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Monday, January 23, 2017

‘Variety’ Archives

Your Pet and Rabies

Your Pet and Rabies

What Is Rabies? Christina Kellogg, DVM Emergency Intern Many of us are familiar with the disease called Rabies. We were taught to fear animals that are seen frothing at the mouth as they may infected with the deadly disease. We vaccinate our pets against Rabies as it has long been considered a standard of routine health care. But why? How often is Rabies actually seen in Colorado? Should you really be concerned? Prior to 2007, Rabies was only known to be in the bat populations in Colorado. It ... Full Story

Spinal Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

Spinal Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

      By Maggie Vandenberg, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Neurologist Spinal disease and emergencies occur frequently in our pet dogs and cats. They can occur due to inherited spinal disorders (i.e. intervertebral disc disease), acquired disorders (i.e. inflammatory disease, infection), trauma, or congenital spinal disorders (i.e. caudal occipital malformation, atlantoaxial subluxation). Some disorders occur slowly but some can occur very rapidly and the consequences can be quite ... Full Story

Gardening with the Master Gardeners

  Gardening Tips By: Nika Reininger Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County   Tips for increasing biodiversity in residential landscapes: As Colorado’s human population continues to grow, maintaining areas of biodiversity becomes an increasingly important focus of conservation efforts. Biodiversity, or a variety of plant and animal species living in the same area, is a characteristic of healthy and sustainable landscapes. While critical at a state and ... Full Story

Pet euthanasia

Pet euthanasia

  Humane euthanasia – facing a difficult decision By Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Brady Smith, a previously healthy 12 year-old Golden Retriever, woke his owners at 2:00 am, obviously distressed. Brady had collapsed, and the Smiths now found themselves rushing to the veterinary emergency room where he was diagnosed with internal bleeding likely due to cancer. There were procedures the medical team could do in order to stabilize Brady, and potentially even offer him many ... Full Story

Satire: GOP Furious

Satire: GOP Furious

GOP Furious State Department Cut Embassy Security After GOP Cut Embassy Security Funding Written by David Neilsen May 13th 2013 WASHINGTON — After a day of emotional hearings on the Benghazi Embassy attacks of 2012, Republican legislators yesterday decried the Obama State Department for following through with the budget cuts to embassy security mandated by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. “This is negligence of the highest order,” said House Oversight and Government ... Full Story

Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast May 19

Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast May 19

Big Thompson Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast; Sunday, May 19 Now in its 45th year, the Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) Pancake Breakfast has become a tradition in many families. A Sunday trip up the Big Thompson Canyon combined with breakfast in the big historic log building spells an enjoyable and inexpensive family outing. Advance tickets are only $6 for adults and $4 for children 4 to 9 years of age; tickets are $1 more at the door.  Little ones under 4 eat for free.  The BTCA ... Full Story

The AKC and Puppy Mills

The AKC and Puppy Mills

    By Suzana Megles Even though I have never been a fan of the American Kennel Club, I was shocked to find out how little they really care about dogs.  To say they are the "dog's champion" as they so hypocritically claim is far from the truth.  The Humane Society of the US warned us recently that they found them to be promoters of the puppy mills.  Yes, unbelievably true.  I'm so glad that this news is finally out, and that this week Jeff Rossen of the Today show did a great ... Full Story

The perfect Nanny comes to Denver

The perfect Nanny comes to Denver

Mary Poppins at the Buehl is a delight to the eye and the ear. This Broadway hit musical is based more on the movie version than the P.L. Travers books and includes all the delightful songs you associate with Mary Poppins. Madeline Trumble plays an exquisitely prim and proper, with a touch of magic, Mary Poppins, Her singing and dancing make her the center of attention in the many colorful dance numbers in the production. Con O’Shea-Creal is the multitalented sometimes chimney sweep, ... Full Story

“Spring Awakening” At Harrington Art

“Spring Awakening” At Harrington Art

  3 Shows this Friday & Saturday nights & Sunday afternoon           Outside the Box Players presents ******************************************************************** “Spring Awakening”  Call for advanced tickets: 970-372-9822 or purchase tickets at:     Showtix4u.com You can also order tickets online w/ PayPal or by email: lauren@harringtonartsacademy.com.   Your tickets will be held at will call under your name for you to pay the pre-sale price  of ... Full Story

CSU Master Gardeners

Beckoning all gardeners to ‘spring’ into action By: Khursheed Mama In yards across Northern Colorado, the emergence of spring bulbs and new growth on trees and shrubs indicates the beginning of another growing season. While many gardeners are happy to have a break during the winter months, spring brings renewed enthusiasm for spending time in the yard. It’s a good time to harness this energy and attend to basic maintenance in the garden to ensure another season of beauty. March and early ... Full Story

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