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Summertime pets

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Heat stroke can strike dogs quickly, can lead to multiple organ dysfunctions and is commonly associated with temperatures of 106 degrees and higher. Panting ...

Pets, Grasses and Foxtails

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland. Running freely through fields of grass, your dog bounds and rolls and is having the time of his life. You decide to head inside for some grub and discover ...

New Vet meets locals pets

Barbara Lawlor, Nederland.  In a mountain community known for its plethora of dogs, it seems the local veterinarian learns as much about the residents as the local family doctor does. ...

On The Road Again

Deb D’Andrea, Peak to Peak.   I love traveling with my Girls: Tiki, Bear and Sally. They travel so well, they walk on leash, they know what to do when I say ‘this way;’ or ‘do ...

Training Your Pup

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  When I was growing up, I learned from my folks the power of positive training and how this interaction provides a great foundation of communication and ...

Licking, what does it mean?

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.   Licking is a natural behavior for dogs, and like most things, there are several ideas as to why they lick.  Licking could be a sign of respect, showing ...

Dog & Kitty Depression

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Over the years, I have witnessed what I perceive to be doggy and kitty depression, especially within the first couple days of their people being on holiday. ...

A Cat’s Life

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  The age old debate by several mountain cat companions continues, do I let my mountain cat explore the great outdoors and risk becoming an appetizer, or ...

Colorado Forest Health

Irene Shonle, Director CSU Extension in Gilpin County.  The 2015 Report on the Health of Colorado’s Forests from the Colorado State Forest Service is out. As always, there are fluctuations ...
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