animal health

Written and reviewed by board-certified veterinarians, find animal care advice and information for companion, exotic, equine, and livestock animals.

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How to cope when your pet is ill

Strong emotions of shock, disbelief, sadness, fear, anger, guilt, and helplessness are normal responses to the realization that your special friend is ill.

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Protecting your pet from parasites

Although Colorado has a climate that doesn’t encourage pet parasites as much as climates in the South, it’s still critical to protect your cat and dog from parasites.

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Helping children with pet loss

The death of a family pet is an important time for adults to help children express grief in emotionally healthy ways, free of shame or embarrassment.

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Grieving the loss of a pet

When your pet is no longer with you, either from death or other circumstances, you grieve just as you would any other significant loss in your life.

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How animals grieve

Historically, wild animals have been known to express grief by letting out a yelp, wandering aimlessly, and eventually reorganizing their pack.

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