A stray dog can be a threat to public health safety, therefore, it is always important to report a dog running at large. It is extremely important to microchip your pets and have a collar on them for visible identification. It is also important to look up your local pet licensing laws, here in Jefferson County, Colorado, it is required to license your pets. This also allows the shelter or animal control to reconnect the dog with the owner faster and supports these non-profit organizations.
Echo stayed in our hospital for a few days recently and she wanted to share her story. Echo’s mom, Jessica, adopted her from an aunt in Nevada who had rescued her from a shelter. Echo had clearly been abused and cowered each time she heard a noise.
If you are planning to travel and leave your pet behind with a pet sitter, be sure they are left with clear instructions for emergency situations. All too often do we get calls from pet sitters in a panic. Whether it was the pet sitter’s fault or not, you are responsible for making sure they get your pet the veterinary attention it needs.
A pet may need subcutaneous fluids at home depending on their disease or treatment plan. It can be daunting to poke your pet at home with a needle, but we are here to say that you can do it!!
Our veterinary emergency hospital sees many interesting and heartbreaking cases. We see animals who come in unconscious and non-responsive and animals who simply have an ear infection. Our doctors are super quick on their feet and are ready for any emergency.
“Avett was born on January 25th, 2013. By the end of March, he was in our loving arms. I’ll never forget the first night we had him how curious he was watching me deep clean the kennel we had bought for him. He was by far the most curious animal.”
On the night of March 24th, 2021, Caitlin & Larry heard their dog Luna barking outside. This did not sound like Luna’s normal warning bark, so Larry ran out to see what was happening. He turned to see Luna bravely chasing a mountain lion around their chicken coop!
Cats are the worst to medicate! They are very sensitive around their mouths and have claws that can really hurt you. Even the nicest cat may growl at you.
“You value profits over my pet’s life.” “You don’t care if my pet lives or dies, you just want the money.” “Your prices are absurd; your prices are too high; who can afford treatment like this?” We have heard it all and have only been open for 1.5 years in the Denver Metro Area. People are ruthless. No matter how much emotion or empathy you show as a veterinary professional, it is never good enough. It’s no wonder vets have an extremely high suicide rate.
A long-haired cat is not easy to care for. Many families are not educated on the grooming that is required for a long-haired cat when they purchase a cat from a breeder or adopt from a shelter. It is essential to start training your cat to be groomed as soon as possible. Grooming is one of the most essential parts of animal care and health and can save you thousands of dollars in vet bills.