Kyle Marano, DVM

Dr. Kyle Marano

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

Tabby

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

Buddies Playing Outside

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

Veterinarian with Client

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...]

Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011

Pills and a medication bottle

On April 6, 2011, Congressman Jim Matheson of Utah introduced the Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011 to the House of Representatives. In short, this bill proposes to require veterinarians to give pet owners written prescriptions for all recommended medications. This … [Read more...]

Does Classical Music Soothe Cats?

Calico cat

Colorado State University researchers are planning to study the effects of classical music on cats’ moods. They hope to include 50 cats and observe their reactions while visiting the veterinary hospital there, while either listening to classical music or no music. In humans, … [Read more...]

Voluntary Recall for Primal Pet Foods

Gorgeous Blue-Eyed Cat

On May 28, 2011, Primal Pet Foods, Inc voluntarily recalled their Feline Chicken and Salmon Formula. Primal Pet Foods, Inc produces a line of raw pet foods. The 4 pound Feline Chicken and Salmon formula diet with the code date of 043112-7 is being voluntarily recalled due to … [Read more...]

Dog Bite Prevention Week!

Barking Puppy

May 15- 21, 2011 This week marks the 17th   year of Annual National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Each year in this country almost 5 million people are bit by dogs. About 20% of these victims require medical attention, most of them children. Almost 30,000 people undergo … [Read more...]