstacles to work around. Employees need to...

The importance of a good haircut!

As a groomer, we want to build a different relationship with our clients.  We want both owners and pets to trust us. I personally love when a client comes to me when they get a new puppy, because starting a puppy at a young age is the best way to get them used to...

Is your dog coughing?

Kennel cough, also called canine infectious respiratory disease or infectious tracheobronchitis, is an infectious bronchitis of dogs characterized by a harsh, hacking cough. This cough can be described as a goose honk cough and many people worry there may be something...

Caring for Aging Pets

It’s hard to watch how quickly our pets turn from a cute little puppy or kitten into what we in the profession qualify as “senior”.  For our feline patient’s senior encompasses anything 7+ years, and for canines 5+ years (there is more wiggle room for canines due to...

Why is a Wellness Exam so Important?

Wellness is defined by Oxford Language as “ the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal”. Wellness is the core of what we do at Altitude Veterinary Hospital. We want to help you actively pursue a state of good health for your pets. This...

Tips for Road Trip Travel with your Pets

Some of us are settling in for the season but others are still actively making travel plans this year!  For those snow birds or adventurous spirits traveling year round with your pets, it will help you to know that there are very serious life threatening diseases near...

It’s Finally Spring….

…although Wyoming always seems to be confused with that concept! The arrival of spring means parasites are on the rise for dogs as well as cats! There are two different types of parasites to consider when we think of preventative measures: internal and external...