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18 10, 2010

Halloween From Your Pet’s Perspective

Halloween is a fun time of year, especially for kids and many pet owners who consider their pets to be their kids. While it's great to go all out for the holiday and have fun with dressing up and decorating, there are some aspects about the event that need a little oversight. Dr. Pointer with [...]

19 07, 2010

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Sultry summertime is in full swing. The forecast is for consistent 90 degree days for the next week here in Denver. As you apply your sunscreen and head out for some fun take a few minutes to assess how you'll care for your sweet dog that's going along on the adventure. A dog's temperature can [...]

12 07, 2010


Have you ever watched your dog or cat nibbling on grass and wondered what it meant?  You are certainly  not alone in your curiosity.  There have been many theories and olde wives tales about the reasons for the behavior.  There are two theories that are the most common, the first is that the animal is [...]

8 06, 2010

Rattle and Hum

Summer in the west brings wonderful long days of sun and fun. But with that sun, comes some unfriendly fellows - namely the rattlesnake. Colorado's species include: Prairie Rattlesnake:  (Crotalus viridis viridis) western 2/3 of the state. Midget Faded Rattlesnake:  (Crotalus oreganus concolor) Western of the continental divide. Massasauga:  Western Massasauga (Integrade between S.c. edwardsii [...]

31 05, 2010

Barbecue Blues

I always feel like Memorial Day is the official start of summer and barbecue season.  Although in our house we barbecue all year round.  Still, there's nothing like steak and burgers on the grill, the sun sinking low on the horizon, a gentle breeze, some soothing tunes and a refreshing drink or two.  Can you [...]

26 04, 2010

Spring Gardening

Do you love to garden?  I took advantage today of the few moments of sun to get some seeds in the ground.  As I was working I was reminded of a neighbor down the street who's dog loves to lay beside him as he gardens.  It always does my heart good when I drive by [...]

22 03, 2010

Orchids Vs. Lillies

When many people think of the quintessential Easter flower the first name that comes to mind is the Lily. The beautiful white trumpet blossoms with yellow stamens grace the front of churches and dinner tables all across the country during the Easter season. But perhaps you didn't know a very important tidbit of info about [...]

18 01, 2010

Wiley Coyote

We have the cutest Dachshund ever in our hospital. He has one brown eye and one blue and his tail has not stopped wagging since he arrived. He is wrapped up in bandages with a cute little penguin attached to the green wrap. Despite his wonderful personality it is plain to see that the poor [...]

28 12, 2009

New Year = New You…and “Lucky” Too!

Are you looking ahead to the New Year with some goals in mind? Perhaps the idea of weight loss or increased exercise is on your list. Before embarking on your new routine consider making the task more fun by adding "Lucky" to your plans. What better encouragement could you ask for? According to AAHA (American [...]

14 12, 2009

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Did you know? We've just come out of a cold snap in Colorado with temperatures in the teens and single digits and wind chill below zero. Other areas of the country are still in the middle of a deep freeze. You may have noticed your four legged family members being just as hesitant as you [...]

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