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

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

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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The story of “Chico” the Chihuahua is a reminder to pet owners of the importance of heartworm prevention

(Englewood, CO) — April is Heartworm Awareness Month and the Cardiologists at VRCC Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital remind families that Heartworm prevention is key. Chico, a 12 year old Chihuahua, was suddenly fainting, coughing, had abdominal distension, and swelling in his legs.  After an echocardiogram was performed by Dr. Orr, board-certified cardiologist at VRCC, […]

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VRCC’s Veterinary Dermatology/Allergy department debunks the myths about pet food fads.

(Englewood, CO) — As we head into the spring season, allergies become more prevalent not only in humans, but also in dogs and cats.  Veterinary dermatologists at VRCC Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Hospital in Englewood, CO, say that environmental allergies and food allergies are commonly confused, and due to creative marketing in the pet food […]

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