How to Remove a Tick

How to Remove a Tick

We at Northgate Animal Hospital recommend that you check your pet for ticks after they've spent time outdoors, especially during the warmer months. If you find one of these blood-sucking pests on your furry friend, try not to panic. Follow these steps to remove the...

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What’s a Zoonotic Parasite, and Could Your Pet Have One?

What’s a Zoonotic Parasite, and Could Your Pet Have One?

When you snuggle up to your pet, have you ever thought that you could pick up some unwanted guests? We at Northgate Animal Hospital want to give you the rundown on what zoonotic parasites are and how your pet can get them. Here's what you need to know. Some pets are...

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Are You Ready to Foster a Pet?

Are You Ready to Foster a Pet?

During this challenging time, many people are wondering what they can do to help. If you're looking for an opportunity to do good, consider fostering a homeless pet while they wait for a permanent home. Before sending out your pet foster-parent application to every...

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When Hairballs Signal a Serious Issue for Cats

When Hairballs Signal a Serious Issue for Cats

Hairballs are just a part of a cat's life. Hacking up the occasional wad of fur is normal, but more than that could point to a serious issue. Here's how to know when hairballs might be a problem. Small piles of vomit mixed with fur are often mistaken for hairballs, so...

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3 Facts You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Your Pet

3 Facts You Need to Know About COVID-19 and Your Pet

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect just about every aspect of our lives, we understand that there may be questions and concerns over caring for your pets. Here are three helpful facts.  #1: Rely on reputable sources for current COVID-19 information While...

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2 Tips for Socializing Your Puppy

2 Tips for Socializing Your Puppy

You may have heard that puppies need to be socialized. But what does this mean, and why is it important? Read on to learn why proper socialization benefits your pup for life and how you can help the process. Without positively exposing your puppy to new sights,...

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Keep Parasites Off Your Pet This Spring

Keep Parasites Off Your Pet This Spring

Ah, spring. We're looking forward to some sunny skies, beautiful flowers, and longer days. What we're not looking forward to at all are parasites. Bloodsuckers such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas will be reappearing, and these pests can transmit deadly diseases to...

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Planning a Spring Break Adventure with Your Dog

Planning a Spring Break Adventure with Your Dog

Though the frigid temperatures around Colorado Springs don't exactly point to the upcoming spring, it is indeed on the way. Daydreaming about a spring break adventure with your dog? Here are our tips for making sure your trip is safe and fun for everyone, human or...

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How to Read Your Cat’s Body Language

How to Read Your Cat’s Body Language

Cats may have a reputation for being mysterious and hard to understand, but they actually communicate so much through their body language. From their whiskers to their tail, they "speak" to us. Discover how to read your cat's body language and find out what she's...

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Indoor Games to Bust Winter Boredom

Indoor Games to Bust Winter Boredom

It is still wintry here in Colorado Springs. The chilly temperatures, coupled with fewer daylight hours, likely mean more indoor time for your furry friends, much to their chagrin. We've got a few ideas for how you can help them bust out of their winter...

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