Category: Pet Safety

Be AWARE of Online Pet Pharmacy Problems

Keeping our pets healthy can be expensive. Often, well-intentioned pet owners will try to save money by ordering medications over the internet. But the FDA cautions that not all online pharmacies are reputable, or even legal. Here’s what you need to know before you put your furry friend’s health in jeopardy.   The Risks Although… 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 Gifting a Pet for Christmas? Think Again.

Is your son or daughter asking for a new puppy or kitten for Christmas? Are you thinking that a furry companion for your aging mother would be the perfect gift? Not so fast. Gifting a pet at Christmas time may not be a wise decision. Not that we are against pet ownership. On the contrary,… Read more »

Thanksgiving Feasts and Four-Legged Beasts

When you sit down at the table for your annual Thanksgiving meal, it can be very difficult to say no to your dog or cat when he or she looks up at you with those big eyes and begs for a bite. But there are some Thanksgiving foods that you should absolutely not give to… Read more »

E-cigs: Why This Popular Smoking Trend Is Not Good News for Your Pet

Have you jumped on the electronic cigarette trend as a healthier option for your smoking habit? Do you have a son or daughter who regularly smokes electronic cigarettes? This method of consuming nicotine is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes. According to the FDA, e-cig use has risen dramatically in the past few years…. Read more »

Rabies: Sources, Effects and the Importance of Vaccination

Your pet is your best companion. They trust in you – whether it’s that you’ll have food in their dish at mealtime, that you’ll let them sit in your lap or that you’ll take care of their medical needs. It’s important that you maintain that trust, and keep up on your pet’s needs, including doing… Read more »

Stop the Cough

According to a recent report in an American Veterinary Medical Association newsletter, there’s been a recent upsurge in kennel cough in Bend, Oregon. In fact, some veterinarians are seeing as many as 25 cases of dogs with kennel cough each week. This time last year, the average was 5. What’s happening in Oregon could certainly… Read more »

Keeping Your Cat Healthy Takes Diligence and Teamwork

No one knows your cat like you do. That’s why keeping a close eye on your feline friend is so important to keeping her healthy. Unfortunately, there’s a catch. Cats are notoriously adept at hiding their discomfort, pain, malaise and other symptoms of disease. This is an instinctual reaction that comes from when cats were… Read more »

Don’t Let Your Pup be a Victim of this Highly Contagious Yet Preventable Disease

“I’m sorry, but your dog has parvo.” Those are probably not the words you expect to hear or want to hear from your veterinarian. But that’s exactly what one of our clients heard a couple of weeks ago. However, “spoiler alert,” this story has a happy ending. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Tejana came… Read more »