CBD Oil for Cats: What You Need to Know

As cat owners look for ways to keep their kitties happy and healthy, they’re starting to explore alternative treatments not previously considered by Western medicine. Among these alternative treatments is cannabis oil. This isn’t much of a surprise, considering that more people are turning to cannabis as a natural treatment for their health issues and research […]

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Do Dogs Feel Sadness?

If asked, most dog owners would say that their pets exhibit emotions. Happy, excited, angry, sad—you name it. But are these emotions genuine, or are they simply humans projecting onto our pets? When it comes to whether or not a dog can feel sadness, the answer is both yes and no, says Dr. Carlo Siracusa, […]

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Gun Safety and Pets

When it comes to gun ownership, safety is of the utmost importance. Gun owners must take careful precautions to ensure that loved ones are kept out of harm’s way. These precautions don’t just extend to human members of a household—pets should also be kept in mind when practicing responsible firearm habits. “First and foremost, firearms […]

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Chelsea’s Story

Chelsea was an adorable black and tan beagle mix who was a beloved cancer patient. We were all very inspired by her exceptional journey and the deep bond Chelsea and her dad shared, here is her story. Chelsea was  diagnosed with multicentric lymphoma in 2015 and her family pursued multiple rounds of CHOP chemotherapy, single […]

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Pet-Safe Ice Melts: Are They Really Safe?

In many areas of the United States, ice melt is an absolute necessity during the winter months. It keeps sidewalks clear, ensures driveways and parking lots are clean and ice-free, and roads safe for driving. However, while ice melt is essential, not all types are safe for use around pets. Some are quite toxic when […]

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Animal hospital plans move, expansion

By Jason Starr Observer staff Vermont’s only 24-hour animal hospital will triple in size and move to Marshall Avenue under a plan the Williston Development Review Board approved in concept last week. Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists — BEVS — is currently located in a 5,000-square-foot building at 200 Commerce Street in Williston. Owners have […]

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Animal ER – The Best of Burlington

BEVS Offers Emergency and Specialty Services By Mary Ann LickTeig On a Friday evening just before Christmas, I was out shopping and talking to my 11-year-old son on the phone. “We were debating whether we should even tell you,” he said. And that meant only one thing—he should tell me. Our lab puppy had polished […]

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Protecting your animals from hunting traps

FAIRFAX, Vt. — Reported by Rachel Karcz Animal advocates want pet owners to be aware of animals mistakenly being caught in nuisance wildlife traps. In April, a Fairfax community finally caught a feral cat stuck in an unmarked Conibear trap meant to catch wild animals. “The trap itself was bigger than the cat, so I can only […]

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BEVS at Camp Paw Paw

Camp Paw Paw is a summer camp put on each summer by the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Each summer campers learn about a variety of topics including: proper pet care, animal safety, homeless animals in the community, animal-related careers, HSCC’s mission, and much more! Each topic is led by professionals in animal—related fields. For the past two […]

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Narcan For K-9 Units in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The president of the Vermont Police Canine Association wants to make sure every K-9 unit in Vermont has access to Narcan, an overdose-reversal drug. Burlington Sgt. Wade Labrecque says ten years ago, K-9’s were mostly detecting cocaine, a drug that carried its own risks. Now, however, heroin, specifically heroin laced with fentanyl […]

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