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Denver Animal Protection Warns Residents About Dangers of Leaving Pets Unattended in Hot Vehicles

(DENVER)…As temperatures across Denver hit close to 90 today, Denver Animal Protection (DAP) is reminding residents of the dangers of leaving pets unattended in hot vehicles.

Since the beginning of 2019, DAP has received about 200 calls regarding dogs left inside vehicles during extreme temperatures. Leaving your pet in an overheated car could result in a summons for animal cruelty, a fine of up to $999 and/or 300 days in jail.

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What is the Best Food for My Cat?

Have you ever gone to the pet store and just looked at the rows and rows of food? Has a friend talked to you about how wonderful their pet's new food is because it cured all of their problems? We’re right there with you. The world of pet food will make your head spin! And when you add in all the good and bad stories you’ve heard from the internet, social media, or friends...where do we even start to choose the best food to feed our cats?

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Why Should Indoor-Only Cats be Microchipped?

National Check the Chip Day is August 15th. This important date isn’t the occasion to rummage through your pantry for stale snacks (although that’s always a good thing to do once in a while); it’s actually meant to serve as a yearly reminder to pet owners to check their pets’ microchip registrations and update any information if necessary.

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How Do I Know When to Take My Pet to the Vet?

How do I know when to take my pet to the vet? This is a good question. And it is a rather common question. Because too many times, pet owners worry that they waited too long or brought their pet to see the doctor too soon, and somehow they will be at fault if Fluffy has any issues.

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