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Everyday Care for Your Pet

Parasites and Zoonotic Diseases

Guidelines for parasite prevention:
  • Clean your pet's living area at least once a week. Feces should be either buried or bagged and disposed of in the trash. Pick up feces immediately whenever walking a dog in a public area.
  • Do not allow children to play in areas that are soiled with pet or other animal stool.
  • Sandboxes can be an attractive "litter box" for both domestic animals and wildlife. It is important to cover sandboxes when not in use.
  • Practice good personal hygiene. Wash your hands with soap and warm water after playing with your pets or other animals, after outdoor activities, and before handling food.
  • Teach children the importance of washing hands to prevent infection.
  • Teach children that it is not safe to eat dirt or soil.
  • Feed pets cooked or prepared food (not raw diets) and provide fresh, potable water.


Senior Pets


Dr. Ruch Gallie in Community Practice

 Stray animal policy


Stray animal policy

If you find a stray animal, please call the
Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E​. 74th St., Loveland, (Map​​), (970) 226-3647.

Please DO NOT bring stray animals to the hospital during these hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The hospital will accept stray animals when the Humane Society is closed:
Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-8 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-8 a.m.​​​​


 Community Practice: An Overview

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Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

​​Appointments & Questions:
(970) 297-5000