The Definitive Snakebite Guide for Your Dog

Taking your furry friend with you on hikes is an excellent way to give your dog some exercise; however, there are plenty of dangers on the trail. This is especially true in areas that are known to have venomous snakes. The most common type of venomous snake in Colorado is the pit viper. These types … Continued

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Heat Related Illness

As the temperature goes up, so do your pets’ chances of suffering a heat related illness. Our animals, mainly cats and dogs, deal with heat differently. This is done by panting, a way of cooling through their mouth. Unfortunately, this is less efficient than sweating. Our pets also have thick fur (mostly), different-shaped noses, and … Continued

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Cosmo’s Happy Tail!

Cosmo’s Happy Tail Cosmo visited RVVS in May 2016 to have a mast cell tumor removed from his left shoulder. His owner did his best to keep him from licking the incision, but his best efforts were no match for the cunning Cosmo. Even while wearing the typical “cone of shame,” Cosmo somehow managed to … Continued

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