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Euthanasia: Helping Families Say Goodbye

Euthanasia: Helping Families Say Goodbye

  I still remember the day like it was yesterday. It was a warm and sunny day in March. Our cat, Bagheera, had courageously battled and won against cancer six years earlier. He had exceeded every estimate of life expectancy. Even though he was 19 years old, he still...
Traveling With Pets Overseas

Traveling With Pets Overseas

Traveling overseas with your pet requires a document referred to as the “International Health Certificate.” Each country has different requirements. Some countries make it easy to import your pet, while others take a great deal of work and planning. Be prepared, and...
Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis in Cats

When people think of arthritis in pets, the image of the large breed dog with “bad hips” slow to rise immediately comes to mind. These dogs often have very pronounced symptoms and their problems may be very obvious. Keep in mind even an arthritic dog can also have...
Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs

Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs

Mushroom poisoning of companion animals, particularly dogs, is occurring at an alarming rate recently here in our Colorado Springs area. Mushroom poisoning occurs as a result of ingesting toxic mushrooms. Not all mushrooms are poisonous, but each type of poisonous...