Is My Dog’s Pee Normal?

Your dog’s urinary tract is probably not something you think a lot about, until it shows signs of malfunction. Not only can a change in urinary habits signal a problem with your pup’s kidneys and bladder, his or her urinary tract and its output are a treasure trove of diagnostic information about other bodily systems…. Read more »

Microchips: Only as Good as the Registration

Few things are as heartbreaking as a lost pet, especially if it’s yours. As many as 8 million dogs and cats end up in animal shelters each year, and sadly, fewer than 20% are ever reunited with their owners. If those owners had taken one easy step, that outcome could have been avoided. A simple… Read more »

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 »