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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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’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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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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Meow’s Radioactive Iodine Experience

“Meow”, a stunning 16 year-old feline, was not feeling her best—she had been progressively losing weight despite an increased appetite, urinating and drinking more than normal, and having intermittent vomiting. Once blood work was completed at her veterinarian office, it was determined “Meow” had hyperthyroidism–a condition in which the thyroid gland makes too much thyroid […]

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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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Five pet hazards that may surprise you

1. Bread doughIf your pet ingests unbaked bread dough, contact your veterinarian immediately. When hosted in a warm environment (your pet’s stomach) the yeast will begin to expand which can lead to a bloated stomach. This can then progress to a gastric-dilitation volvulus (GDV), which is a twisted stomach. Watch for signs of drooling, vomiting, […]

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Cleo’s Case

  A 16-year-old female spayed domestic short-haired cat weighing 6.3kg was evaluated for decreased appetite, hind limb weakness and vomiting. She had been seen by her family veterinarian 3 days prior to presentation to BEVS for “landing hard” after jumping down from the counter.  Significant findings on physical examination consisted of severe ventral neck flexion […]

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