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Friday, August 26, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Pain Medication and your Dog

Pain Medication and your Dog

    “It’s Just an Aspirin” - Over-the-Counter Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Here in Colorado, we enjoy being active with our canine companions. Our dogs love these outings and can encounter some of the same injury issues that we feel after physical activity. Imagine the following common scenario. You and your nine-year-old dog jump in the car for a morning at the dog park. After your dog has had a productive session of chasing down her favorite ball, meeting new dog ... Full Story

The Vet is in: Winter Cold

The Vet is in: Winter Cold

Keeping your Pets Safe this Winter Sofia Kalkstein, DVM Emergency Veterinarian We have all heard the old adage in Colorado that if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. However, winter is here and will lay its’ cold, snowy grip on the Front Range for the next few months. Here are some reminders about how to keep our best friends safe during this season. Both cats and dogs are vulnerable to antifreeze poisoning, which is commonly used this time of year. Its sweet taste is irresistible ... Full Story

The Vet is in: Laryngeal Paralysis

The Vet is in: Laryngeal Paralysis

  Sonya Sia, DVM Surgical Intern It is a warm, sunny summer day. You are hiking with your long time, furry friend, Duke, a 9 year old Labrador Retriever. He has been your hiking buddy for years, but recently his breathing has seemed hoarse and loud. Usually, Duke easily beats you up the trail, but now Duke is panting as he tries to keep up with you. What could be causing Duke’s difficulty breathing? Laryngeal paralysis is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes the larynx, also ... Full Story

The Vet is in: GDV and prevention

What is GDV and How Can We Prevent It? John Litterine-Kauffman, DVM Surgical Intern   It is two in the morning. You have just been awoken by your yellow lab, Rufus, retching at the foot of your bed. He has been uncomfortable all night, but now he is gagging and retching as if something is stuck in his throat, but he cannot bring it up. His belly also seems bigger than you remember and feels tight when you go to calm him down. As a veterinarian working in an emergency clinic, this set of ... Full Story

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech alternative to a ... Full Story

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Book Review by Susan Grigsby On Sept. 4, The Economist published a book review, for which it apologized, retracted, and then posted on the web. It created no end of furor and discussion about whether the book, or the review, was racist. The anonymous reviewer accused the author of not giving slave owners any credit for their "better treatment" of the slaves which may have been the reason that cotton production ... Full Story

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat I heard him first; a high-pitched chirping sound that I didn’t recognize. When I looked up from weeding, I was stunned by the zooming creature that was enjoying the nectar from the Sunset Hyssop. He was a tiny, fast flyer, and had an iridescent green color on his back, so was probably a broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus). My flower garden ... Full Story

End of season Gardening tips

End of season Gardening tips

Gardening Article By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Why Become a Seed Saver? Seed saving is as old as gardening. Long ago gardeners considered seed from their favorite plants to be treasured and worth saving from year to year. Today seeds and seedlings are relatively inexpensive and there are new plants to try every year. So why become a seed saver? Aside from the politics, capitalism and biotechnology arguments presented by growers, the ... Full Story

Marijuana and your pet

Marijuana and your pet

  Cannabis Consumption in Colorado’s Canines and Cats Jan Mladonicky, DVM Brownies on the counter? Yum! But our pets have no idea that there may be special ingredients lurking inside these tempting treats that can make them sick and are very likely to consume far more than the recommended “serving size.” Pet toxicities are becoming increasingly more common since Colorado legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2000. A published study involving two large animal hospitals from ... Full Story

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. And then I ... Full Story

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