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Wild Baby Animals Should Not Be Touched

Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health Communication Office 802-863-7281   UNDERHILL – Nancy Carey remembers an abandoned baby raccoon she was able to save after taking precautions to avoid exposure to rabies. Those cases are rare, and her message after 24 years as a rehabilitator is: “Do Not Touch Wild Animals.”   If you see […]

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Teddy

7 Summer Pet Safety Tips

In the summer months, both people and animals can experience difficulty handling extreme temperatures and humidity. However, unlike people, dogs and cats have limited sweat glands and are forced to regulate their temperature primarily through panting.

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Summer Fun

First Aid Kits for Dogs – 10 Key Items to Pack

The weather is beginning to be nice here in Vermont, and that means that our dogs are out and about more often. Swims, hikes, runs, and play dates with other pups are among some of the favorite activities our dogs simply LOVE. Unfortunately, along with hard play come some common injuries such as scrapes, cuts, torn nails and ingestion of toxic substances, to name a few. It’s always great to be prepared to provide minor first aid in the event of one of these occurrences. Here’s a list of a few items to keep on hand in case of an injury.

First Aid Kits for Dogs—10 Key Items to Pack

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