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Wednesday's Axios Denver stories

John Frank, author of Denver
Jun 9, 2021 - Axios Denver

6 tips for helping your pet adjust when you return to the office

Pepper looks out the window for his human. Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Like it or not, many of us will return to the office soon. The ones who may like it the least: our pets.

  • Now is the time to get them (and you) prepared for the transition, animal experts say.

Why it matters: When our pandemic-imposed routines change, dogs and cats can act out and misbehave.

  • Denver Animal Protection is worried that will lead to an increase in people giving their pets to shelters.
Jun 9, 2021 - Axios Denver

Pet CBD sales soar as owners return to work

A daily CBD tincture is given to Dixie. Photo: Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

The demand for CBD among pet owners in Denver and across the country was already on the rise — but in the post-pandemic world, sales are soaring even higher, industry experts tell Axios.

Driving the news: Last year's pandemic puppy boom is resulting in a sea of animal owners searching for ways to help their fur babies adjust to normal life, as they prepare to return to the office for the first time in over a year.

  • "We've been having a lot more sales with people coming in asking for anything that will help with separation anxiety specifically," said Maggie Shelley, sales associate for Denver-based pet supply shop Dog Savvy.
Jun 8, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver's history of 90-degree days

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Data: National Weather Service; Chart: Danielle Alberti/Axios

We're four days into a stretch of 90° heat, marking the hottest week yet this year in Denver.

Driving the news: Highs are expected to reach at least 90° every day through at least Thursday.

  • Yes, but: That's still short of the records in 2012 and 2008, when the National Weather Service counted 24 straight days of 90s both years.
John Frank, author of Denver
Jun 8, 2021 - Axios Denver

Denver puts community outreach at forefront of gang violence prevention

Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen. Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Midway through 2020, Denver's deadliest year in nearly four decades, police chief Paul Pazen shifted his approach to put a stronger emphasis on community outreach.

  • He hired case coordinators for all six districts and the special operations team that handles gang violence.