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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

  Kidney Disease By Dr. Mimi Elliott, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern   Kidney disease is a very common problem in our small animal population. It is more common in cats than dogs and can occur at any age, but more often in older animals. Your veterinarian will diagnose kidney disease in your pet by running two tests; the first is a blood test to see if kidney values are elevated (this is called azotemia), and the second is a urine test to see if the kidneys are working to ... Full Story

Light Sport Aircraft Expo

Light Sport Aircraft Expo

The Rocky Mountain Light Sport Aircraft Expos is coming to Front Range Airport on Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) are the hottest new category of aircraft. These sporty two-seaters aircraft are uncomplicated and easy to fly and require only a Sport Pilot license pilot rating to fly.  The Sport License requires fewer hours of instruction and the aircraft are less expensive to own or rent. Come to the Expo and find out if Sport Flying is ... Full Story

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

    By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian An older dog with a sudden head tilt, lack of coordination (ataxia), and eyes that are moving rapidly from side to side or rotationally (nystagmus) may have vestibular disease. Vestibular disease occurs when the vestibular apparatus, a region in the ear that helps the body balance and orient to the environment, is not functioning correctly. This can be caused by a middle ear infection, a brain lesion, or is unknown (idiopathic). Other ... Full Story

Quote of the Day

President Obama's chief strategist David Axelrod speaking about Mitt Romney's failure to condemn conservative talk radio show host Rush Limbaugh: "If you don't have the strength to stand up to the most strident voices in your party, how will you stand up to Ahmadinejad?"

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   A recent patient that was hospitalized by our clinic’s emergency service was there not because of a trauma or acute illness, but because he had eaten approximately 30 pieces of sugar free gum earlier in the day. While the gum itself wouldn’t have been a big deal for a larger breed dog, the concerning factor was that the gum contained a substance known as xylitol which has actually been shown to exert toxic effects in dogs. Xylitol ... Full Story

Wild Horse Fund Raiser To Be Held In Estes Park

Wild Horse Fund Raiser To Be Held In Estes Park

ALLENSPARK, CO  February 29, 2012 – Weldon Lee and Lori Huff, noted wildlife photographers, are hosting a fund raising event, Our Heritage at Risk, for the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros (ISPMB), at the Roadway Inn, 1701 Highway 34, in Estes Park, Colorado, on Saturday, April 14, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Headquartered between Lantry and Eagle Butte, SD, ISPMB is unique in that it rescues entire herds of wild horses. Velma Johnston, better known as ... Full Story

The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

Staged Reading of The Great Loveland Potato Hoax at Loveland Museum/Gallery LOVELAND, CO—A staged reading of "The Great Loveland Potato Hoax," by Moon Theatre Company productions,  will take place at the Loveland Museum and Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln, at 7:30 p.m. on March 15. Tickets are $3.00 each will be available at the Museum front desk beginning on Tuesday, February 21. There will be a limited number of tickets available. "The Great Loveland Potato Hoax” script was written by local ... Full Story

Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers

  Where can I eat for charity?   Tuesday, February 28 - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (15 hours) Shriners Hospitals for Children IHOP restaurants nationwide To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com. Free short stack, voluntary donation   Sunday, May 6 Big Thompson Canyon Association and Big Thompson Fire Department Breakfast, bake sale and drawing. Details when available

Quote of the Day

Foster Freiss, billionaire backing Santorum “This contraception thing, my gosh, it's so inexpensive,” Freiss told host Andrea Mitchell. “You know, back in my days, they'd use Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.”   The the rest of the Washington Post article HERE

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

      The cancer charity,  has teamed up with Discount Gun Sales to hawk pink handguns -- retailing at $429.99 -- with a portion of sales going to Komen's Seattle branch. The gun, the "P-22 Hope Edition" has a pink slide "in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The "Hope Edition" pistol is promoted as having "an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that has made the ... Full Story

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