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CBD Oil for Cats: What You Need to Know

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...

Do Dogs Feel Sadness?

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...

Gun Safety and Pets

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...

Chelsea’s Story

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...

Pet-Safe Ice Melts: Are They Really Safe?

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...

Animal hospital plans move, expansion

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...

Protecting your animals from hunting traps

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....

BEVS at Camp Paw Paw

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...