Are You Ready for the Eclipse? What About Your Pets?

In a few days, we in the United States will be treated to a rare celestial event—the Great American Eclipse. It is so-named because it is the first total solar eclipse visible only in the U.S. since the country was founded in 1776. Because of the different orbits of the sun, moon and earth, total… Read more »

Watch Out for These Four Common Eye Problems in Your Dog

Has your furry friend been pawing at his eyes a lot. Has she been running into things around the house? Have you noticed a whitish or grayish film over your pup’s eyes? Dogs are prone to several common eye conditions, which, if not diagnosed and treated early can lead to more serious problems, sight loss,… Read more »

Fourth of July Means Runaway Pets. Make Sure Yours Is Findable

The Fourth of July is just around the corner. Did you know that the day after is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters that take in lost cats and dogs? That’s not difficult to understand, especially if your pet is excitable around loud noises. What can you do to find your pet… Read more »

Is Atopic Dermatitis Making Your Dog Miserable?

Is your dog’s constant scratching driving you nuts? Then just imagine what it’s doing to your dog? Itchy skin is one of the most common reasons dog owners visit their veterinarian. And one of the most common causes of itchy skin in dogs is atopic dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis, or atopy, is a chronic, inflammatory skin… Read more »

Is Your Home Lacking a Cat?

June is National Cat Adoption month. Why June? It coincides with the heart of kitten season, which in Northern Colorado typically lasts from May through September.  Warmer temperatures in March start to call out the feline hormones, and 2 months later, voila! Kitten season! And that means animal shelters are overflowing with litters of fuzzy… Read more »

More Rabies Cases in Colorado. Are Your Pets Protected?

Recent news reports have brought new concerns over an old, but ever present threat. Rabies has raised its head in Colorado. There have been several reports of rabid skunks in Denver neighborhoods and reports of two dogs diagnosed with rabies—one of them in Weld county. Yes, such cases are rare, but what makes them significant… Read more »

Could Your Backyard Sanctuary Be Your Furry Friend’s Nightmare?

It appears like Spring may be here to stay in Northern Colorado, and many people are turning their thoughts to planting and landscaping. If you are a pet parent, your landscaping choices should be about more than simple aesthetics. It needs to provide a safe and healthy environment for your furry friends. Here are some… Read more »

But MY Dog Would Never Bite

  Uh oh, dog bites are up. And that comes from a source who knows–the U.S. Postal Service. According to the USPS, 6755 postal workers were bitten by dogs in 2016. That announcement comes, appropriately, during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which runs through April 15. But postal workers aren’t the only ones who have… Read more »

Thinking of Becoming a Pot-Bellied Pig Parent?

When you’re considering a house pet, you naturally think dog or cat, or perhaps a parrot, rabbit or goldfish. Rarely does house pet and pig appear in the same thought. For most people. But there are others who have fallen hard for the intelligence, charm and loyalty of pot-bellied or miniature pigs. Whether you’re a… Read more »

Older Dogs Need Extra Love

Of course, we wish our dogs would live forever, or at least as long as we do. That’s one of the downsides of owning a pet—we know we’ll have to watch our pup grow old and experience many of the same problems we ourselves face. But just as there are certain things we can do… Read more »