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Colorado Dog Dies After Eating Poisonous Mushroom

October 8, 2014

With all the rain in Colorado recently, more and more mushrooms are popping up in yards. “I’m hoping people will check their yards carefully,” Anne Smith said. On Saturday night, her 3-year-old Chihuahua died hours after eating mushrooms. “We were out enjoying that gorgeous weather, and the dogs were having a heck of a time […]

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Pets Eating Things They Shouldn’t

September 8, 2014

9NEWS asked the VRCC Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Englewood for X-rays of some of the crazy things they’ve seen pets eat. You might have seen the story making its rounds on the internet about a Great Dane that ate 43 (and a half!) socks in Portland. As you might expect, local vets have […]

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Burned, abandoned pug recovering at VRCC, in care of Colorado Pug Rescue

August 2, 2014

ENGLEWOOD – Two-year-old Clovis hasn’t had the best start to his pug-life, but volunteers are working to make sure from now on, he’s happy and healthy. Tuesday, he had emergency surgery to save his eyesight. Clovis was found as a stray along a New Mexico highway with chemical burns on his neck, head, eyes and […]

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Veterinarians reroute salivary glands to tear ducts to cure dry eye condition in dogs

June 18, 2014

Kiwi and Clover are 2 dogs that have never met, but share one thing in common: they will have both had a rare surgery that will reroute their salivary glands to their tear ducts to cure their severe dry eye condition.  Not to mention that they will both now “cry” every time they eat. Kiwi, […]

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Colorado Vets Warn of Edible Marijuana Threat to Pets

February 27, 2014

Vets at clinics and emergency hospitals in Colorado are reporting more pets than ever are being brought in suffering from marijuana poisoning after eating pot-laced edibles. Bri Pasko from the VRCC Emergency Hospital in Englewood, Colo. told ABC News since the state passed medical marijuana licenses, they’ve seen an increase from an “occasional” incident to […]

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