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Monday, July 28, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Some treats may endanger your pet

Some treats may endanger your pet

    Why It’s a Bad Idea to Feed Your Pet Chicken Jerky Treats   By Alicia Graef While a number of companies are pulling their pet treats from store shelves following the discovery of illegal drug residues, the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) announced that it is soliciting veterinarians to submit any information they have on cases related to those notorious toxic chicken jerky treats from China. The problems with these treats have been going on for a ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire to learn about pets

  AMVS to Conduct First Aid Classes Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS) in Longmont will be heading to Berthoud to conduct first aid classes for Berthoud Fire Protection District. The week of July 23, various members of the emergency staff, including doctors and nurses, will be traveling to Berthoud for three separate classes. The presentation will cover obtaining vitals and triage of animals involved in a car accident or suffering from smoke inhalation or heat stroke. ... 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 ... Full Story

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

Vestibular Disease in Dogs

    By Dr. Danielle Huval Emergency Veterinarian An older dog with a sudden head tilt, lack of coordination (ataxia), and eyes that are moving rapidly from side to side or rotationally (nystagmus) may have vestibular disease. Vestibular disease occurs when the vestibular apparatus, a region in the ear that helps the body balance and orient to the environment, is not functioning correctly. This can be caused by a middle ear infection, a brain lesion, or is unknown ... Full Story

Slices of Life: Kindness worth a tail wag

Slices of Life: Kindness worth a tail wag

      By: Jill Pertler   I love kind-hearted friends. You know, the type of person who brings a stray dog home from the park and gives him food and water and never once says, “If we feed him he’ll never leave.” Those kind of friends. After the dog’s belly is full, a kind-hearted person will comb the tangled mats out of his hair and give him a warm bath, during which she will discover that his fur is creamy white and not dark brown after ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

By P.J. Dipentino Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we don’t even know we are at bat. Sunday started out like any other Sunday morning for our family. The kids and I went to the BMX track to prepare for the day’s racing and my wife set off for a day of work at The Derby Grille. Around 11 a.m., while at the BMX track, I noticed smoke in the horizon. It did not appear to me to be a very big fire, but the location caught my attention. It appeared to be near our home ... Full Story

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