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Pets in Vehicles

On Wednesday, the temperature in Williston was 85 degrees so we decided to put the dog Life-Meter to the test!  We affixed the decal to the inside of a car window and waited one hour before returning to the parking lot see how high the internal temperature of the car was.  To our surprise the inside temp […]

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Water Safety Tips for Pets

With the warmer weather on its way, our furry friends are eager to start playing in the water. Swimming is a great activity for our dogs in the summertime to keep them active, exercised, and happy, but there are some dangers to be aware of. There are many living things, big and small, that benefit […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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