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 »

It’s Valentine’s Day: Have You Hugged Your Pet Today?

While you are planning a special dinner or delivery for your special Valentine, don’t forget your furry four-legged ones. Although a box of chocolates is a no-no and a dozen roses probably won’t have the desired impact, there are ways you can show your pets you care, and in doing so, inject a little “feel… Read more »

Have You Checked Your Cat’s Teeth Lately?

  As a conscientious pet parent, you provide a nutritious diet, routine veterinary care and lots of love. And you probably know you should be brushing your furry friend’s teeth—at least your dog’s teeth. But cats suffer from the same dental health problems and are just as in need of proper dental care. February is… Read more »

Get Help for Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Is your dog’s incessant scratching, licking and biting driving you crazy? Imagine what it’s doing to your dog. If your dog has a scratching problem, it could be due to one of many causes, from dry skin to parasites to allergies. It’s important to identify the root cause of your pup’s chronic itching so you… Read more »