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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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Pets in Vehicles

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. We’ve heard the excuses: “Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store,” or “But I cracked the windows…” These excuses don’t amount to much if your pet becomes seriously ill or dies from […]

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The Dangers of Blue-Green Algae

It began as an innocent walk in the park: A 9-month-old, 60 lb. German Shepherd mix went out for a stroll with her owner before spending 30 minutes alone in the backyard. When the dog reentered the house, her owner noticed that her eyes were rolling back and that her gait was uncoordinated. She also […]

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Hiking Safety Tips

Looking to escape your hometown haunts for a wilderness hike? Don’t forget your pooch! Dogs love to explore our country’s vast natural resources as much their two-legged counterparts—not to mention, hiking is great exercise for all. But remember, a hiking trail isn’t your average walk around the block. The ASPCA offers some helpful tips for […]

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Ten Most Common Pet Toxins of 2014

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) in Urbana, IL., handled more than 167,000 calls involving pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances in 2014. Nearly 16% of those calls were from pet parents whose pets got into medicines intended for human use, putting this category at the top of the toxin list for the seventh year […]

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Toxic Foods for Pets

Ever wonder what foods you can safely share with your pets? They may swoon you with those big, sweet eyes and tell you any food is OK to share but don’t fall into their adorable and convincing traps! The Pet Poison Helpline has put together a 1-minute video on toxic human foods. It won’t take […]

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Tick Removal

If you find a tick attached to your skin, there’s no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as […]

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