Veterinarian Robin Downing demonstrates how she gives treats during appointments with her golden retriever, Kula, at her clinic in downtown Windsor on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Downing also uses diffusers with pheromones and plays reggae music to help relax her canine patients. (Valerie Mosley, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A new breed of veterinarian in Colorado provides fear-free treatment for man’s best friend. And cats.

Robin Downing pioneered the more specialized treatment now demanded for pets that have attained a higher status -- family. Sometimes that means playing reggae for dogs.

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Coloradans dosed with ketamine during police confrontations want investigation

25 doctors signed a position paper supporting the use of ketamine when people being arrested show "excited delirium." Two men say they were in handcuffs and complying with cops when the drug was administered in Arapahoe County and Lakewood.

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Food grown for research once rotted in Colorado fields. Now, it’s feeding the hungry

Colorado State University agriculture experiment stations are donating the fresh produce they grow to food banks

Drew Litton: Colorado in tune with 2020

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