By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Black widow spiders have long been known as a cause of venomous spider bites in people, but they also can inflict very severe disease on multiple companion animal species. Black widows can be found in every state within the US with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. They typically prefer to live in dimly lit areas such as woodpiles or corners. The web has a characteristic funnel shape and tends to appear somewhat irregular. ... Full Story
Loveland High School Class of 1972 announces its 40th class reunion on August 17, 18 and 19, 2012. For more information, check out our Facebook page at 72 Loveland Reunion or contact us at LoveHigh40@aol.com. You can also call 970-302-1782 for more information!
By Dr. Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Anesthesia is the drug-induced loss of feeling and/or awareness, and its use is a critical tool for modern veterinary medicine. Our ability to anesthetize veterinary patients allows for safe, pain-free surgery for elective procedures (spay, neuter, etc.), as well as correction of life-threatening emergencies. When your pet is to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, the focus is often on the procedure itself, and the ... Full Story
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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
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
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
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?"
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
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