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National Heat Awareness Day: How to protect your pet this summer!

National Heat Awareness Day: How to protect your pet this summer!

Because of the diverse landscape across our state, we often forget that our beautiful home of western Colorado is actually classified as a desert, as evidenced by our hot, dry summers. If you live here, you know that this region offers incredible recreation like hiking, biking, and other outdoor excursions that just aren’t complete without the company of our canine friends! But before you hit the trail with your dog this summer, keep these tips in mind to keep your companion safe.

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April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day

April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day

We all love to cuddle up with our animals when we get home after a long day. Snuggling with an animal can provide comfort, companionship, and many other benefits. In fact, the company of an animal can decrease stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, ease pain...

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10 Activities to Help Your Dog Spring into Fitness!

10 Activities to Help Your Dog Spring into Fitness!

Dogs who are active tend to live longer and happier lives, and with the warmer weather and longer days, it is the perfect time for you and your dog to spring into fitness this Canine Fitness Month! Here are 10 activities to help you kick off a healthier, more active lifestyle with your pup!

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Primal Dog: Behaviors Your Dog Still Has From His Ancestors

Primal Dog: Behaviors Your Dog Still Has From His Ancestors

While dog breeding throughout the millennia altered characteristics such as size, coat patterns, temperament, and ability to communicate with humans, some ancient attributes have remained internalized in our dogs. These traits are known as primal instincts and are healthy for your dog to express as it’s what they know to do in their core, even if they don’t know why.

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March is Pet Poison Prevention Month!

March is Pet Poison Prevention Month!

Many people know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs to eat, but there are many other common items around the home that are toxic and potentially fatal to pets. March is Pet Poison Awareness Month, and this is a great time to evaluate your home for items that could be dangerous to your dog or cat. It’s important to identify hazardous items, recognize signs of poisoning to look out for, and know what to do to help your pet.

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K9 Veterans Day is March 13

K9 Veterans Day is March 13

On March 13th, 1942, dogs were officially recognized as a part of the US Armed Forces through the K-9 Corps War Dog Program. While dogs have served beside humans prior, the creation of the K-9 Corps program marked the birth of a vital new component of the US Armed Forces. Since then, March 13th has been recognized as K9 Veterans Day to honor the working dogs that have served our country.

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National Wildlife Day: Hiking With Your Pet

National Wildlife Day: Hiking With Your Pet

We all love to take our animals on walks, and sometimes the dog park just doesn’t cut it. Taking your pet (yes, even some cats!) on a hike is incredibly enriching as they encounter new smells, sights, and textures, which improves their mental health. But before hitting the trails with your pet, keep in mind these few tips to protect both your pet and the animals who call the area home.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

One important aspect of pet care that is often overlooked by pet parents is adding dental care to their pet’s daily schedule. While it might be tempting to think that pets don’t need to brush their teeth twice a day like a human would, brushing your pet’s teeth daily actually plays an important role in overall health.

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National Peanut Butter Day: How to celebrate safely!

National Peanut Butter Day: How to celebrate safely!

Peanut butter has long been an easy treat for our canine friends. Who doesn’t get a good laugh out of watching their dogs lick peanut butter that’s stuck to the roof of their mouth, or smearing it on the bath tub so they don’t fuss while getting a bath? While most peanut butters are safe to feed to your dog, there are a few things you should keep in mind this National Peanut Butter Day.

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