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Sunday, July 24, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Foothills Audubon April meeting, Owls

Foothills Audubon April meeting, Owls

What is that noise my dog is making?

What is that noise my dog is making?

  What is that noise my dog is making? Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   Reverse sneezing is an unsettling event in which a dog makes loud respiratory sounds that sound like it is having trouble breathing or choking. It is termed a reverse sneeze, because it sounds like the dog is rapidly pulling air into the nose, whereas in a 'regular' sneeze, the air is rapidly pushed out through the nose.  Reverse sneezing, although scary to witness, is a simple ... Full Story

LTO Star Night, March 2015

LTO Star Night, March 2015

Friday, 18 March 2016 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the 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 speaker will be Brian Enke from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “Where will NASA build its first research facility on Mars?” Since 2006, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the ... Full Story

Learn about Natural Plants

Learn about Natural Plants

Native Plant Master participants learn about Colorado’s natural landscapes FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Larimer County, Colorado – People who would like to learn about the wildflowers of Colorado and about native landscaping at the same time can take the Native Plant Master® course offered through Colorado State University Extension in Larimer County. We are accepting applications for the 2016 courses. This program was a well-kept secret aimed at natural resource agency employees and ... Full Story

Heart Murmurs In Pets

Heart Murmurs In Pets

By Dr. Tiffany Hughes Emergency Intern  You bring your pet in to see your veterinarian for their annual wellness visit and everything seems to be going well. After listening to your pet’s heart during the exam, they inform you that Fluffy has a heart murmur. What is a heart murmur and what does this mean for your pet? Our pet’s hearts are structured very similarly to our own. They have 4 chambers separated by valves that control the flow of blood through the heart. The ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon February 2016

Foothills Audubon February 2016

Can My Dog Eat That?

Can My Dog Eat That?

By Dr. Dan Taylor Emergency Veterinarian As we sit down to relax with our favorite snack, there are times that our four-legged friends want in on the action. In a scenario that is all too common for dog owners, big brown eyes follow each treat intently, hoping for just a sample. Their expressions prompt us to sometimes share just a small piece of our food. Most times we don’t give this action a second thought. However, this seemingly innocent gesture of sharing can have unintended, ... Full Story

Toxic… Peanut Butter?

Toxic… Peanut Butter?

By Dr. Sofia Kalkstein Emergency Veterinarian When it comes to peanut butter everyone thinks of the sticky, yummy spread that is loved by all…including our pets, especially our dogs. But there is a new player in town and it is highly toxic to our pets. Of course, it is not the peanut butter that is toxic, and No, dogs have not developed life threatening peanut allergies. These peanut butters are NOT your mainstream brands sold in grocery stores. These peanut butters are sold online ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon December 2015 meeting

Foothills Audubon December 2015 meeting

Raw Food Diet for Your Dog

Raw Food Diet for Your Dog

  By Dr. Alexandra Pauls Surgical Intern As a culture, we’ve begun to pay a lot of attention to the food we eat. We know that diet can have a significant impact on our health, and it’s only natural that we would want to extend this same consideration to our whole family—including our pets. For a growing number of pet owners, this has come to mean the incorporation of uncooked food in their pets’ diets. Raw food diets come in a variety of forms, both commercially ... Full Story

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