Doctor said I was really constipation and dehydrated.
After 24-hr stayed over night at the hospital, I felt better now.
My paw swelled, but I can eat and poop little by little.
I’m gonna stay in my room and take a rest all day long.
Thanks for everyone. #meowlife#月嬌森活#vet#familypethospital#constipation
You may remember Sampson from his puppy photo we shared earlier in the year. Well he visited Dr. Cross a few weeks back for ongoing diahhrea and man has this boy grown. Any guesses as to how much this tyke weighs? Hint: He is a 6 month old Bernese Mountain Dog, Golden Retriever mix.
3 2430 September, 2019
Finding the best diet for your dog or cat can be one of the most important jobs as a pet parent. Yet with so many brands, types, flavors and varieties choosing just one diet can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Not to worry, we are here to help! For our Coffee & Conversation discussion in October, food will be the hot topic! Join Dr. Abernathy and Dr. Cross in learning how to read food labels, discuss what to look for in a pet food and how to help your animals receive balanced nutrition all while not disrupting your lifestyle. We felt this particular subject needed more exploration than just the one hour we devoted to it in September, so we will be discussing diet and nutrition again on Friday, October 4th. Please feel free to bring in your pet's current bag of food so we can explore the label and ingredients together! Seeing as pets do not enjoy coffee, we ask you please leave them at home for this event. We look forward to seeing you there!
1 726 September, 2019
Always determined to be right in the thick of it.
1 2025 September, 2019
Miss Sage enjoyed one of her Ora Vet treats at her dental progress exam last week. After each Complete Oral Health Assessment every patient receives a bag of treats at their complimentary progress exam, to enjoy. We love that Sage was happy and content enough to enjoy one here at the hospital! A huge thank you to her family for tagging us in the cute snap.
At every Complete Oral Health Assessment our medical staff take comprehensive dental x-rays of each mouth they clean. These x-rays allow our doctor's to catch issues such as the one pictured here. In the first x-ray you can see the crown of the tooth is missing from this particular tooth while the roots of the tooth were left behind. The roots left behind can cause countless issues from pain to infection. For this particular patient, Dr. Abernathy successfully removed the roots. The second photo here shows the patient's mouth after the extraction was completed.
3 1020 September, 2019
Walter the Watch Cat is always on duty.
2 1818 September, 2019
We had such a wonderful time at the Longmont Friends of Feral and Abandoned Cats Gala last Friday. It is always such an honor to support such a compassionate group of people doing such good things in our world. We can't thank them enough for letting us be apart of their mission. 😸❤️😸
1 1816 September, 2019
Decca, a 12 week old Golden Doodle, visited Dr. Abernathy Monday for a fracture of her right proximal tibia. Dr. Abernathy applied a custom splint to Decca's injured leg and took an x-ray to confirm the break was not shifted out of place. In these photos you can see the splint application process and x-rays of the leg before the splint and after. Decca is now home resting and healing. We will see this cutie back in two weeks for a recheck appointment. Thank you to her family for allowing us to share!
1 1711 September, 2019
Everyone meet Kobe and his very handy dad Jacob! Kobe, a 6-year-old Shiba Inu, recently underwent a TPLO procedure, a repair of the cruciate ligament in a patient's knee. The recovery from this procedure can be lengthy and difficult for many patients since the animal is required to be on limited activity for an extended period of time. Luckily for Kobe, his dad built him his only little buggy so he could still enjoy the outdoors while not compromising his knee. Kobe is one lucky little guy to have such an ingenious and caring fur dad. We can't thank his family enough for allowing us to share!
2 289 September, 2019
Finding the best diet for your dog or cat can be one of the most important jobs as a pet parent. Yet with so many brands, types, flavors and varieties choosing just one diet can seem like finding a needle in a haystack. Not to worry, we are here to help! For our Coffee & Conversation discussion tomorrow, September 6th at 10 AM, food will be the hot topic! Join Dr. Abernathy and Christina, the hospital's food guru, in learning how to read food labels, discuss what to look for in a pet food and how to help your animals receive balanced nutrition all while not disrupting your lifestyle. Feel free to bring along your current pet food bag and we can all learn together! Seeing as pets do not enjoy coffee, we ask you please leave them at home for this event. We look forward to seeing you there!
1 85 September, 2019
SPECIAL DELIVERY - It’s not every day FedEx delivers a red tail hawk to your door, but when they do you make sure to document and appreciate the moment!! This guy was brought to our facility by a fed ex worker and a sweet couple who then transferred it to Tuft’s after Doctor Valas took a look and decided he was only stunned. What an amazing moment.
DISCLAIMER: ****WE DO NOT OFFER CARE FOR WILDLIFE. Dr. Valas is NOT licensed to care for Wildlife.**** If you find a stunned bird such as this, or any other wild animal in need of treatment, the best place to call is Tuft’s Wildlife in North Grafton: 508 839 7918 or your local Animal Control Officer.
At all of our Complete Oral Health Assessments, procedure nurses scale the teeth of every patient they see. Scaling is the removal of plaque, tartar, and calculus above and below the gum line with an ultrasonic scaling machine. Tartar, plaque and calculus is made up of mineralized bacteria that has adhered to the tooth. Scaling is a critical step in every dental since it removes this material from the patient's mouth preventing infection at the gum line and eventual periodontal disease. Enjoy these photos and a short video of Layla, a 5 year-old boxer, having her teeth scaled by Nurse Chani.
2 174 September, 2019
Walter is ready to spring into this short week! Are you??
2 213 September, 2019
For this week's staff spotlight, we would like to introduce Nurse Marissa! The hospital’s only home-grown Longmont local, Marissa joined the family in January of 2019. Marissa, a veterinary nurse and Certified Veterinary Technician, graduated from Longmont High School, then attended Eastern Wyoming College where she earned a degree in Applied Science. Marissa brings seven years of veterinary technician experience to Family Pet Hospital. In her free-time, she enjoys spending time with her four fur babies including two cats; Star and Caesar and two dogs; Hendrix and Abelard.
4 2828 August, 2019
All set up and excited to meet everyone! Be sure to stop by 4th and Emery and say hey! We have lots of fun swag and a great giveaway. #unityinthecommunity
1 2023 August, 2019
We were thrilled to be invited to the 2019 Unity in the Community event put on by the Longmont Chamber of Commerce. Come join us for fun giveaways, yummy drinks and a free concert tomorrow evening at the intersection of 4th and Kimbark. This is a pet friendly event so be sure to bring your fur babies and swing by our booth to say hello! ~Where: 4th and Kimbark. ~When: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Free Concert (featuring Bonnie and Taylor of Bonnie and the Clydes and Foxfeather): 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
1 1422 August, 2019
You may have noticed a few new faces around the hospital that we would like to formally welcome on our social media throughout the next few weeks!! Talyn is the newest addition to Family Pet Hospital after closing the book on two years of corporate veterinary care to pursue a more personal and individualized hospital environment. She graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S in Zoology in 2018, but her passion and love for animals started well into her adolescent years. Most of her summer days were spent volunteering at animal shelters, pet sitting for family and friends, and spending time with her childhood dog, Benny, who she happily loved for 15+ years. Talyn currently shares her home in Loveland with her boyfriend and one-eyed Labrador Retriever named Zoey. Her life away from the hospital is often spent gardening, reading, and hiking.
1 2221 August, 2019
Zumi, a 2 year-old, large mixed breed canine, visited Dr. Abernathy today for a torn dew claw on her front left paw. The torn claw was clipped and in order to stop the bleeding from her quick, a soft cuticle that is rich in blood vessels and nerves, a product called Quick-Stop was applied. That is the yellow powder you see pictured here. Zumi was sent home with a full bandage to protect her nail as it heals and to keep her more comfortable. She will also start a course of antibiotics to prevent infection and pain medications since injuries such as these can cause discomfort. Zumi will be back into to see Dr. Abernathy for a recheck and bandage change later this week.
1 1519 August, 2019
Finally Friday! Walter is thrilled.
2 2016 August, 2019
Millie visited Dr. Abernathy last Friday for a few tooth extractions. We couldn't resist posting this photo snapped by one of our nurses of Millie while she rested comfortably in recovery. 😋😋😋 It doesn't get much cuter!
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Kenai was feeling like a movie star at his most recent laser therapy appointment. Not only do these doggles look fantastic, but they also protect our patient's sight while their laser treatment is taking place. This handsome man has been getting laser therapy every 3-5 days to help with ongoing arthritis in his hips. Thank you to his family for letting us share this cute shot.
Happy #InternationalCatDay from all of us here at Family Pet Hospital, including our Chief Feline Officer Walter. 🐾🐾🐾 To celebrate this special day be sure to tag us in any kitty pictures you post!
2 198 August, 2019
Are you constantly wrestling your fur family back from the door when you have a visitor? Jess taught us a trick for that at Coffee & Conversation last Friday! Would you try this with your clan??
1 127 August, 2019
Man, oh man did we have fun with Jess at Coffee & Conversation last Friday! We chatted about everything from puppyhoood training tactics to leash aggression. Jess demonstrated with little Mocha and gosh did we learn a ton. If you were not able to attend, keep your eyes on our Facebook page for some snippets of the event. We hope to see you at the next Coffee & Conversation on September 6th.
1 155 August, 2019
The Walter saga continues! Our main man has continued to vomit and has begun losing more hair than what is considered normal. Dr. Abernathy decided to put Walter on a steroid called Budesonide to hopefully help with his symptoms. In this photo you can see Nurse Brittany giving Walt a mini-melt pill which of course, Walter hates. Even a kitty who lives at a vet hospital can be a tricky patient!
3 211 August, 2019
Chesty visited us earlier in the week for an irritation in between two digits on his front paw. Dr. Abernathy and our medical staff discovered and removed a grass awn, or a small grass seed, that had become imbedded under his skin. Throughout the summer, we see a handful of patients for these pesky seeds that are notoriously sharp and easily accessible in common areas such as walking trails and parks. In Chesty's case, we also tended to a small cyst on the same paw that was unrelated to the grass awn. Chesty went home with a fancy, tiger striped bandage and we will see him later this week for a progress exam. Thank you to his family for allowing us to share his story.
Dr. Cross saw a patient for abrasions on all four of paws a few weeks back, due to walking on a hot walking trail. We are happy to report after bandaging all four paws and some ongoing medications, this little cutie has healed up very well. Be sure to check out our post from earlier in the week outlining how hot is too hot for our pets. Stay cool out there! 😎😎😎
1 1326 July, 2019
Walter pays no mind to the phrase, "Curiousity killed the cat." Not to worry! All of his 9 lives are still intact. 🐾🧶😸
3 2724 July, 2019
With the temperatures still on the rise, we can't warn pet owners enough to be cautious as to when they are exercising their pets. Air temperatures as low as 77° can heat asphalt and concrete to levels that cause tissue damage within minutes. 🔥🔥 Burns can happen quickly and cause severe damage. To ensure the ground is not too hot for your pet, turn your hand over and place the back of your hand on the ground. If you are unable to hold it there for 5 seconds, it is too hot to walk your pet. 🥵🥵 During these hot days, the best you can do for your pet is to keep them indoors during the hottest parts of the day, walk them only in the early morning or late evening or even invest in some booties to help protect their paws out on walks. Keep in mind that pet friendly lakes and grassy parks are wonderful alternatives for outdoor play for your animals. Just be sure to bring plenty of water on these outings. 💦💦 Have questions? Call us at 303-485-1285. Stay cool out there!
1 1523 July, 2019
Kiara visited Dr. Cross last Thursday for what we suspect is a severe allergy flare. As a result, this sweet, sweet girl suffered from moist dermatitis as you can see pictured above. To treat, Dr. Cross and Nurse Chani clipped and cleaned the wounds and started Kiara on steroids and antibiotics to begin the healing process. Kiara's favorite part was clearly cuddling with Nurse Assistant Andrea and getting some belly rubs. We so enjoyed helping this little lady and look forward to her recovery.
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