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Preventing Ticks on Your Pets

Dogs are very susceptible to tick bites and tickborne diseases. Vaccines are not available for all the tickborne diseases that dogs can get, and they don’t keep the dogs from bringing ticks into your home. For these reasons, it’s important to use a tick preventive product on your dog. Tick bites on dogs may be […]

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Mala

Mala Boo’s Story

Mala Boo is a beautiful, adventurous 8 year old Labrador. One day last October after returning from a  hike she began showing signs of neck pain. The neck pain became more severe and progressed to tetraparesis (unable to walk and very little movement of her 4 limbs). At BEVS she underwent a neurologic examination and CT scan […]

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Poison Prevention Week for Pets

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Poison prevention week for pets is March 15th through the 21st. This annual observance started in 1961 to highlight the dangers of accidental poisonings in children, and is a great time to discuss potential dangers to our pets, as well. In reviewing over 180,000 calls about […]

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Emergency Tips for Pets

If you are concerned or unsure if your pet needs emergency care, please call us at (802) 863-2387.  If your dog or cat ingested something poisonous please call your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline at 800-213-6680 for help immediately! The sooner a dog poisoning or cat poisoning is diagnosed, the easier, less expensive, and safer […]

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Ruby

Ruby’s Story

Meet Ruby a  four year old dachshund who loves to run and play hard with her  corgi and 3 dachshund housemates. Ruby’s parents noticed that she was weak in her hind end when they went to bed in the evening and the following morning (approximately 10 hours later) she was able to bear weight on […]

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Abby Coburn

Meet Abby

Meet Abby. Abby loves to swim and chill out on the dock. Unfortunately, sometimes these two activities can produce the horrid hot spot–those painful, raw, moist, oozing sores your dog can get on their skin. If your pet has ever had one, I’m sure you can relate when I say hot spots are serious. Although more […]

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Pets and Garden Veggies

How does your garden grow? Silver bells? Cockle shells? Ours doesn’t have any of these either, but with all the great sun and shots of rain here and there, it is showing great promise for some yummy vegetables. Some vegies can be good for your pets too, but we wanted to list a few common […]

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Minnie

Minnie’s Visit to the ER

“Minnie” the three-year-old Chihuahua was enjoying herself on the Stowe bike path, when she was attacked by a larger dog (Bull Mastiff). In the veterinary world, this scenario is unfortunately so common, there is an acronym for it — BDLD, which stands for “Big Dog-Little Dog” — and it almost always results in an emergency situation. […]

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bugs

When To Be Bugged about Bugs

Though Vermont’s cold winters keep a lot of bugs in check, there are still many common ones that you and your pet may encounter. How do you know when to race to our ER or when to wait for your veterinarian?  First, know your enemy, as horrifying as it is to see one of those […]

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Pet and Boat Safety

PET AND BOAT SAFETY ALERT Please use extra caution when your dog exits your boat–This week, we have had two separate emergency cases where dogs have jumped from their owner’s boat attempting to land on a dock. In both cases, the dogs missed their landing, hit against the docks and ruptured their bladders. Both “Charlie” […]

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