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Heat Stress In Horses

Heat Stress In Horses

By Chuck Maker, DVMHorses can't "chill out" as easily as humans - they need a little help especially at our altitude with its relatively low humidity and high UV index and thin air.  Summertime is great - but hot, especially this year, it seems.  Seasonal...

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Nutrition

Nutrition

By Kelly Stalpes, DVM We’ve all heard the phrase “you are what you eat” in reference to our dietary choices. Food matters and is a large component of a healthy lifestyle not only for us, but for our pets as well. Proper diets can contribute to overall...

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What’s Bugging My Horse?

What’s Bugging My Horse?

By Chuck Maker, DVM Summer is in full-swing and with the lovely weather comes an increase in bugs. Bites or stings can cause itching or painful swelling at the site, and they may become prone to infection. To keep your horse comfortable, it is important to...

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Pets and the Summer Heat

Pets and the Summer Heat

by Melissa Gisleson, DVM As the summer nears and the weather continues to warm up, it is important to be mindful of the impact it can have on our pets. Dogs, especially, are spending a lot more time outdoors and traveling with their owners which can be a...

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Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies

by Meggie Garvey, DVM It’s that time of year again – allergy season! With warmer weather and grasses and trees growing again, many of our pets become very itchy. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? When dogs (or cats) itch, the most common...

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A Little Miracle

A Little Miracle

A Foal is Born...but Mom is Having Difficulties!, by Chuck Maker, DVMSix days ago a little “Whiskey N Diamonds colt” was born. It was 6 o’clock in the morning on a Monday when we got an emergency call that one of the mares under our care had had her foal...

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Sport Horse Medicine

Sport Horse Medicine

By Chuck Maker, DVMAn 8 year old warmblood mare used for dressage pulled up acutely lame in her left hind limb after cross country at her last event and developed a marked swelling below the point of her left hock within a few hours.  While her degree of...

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Taking Care of Your Senior Pet

Taking Care of Your Senior Pet

By Jolee Stegemoller, DVMAs our pets age their needs change, just as ours do! When your pet comes to our office for a preventative care visit, we are interested in a few additional things than if your pet were a young pup!Monitoring weight and appetite are...

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Deworming Horses

Deworming Horses

by Jolee Stegemoller The parasite spectrum that plagues horses has evolved over time along with our knowledge and ability to deal with them. The current problem in equine parasitology is that many parasites have developed resistance to some of the...

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Serving the pets of the Roaring Fork Valley since 1970.

At Alpine Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Contact Info

Phone: 970-963-2371
Fax: 970-963-2372
Email: customerservice@alpinevet.co

Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: Closed
Emergency calls/after hours Mon-Thurs: 5-9pm
After that (and on weekends) we transfer calls to Valley Emergency Pet Care 970-927-5066

Location

17776 Highway 82
Carbondale, CO 81623
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