As we prepare to close out another fantastic year at Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Center, we would like to take a moment to thank you for choosing us! We are honored to partner with you in providing the very best care for your pet, and we treasure the many meaningful moments and valuable relationships that we share with all of our patients and clients.

This year, we have had the pleasure of launching our weekly blog, with the goal of providing our readers with informative, interesting, and useful pet care information. We’re thrilled that so many of you are reading our blogs, and are pleased to present the top 10 most popular blogs of 2016.

Our Top 10 Most Popular Blogs Of 2016

  1. When It’s Time To Say Goodbye: Coping With Pet Loss The death of a beloved pet is arguably the most difficult and heart wrenching aspect of pet ownership. We all know it’s inevitable, but there’s nothing that can prepare us for the deep grief and sense of loss that accompanies saying goodbye to a cherished companion. Read More…
  2. Spud’s Story: Inspiration Leads to Mercy Care Spud is the sweetest, Pomeranian-mix that you would ever hope to meet; and his story is one of perseverance and inspiration. Read More…
  3. A Spotlight On Feline Illness: How To Tell If Your Cat Is Sick Most cat owners are aware of their cat’s love of hiding…boxes, paper bags, cupboards, under the bed; it seems that no place is off limits to a curious feline. For their survival in the wild, cats have also evolved to hide signs of illness and injury from other animals. Unfortunately for modern cats, those “other animals” are often their human companions. Read More…
  4. Is My Cat Normal? —The Truth About Hairballs Hairballs are an unfortunate part of life for most cat owners. That low, hacking sound you can hear from anywhere in the house is the telltale sign that kitty is about to deposit hairballs in the least convenient place possible. Read More…
  5. Fireworks, Thunder, And Lightning, Oh My! : Helping Your Pet Cope With Noise Related Anxiety This Summer There’s nothing like summer in Colorado. Observing the distant flashes of lightning, the rumble of thunder, and the smell of rain in the air as a summer storm rolls in is a true delight. And of course summer wouldn’t be the same without a good fireworks display (or two, or three) come early July. Read More…
  6. Plague In Pets: What You Need To Know It’s not likely that contracting the plague is high on your list of concerns. When most of us think of plague, we think of the disease that spread throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, killing one-third of the population; not an illness that we may actually have the potential of contracting in this day and age. Read More…
  7. Tularemia Is Called “Rabbit Fever” For a Reason Tularemia is a serious bacterial disease most commonly found in rabbits – hence, the name, “Rabbit Fever”. Unfortunately, it can be transmitted to pets and humans through the bite of an infected tick or deerfly, or by touching/ handling an infected sick or dead animal. Read More…
  8. Do You Hear What I Hear? Rattlesnake Safety For Pets Rattlesnakes are a fact of life around these parts. Most of us are aware of the dangers these reptiles pose to us as we hike and camp, or even while we putter around in our own backyards. Rattlesnakes and pets are a particularly disastrous combination, thanks to our pets’ curious nature and unpredictability. Read More…
  9. Tummy in Knots? Recognizing and Preventing Bloat in Dogs Few conditions can kill a dog as quickly as bloat. Although many pet owners are unaware of it, bloat in dogs is one of the most serious, and potentially deadly, pet emergencies. Understanding the signs of bloat, as well as your emergency options, are crucial in protecting your dog from this dangerous affliction. Read More…
  10. Beware of the Scoot: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Anal Sacs in Pets You probably weren’t thrilled when your pet did the “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” across the carpet, just as you were serving the main course to your boss who happened to be over for dinner that evening. Your pet’s timely scoot is more than just an embarrassing situation, however, and may be an indication that he or she is having anal sac issues. Read More…

From all of us here at Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Center, we wish you, your family, and your four-legged friends a very healthy and happy New Year!