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‘TIS THE SEASON…SANTA PAWS!

BY DR. GARRETT LEVIN, DVM, Diplomate ACVS The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities.  As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible.  Also, […]

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Today My Dog Had Surgery

Yesterday, my rambunctious, three year old yellow lab mix Addison underwent a bilateral elbow arthroscopy procedure. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure orthopedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. Addie was experiencing intermittent lameness that became more severe after exercise. Upon physical exam and joint palpation with Dr. Garrett […]

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Holiday Feast and Your Pets

BY Dr. Garrett Levin, DVM, Diplomate ACVS As the holiday season draws near, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends.  Our homes fill with the wonderful scents of indulgent food and treats.  As tasty as these foods are for us, they can be problematic for dogs. Dietary indiscretion describes gastrointestinal upset that occurs when […]

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Ruff Ruff Ruff! …My Knee Hurts!

Dr. Garrett Levin, DVM, Diplomate ACVS As the winter approaches and the snow falls on the mountains, we look forward to spending time outside with our dogs. Whether you enjoy Alpine or Nordic skiing, injuries – in both us and our best friends are not unusual. One of the most common orthopedic injuries that is […]

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Normal vitals for a dog

Our question this week was: What are the normal vitals for a dog? – Marie L. Answer Hi – thanks for your email. Great question. I’m glad you asked this. We have a great article on the site – I’ll include information from that article for you here. Normal vital signs for dogs are: Body […]

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7 Things You Can Do to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

Don’t feed your pets Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or xylitol (a common sugar substitute found in sugar-free candies and gum); Make sure your pet is properly identified (microchip, collar and ID tag) in case s/he escapes through the open door while you’re distracted with trick-or-treaters; Keep lit candles and jack-o-lanterns out of […]

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At BEVS, Owners Spare No Expense to Save Their Pets

Gizmo’s eyes were whirling. The 2-year-old pug couldn’t focus on his mom, Wendy Beane, when she brought him to Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists in Williston on a recent Monday at the recommendation of her regular veterinarian. About a month ago, that vet in Brandon treated Gizmo for an ear infection. But last week, Beane […]

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Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

If you care leave them there! If you find a young animal or bird that appears to be abandoned, do not pick it up. If You Find a Sick or Injured Animal For the wellbeing of all wildlife in Vermont and for your own safety, taking a wild animal into captivity is illegal. Only licensed […]

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Who’s in charge of your animal’s care while you’re away?

The reservations are made, the bags are packed, and you’re ready for your trip. If you’re not taking your animal(s) with you, who’s in charge of healthcare decisions while you’re away? Cell phones and computers have made it much easier to stay in touch and be contacted, but what if you can’t be reached in […]

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13 animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and/or care

Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool Injuries to your pet’s eye(s) You suspect or know […]

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