Our Pet Column

Published weekly and read widely in The Watch, Telluride Daily Planet and Telluride Inside…and Out as well as this website the Pet Column offers insights from the Second Chance’s pet of the week on a variety of topics.

Heartworm Prevention Heartworm Prevention

Dear Worried, you are correct to worry about your dog’s contracting heartworm as it is a potentially deadly infection that your dog needs protection from wherever mosquitoes exist, and although the mosquito population of this region does not compare...

Puppy Socialization Puppy Socialization

Dear Paranoia, your inquiry is so timely as I am a very shy puppy myself here at Second Chance where I am finding the world is an exciting but sometimes scary place.  Every day puppies like me see, hear, smell, taste, and touch new things and some...

Independence Indulgences Incompatible for Pets Independence Indulgences Incompatible for Pets

Sorry to break it to you Perplexed but, although some pets enjoy political pursuits, the disappearance of your pooch on this Holiday is most likely related to an aversion to the affiliated fireworks and firecrackers than to Patriotism. Many pets are...

Kitten season Hits Second Chance Kitten season Hits Second Chance

Purrs. My name is Lauren, named after a local ranch owner who I am hoping might decide to adopt me soon (yes Ralph – I would be purrfect for you!). I’m a beautiful black cat that’s just shy of two years old and sadly, I have spent most of my entire...

Tossing & Turning Tossing & Turning

Dear Tossing, my name is Bentley. As a 10 month young homeless Healer mix here at Second Chance Humane Society. I am learning new things everyday so I have an answer for you: would you like to be tossed from an airplane to get over your...

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