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Our pets bring us so much love and joy so we naturally want to treat them, and sometimes this means giving them human food. But when it comes to feeding dogs human food, we need to be very careful.

Find out what foods are harmful and can hurt your dog, what foods you can feed occasionally, and what foods you can feed regularly in this comprehensive guide.

Humans are naturally curious about their health and ancestry; it’s understandable that it would extend to their best friends.

Dogs have only been domesticated and bred for about 15,000 years; humans, on the other hand, left Africa to populate the rest of the world over 200,000 years ago. This makes their ancestry much more clearly defined, with a high level of accuracy to correctly assess breed. Like children, analyzing the DNA of your domestic companion can help you make educated lifestyle and health decisions on their behalf. Thankfully, many of the privacy- and ethics-related concerns are waived when dealing with your pet; a full genetic profiling is only ever in their best interest.

Find out what a dog DNA test can tell you >>

Depending on which association you ask, there are currently between 40 and 70 recognized cat breeds.

The first modern cat show took place in 1871. Of the more than 150 feline entrants, only a few were of recognizable cat breeds. These shows would go on to attempt to categorize the vast array of furry phenotypes; it began with simple sectioning between color and coat length. From here, specialty breed groups sprung up, with fanciers drawing even more precise lines between breeds. Of these, only 16 are considered ‘natural’ or ‘foundational’ breed groups, with all others formed as some sorta hybrid. Therefore, many breeds have only been around for about 100 years or less; Bengals and Ragdolls are some of the most recent to be developed.

Find out what a cat DNA test can tell you >>

At NuVet Labs® we really are “pet people”. We love animals so much it’s not uncommon for our employees to bring them to work. Even our President’s little Yorkie has his own cubicle.

We have made it our mission to help our furry friends stay healthy for years to come. It is this passion for pets that drives us to produce the best nutritional supplement you can find.

NuVet Labs® has spent over 8 years to create a product designed to provide the best immune system support possible. To do this we put together a team of top scientific, medical and pet industry professionals that shared our desire to find real solutions to an ever growing pet health dilemma.

NuVet® products are made in a FDA registered laboratory with natural, human-grade ingredients specially compounded to deliver the most effective nutritional health benefits. Utilizing the latest advances in medical and nutritional science, we apply state of the art manufacturing technologies to help us maintain a standard of product quality and integrity that is virtually unheard of in the pet industry.

It is our pledge to the millions of pets, and to their human families, to continually produce the most powerful nutritional supplements that support pets’ health and keep them that way for a lifetime.

Need fresh, healthy and local pet food delivered right to your door?  Pet Wants Denver is just for you!  Pets are more than just animals — they are family — and just like humans, they deserve the best diet available consisting of fresh and delicious food. That is what makes Pet Wants special. When you go to the store, it can be overwhelming to choose from dozens of food brands. And how are you to trust the quality of the food beyond the marketing and assumption that the higher the price the better the food? I intend to provide more than just a promise of “fresh, high-quality food,” but to build a community based around education and awareness for what exactly goes into our beloved pets’ bowls.
Need help with behavior issues?  Canine Unlimited Dog Training is your answer!  Providing both private and group classes, Rod Butts has over 30 years of experience helping humans and canines learn new behaviors quickly.  He has helped several ARR dogs considered to be reactive, aggressive, or fearful to become calm family members.
The Colorado Pet Pantry Pet Food Bank serves pet owners in the Denver/Boulder metro areas!  Click below for more info:

Order a custom pet portrait!

ART FOR PAWS artist Lisa Doster will paint or sketch a beautiful customized pet portrait from your photo.  Lisa has been delighting her customers for years with her accurate, creative portrayals.

Animal Law 101

Animals are and have always been an intricate part of nature and our planet. The relationship of wild animals with the rest of Earth’s ecosystems is what makes life on the planet possible for all living things. Just like there are rules and laws for humans that make the world a safer and more organized place, there are laws created to protect animals and regulate the way they are treated. Read more here.


Recommended by veterinarians – waterproof, durable, washable covers – great for dogs with arthritis or senior pets!

Are you looking for fine animal themed paintings, prints or apparel? Please visit Dog Lover Art by acclaimed Seattle artist Nancy Schutt!

Whether it’s just your dog, you and your dog or your cat and your home – You choose the subject to have a painting that uniquely reflects your tastes, values, and loves.

Or show your love by wearing dog or cat themed apparel. A variety of dog art T shirts in a variety of colors.

Pet Financial Aid Resources for Low-Income Families

Pets are an incredible source of love, affection, and joy for many people across the world. Many of us are taking advantage of the benefits of having a furry, feathery, or scaly friend to call our own.

Unfortunately, for all the great things about having a pet, there’s also inevitable fact that at some point they’ll get sick or injured and need medical treatment. For low income families especially, the question of how to pay for vet bills, especially unexpected emergencies, is one that may loom large.

Many nonprofits and charitable organizations have come to rescue, recognizing the fact that no one should have to face losing their companion animal because they cannot afford their medical care. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 40+ organizations that offer financial assistance for pet owners, financial aid for sick pets, and pet surgery assistance for low-income families.

Find and book local dog sitters

Whether you need in-home dog boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, or day care, Rover connects pet parents with people who’ll treat their dogs like family. And with over 92% of the population living within a short drive of one of the 65,000 sitters who’ve listed their services on Rover, it’s easy to find someone you and your dog will love.

Assisted Living for Seniors with Pets

Pet ownership can bring plenty of unexpected benefits for seniors. For starters, research shows that older adults who own a dog walk an average of 22 minutes a day more than seniors who don’t have a dog, and pets are even used in therapy techniques to help seniors with mental illness or dementia.

While the benefits to pet ownership for older adults are numerous, there are also unique challenges when bringing your pet to an assisted living community, including some communities’ lack of space and restrictive pet policies.