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Improving Animal Welfare in America

Every day it seems like there are horror stories on the news regarding animals, whether stories of cruelty or abandonment, and we cannot get away from hearing about them. As the old saying goes, “We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Needless to say, there are monsters out there,… Read more »

Remember the 2015 Chicago Canine Influenza Outbreak?

Disease, as it is with humans, can spread like wildfire if not monitored properly. You need to exercise caution at all times with your pets because diseases that can affect your dog or your cat don’t make front page news and it could be a while before you know anything is wrong. One such disease… Read more »

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Pet Safety for the Holidays

This is the season for thankfulness and giving, being grateful for all the good things in your life, and that includes the pets in your life. For all you pet lovers out there, you know how important your furry friends are in keeping you sane and grounded during times of stress, and what season is… Read more »

Goofy Dog in Winter

Winter Safety Tips for Dog Owners

As snow begins to fall here in Kersey, Colorado, we urge dog owners to take precautionary measures to keep their furry family members safe and healthy. Pay attention to your pets when they are outside, especially puppies and senior dogs since they are more susceptible to cold temperatures. Frostbite & Hypothermia Hypothermia and frostbite are… Read more »

Puppy and Kitten

Choosing to Spay or Neuter Your Pet

Unless you are a breeder, a common practice across the U.S. is to have your pet neutered. For those who choose to adopt a dog or cat, this surgical procedure may be required by the adoption agency. There are a range of benefits as well as some risks to consider when choosing to have your… Read more »

Dog with Ear Infection

Ear Infections in Dogs

One of the most common conditions dogs are treated for, ear infections are caused by the growth of bacteria and yeast in the ear canal. Some breeds and individual animals are more prone to get these painful infections than others, but luckily treatment is usually straightforward. Dogs with floppy ears, including Golden Retrievers and Cocker… Read more »

Halloween safety for pets

Pet Safety: Holiday Precautions

Halloween has almost arrived and here in Kersey, Colorado leaves in a range of orange and red hues are falling from the sky to land among jack-o-lanterns and haunted decorations. Halloween is the first of the big holiday celebrations to come; the perfect time to brush up on pet safety. While some of our furry friends… Read more »

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Household Products that can Harm your Cat

As every cat owner knows, felines are full of curiosity and spunk, always finding new items to play with and cozy hiding spots. With closets and cabinets two of their favorite places to visit, keeping these household products out of your kitty’s grasp is especially important. Dryer Sheets A seemingly harmless and often used product,… Read more »

vet giving a golden retriever the rabies vaccine

Keep Rabies Vaccinations Up-to-Date

Typically transmitted to dogs and cats from the bite of a wild animal, the rabies virus infects the brain and spinal cord of its victims and often leads to death. This preventable disease is commonly reported throughout the country, with cases in Southern Colorado this August. The 26th Annual Rabies in the Americas Conference is… Read more »

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Be Aware of Lumps and Bumps on your Pet

Whether you are grooming your dog’s fur or snuggling up with your cat at the end of the day, there are plenty of opportunities to check your pet over for bumps and growths. Most masses seem to appear overnight and don’t appear to be noticed by your furry friend. While the majority of these bumps… Read more »