Putting your Pet to Sleep: Bringing the Surviving Family Members Peace

When we lose a family member, those survivors who are “left behind” must process through their grief to mourn their loss. This grieving process is no different when pet owners lose their pets. Whether your pet passes away on their own, or through euthanasia, it is important … [Read more...]

Putting your Pet to Sleep: How to Make the Decision

Knowing when to make the decision to put your pet to sleep (or euthanasia) can be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. In this article, I present some helpful tools that you can use to objectively assess your pet’s quality of life to help you make … [Read more...]

Putting Your Pet to Sleep: An Overview

The decision to put your pet to sleep (or euthanasia) is probably one of the most difficult (and important) decisions that you will have to make as a pet owner. In veterinary medicine, we are fortunate that we can offer this service to pet owners who want to stop their pet’s … [Read more...]

Jump start behavioral health in your puppy with socialization!

The days of keeping your puppy confined to the house until 16 weeks of age are over! The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, a well respected group of veterinarians who share an interest in understanding behavior in animals, believe it should be the standard of … [Read more...]

Kyle Marano, DVM

Dr. Kyle Marano is a small animal veterinarian based out of northern Colorado.   His veterinary passions include pain management, soft tissue surgery, and GI disease.  Raised in Connecticut, Dr. Marano has traveled the country with his education pursuits with stops in … [Read more...]

Derek Calhoon, DVM

Derek Calhoon practices general small animal medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area, having completed a rotating small-animal internship at East Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency in 2011. To pursue his passion of promoting the human-animal bond, Dr. Calhoon earned a … [Read more...]

Pet Food Recall: Nestle Purina Recalls Small Number of Dry Cat Food Bags

On June 27, 2011, Nestle Purina voluntarily recalled 870 bags of dry cat food due to the possibility that they may have been contaminated with Salmonella. These bags of cat food were shipped to retail stores in Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon. The following products with … [Read more...]

Ask a Vet: First Day of Summer and Pet Health

With the first day of summer, what concerns should pet owners consider about the health of their pets? Summer is here!  With the passing of the cold and rainy season, pets and their owners move outdoors. Along with the outdoors come some hazards that can easily be avoided … [Read more...]

Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011- The Response from the Veterinary Industry

The Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011 would require veterinarians to provide written prescriptions to pet owners for all medications prescribed for a pet. For a complete summary of the details associated with this proposed bill, click here. The American Veterinary … [Read more...]

Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011- Jim Matheson’s Logic Behind this Proposed Legislation

Congressman Jim Matheson of Utah authored the Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011 for several reasons. On his website, he lists the following: He wants to be sure that every pet owner is given a written prescription so that they can have the opportunity to shop various … [Read more...]