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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…

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Social Distancing with Senior Pets

It is no doubt that the cancelled concerts, travel plans, and other summer adventures are a disappointment from this pandemic. There has also been quite a bit of generalized stress and anxiety in this time. However, I find myself grateful for all of the time I have to spend with my pets, especially my two…

Happy Golden Retriever dog running in Lake Roosevelt, Washington near Whiterock

Tips for Keeping Your Senior Pet Cool in the Summer Heat

On a recent camping trip to Salida, CO we decided to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park. It was an anxiety-filled day for me, and not simply because I was traversing a suspension bridge thousands of feet above the Arkansas river. It was 100 degrees, and I was diligently wearing my mask. But what…

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Saying Goodbye During the Coronavirus: A Letter From Our Veterinarian Team

We understand that this is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. And in these unprecedented and uncertain times, the reality is that our current situation makes this whole experience even more unexpected and stressful than it “typically” should be.   With Our Current Policy Changes, Consider These Thoughts: ~ This experience…

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Self Care Practices for Social Distancing

Written by: I hope this message finds you safe and healthy! What a time we are living in. Many of us have never seen anything like this pandemic in our lifetime. We are working from home, schooling our children from home and social distancing from loved ones. For many people who have frontline occupations; putting…

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Benefits of Walking your Dog

January is National Walk Your Pet Month. It’s not to late to celebrate with your dog and explore the benefits of this healthy activity. Your cat would likely politely decline the offer, but keep an eye on the Caring Pathways blog for at home cat enrichment ideas in the future. Walks are good for most…

The Second Annual Pet Memorial Day Event in Centennial

The Second Annual Pet Memorial Day Event

There is nothing quite like being in a space that is full of grief and love. There is something in the air that cannot be present in any other place. There is a heaviness yet a lightness. There is sadness yet laughter and love. Grief is simply the reaction we have to loving someone who…

Patriotic mixed breed Terrier dog walking on street parade with stars and stripes hat.

Fourth of July Tips for Pet Safety

The 4th of July is a wonderful time to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy in the U.S.A. It’s also a day off for many people, allowing us to spend time with our loved ones including our pets. While many people have heard fireworks and pets don’t mix, there are other areas of 4th of July…