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AAHA Canine Lifestyle Assessment Form Having a complete picture of your dog's life can help your veterinarian provide better treatment and recommendations for your pet. Download the AAHA Canine Lifestyle Assessment Form and take it to your veterinarian the next time you take your dog in for a visit. ... Read More Boarding your dog Though it’s never easy to leave your dog behind, sometimes it’s the best decision for them. If you take the time to do a little research, you can find a high quality boarding facility that you can feel confident about. Start by asking your AAHA-accredited veterinarian if they have a boarding ... Read More Brushing your dog's teeth Equally important to annual dental exams at your veterinarian’s practice is home dental care, including brushing your pet’s teeth every day if possible. AAHA recommends a technique for both younger and older animals, although it’s easier to start brushing when your pet is young. Introducing ... Read More Caring for your new dog or puppy Congratulations on the addition of your new dog or puppy! Here’s what you need to know to take good care of your pet, according to Wendy Hauser, DVM, of the Coal Creek Veterinary Hospital, Centennial, Colo. Dog or Puppy Care Sheet (pdf) Supplies Premium ... Read More Dog car sickness Does your dog throw up in the car when you go for rides? He may be experiencing typical motion sickness, just like some people do. Motion sickness usually begins very shortly after starting the car ride. The dog will begin to drool and then vomit. It’s not serious, but certainly not something ... Read More Dog treat recipes by Dr. Nancy Soares Selecting the right snack, diet, or ingredient for your dog will help keep him in shape while also avoiding digestive problems. Whole wheat flours, sweet potatoes, fruits, and vegetables are healthy for dogs. If it’s found in the "healthy" column for hu ... Read More Giving your dog a massage Have you ever wondered how to give your dog a proper massage? This video features Dr. Narda Robinson demonstrating some basic canine massage techniques. Your dog will love it! ... Read More Keeping your dog safe from summer heat Summertime is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with pets – and as long as pet owners take precautions to prevent overheating.   Denver resident Susan Kohut loves hiking Colorado trails with her 3 ½-year-old Great Dane, Floyd. But since he weighs 160 pounds and his black fur ... Read More Spaying and Neutering Dogs Did you know? Spaying and neutering prevents pet overpopulation while also keeping your dog healthy. The American Animal Hospital Association has a position statement that supports neutering cats and dogs as young as 8 weeks of age in order to help reduce the overpopulation problem affecting companion ... Read More

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