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Holiday Turkey & Fixings

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  The thrill of leftovers throughout the holiday season tempts even the most well behaved to counter surf and indulge in tasty morsels that are at nose level. ...

Winter paw protection

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Now that colder weather has begun to set in, when hiking or just heading outside to ‘do their business,’ keep an eye on your pup to help ensure they ...

Wolf and dog pack dynamics

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Over the years we’ve dispelled many notions associated with wolf and dog behavior. Back in the 1930’s, Rudolph Schenkel studied captive wolves and observed ...

Cat Toilet Training

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. Years ago, my friends decided they were going to train their Siamese cats to ‘do their business’ in the toilet. They chose their upstairs bathroom overlooking ...

Bones for Dogs

Deb D’Andrea 4TheLuvOfDogz I know many a dog that enjoys a satisfying evening gnawing on a raw meaty bone, and my Girls are no different. The other day I offered each of them huge ...

Conifer seed bugs

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension Gilpin County As the days cool and we head into fall, many creatures seek to take refuge in our warm homes including mice, cluster flies, and other ...

Fishing Line, Wildlife and Pets

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Hiking up Barker Reservoir trail this weekend, Bear and Sally became tangled in the same fishing line, which wrapped around their legs and pulled tighter ...

Ten Common Pet Toxins

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  In 2014, the ASPCA tracked calls they received pertaining to pet toxins and created the top ten common pet toxins reported. Surprisingly human food came ...

Celebrate 100 years of National Parks with your dog

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  On August 25, 2016 our National Park Service will celebrate 100 years of “engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation ...
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