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15 05, 2014

Create a Dog-Friendly Garden

It's just past Mother's Day which means it's the perfect time of year to plant your garden.  However, some hidden dangers exist in the garden that can be harmful to your dog.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when gardening this year. Lawn edging can cut the pads of paws and cause [...]

25 11, 2013

Keep your pet safe this holiday season by following these 5 tips

The holidays are a joyous time, but also can present several hazards to your pets. Veterinarians at VRCC have named the top 5 tips to keep your pets out of the Emergency Room this holiday season! Chocolate!  Keep all chocolate out of reach of pets.  Dark chocolate is especially toxic to dogs and cats. Do not [...]

20 03, 2013

Spring has sprung! And so have pet allergies…

It’s the first day of spring in Colorado, and forecasters say we are in for not only an early and severe allergy season, but veterinarians say it’s going to affect pets as much as people. VRCC has an extensive team of board-certified veterinary dermatologists, who provide a variety of services involving all diseases of the [...]

24 01, 2013

Top Winter Hazards for Pets

A warmer winter for Colorado?  We’ll see… You may not realize, but the cold and wet weather combined with common household items we use during the winter months, can be dangerous for pets. Here are our top 5 winter hazards for pets that you should know about to keep them safe, happy and healthy this [...]

23 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is truly a wonderful holiday.  Time set aside for family, friends and remembering all there is to be thankful for.  Because really, no matter the circumstances, we can choose to find things for which we can be thankful. Our pets usually rank on the "thankful for" list.  The funny noises, kisses, friendly swats, companionship [...]

21 03, 2011

Garden Design with Your Pets In Mind

Today is the official first day of spring and I'm itching to get into my garden.  Of course, your dog or cat usually follows you into the garden and there is always that one favorite spot where they like to dig or curl up for a nap, usually right on top of your favorite flower.  [...]

3 01, 2011

Hypothermia in Pets

Winter finally hit in Colorado.  With temperatures in the teens and 20s and overnight lows dropping below zero it is important to take some extra precautions to keep you pets warm.  Some dogs are more sensitive to the cold than others. Small breeds, short haired dogs, puppies and geriatric dogs, dogs that are normally "indoor" [...]

20 12, 2010

Skiing and Your Dog

Winter in Colorado is a funny thing.  Storms can dump feet of snow in the mountains and not a flake will reach the valley and plains.  Such is the case this winter.  The great part is that the feet of snow in the mountains makes for great skiing, on the slopes or back-country, whichever you [...]

6 12, 2010

Toxic Compost Pile

Composting has become a rather common practice as  more people look for ways to "go green" or to simply decrease their food bill.  The booth at the farmers market was busy all summer long describing the various systems of composting and how to get started.  If you are considering starting your own compost pile and [...]

22 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Safety for Your Pets

Just a couple days left to finish your meal planning and decorating for the start of the holidays. What is your favorite part of the Thanksgiving dinner? The turkey, or maybe ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, or let's not forget the stuffing and pumpkin pie. Are you drooling yet? Guess who else is drooling? Or [...]

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