VCA Aspenwood Animal Hospital

A Positive Cattitude

By Samantha Brown
Published: July 01, 2014

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Cattitude; the Urban Dictionary defines Cattitude as follows; when your cat acts aloof, ignores you or is not in the mood for petting.  Here at VCA Aspenwood we define Cattitude as unconditional love, companionship and a vast amount of entertainment (especially from kittens).  All cat owners have seen both sides of their own feline friend. 

With the unconditional love cat owners see from their feline friends it continues to baffle us as to why it is estimated that 52% of all cats do not receive the annual care that is recommended by veterinarians.  While this percentage continues to perplex, we also understand the challenges of bringing your cat into a veterinary clinic.  Who wants to see their beloved cat become stressed?  However, the benefits of regular health care far outweigh the chellenges associated with bringing your cat into a veterinary clinic. 

Why do we recommend annual visits for cats?  Well, they are masters at hiding illness.  By catching early signs of trouble, before they become severe, we can prevent serious and cosly diagnoses and manage many health issues long term.  Along with an annual exam we recommend vaccines, regular dental care, a nutritional consult, blood work, heartworm and intestinal parasite prevention.  As your feline friend gets older there are additional tests and medications that we may recommend such as blood pressure monitoring, radiographs, joint supplements and more in-depth blood work.

Our team's goal is to help ease the process and stress of brining you feline friend in to see one of our four wonderful Veterinarians.  When you schedule your appoinment ask any one of our knowledgable team members for advice and tips to make the trip less stressful. 


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

Find a VCA Specialty Care Animal Hospital near you:


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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

VCA Alameda East Animal Hospital

9770 E. Alameda Ave Denver, CO 80247


Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado

3550 S. Jason St Englewood, CO 80110


Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

3695 Kipling St Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


Animal Emergency & Specialty Center

17701 Cottonwood Dr Parker, CO 80134