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Posts Tagged ‘Dogs’

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

Foxtails, the Unseen Foe

Foxtails, the Unseen Foe

By Dr. Mikala Brown Surgical Intern  With the transition of late spring to early fall comes some of the best days of the year for our furry family members. Long leisurely days spent by a lake or walking down a cool trail make fill many of hours. We as pet parents take many precautions to protect the safety of our pets during these times. We protect them from known evils, but it is the unseen and the unknown that poses the greatest threat. The grass awn is a small, unassuming bit ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Blotter: July 2015

Berthoud Police Blotter: July 2015

Provided ByJames AndersonPatrol Sergeant, Berthoud Squad Wednesday, July 1Assist to Child Protection Services (CPS): 300 block of Colorado Avenue assisted CPS in an investigation of child abuse.Vehicle Accident/Hit and Run: 500 block of E CR 8, caller reported a white Ford car that goes off the road and hits a mailbox and causes damage to the car and then leaves the scene.Assisted Park County Sheriff: 900 Block of 2nd and 3rd Street, Park County Sheriff requests a welfare check on a 32-year-old ... Full Story

Dogs Chasing Wildlife

Dogs Chasing Wildlife



An Ongoing Problem In Colorado


 DURANGO, Colo. –Dogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During the first week of January just north of Durango, one dog chased a herd of about 20 elk into the Animas River, explained Matt ... Full Story

Obituary: Christi Ann Bristow

Obituary: Christi Ann Bristow

  12/30/1978 – 09/12/2014 Christi Bristow of Berthoud, Colorado passed away September 12, 2014. She was 35 years old. Christi was born in Pennsylvania to Bonnie Heinz Frazier. She graduated from Old Mill High School in Glen Burnie, Maryland and attended Business College in Florida for two years. She was engaged to Steven Parker from Pagosa Springs. She left behind a loving brother George Frazier from Pennsylvania, close friends and her two favorite dogs. Her wishes were to be buried in ... Full Story

Dogs and Moose Do Not Play Well Together

Dogs and Moose Do Not Play Well Together

    DENVER - In the wake of several people being injured by moose this year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding outdoor enthusiasts that moose can be aggressive when dogs and humans get too close. Since early spring, wildlife officers have responded to three human/moose conflicts, including two recent incidents in Grand Lake. In all three instances, dogs - both on and off-leash - reportedly spooked the moose before it charged and seriously injured the dog's owner. Moose in ... 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

Firestone man pleads guilty to poisoning neighbor’s

Firestone man pleads guilty to poisoning neighbor’s dogs

  GREELEY, Colo. – Today in Weld County District Court, Joseph Losinski (DOB 5/13/39) pleaded guilty to poisoning and killing his neighbor’s two dogs. Losinski pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, a class-six felony, and one count of intimidating a victim or witness, a class-four felony. He faces up to 7.5 years in the Department of Corrections when he is sentenced on Dec. 12. According to police and court records, Losinski laced meat with strychnine, a ... Full Story

Black Widow Spider Bites and Your Pet

Black Widow Spider Bites and Your Pet

    By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Black widow spiders have long been known as a cause of venomous spider bites in people, but they also can inflict very severe disease on multiple companion animal species. Black widows can be found in every state within the US with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. They typically prefer to live in dimly lit areas such as woodpiles or corners. The web has a characteristic funnel shape and tends to appear somewhat irregular. ... Full Story

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

  Kidney Disease By Dr. Mimi Elliott, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern   Kidney disease is a very common problem in our small animal population. It is more common in cats than dogs and can occur at any age, but more often in older animals. Your veterinarian will diagnose kidney disease in your pet by running two tests; the first is a blood test to see if kidney values are elevated (this is called azotemia), and the second is a urine test to see if the kidneys are working to ... Full Story

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