Dog’s Day is Here: Colorado State Students Host Dog Health Day

A day of exams and pampering is in store for dogs at the third annual Dog Health Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. This year, the event will raise money for Larimer County Search and Rescue and the Colorado State University Pet Hospice Program.

Dogs will be treated to physical exams, dental checks, dog wash and nail trim. Owners will have an opportunity to get dog behavior advice from experts. In lieu of fees, the hospital requests donations for services. Suggested donations are $5 or more per each service, or a package deal of $20 for four health services and behavior advice.

Larimer County Search and Rescue also will demonstrate search dog techniques.

The annual Dog Health Day is organized by the veterinary student body as an opportunity to give back to the community. The event was first held in 2001 as a benefit for the families of firefighters and police officers who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11.      The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located at 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins. For more information, contact Thomas Allen at (970) 310-6016 or