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Sunday, August 31, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

  Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Get a Jump on Next Spring’s Garden Right Now A few years ago, I discovered a great use for some of my leftover vegetable seeds. I was trying to plant lettuce for a fall crop, but waited until mid- to late August to plant the seeds. By the time the weather got cold, my lettuce plants were about 2” tall. Hmmm, I thought, they’re not going to survive the winter. Oh well. ... Full Story

Helping Dogs and Cats Adjust to Blindness

Helping Dogs and Cats Adjust to Blindness

Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Dogs and cats that go blind can, with time, adjust to their surroundings through use of their other senses. It is important to remember that each animal is an individual and therefore the amount of time it will take for this adjustment to occur will vary from pet to pet. The key is to be patient and calm. It will help your pet immensely to know that you and your family are there to help them through the adjustment period. Learning that your ... Full Story

A Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment for Pets

A Cutting Edge Cancer  Treatment for Pets

  Electrochemotherapy:  Brooke Fowler, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology) Oncology Specialist For decades, the mainstay of cancer therapy has been chemotherapy for systemic disease, one that affects multiple organs and tissues, and radiation or surgery for locally invasive tumors. Sometimes, however, tumors do not fit neatly into these treatment categories. After all, cancer is wily, unpredictable, and likes to follow its own rules. Local disease burden seems to be the most ... Full Story

Gardening with The Masters

Gardening with The Masters

  Things that go bump in the garden: Bats, snakes, and toads Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Bats: The often maligned bat is a gardener’s best friend! The North American bat species are nocturnal mammals that devour more bugs than birds and bug zappers combined, and they do not suck blood from animals or humans. They specifically search out night-flying insects, such as moths and mosquitoes and a bat ... Full Story

Challenging the NRA

Challenging the NRA

Lt. Col. Robert Bateman challenges the NRA By Demi Moaned It's been some time now since I added Charles Pierce's 'The Politics Blog' over at Esquire to my daily blogroll. His righteous indignation coupled with his madcap prose stylings are sui generis and often hilarious. But, although Pierce is the proprietor and primary contributor to the blog, other writers are sometimes featured. Among them is a semi-regular whom I've come to increasingly appreciate named Lt. Col. Robert ... Full Story

Tenth Annual Gala Fundraiser to benefit W.O.L.F.

  BELLVUE, Colo. (JUNE 4, 2014) – W.O.L.F. Sanctuary will be holding its 10th annual Waltz for the Wolves on Saturday, June 14 from 5-9 p.m. at The Ranch Events Complex, 1st National Bank Building North in Loveland. This evening of fun and entertainment will include appetizers and a gourmet plated dinner, over 100 exciting silent auction items, the eight-piece funk/soul/R&B band Honey Comb, emceeing by the K99 Good Morning Guys, and visits by an Ambassador Wolf. Live auction items ... Full Story

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Benefit

W.O.L.F. Sanctuary Benefit

  FORT COLLINS, Colo. (MAY 31, 2014) – W.O.L.F. Sanctuary will conduct an online auction June 1-13 to benefit W.O.L.F.’s operations and the future relocation and growth of its facility. Included in this national online auction will be items such as guitars signed by the Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts, several Midwest trips, and exquisite art--including a bronze horse sculpture by world-renowned animal artist Dan Ostermiller valued at nearly $5,000. Go to www.wolfsanctuary.net then ... Full Story

Vet is in: Your Cat

Vet is in: Your Cat

In and Out of the Litter Box: Symptoms and Treatment of Feline Urethral Obstruction  By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian   Feline Urethral Obstruction is a life-threatening emergency that occurs in primarily male cats. It is also referred to as a “Blocked Tom.” Common early symptoms that one may see at home include vocalizing (howling), frequent trips (increased urgency) in and out of the litter box, straining to urinate or defecate, excessive licking of back ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night Friday, May 16, 2014 7:00 – 11:00 PM Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is Dr. Bob Stencel, professor of Astronomy at the University of Denver. The title of his talk is "Astronomy in a time of climate change" Prof. Stencel will survey the skyscape in terms of the increasing rates of terrestrial cloud formation and ... Full Story

Your pet and glaucoma

Your pet and glaucoma

  Glaucoma Abbey Holtman, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Glaucoma is a condition in which the intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) is higher than normal. The classic symptom of glaucoma is a red and painful eye, but other eye diseases can present this way. It is important to understand that if glaucoma is left untreated, the pressure within the eye will continue to elevate and can cause permanent blindness. Additional clinical signs of glaucoma can include redness ... Full Story

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