Pet Lovers Guide to Windsor

 

Are you one of the many pet lovers living in Windsor? Or maybe you are thinking of getting a pet soon. Either way, eventually you will need a Pet Sitter, Dog Walker, Cat Sitter, Vet, Dog Trainer, Groomer, Rescue or Pet Shop.

But how do you find the best solution for you and your pets? We have put together a list of resources for pet lovers to make this easier for you!

 

Windsor Pet Sitter

Pet Lovers Guide to Windsor

Choosing the right pet sitter for your pet can be difficult. You want to ensure your sitter is correct for your household and your pets. Because of that we put together an ebook A Pet Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker to give you all of the information you need to hire a pet sitter that is a good match for you.

Download our printable checklist on Hiring a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker to help in your search.

To learn more about our pet sitters take a look at our About Us page. To learn about our services, visit our Services page.

If you have a pet sitter and want to make sure you are prepared for your trip, download our Preparing for Your Pet Sitter Checklist.

 

Windsor Dog Walker

Dog walkers are great for dog who have a lot of energy and people who do not have enough time. A dog walk can be nice for a day when you work late, or just cannot get away to take out your pup. To learn about how to hire a dog walker, take a look at our ebook A Pet Owner’s Guide to Hiring a Pet Sitter or Dog Walker. This can guide you through why you may need a dog walker, how they work and how you find one that is a wonderful match for your household.

If you want to learn about the Benefits of Regular Dog Walks, read our recent article. If you want to learn about our dog walking services, take a look at our services page.

 

Pet Supply Stores around Windsor

Windsor is not as large as Fort Collins but there is still a great place to do your shopping! We are a huge fan of shopping local whenever possible, and we believe locally-owned stores tend to have better educated employees to give you advice.

We have collected a list of our favorite pet supply stores in town:

A good pet supply store should be able to offer suggestions on products based on your pet’s health needs. Ask some questions and if you do not feel comfortable then try a different store.

 

Windsor Rescues

As such an animal friendly city, Loveland has a wide variety of rescues. It would be impossible to list them all here, but we wanted to provide you the groups that are large and most likely to be able to meet your needs. Whether you want to adopt a new pet or just have questions, these rescues are all great!

Here are the rescues most likely to be of assistance:

  • Humane Society of Weld County – General shelter for Weld County. They have adoptable animal and accept surrenders.
  • Windsor Animal Control – If you are having an animal-related problem in Windsor contact them at (970) 686-7433
  • Weld County Animal Control – These are the folks you contact for animal issues in unincorporated Weld County.
  • Larimer Humane Society – General shelter for Larimer County. They also house animal control, pet licensing and concerns about rabid wildlife. Although Windsor is in Weld County, parts of Windsor are technically a Fort Collins address.
  • Big Bones Canine Rescue – Specializing in rescue for Mastiffs and Great Danes.

If one of these organizations cannot answer your questions, they will refer you to someone who can.

 

Windsor Veterinarians

With Windsor being so CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we are flush with amazing veterinarians. Choosing a veterinarian that is a good fit for you

Here is a list of veterinarians in Windsor:

If you need help choosing your new veterinarian, read our recent article 5 Tips to Picking a Veterinarian You Love.

 

Windsor Emergency Veterinarians

When you have a pet emergency, you want to make sure to get the best care for your animal, no matter what time of day! Emergency vet clinics are open 24/7, 365 days a year and can be a lifesaver when you need one. It is important to know where your closest clinic is so you know where to go right away.

Here are emergency veterinary clinics:

 

Windsor Dog Trainers

All dogs can use a little training, whether is be the normal sit and stay, or learning how to stop your puppy from chewing on your shoes. Plus training classes can be fun for you and your dog to have some bonding time! Dogs are smart animals and need to use their brains to keep them from getting bored.

We have collected 3 trainers that use positive reinforcement training:

When choosing a dog trainer you want to pick one that works with your dog in a positive and fear-free manner.

 

Windsor Dog-Friendly Hotels

If you are coming to Windsor to visit or if you find yourself needing to stay in a hotel for awhile, you want to have a hotel that is friendly for your dog.

We have made a list of hotels that are dog friendly and wonderful for you!

If you are visiting Windsor and need to leave your dog while you go out for an activity, consider having a pet sitter come stay in your hotel. This will give your dog company and make sure she does not get in any trouble while you are gone. We provide extended stays for these types of trips which you can learn about in our services.

 

Windsor Dog Groomers

A good haircut is important to the health and happiness of your dog. Considerate groomers can make the grooming process as easy as possible.

We have collected a list of groomers in Windsor:

If you would like to get tips on how to pick the perfect groomer, read our recent article 5 Places for Dog Grooming in Fort Collins.

 

Self-Service Dog Washes in Windsor

If your dog does not need all the trimmings, it can sometimes be easier to clean them up yourself. It is wonderful to go to a self-service dog wash where you can use their space to get your pup clean without making a mess of your bathroom.

We have collected a list of self-service dog washes in Windsor:

To learn more about costs of using a self service dog wash, read our recent article How Much Does it Cost to Use a Self Service Dog Wash?

 

Windsor Catteries

When you are traveling you can either hire a pet sitter or board your cat in a cattery. There are advantages of each, and if you decide to board your cat there are a variety of options.

We have collected a list of catteries in Windsor:

If you are considering hiring a pet sitter, look at advantages of cat sitting and take a look at our services.

 

Dog Boarding Kennels in Windsor

 When leaving town you can either hire a pet sitter or board your dog in a kennel.

We have collected a list of the top places to board your dog in Windsor:

To read more about these dog boarding kennels, take a look at our recent article Top 5 Places to Board Your Dog in Loveland.

If you are considering pet sitting, read our recent article Why Should I Hire a Dog Sitter, and look at our services.

 

Windsor Doggy Daycare

When your dog needs some extra exercise, you have two options:

  1. Send your dog to daycare
  2. Hire a dog walker to exercise your dog

Dog daycare can be great for well socialized dogs who enjoy the company of other dogs. If you are unsure if daycare is a good option, read our recent article Doggy Daycare vs Dog Walker.

We are currently unaware of any dog daycares in Windsor. Sorry!

If you are thinking about using a dog walker take a look at our services.

 

Windsor Poop Scooper

If you love your dog but do not love cleaning up after him then you may need a poop scooping company!

 

Top Pet-Friendly Restaurants in Windsor

During nice weather it can be a bonus to be able to take your dog with you when you go out to eat. In Loveland we have many, many food options to choose from, so you might as well pick one where you can bring your pup!

These are good pet-friendly restaurants in Windsor:

 

Windsor Dog Parks

In Fort Collins, folks love their dogs and we want them to have as much fun as possible! For well-socialized dogs, that can mean a trip to the dog park is a favorite activity.

Here in Windsor we have 2 dogs parks:

  • Poudre Pooch Park – West side of Eastman Park
  • Windsor Lake Dog Park – North side of Windsor lake, accessible from the Windsor Lake Trail

To learn more about dog park rules in Windsor take a look at this article.

 

Windsor Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails

Hiking is one of the most popular hobbies in Colorado, for good reason. The trails are beautiful all year round and there are many where you can bring your furry friend with you.

Two of our favorite Windsor trails are:

  1. Windsor Lake Trail & Dog Park
  2. Poudre River Trail

 

Do you have a resource you think should be added to the Pet Lovers Guide to Windsor? Let us know via our contact form so we can check it out!

Easter Treats – Recipes For Your Pets

 

Easter is almost here and soon we will be pawing through Easter baskets and sitting down to a nice meal with our loved ones. Don’t forget to include our four-legged family members in the festivities! Bake them some of their very own Easter Treats for them to enjoy.


Carrot Cake for Dogs

Photo: Tastemade

We found this recipe on Tastemade and it looks like a slice of doggy heaven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup grated carrots (approx. 1 large carrot)

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup canned sardines, drained and shredded

  • ¼ cup sunflower seed oil

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • cooking spray

  • 1 ½ cups cream cheese, room temperature

  • sliced carrot

Directions:

  1. Combine the grated carrot and egg in a bowl and beat until well combined. Add the sardines, sunflower seed oil and water and mix until combined. Add the flour and mix well.

  2. Spray two 4-inch round cake pans with cooking spray and divide the batter between them, smoothing the surface. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 350F for 35 minutes, until golden brown on top. Cool completely in the pans.

  3. Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy.

  4. Slice each cake in half to create a total of 4 layers. Place one layer on a serving tray of your choice and spread 2 tbsp of cream cheese over the surface. Repeat with the remaining layers. Cover the entire surface sparingly with cream cheese – they shouldn’t eat too much cream cheese, so just use enough to give the cake a white appearance. Place the remaining cream cheese in a piping bag fitted with a small star-shaped piping tip and pipe dollops of cream cheese onto the top of the cake.

  5. Place a heart-shaped carrot onto each dollop and serve!

 

 

Dog Bone Treats

Photo: All Recipes

This recipe came from Allrecipes and is great for all occasions. Use bone shaped, egg or bunny shaped, even heart-shaped cookie cutters to make this scrumptious treat for your dog! 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Stir together the flour and baking powder; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and milk. Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

 

Kitty Delights

Image: Serendipity & Spice

We can’t forget our to mak feline friends Easter treats on this holiday, so we picked up this easy cat-friendly recipe from Serendipity & Spice.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 5oz can of tuna
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together until it forms a ball.
  2. Break off tiny pieces and roll into a small bite size ball and place on baking sheet.
  3. Flatten ball with a finger– just like you’re making thumbprint cookies.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
  5. Flip and bake an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Let cool and have your kitties enjoy!

What are some of your favorite Easter Treats to make for your pets? We’d love to hear your recipes too! Let us know on Facebook or the comments below!


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8 Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Pet Sitter

Your vacation is planned, your pet sitting appointment is booked, you are all packed, now what?  There are few steps you can take to make life much easier for your pet sitter by preparing your home for a pet sitter.

Wet Noses’ Top 8 Tips for Preparing Your Home for a Pet Sitter

1)   Secure your home.

Make sure all of your doors, windows, and gates are locked.

2)  Put all of your pet supplies in a central location.

We don’t mind going into a cabinet or two but try not to send your sitter digging through 3 rooms two find the supplies they need.

3)  Make sure all medication is in a cabinet out of animal reach.

Your pup may be great normally but when he is left alone for a couple days in a row he might go exploring.

4)  Verify that all of your information for your pet sitter is correct.

At Wet Noses Pet Sitting we use an online system that should be updated regularly, but whatever system your sitter uses should be updated.  This should include all of your pet’s care details, house information, plant watering, emergency contacts, garage code and the alarm code.

pet sitter

 

5) Update your information

Make sure your sitter has updated information to contact you in case of an emergency.  If you will not be reachable via your regular phone leave the information for your travel plans, hotel numbers, travel agent, etc.

6) Think about where you want your pet to have access

Close off any rooms you do not want your pets to have access to while you are gone.  Also, change lights and blinds in those rooms to the way you want them to stay.  If you want them changed to be sure to leave that information for your sitter.

7)  Get extra supplies!

Inevitably if you only leave enough food for your trip then you will be delayed by weather.  Supply your home as if will be gone a few days longer than you are planning. In case you’re delayed you’re pet will plenty of supplies.

8) Leave your pet sitter any important notes

If there are any favorite hiding spots for your cat, underlying illnesses for your dog, toilets that leak or doors that stick, let your sitter know!  Think of the unusual parts of your home and your pets and assume your sitter will run into the same problem.

Now that you’ve finished preparing your home for a pet sitter, you can relax and enjoy your trip!  Nothing makes a pet sitter happier than to know you had a great time away while they enjoyed spending time with your fur kids.


Black Friday Shopping for Your Pets

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Once our bellies are full, it is time to start thinking about the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. After all, it is the perfect time to find the most affordable presents for our loved ones. And we can’t forget about our furry family members this holiday season. There are a lot of great Black Friday deals just for them. We’ve compiled a great list of both online and in-store deals to help you navigate the sales.


Pet Smart

Store Hours – Offine: 7AM Friday & Online: 12AM Friday

black friday

Photo from PetSmart.com


Petco

Store Hours: TBD

Black Friday

Photo from Petco.com


Wal-Mart

Store Hours – Time varies by location

Black Friday

Photo from Walmart.com

 


Costco

Store Hours – Costco is closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open at 9 a.m. on Black Friday.

Black Friday

Photo from BestBlackFriday.com


After you know where to shop you need to find out what you want to get your best four-legged friend.

 

Here are the top 5 products that your pet is sure to love:

 

  1. The PetCube:  An interactive Wi-Fi camera that lets you watch, talk to, and play with your pets throughout the day via your smartphone.
  2. Buck Bone Organics Antler ChewsFEEL GOOD ABOUT GIVING YOUR DOG A HEALTHY ALL NATURAL TREAT – Our top Grade A Elk Antler are full of calcium, phosphorus, manganese and zinc ~ no odor, no mess, gluten-free, and great for indoors or outdoors.
  3. Puzzle Food Toys: Give your pet a meal or a treat while also giving them the added benefit of physical and mental stimulation. They are sure to love solving the “puzzle” and getting yummy treats for it.
  4. Water Fountain Bowl: Keep your pet’s water fresh with flowing right from there own bowl. The filtration and constantly running water helps guard against bacteria growth. That means your pet always gets a fresh drink of water.
  5. 2-in-1 Pet Glove: Grooming Tool + Furniture Pet Hair Remover Mitt: Fight shedding with the glove that easily removes loose pet hair and tangles so no fur goes flying. Plus the glove’s velour side effectively cleans fur from furniture & carpets.

 

With all these deals and ideas, you are sure to find the perfect present for your pet this holiday season!

 

Are Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers Bonded?

 

Are pet sitters and dog walkers bonded? They should be! Unfortunately, just because they should be bonded does not mean that is the case.

What does bonding mean?

A bonding policy is an insurance policy in place to reimburse the client if a pet sitter is convicted of stealing. These are key points!

  • The sitter must be convicted of theft.
  • The bonding company will then reimburse the client for the value of the items stolen.
  • Bonding policies can vary in levels from $5000-$20,000.

A client cannot ask for reimbursement for theft if the sitter is not convicted of the crime, and for large level thefts the policy may not cover the entire amount, depending on the policy limit.

Professional versus hobby sitters

Professional pet sitters are expected to adhere to higher standards of expectations than hobby sitters. Hobby sitters are friends or family, or maybe a neighbor who steps in to help. They do not pet sit as their primary income and often have other jobs. Most professional pet sitters do carry bonding policies, although it is not required by any licensing procedures. Some companies, especially companies where the owner is the only sitter, chose to forgo the bonding policy. In the case of owner operated companies, the bonding policy is there for the peace of mind of the client more so than to insure the company in the case an employee were to steal.

How important is bonding?

If you are working with a company that employs sitters other than the owner, then the company should have a bonding policy in place. No company owners want to believe that their sitters will steal from their clients, but it is remiss of the company to not insure themselves against every possibility. Dog walker bonding policies are relatively inexpensive when compared to insurance and should not be a hardship for a company that has been in business for any length of time.

 

Where are emergency vet clinics in the Fort Collins Area?

 

Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen. And when they do, you have to act fast. That’s why it’s imperative to have a quick go to list of emergency vet clinics. If you think your pet is acting strange or is very ill, they may need immediate attention. Here are a few for seeking immediate medical attention for you pet.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Profound weakness or collapse
  • Seizures
  • Obvious signs of trauma
  • Protracted vomiting/diarrhea (especially if bloody)
  • Signs of pain or extreme restlessness and vocalization
  • Ingestion of a known toxin
  • Hindquarter paralysis
  • Abnormal urination

Our top choices for emergency vet clinics in the Fort Collins and Loveland area.

Fort Collins Veterinarian Emergency and Rehabilitation – Our favorite for the Fort Collins area

 


Aspen Grove Veterinarian Care

 


The Pet Wellness Clinic


VCA Veterinary Specialists of Colorado 


Four Season Veterinary Specialists  – Our favorite for the Loveland area


Colorado State – Veterinary Teaching Hospital


Always be prepared for an emergency

Being prepared in an emergency can help save your pet’s life. That’s why you need to make sure to always keep them on a leash when you’re outside. If you’re outside after dark use an reflective leash and take a flash light. Moreover, take a minute to re-evaluate how “pet proof” is your home. Remove toxic chemicals and plants from areas pets can reach. If they can’t get to them, they can’t ingest them.

Also, never leave them unattended for extended periods of time. Even the most relaxed pet can get into mischief if they are bored. Hire a pet sitter when you’re going out of town or on an extra long day trip. We’d love to set you up with one of our awesome Wet Noses Pet Sitters to help ensure that your pet is safe. Just give us a call any time you need!

Top 5 Places for Dog Grooming in Fort Collins

 

Now that the weather is warming up, we’ve all been a little more focused on sprucing up for spring and summer. From time at the gym to hair and nail appointments, it’s definitely the time of year to refresh grooming routines after the cold winter months. That should also be the same for your precious pets as well. It’s time to trim up those winter coats and pretty up those paw.

Need helping picking a place in Fort Collins? Check out our Top 5 places for grooming:


1.) Michi’s Grooming


2.) Animal House


3.) The Dog Pawlour


4.) Spa 5 paws


5.) Wagz Pet Market


How to Pick the Perfect Groomer:

If you’re new to getting your dog or cat groomed, don’t hesitate to give your local groomer a call. They’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help put your mind to ease.

Here are some basic tips for making sure you’re picking the right groomer for you:

  • Visit the shop to make an appointment in person
  • Does the staff appear knowledgeable, caring, and gentle?
  • Is the facility well lit and clean?
  • Do the animals have enough room in their cages (they should be able to stand and turn around comfortably)
  • Are dogs and cats caged in separate areas?
  • Does the groomer keep complete pet records (including grooming, medical, vaccination and emergency contact information)?

Ask your friends and neighbors their experiences as well. You can never do too much research when it comes to someone handling your fur-baby. Don’t feel bad about asking questions or for a tour. A great groomer won’t hesitate to show you around and assuage any anxiety you or your pet feels about the process.

Do you have a favorite groomer in Fort Collins? Let us know your recommendations in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

Top 5 Pet Friendly Restaurants in Fort Collins

One of the best ways to spend sunny days is sitting on a patio watching the people. Appetizers on your plate, cool drink in your hand. And what is even better is enjoying the sunshine and people with your dog by your side. A lot of times restaurants and dogs don’t mix, but don’t fret! Luckily, there are some great places around Fort Collins where your pet is welcome.

Fort Collins – Pet Friendly Restaurants

The Snooze Eatery

144 W Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO,  80524
(970) 482-9253

Perfect for a nice brunch out before hitting the park or shopping at a local pet store. They are Snooze is only open for breakfast and lunch, but it’s a definitely a great place to check out with your dog.

Coppersmith’s Pub & Brewery

5 Old Town Square
Fort Collins, Colorado 80524
(970) 498-0483

One of the most popular breweries in Ft. Collins, Coppersmith’s has a friendly staff as well as a dog friendly patio for you to enjoy.

Purple Cup Cafe

1119 W Drake Rd C30
Fort Collins, CO, US 80524
(970) 224-3599

For a nice fresh cup of Joe or a tasty lunch swing by the Purple Cup Cafe. It is a part of Gryphon Games and Comics, so you can enjoy a board game and comics while sipping your coffee.

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

2842 Council Tree Ave # 173
Fort Collins, CO, US
(970) 204-9140

Enjoy Five Guys famous burgers on the dog friendly patio with water bowls included. Relax on the corner with affordable food and fast service.

Wild Boar Cafe

1510 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO, US 80526
(970) 472-1074

Dine in this special 1924 bungalow home-style cafe. Fresh food, friendly faces and a great atmosphere with a patio perfect for your pet.

 

It’s always fun to include our dogs in our daily life outside of the home. What are some of your favorite pet friendly restaurants in Fort Collins? Let us know on social media or Contact Us so we can add them!

 

6 Places to Go With Your Dog in Fort Collins

 

Fort Collins is a very dog friendly town and there are plenty of places to explore with your pooch. Keep in mind that Fort Collins recently changed its health code rule. That means, often times pet dogs are not allowed inside outdoor patios any longer, but can be right outside the fence.

Sierra Trading Post

Who doesn’t love Sierra Trading Post, the discount outdoor wares store? Now fido can love it with you too. Sierra Trading Post is extremely dog friendly and loves to see pups in their store. You and your dog can check out their awesome pet section and maybe even pick out a new harness.

Bath Garden Center

Does your doggy love picking out new plants (or better yet, picking out new things to pee on)? Then head on over to Bath Garden Center. This store is very dog friendly inside and out and even has their own store foster dog. Just be sure to keep an eye on your dog, you don’t want him peeing on a plant that isn’t yours yet!

Home Depot

This large warehouse store is friendly to dogs. Many dogs love perusing the isles and getting to greet the friendly people who work there.

Jax

This outdoor recreation store is extremely dog friendly. Your dog will love getting to say “Hi!” to the friendly employees and plan for your next adventure with you.

Walrus Ice Cream

While this beloved ice cream shop does not allow dogs inside, they do have a special treat for canine companions. Every Sunday is dog day! Where Fido can get a bit of doggy ice cream to enjoy with you. Busy on Sunday? That’s okay, you can ask for a doggy scoop of vanilla ice cream to share with your dog.

Gryphon Games and Comics and the Purple Cup Cafe

Even though dogs are not allowed inside the coffee area, they are welcome to go into the store and hang out in the game area. Dogs love to go shopping with their folks and enjoy the sunshine!

General Guidelines for Taking Your Pet With You:

  • Always keep your dog leashed, on a hand held (non-retractable) leash
  • Always be under your control
  • Should be potty trained
  • Have all his shots and be healthy (for his and other dogs protection)
  • And be friendly to other dogs and strangers

It’s always fun to bring your pet with you with you’re out an about. Just make sure your pet is comfortable and follow the above guidelines for a good time. Also, brush up on the newest leash laws too.

Do you have a favorite place to take your pet? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

5 Tips to Picking a Veterinarian You Love!

 

Adding a new pet to your family is very exciting. It’s important to find a good vet and start their care as soon as possible. But it is likely that you feel a little overwhelmed when you see the long list of vets in the directory. It’s not too hard to narrow down the search if you know what to consider when choosing a vet.

1. What kind of accreditation do they have?

The best veterinary hospitals are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). They regularly evaluate the practices on about 900 different standards of excellence, which means the level of care is the best in the industry. Visit their website to find an AAHA accredited vet near you.

Many clinics are also starting to offer a Fear Free certification. This is a course that teaches veterinarians to work with animals in such a way as to minimize the fear and stress involve in a vet visit. Find a Fear Free certified veterinarian near you.

2. How convenient are their hours and location?

There’s no doubt that we are busy people. That is why it is important to have a veterinarian office that is located near your home or on your daily commute. Moreover, make sure that they have the hours that fit your daily schedule. If you work long days, find a location with evening or weekend hours.

3. What type of emergency care do they offer?

Accidents and sickness happens. We can’t plan for them and unfortunately they also can happen at all hours of the night. Make sure to have a plan in place for emergency care. If the vet you choose has AAHA accreditation, there is a good chance they have 24 hour emergency services.

4. Do they in house medical equipment and lab testing?

The best offices have in house testing and equipment. If your pet needs lab work or x-rays, the results will be faster; meaning you will know what is wrong and how to treat it as soon as possible.

5. Are there good online reviews and testimonials?

Nothing beats a face to face encounter to tell how much (or how little) you are going to like any particular office. However, in the great day and age of the internet, we have sites like Yelp.com that help shine the light behind the doors. Read reviews on community sites as well as testimonials on their website as well. This will help you get an idea if the practice is a good fit for you family.

 

After you’ve picked a vet, go for a regular check to assess the level of care. If they are a perfect, then great! If not, try again until you find the one that is just right for you.

Do you have any recommendations for veterinarian offices in the Fort Collins or Loveland area? Sound off in the comments below and let us know!