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Chewy Vet Care Opens 2nd Colorado Location, Offers Summer Pet Safety Tips

By Pet Age Staff//July 8, 2024//

Chewy Vet Care Opens 2nd Colorado Location, Offers Summer Pet Safety Tips

By: Pet Age Staff//July 8, 2024//

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Chewy recently announced it has officially opened its second Chewy Vet Care location in Colorado at Chewy Vet Care 9+CO (4193 E 8th Ave, Denver, Colorado). The practice follows a first location in Highlands Ranch at 9325 Dorchester St, Suite 128, Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

By combining the highest-quality medical care backed by Chewy’s award-winning customer service in thoughtfully designed spaces, Chewy aims to redefine the standard for veterinary care. These practices are some of the first to launch in a series of multiple locations to open across the U.S. this year — representing Chewy’s most significant healthcare expansion to date.

Chewy Vet Care offers a comprehensive range of veterinary services with a focus on providing a high-quality customer experience. This includes routine wellness care, urgent care, surgeries, and access to Chewy’s online pharmacy, tele-triage services, and insurance plans. The entire experience is designed to promote ease of use, confidence, and peace of mind for both pet parents and their pets.

Chewy Vet Care also prioritizes the well-being of its veterinary professionals by offering a supportive work environment that addresses industry pain points such as burnout and lack of flexibility. This includes benefits such as reduced work hours, dedicated break times, comprehensive training and development opportunities, and a focus on work-life balance.

The company aims to empower veterinary teams to deliver high-quality care while fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth.

As Chewy Vet Care expands its footprint in Denver, the brand  looks forward to continuing to deliver the highest-quality care for pet parents when and where they need it most.

Local insights unique to this market include:

  • Pet parents are spending a lot on their pet’s health in Denver, with half spending more on their pet’s health than their own.
  • Health & wellness products, are a high priority. Denver pet parents report high levels of interest in vitamin/supplement and dental care product recommendations, followed by flea & tick preventatives and anxiety relief products.
  • Mental health is important too! Denver County is the only market (to date) that seeks anxiety relief product recommendations as much as flea & tick preventatives, which are widely researched across most markets.

Dr. Jennifer Garner, lead veterinarian at Chewy Vet Care in Colorado, offered the following safety tips to help pets and pet parents stay healthy and safe during the season ahead:

  1. Keep paws protected. While you may enjoy hiking with your dog all season, oftentimes they will encounter more rocky trails or different terrain this time of year compared to the snowy, less abrasive trails they enjoyed in the winter. Go slowly when you start your summer hikes and give your dog time to build that callous, or else they can wear down their feet. While balm is popular, the callous is actually helpful to protect their paws from varied terrain. It’s a good idea to keep booties on hand, and check both your dog’s feet and the ground regularly – if it’s too hot for you to leave your hand for a few seconds it’s likely too hot for your dog, too.
  2. Stay hydrated. It can be very easy for dogs to get overheated and dehydrated, which can lead to heatstroke. Winter may be over, but they’ve still got their fur coats on, and a lot of Colorado’s Front Range trails don’t have a lot of shade. As all the rocks on the hiking trails absorb the heat and then radiate it, our dogs do too since they’re closer to the ground. They also can’t sweat which can quickly lead to dehydration. Make sure you bring extra water on those hot days, especially if you’re hiking during peak midday sun.
  3. Keep extra supplies in your First Aid Kit. Bumps, scrapes and cuts can happen on the trail, and it’s important to be prepared. Most of your own first aid kits are useful for pets too – like bandaging materials, an emergency cold pack, and small needle nose pliers. For example, pliers can be used to pull out cactus thorns and an emergency cold pack is a great tool to triage lacerations or other minor injuries. First, clean the wound with water and cover with a sterile dressing.  If bleeding continues, apply pressure with your hand.  The cold pack can be placed over a dressing to help with pain and slow bleeding. Ensure that any bandage you place is light and not constrictive (you should be able to slide 2 fingers under it easily), then head to your veterinarian for evaluation and treatment.
  4. Watch out for foxtails. With foxtails, the best offense is a good defense. Run your hands across your dog – between its toes, under the armpits, in and around ears – and brush out any foxtails you find. It can help to keep the fur in these areas shorter this time of year. If do you see a foxtail stuck in your pet, try to pull it out and keep the area clean. Watch for signs of swelling, licking, irritation, or an oozing sore or bump under the skin, and bring your pet to the vet if you notice any of these symptoms.
  5. Don’t swim in waters containing warnings about algae. Blue/green algae is common in Colorado reservoirs this time of year. If your pet encounters any, get them out of the water as quickly as possible and try to give them a bath or rinse them as soon as you can. Watch for signs of lethargy, GI issues, nausea or vomiting and bring to your vet immediately if these are demonstrated.