Pet Insurance – What You Need to Know

Pet Insurance – What You Need to Know Though many people love their pets and value them as a member of the family, some still find it difficult to understand why pet insurance could be a wise or necessary investment. Some would reason that their pets are healthy and therefore pet insurance is a waste … Continued

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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs   It’s not just people that get arthritis, but dogs can experience it as well. Arthritis in dogs is also known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis. It’s a progressive deterioration of the cartilage within the joints. The cause can vary from age-related changes to immune-mediated destruction. While we cannot reverse the … Continued

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Pets and Heat Stroke: What You Need to Know

Pets and Heat Stroke: What You Need to Know As much as we love spending a summer day outdoors with our pets, it’s always good to remember that even near the end of summer, pets, even healthy pets, can suffer from dehydration and heat stroke. Whether your pet overheats from a hike on a hot … Continued

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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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