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Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heart Disease in Dogs What are some of the common heart diseases in dogs? Mitral valve disease- This is when the mitral valve becomes thickened and cannot close correctly. This causes an improper flow of the blood through the heart, making the heart work harder and sometimes leading to congestive heart failure.  Dilated cardiomyopathy- This…

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Last Moments: Capturing the Final Goodbye with Our Beloved Pets

From Ross Taylor, “I’m an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, and have been a photojournalist for more than 20 years. My website is: www.rosstaylor.net and Instagram is: @rosstaylorphoto.  “Last Moments,” is a photo essay that explores the intimacy, and intensity, of the human-animal bond. Specifically, the last moments before, and after, the…

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Holiday Craft Keepsakes for Pets

As a gentle reminder, particularly if attempting a DIY paw print, remember that many pets are sensitive about their paws and may be wary if you’re asking them to dip their paws in paint, salt dough or other medium. Be sure to give lots of treats, take breaks, or forgo the paw print altogether if…

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Early Care and Planning for your Aging Pet

As an end-of-life mobile veterinarian who is also of a certain age (forty one…derful to be precise,) I can tell you that I’m definitely beginning to appreciate wear and tear on my body. I need to take my vitamin I (ibuprofen) more frequently for aches and pains and regular stretching. Often massages are necessary so that…

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Tips for Keeping Your Senior Pets Healthy and Happy

Did you know that November is National Senior Pet Month? It is also Pet Cancer Awareness month. With this in mind, here are some tips for keeping your senior pets healthy and happy. Tip #1: Be proactive in your senior pet’s health In our senior pets, the “wait and see” approach is generally not recommended.…

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The Journey to Goodbye: December 2020 Update from Mandi

Written by: Mandi Browning Mabel has been doing well since her last vet appointment in the Spring. Her kidney levels had decreased again and she looks good overall. She has a bit of a heart murmur now but that is to be expected of an almost 18 year old cat. Mabel now has another human baby…

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Helping Animals Impacted by the Colorado Fires

As I look out of my window today at the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the crisp Colorado blue sky, it brings me great appreciation for all of the hard work that firefighters and first responders have done this year to protect our state. Unfortunately, a lot of these fast spreading wildfires hit close to home,…

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Help Make Darla’s Day!

Today is National Make A Dog’s Day! We have a special opportunity today to rally around a dog who could have their day made. One of our amazing veterinarians, Dr. Steve Zachar, and his girlfriend Dr. Kelsey, are fostering a dog named Darla and share her full story below. Click Here for Darla’s GoFundMe Page…

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Cherishing the Final Goodbye

At the conclusion of a euthanasia appointment, as I gently tuck in the beloved pet, pet owners often say to me, “I don’t know how you do this job.” As a veterinarian who works exclusively in end-of-life care, I can honestly say that I love my job. That is not to say it’s not hard…

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Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17th, 2020 Black cat appreciation day is here! Time to celebrate all things black cat and learn a little more about the wonderful world of “house panthers”. Black cats are among the most common color of cats seen in the U.S. While some believe they are less likely to be adopted they are actually…