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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 ...

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 ...
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