Dr. Jennifer Deming, DVM
Jennifer Deming, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian at AspenTree Animal Caring Center in Durango and member of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition. She strives to improve her patients' wellness through nutrition counseling and preventative medicine. When she’s not at the clinic, Dr. Jenn enjoys trail running, gourmet cooking, hiking, and enjoying all things Durango with her family—including cats Fujita and Toonces, and dog Leia.
Articles by Dr. Jennifer Deming, DVM
Your sweet furry companion may have a little grey around the muzzle these days. Does that mean you should leave her at home when you go on your next hike or backpacking trip? Heck no! Thanks to amazing advances in medicine, pain management, and preventative care, senior dogs are living longer, healthier lives than ever before. Veterinarian Dr. Jen Deming shares tips on how to hike and enjoy other outdoor adventures with your senior dog.
Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Deming shares tips for dealing with three common injuries that your dog may encounter on the trail: foxtails, broken toenails, and bite wounds.Read More
Summertime offers a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy with our dogs. But with rising temperatures, a fun day outside can quickly become uncomfortable and dangerous to your pet. Learn about the signs and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in dogs, as well as other warm-weather cautions from veterinarian Dr. Jen Deming.Read More
Dr. Jen Deming offers a veterinarian's perspective on how to keep your dog happy and healthy all summer long.Read More
Summer should be about enjoying the sunny skies, the warm evenings, and spending quality time with those you love. By being cautiously aware of potential dangers to your dog, you should be able to enjoy the season to its fullest. This post touches on things to keep in mind when enjoying the great outdoors with your pup — even when that's in your own backyard!Read More
So you’ve decided to change foods for your dog. Maybe it’s a new brand you’d like to try, or maybe your veterinarian recommended it for health reasons. Great, go for it! You are then told that you need to transition from one food to the next slowly. You may think, "Dog food is dog food, right? Except for a few ingredients, how different can it be? Why on Earth do you need to be so cautious when changing your dog's food?"Read More
We want to offer our dogs the healthiest, tastiest treats that we can find and afford. So how do we go about choosing an item that best suits our furry friend? Let’s take a stroll down the dog treat section together, and I’ll help you sort out the good from the bad.Read More
Wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis, or perhaps the zombie apocalypse…whatever the reason for abandoning one’s home, it’s a good idea to have an emergency kit ready with some essentials. People typically have a pre-packed bag for themselves, but far fewer have one for their furry family members. Here are some items that I recommend having handy.Read More