Dressing your pet up in an adorable costume is always something to look forward to come October 31, but it can also be an unnerving time for your pet. Here are some tips to follow to ensure your pet has a spook-free Halloween.
To John Lucero, Colorado resident, fishing is about connecting to the soul of nature and it’s more important than the obstacles he may find getting to a pond, river or lake. It links him to what he used to take for granted and reminds him to enjoy each day to the fullest.
It’s that time of the year again when kids are heading back to school and parents can give a sigh of relief. Pets, on the other hand, can feel anxious and bored with the transition back to the school year. It’s important to be on alert for this as change can be hard for animals, and lead to stress and undesirable behavior from your pet.
Celebrate National Dog Day on Monday, August 26 with your furry friend by your side. Bond with your dog and bask together in the glow of summer in Colorado at a park. Chatfield State Park and Cherry Creek State Park [HR1] are great destinations that provide off-leash areas for your pup to get his/her run on, as well as a refreshing swim.
We love Colorado and all it has to offer and during the summer, outdoor activities are as varied as the state’s terrain. It’s prime season now for outdoor activities with man’s best friend and we’ve identified the top 5 Colorado summer activities that may cause painful shoulder injuries in your dog.
Fourth of July is a great time to get outside, enjoy the summer weather, and partake in patriotic festivities, but it can be a scary and even dangerous time for your pet if the proper precautions aren’t taken. To ensure a worry-free holiday, it is vital to consider your pet’s well-being and safety.
If you’ve been pondering whether or not you’d like to add a new addition to your home, you may want to consider adopting a shelter cat. June is National Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month, and we are focusing on helping these four-legged furry friends find new homes.
Tis that time of year again! The time to start a garden! But here in Colorado, sometimes the soil isn’t so welcoming of new seeds or plants as we would hope. In my search for better soil and doing more for The Green Movement, I thought I’d try my hand at composting. I had read about composting for years, knowing that it was something that I should do. It seemed logical, responsible and Lord knows our flower and vegetable gardens could sure use it.
Do your dogs love going to the dog park? Ours do too! It’s a great way to get your pet to exercise and socialize with other dogs. To make sure all pets and pet owners have an enjoyable experience, it’s best to make sure your pet is on its best behavior. The next time you go to the dog park, take these etiquette and safety tips into consideration.
Just like humans, animals’ diets vary based on their nutritional needs. Because there is a wide variety of pet foods available, it can be challenging to determine which is the right fit for your furry friend. To jumpstart your search for the right pet food, check out the benefits of these diets.
Puppies are a great addition to any family; they make great companions, provide hours of entertainment and they sure are cute. National Puppy Day is on March 23 and we wanted to offer a few secrets to being a successful puppy owner. Step one is to make certain the puppy you are considering is a good match for your family. The next step is to be prepared. Create a happy and warm home for your new furry friend. Make it an easy transition for both the puppy and your family. Here are few key items that can help.
Pets’ oral health care can be easily neglected, but it’s vital for their overall health. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s time to take charge of your pet’s oral hygiene.
The winter months can be a challenging time to keep your pet active – both physically and mentally. These toys and games can help stimulate your furry friend and keep them from the winter doldrums.
During the holiday season, gifts can be a special way for you to show how much you love your pet. For this reason, it is important to give your dog or cat a gift that is not only great, but great for them. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite holiday pet gift ideas. These gift suggestions will help keep pets happy and healthy:
Soft tissue sarcomas are one of the most common cancers to affect dogs. These tumors typically grow in the skin or in the subcutaneous tissues under the skin. Thus, pet owners usually find these tumors as skin lumps or masses while they are petting their dogs. Soft tissue sarcomas arise from connective tissue, which is a tissue that essentially holds the skin and other organs together and provides a structural framework for the body. As the tumors grow, they form a root system—similar to a weed in a garden—which invades deeply into the surrounding normal tissues. This deep invasion of the root system makes these cancers very challenging to treat or cure.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am so glad that Lincoln deemed this day important enough to make it a reflective holiday for we Americans who are so blessed. Now let’s get cooking.
It’s time again to think about the holidays with Thanksgiving just around the corner. I always look forward to this holiday because I know my home is going to be filled with tradition, family, good friends and great food.
The season of giving has arrived, the time when people come together to help brighten the lives of struggling families. Many people help by donating food to local shelters, but all too often pets are forgotten. Many pets that are in need of food come from loving, committed homes that simply cannot afford to buy dog and cat food. More than 80,000 families who own pets in the Denver Metro area are facing the unfortunate decision of giving up the pet they love, due to financial circumstances.
Halloween is almost here! Dressing up Fifi or Buster is always fun, however you need to be just as vigilant with your safety precautions for pets during this celebration as you would be with all the upcoming holiday festivities. I've put together a few tips for keeping your furry friends safe and healthy on Halloween, which represents the kick-off of the late year holiday season.
October is a great time of year for a party in Colorado. The cool evenings have arrived and bring with them talk of football and politics. You, your family, and friends can still enjoy a crisp weekend evening to “chill out”. There’s also a plethora of fall harvest foods that can be found at local markets as well as through the Colorado u-pick farms (some of which are listed at the end of this article) for a fun way to buy your menu items.
Experts estimate that nearly 54 percent of pets in the U.S. are obese or overweight, which increases their risks for many serious illnesses including arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and more.
The Causes of Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats
It’s sad to know that summer is almost over. Summer has been a great time to experiment with light and fresh wines, and pair them with our fruit salads and grilled steaks. However, I have to admit that fall is actually my favorite season. It’s not too hot, not too cold, but just right. I feel that fall is the best season to experiment with new wines. It’s also a good time to start transitioning from our sweeter, lighter wines, to our bigger, dryer wines.
Ah, Brunch. Brings to mind leisurely visits with friends and family while enjoying the cool freshness of the day’s beginnings, before the almost energy sapping heat turns the day into a furnace here in Colorado.
If you have a pet around the house, you may feed them the same things you eat. But the ingredients of some human food could possibly kill man's best friend, including a 90-cent packet of sugar-free gum.
One of the things I hear all time is "I can't drink wine because the sulfites give me a headache." When someone tells me this I just have to chuckle, and then I add this... "Do you drink orange juice? Yes? Well did you know orange juice has twice as many sulfites in it than wine?"
If you’ve ever traveled internationally, you’ve most likely found that “light bites” or small appetizer-size dishes are served in many forms especially around the Mediterranean. They can be hot, cold, spicy or savory. These one bite samplers bring about communal eating, friendship, discussion, and fun and are among the food trends chefs are seeing these days. A tapas-style menu is perfect for a party especially if you serve the meal buffet-style on your patio.
Our dogs and cats are living longer lives, thanks to improvements in nutrition and advances in veterinary medicine. As you and your furry friends grow old together, here is some information and tips on some of the most common things to watch for in dogs and cats.
The best way to learn more about wine is to keep track of everything you have tasted. Take notes of everything you like and do not like. The more you know, the easier it will be to decipher that wine menu, or be able to discuss the flavor profiles of the wine with friends at a party.
Jon Giltner is a structural engineer. He’s also passionate about resource productivity and has long been seriously offended by the huge quantities of perfectly usable lumber that are wasted in the construction industry and dumped into landfills. Now, after 15 years of sustained technical effort and innovation, Giltner and his company, Boulder-based Reconnx, are finally seeing the results of their labors in the form of rapidly rising sales of their unique and patented power tool for removing nails from lumber, the V20 Nail Kicker® denailing gun.
It’s the thick of summer, and we all want to be outside grilling and chilling with friends and family. For the host, there’s a certain level of stress associated with entertaining large groups. You can enjoy your party as much as your guests with just a little pre-planning and preparation. Here’s how:
Before you venture to your local grill store in search of a new barbecue, here are a few things to consider:
Most people think that you have to serve white before red. However, I'm here to tell you that you can have reds before whites. When it comes to wine, the color does not matter. What does matter is the style of wine.
Call it a sign of the times or just plain good luck for those of us yearning to swap fast food fare for some tasty home cooking. Potluck gatherings are back and one of this year's hottest trends in entertaining.
The senior demographic is quite possibly the best generation to emulate when trying to live an environmentally responsible lifestyle. That's because so many of the guidelines for being green are concepts that have been a part of seniors' lives for decades.
Spring is in full bloom, and summer is just around the corner. It's the perfect time for us to host an outdoor party and fire up the grill.
Hot, lazy summer days are too precious to waste in the kitchen. Enhance your outdoor leisure time with a visit to a local farmer's stand or market to choose fresh vegetables for this colorful recipe.
Today's party hosts and party-goers are increasingly eco-conscious. With so much emphasis on protecting the planet and preserving resources, hosts are under pressure to throw a party that's not only fun, but earth-friendly as well.
Pizza is among the most popular foods for adults and children alike. Since it was first enjoyed hundreds of years ago, billions of slices of pizza have been eaten worldwide. Americans alone eat approximately 350 slices per second.
Though Americans enjoy celebrating Cinco de Mayo, in Mexico the holiday is primarily limited to the state of Puebla.
In light of the economic downturn in the last several years, many couples and families have chosen to forgo dining out in an effort to save money. Though such decisions may not have helped the restaurant industry, they have helped consumers save substantial amounts of money.
One of the best ways to learn about different wines is to try a wine flight. Flights usually come in samples of three, (each about one ounce), and can be found in any wine bar across the nation. Another great thing about flights is they range in price, so you don't have to break the bank!
Outdoor get-togethers typically make for memorable affairs. Be it a picnic in the park, a backyard barbecue or a tailgate in the parking lot at the big game, fresh air always seems to add more fun to the festivities.
There is nothing more upsetting than ruining a good cut of meat on the grill.
How to pair the right wine with your meal can be a challenging task. With so many wines out there, one can get very confused. However, fear no more! There are a few basic steps you need to take in order to pair the right wines with your meal.
Making date night as memorable as possible is a goal for any couple, whether that couple is celebrating a silver anniversary or enjoying their first date. But with the economy struggling, many couples have been forced to improvise when it comes to date night.
Most people are busy balancing family life and careers, which in turn can make mealtime challenging. Sometimes it seems easier to go through the drive-through of the nearest fast-food restaurant than to spend time in the kitchen. But making dinner doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult.
Sitting down to dinner at a properly set table can be a little anxiety-inducing. What fork to use first? Is this the dessert spoon or is it for soup?
When friends or family members choose to open their homes to others, it is customary for guests to offer a gift of thanks in return.
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