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Monday, July 28, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

  Tales from the Pet Clinic with Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM A sick young dog Early last week, Steel, a healthy, well cared for young Labrador, was rushed to The AMC in the wee hours of the morning for intractable vomiting.  The poor dog looked miserable with vomit on his face and paws. The emergency doctors determined he was dehydrated and started intravenous fluids along with mediations to help control nausea. They also performed a critical test when they took an abdominal ... Full Story

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

    League Honors Young Voter for February Youth Voter Month LARIMER COUNTY— February is Youth Voter Month and on Feb. 1, 2013, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County launches the annual ideas contest for high school students in Thompson and Poudre school districts. Any high school age student can enter by writing a simple thought or up to 300 words about "Why I Look Forward to Voting." Thoughts are not limited to either local, state or federal issues. For the ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon February Meeting

Foothills Audubon February Meeting

  The Foothills Audubon Club will be having their program “The Rediscovery Of The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker – Revisited,” on Monday, Feb. 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Area Community Center, 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. In February of 2004 an Arkansas resident reported seeing an Ivory-billed Woodpecker while kayaking through Cache River National Wildlife Refuge. With the sighting subsequently reported to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a Lab team searched the same area ... Full Story

Pets and Poision

Pets and Poision

  Rat and Mouse Poison Ingestion By Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian, Internal Medicine Specialist   Rat and mouse poison is not only poisonous to rodents but also to our family pets. There are several types of rat poison that can cause different types of clinical signs. The most commonly used rat poison causes bleeding. When you discover your pet has eaten the poison or even if you just suspect it, you should take them to a veterinarian immediately. If ... Full Story

Berthoud Community Library January events

  January 1 – Library Closed January 2- Sweet P’s Story Time, 10:30 am. Sweet P’s story time is designed for preschool children. Come interact with songs, finger plays, stories and activities we will build pre-reading skills and have fun doing it. January 4 – Family Story Time, 10:30 am, library. We will interact with fun books, songs, and finger plays. January 7 – Move it Monday, 4 pm in the meeting room.  This after school club will meet the first Monday of the ... Full Story

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

Why Can’t My Cat Breathe?

        By Crystal Connor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Respiratory distress, also referred to as dyspnea (disp-ne´ah), can present in different ways when it comes to our feline friends. The underlying cause can be from various conditions related to either the upper or lower respiratory tract. In some situations, the dyspnea can even be secondary to heart disease or problems outside of the lungs. Clinical symptoms that may indicate your cat is having ... Full Story

Our Second Little Christmas Angel

Our Second Little Christmas Angel

By Daris Howard We had been foster parents for several years when the opportunity came for us to have a beautiful 19-month-old foster daughter in our home, whom we were told we could possibly adopt. She went by the nickname of Angel, in the foster-care program, and that was what we called her too. She truly was a little angel. She had a round, cherubic face and light blond hair. She had a big smile and a happy disposition. We loved her from the minute she entered our home. We were ... Full Story

17th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

17th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

The 17th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly is currently seeking volunteers. The purpose of the Santa’s is to bring a smile and feeling of love and encouragement to elderly by providing a loving visitor. Volunteers will be paired with an adopted resident living in a nursing or assisted living home in Larimer County. A list is also provided if you’d like to take a simple gift along. Since 1996 the nonprofit group has organized more than 7,300 visits to elderly. For ... Full Story

Twinkies? Make your own

Twinkies? Make your own

From Petit Chef Recipe by Mele Cotte Homemade Twinkie 1 cup cake flour ¾ cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 3 eggs ¼ cup milk Whisk together the dry ingredients. Add eggs and continue to whisk to combine (or use a hand or stand mixer). Add half the milk. If the batter is too thick, gradually add the rest of the milk until the batter is thick, but easily pourable. Divide batter into nine mini loaf pans.Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes, or until a ... Full Story

Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

        By Brandy Arnold Thanksgiving is a time of love and laughter, of family and friends, of being thankful, and of course, for stuffing ourselves silly with a smorgasbord of Turkey Day treats! That said, if your family and friends includes the four-legged variety, make sure the only foods they eat this Thanksgiving are healthy and safe. Lurking within that pumpkin pie is a deadly danger for your dog. Use our handy-dandy infographic as a reminder ... Full Story

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