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Holiday Hazards for Pets: Top 8 Items to Keep out of Reach

Holiday Hazards for Pets: Top 8 Items to Keep out of Reach

The holidays are an exciting yet stressful time for everyone. It’s not uncommon to get so busy, tired, or just caught up in the festivities to the point that your pet isn’t top of mind. So before enjoying the holidays too much, understand that you will need...

Our Best Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Our Best Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

When your best friend runs around on four legs, Halloween can be an especially scary time of year. From chocolate to costume malfunctions, knowing how best to deal with Halloween pet safety can ensure that any nightmares don’t become real — even if you live on Elm...

Top 10 Tips for Pet Safety in Summer Months

Top 10 Tips for Pet Safety in Summer Months

High temperatures and more time outdoors can lead to additional health concerns for pets. To keep ahead of the game, read our top tips for pet safety in summer months. As always, if your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, call us at 303.660.1027 or...

What to do for a dog afraid of fireworks.  Pet safety on July 4th.

What to do for a dog afraid of fireworks. Pet safety on July 4th.

The 4th of July holiday is one of the most anticipated human celebrations of the summer. Unfortunately, dogs often react differently, primarily due to noise phobia from fireworks. Since one loud bang frightens some pets, you can take precautions to reduce anxiety in a...

Pet First Aid: Simple Tips to Be Prepared

Pet First Aid: Simple Tips to Be Prepared

We don’t call our pets “fur babies” for nothing. For many of us, our pets are truly another member of the family. As with human family members, our pets can sometimes encounter emergency situations that require pet first aid. You can prepare by creating a pet first...

Revised COVID-19 protocols based on CDC guidelines

Revised COVID-19 protocols based on CDC guidelines

Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies has revised COVID-19 protocols based on CDC guidelines and recommendations from local health officials. As a state-of-the-art medical facility, safety and sanitation have always been a top priority. Since 2020, we have also made...

Emergency Vet Care: How Do You Know When It’s Needed?

Emergency Vet Care: How Do You Know When It’s Needed?

In a true pet medical emergency, moments count. However, for pet owners, it can be tough to know when a pet health issue requires an emergency vet visit. Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies emergency veterinarians know that providing always-open, 24/7 vet care can...

Could my dog coughing be a sign of something serious?

Could my dog coughing be a sign of something serious?

There are many reasons for dog coughing, and an occasional cough is just part of a dog’s life. Sometimes, environmental factors or common ailments can cause a dog cough which can often be easily treated. It's important to know, though, that dog coughing can also be a...

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