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KUSA – More than 1,300 pets received free veterinary care during the fifth-annual 9PetCheck.

9PetCheck began the morning of April 5 at 9NEWS and continued through April 6 with services provided by Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association members provided the free health care, and Merial supplied 1,300 doses of rabies vaccines and SimpleSignal provided the PetCheck Link9 phone bank and technical expertise.

9PetCheck 2014 participating veterinary clinics:

Arvada Care Animal Hospital
8044 Kipling St.
Arvada, CO 80005
303.421.8200
www.careanimal.com

Homeward Bound Animal Hospital
7521 Indiana St.
Arvada, CO 80007
303.981.4663
www.homewardboundvet.com

Jefferson Animal Clinic
879 Ralston Rd.
Arvada, CO 80002
303.423.3370
www.jeffersonanimal.com

AURORA
Banfield Aurora # 1072
40 S. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80012
303.344.1921
www.banfield.com

Loving Family Animal Hospital
14605 E. Arapahoe Rd., Suite H
Aurora, CO 80016
303.980.5050
www.loving-family-vet.com ‎

Mississippi Animal Hospital
10695 E. Mississippi Ave.
Aurora, CO 80012
720.859.7788
www.auroravetcare.com

Parkside Animal Health Center
5001 Parker Rd. Ste. 101
Aurora, CO 80015
303.699.3344
www.parksideahc.vetstreet.com ‎

Seven Hills Veterinary Hospital
18325 E. Girard Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013
303.699.1600
www.7hillsvet.com

BOULDER
Alpine Hospital for Animals
3210 Valmont Rd.
Boulder, CO 80301
303.443.9661
www.alpinehospitalforanimals.com ‎

Arapahoe Animal Hospital Downtown
1730 15th St.
Boulder, CO 80302
303.442.7036
www.arapahoeanimalhospital.com/locations/downtown-hospital ‎

Boulder's Natural Animal Hospital
685 S. Broadway St.
Boulder, CO 80305
303.494.7877
www.bouldersnaturalanimal.com/ ‎

Humane Society of Boulder Valley
2323 55th St.
Boulder, CO 80304
303.442.4030
www.boulderhumane.org ‎

North Boulder Companion Animal Hospital
2750 Glenwood Dr., Unit #9
Boulder, CO 80304
303.443.9003
http://cahvetclinics.com/boulder-vet

Pet Menders Hospital
2790 Moorhead Ave.
Boulder, CO 80305
303.494.0840
www.petmenders.com ‎

BRIGHTON
Bridge Street Veterinary Clinic*
125 E. Bridge St.
Brighton, CO 80601
303.659.7533
www.bridgestreetvet.com ‎

CANON CITY
Fremont Veterinary Hospital
2418 Florence St.
Canon City, CO 81212
719.269.3349
www.fremontvethospital.com

Rose Veterinary Hospital
1910 High St.
Canon City, CO 81212
719.275.1909
www.roseveterinaryhospital.com ‎

CASTLE ROCK
Plum Creek Veterinary Services
800 Kinner St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303.660.1600
www.plumcreekveterinaryservices.com ‎

Blue Spruce Animal Clinic
101 Brisco St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
303.663.9700
www.bluespruceanimalclinic.com ‎

CENTENNIAL
Festival Animal Clinic
8170 S. University Blvd. STE 210
Centennial, CO 80122
www.festivalanimalclinic.com

COLORADO CITY
Greenhorn Valley Veterinary Clinic
4490 Bent Brothers Blvd.
Colorado City, CO 81019
719.676.3539
www.greenhornvalleyvet.com ‎

COLORADO SPRINGS
Aspenwood Veterinary Hospital
1030 South 21st St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
719.578.1030
www.aspenwoodveterinary.vetstreet.com

Banfield North Academy #233
7680 North Academy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719.536.9594
www.banfield.com

Healthy Companions Preventive Pet Care
5310 Montebello Ln.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719.465.3137
http://www.healthycompanionsppc.com

Great Value Pet Clinic
6825 Silver Pond Heights, STE 114
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
719.646.3580
www.greatvaluepetclinic.net

DENVER
Dumb Friends League
2080 South Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80231
303.751.5772
www.ddfl.org

PetAid Animal Hospital
191 Yuma St.
Denver, CO 80223
303.722.5800
www.petaidcolorado.org

Pets on Broadway
2232 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
303.282.0808
www.petsonbroadway.net

Tender Touch Animal Hospital
350 Kalamath St.
Denver, CO 80223
303.733.2728
www.tendertouchvet.com

University Hills Animal Hospital
4175 E. Warren Ave.
Denver, CO 80222
303.754.5638
www.uhillsvet.com

VCA Firehouse Animal Hospital
1038 E. 6th Ave., Unit B
Denver, CO 80218
303.733.2226
www.vcahospitals.com/firehouse ‎

VCA Park Hill
5304 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220
303.830.7387
www.vcahospitals.com/park-hill ‎

DOLORES
Dolores Animal Hospital
110 6th St.
Dolores, CO 81323
970.882.7100
www.doloresanimalhospital.com

DURANGO
Alpine Animal Hospital
2910 Main Ave.
Durango, CO 81301
970.247.5771
www.alpine-animal.com ‎

EATON
Denkai Animal Sanctuary
217 1st St.
Eaton, CO 80615
970.454.3553
www.denkaisanctuary.org

ELIZABETH
Elizabeth Animal Hospital
330 W. Kiowa Ave., Highway 86
Elizabeth, CO 80107
303.646.2891
www.elizabethanimalhospital.com

ENGLEWOOD
Academy Veterinary Hospital
3470 S. Knox Ct.
Englewood, CO 80110
303.789.1858
www.academyvethospital.com

ERIE
Erie Animal Hospital
720 Austin Ave. STE 107
Erie, CO 80516
303.828.0373
www.erieanimalhospital.com

FORT COLLINS
Advanced Animal Care of Colorado and Dog Tales Activity Center
1530 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
970.493.3333
www.advancedanimalcareofcolorado.com ‎

Gamble Pet Clinic
2108 Midpoint Dr., Suite 4
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970.221.9995
www.gamblepetclinic.com

Moore Animal Hospital
2550 Stover St., Bldg. H
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970.416.9101
www.mooreanimalhospital.com

Raintree Animal Hospital
2335 S. Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
970.482.1987
www.raintreepets.com

Trilby Companion Animal Hospital
125 W. Trilby Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970.233.3204
www.fortcollinspetvet.com

GLENWOOD SPRINGS
Gentle Friends Veterinary Hospital
51773 Hwy 6
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602
970.945.5833

GOLDEN
Campbell Mobile Vet
1012 Ford Street
Golden, CO 80401
303.279.2322
www.campbellvet.com

Goldenview Veterinary Hospital
885 Lupine Street, Unit C
Golden, CO 80401
303.279.9182
www.goldenviewvet.com

GREELEY
St. Michael's Companion Animal Hospital
2914 67th Ave. Suite 102
Greeley, CO 80634
970.330.9400
www.cahvetclinics.com/greeley-pet-vet

LA JUNTA
Ark Valley Animal Hospital
3 Rogers Rd.
La Junta, CO 81050
719.383.2824
www.arkvalleyanimalhospital.com

LAFAYETTE
Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital & Pain Management Center
287 US Highway 287
Lafayette, CO 80026
303.665.4852
www.mountainridgevet.com

Lafayette Companion Animal Hospital
545 W. South Boulder Rd. #180
Lafayette, Co 80226
720.214.0270
www.cahvetclinics.com/lafayette-pet-vet ‎

LAKEWOOD
Banfield Lakewood
160 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80226
303.231.9496
www.banfield.com

Front Range Veterinary Clinic
207 S. Garland St.
Lakewood, CO 80226
303.233.6322
www.frontrangevet.com ‎

LIMON
Eastern Colorado Veterinary Services
474 1st Ave.
Limon, CO 80828
719.775.8166
www.easterncoloradovets.com

LITTLETON
Banfield Littleton #0220
8695 S. Park Meadows Center Rd.
Littleton, CO 80124
303.662.8667
www.banfield.com

Broadway Estates Veterinary Clinic
6574 S. Broadway
Littleton, CO 80121
303.795.2584
www.vetsonbroadway.com

Coal Mine Animal Hospital
6740 S. Pierce Street
Littleton, CO 80128
303.979.4040
www.coalmineanimalhospital.com

Columbine Animal Hospital
5546 W. Canyon Trail
Littleton, CO 80128
303.979.4040
www.columbineanimal.com

Deer Creek Animal Hospital
10148 W. Chatfield Ave.
Littleton, CO 80127
303.973.4200
www.dcah.com

Neighborhood Pet Clinic
5856 S. Lowell Blvd. Unit 20
Littleton, CO 80123
303.797.8461
www.neighborhoodpetcarecenter.com

LONE TREE
Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Center
8681 E. Lincoln Ave.
Lone Tree, CO 80124
303.708.8050
www.lonetreevet.com

LONGMONT
Longs Peak Animal Hospital
9727 UTE Highway
Longmont, CO 80504
303.776.6666
www.longspeakah.com

Nelson Road Veterinary Clinic
8875 Nelson Rd.
Longmont, CO 80503
303.628.8387
www.nelsonroadvet.com

LOUISVILLE
Louisville Family Animal Hospital
332 S. McCaslin Blvd.
Louisville, CO 80027
303.661.0702
www.caringforyourpets.com

VCA Centennial Valley Animal Hospital
259 Century Cir.
Louisville, CO 80027
303.666.9363
www.vcahospitals.com/centennial-valley ‎

NIWOT
Left Hand Animal Hospital
136 2nd Ave.
Niwot, CO 80544
303.652.8387
www.lefthandanimalhospital.com

PARKER
Banfield #1071
11183 S Parker Rd
Parker‎ CO‎ 80134
720.851.4278
www.banfield.com

Pine Grove Animal Hospital
18320 E. Cottonwood Dr. Unit K
Parker, CO 80138
303.693.7387
www.pgah.com

PUEBLO
St. Martin's Well Pet Clinic
3631 Baltimore
Pueblo, CO 81008
719.568.6634
www.facebook.com/StMartinsWellPetClinic ‎

SILVERTHORNE
Buffalo Mountain Animal Hospital
245 Summit Place Shopping Village
Silverthorne, CO 80498
970.879.5273
www.buffalomountainvet.com

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
Pet Kare Clinic
102 Anglers Dr. PO Box 81295
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970.879.5273
www.petkareclinic.com

Mount Werner Veterinary Hospital
35825 E. Highway 40
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
970.379.3436
www.mtwernervet.com

The Animal Healing Center
729 Oak Street (mailing PO Box 774847)
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
970.879.8933
www.sacredpets.com

WELLINGTON
Wellington Veterinary Hospital
7837 6th St.
Wellington, CO 80549
970.568.7387
www.wellingtonvets.com

It is estimated that more than half of the animals seen during the 9PetCheck Saturday morning were overweight or obese. Veterinarians say that getting pets to healthy weight can add several years to their life and can avoid serious health problems for that animal, saving time and money for the owner.

Dental disease is one of the more common issues veterinarians see in pets, including those seen during the 9PetCheck. Dental disease can cause serious issues in the mouth, but also in the whole body. The infection from the dental disease can get into the bloodstream and cause kidney disease, liver and stomach problems. It is also extremely painful for the animal causing the animal to stop eating which leads to other health problems. Veterinarians recommend pet owners brushing their pet's teeth once a day and getting yearly exams from a veterinarian to determine if the pet needs a dental cleaning.

The pets that are in need of follow-up care are referred to PetAid, a non-profit animal hospital servicing disadvantaged pet owners.

Pet owners who need subsidized veterinary care can contact PetAid Animal Hospital at 303-722-5800​.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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