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Thursday, May 5, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

By Tiffany Hughes, DVMEmergency and Critical Care InternSummer is a great time to get outdoors with our four-legged friends, but caution must be taken to make sure they stay safe. Any dog can be at risk for heat stroke even outside of a hot car. Older dogs, overweight dogs, and short-snouted breeds like bulldogs, pugs, and boxers are at increased risk.Dogs do not sweat except from their paw pads. Their most effective way of cooling themselves is by panting. Some older dogs have paralysis of ... Full Story

Penstemon: A colorful choice for water wise gardening

Penstemon: A colorful choice for water wise gardening

By Erika StroteColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyIt may be hard to recall, given the amount of moisture we have seen this spring and summer, but the ongoing drought that is occurring in many areas of the western United States serves to remind us that water is a precious resource. Many gardeners are rethinking the plants they grow in order to conserve the amount of water they use in their landscape. Luckily, gardening with water conservation in mind does not ... Full Story

Gardening Tips for July

Gardening Tips for July

By: Anne WuerslinColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyMake your own seed tapes for fall-sown vegetables such as carrots, beets, lettuce, chard and spinach.  Use tissue paper cut into thin strips. Mix a 1:1 slurry of water and flour as glue, and using a small paintbrush, dot and place seeds according to spacing directions on package. Allow the strip to dry and then place into a soil furrow, cover with screened compost or topsoil, water well, and wait for your ... Full Story

Summer Time: Canine Hazards

Summer Time: Canine Hazards

By Crystal Connor, DVMEmergency VeterinarianWho has heard the unproven statistic that Colorado has around 300 days of sunshine per year? Regardless of its validity, Colorado is an amazing, beautiful state that has a lot to offer when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors and sunshine with our canine companions.As an emergency veterinarian I see a variety of injuries affecting dogs throughout the summer and I feel this is a great opportunity to recall some of the canine hazards of summer. The ... Full Story

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinary InternSummer in Colorado brings out some of the best activities of the year. Hiking, camping, water sports and barbeques to name a few. Regardless of our plans for the day, many of us want to include our canine companions. Our furry friends enjoy this stuff as much as we do. As carefree and easy as the summer seems, the conditions that accompany it can pose a threat to our dog’s well-being. Therefore, it is essential to understand and prepare for summer ... Full Story

Master Gardner: June 2015

Master Gardner: June 2015

Now is the Time for PerennialsBy: Sally WeisserColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyPerennials are the mainstay of gardens everywhere and now is the perfect time to plant them. They are rewarding to grow, and unlike annuals, they return every year. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors with various foliage textures and colors. With some planning you can have beautiful color from spring into fall with some winter interest. Perennials can be planted anytime that ... Full Story

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Nostalgia in the Garden By: Charleen BarrColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Planting seeds has been a human activity for thousands of years. Seed was saved and replanted again the following year. Over several generations, plants were selected for certain traits. Our edible broccoli, for example, became different from the tough, wild plants that are its ancestor. The scientific definition of an heirloom is an open-pollinated variety—meaning the flower is ... Full Story

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

By Jan Mladonicky, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern With the ability to travel one half its body length at a speed of 8 feet per second, it doesn’t take long for a snake to strike and inject venom into your dog. The venomous snakes in Colorado include the western rattlesnake and the massasauga, commonly known as the pit vipers. The western rattlesnake lives throughout the state while the massasauga lives in the southeastern grasslands. Snakes depend on their venom to immobilize and partially ... Full Story

CSU: Small Acreage Management

CSU: Small Acreage Management

    Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015 at The Ranch, Loveland Do you own a small acreage property and would like to learn how be better manage your property with pressures from grazing, drought, weeds and more? Receive information and guidance on a wide variety of small acreage management concerns at the Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 4-H McKee Building at The Ranch, Loveland, Colorado. The event is sponsored by Colorado ... Full Story

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