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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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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Commonly Asked Questions About Kennel Cough

Dr. Rachel Morgan has composed 9 of the most commonly asked questions about kennel cough. 1.) What is the underlying cause of “kennel cough”?

Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a relatively nonspecific phrase that can refer to a number of underlying causes. While many use the term “kennel cough” to refer to respiratory infections caused by the bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica, there are a multitude of viruses and bacterial agents that can cause a dog to develop a cough. If your dog begins coughing, it is important to have a physical exam performed by your regular veterinarian to rule out any other underlying causes that may be responsible for the animal’s symptoms.

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Joey’s Story

Joey’s owners were worried.  After having been sprayed by a skunk directly in the face a few days before, this 4 year old Chihuahua mix had never returned to his happy old self.  His skin looked yellow, his gums were very pale, and he was passing dark orange urine.  They brought him to the Burlington […]

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Popular Pet Names

Naming a pet can be one of the many fun aspects of adopting a new furry friend into your life. Having worked in the veterinary field for several years, I have come across quite a variety of pet names.  Some have been of the more common variety, such as Max or Bailey.  Others have ranged […]

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Xylitol Toxicosis

 You come home from a long day at work and your 2 year old chocolate lab, Miss Moneypenny, greets you enthusiastically at the door. You place your purse and keys on the table and set off to make some dinner. When you return 15 minutes later, the purse and its contents are scattered on the living room […]

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The Prickly Porcupine

It is a beautiful spring day and you are walking with your dogs, soaking in as much Vitamin D as possible. All of a sudden, your dog comes out of the bushes foaming at the mouth and franticly pawing at their face. They have, what looks like a white beard, which can only mean one […]

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Maisie

Maisie, a four-year-old kerry blue terrier came to BEVS after having her left front paw run over by a car.  The emergency team assessed her condition and determined she was stable. She was sedated and her wounds were flushed and bandaged. She had a severe degloving injury (the skin was missing) and two fractured metacarpal […]

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Holiday Pet Hazards

On an average evening, our emergency service at BEVS regularly sees pets suffering the effects of partaking in the holiday spirit a bit too joyfully. To keep your holidays both festive and safe for your pets, keep in mind a few of the hidden holiday hazards for animals. Chocolate – While we at BEVS see […]

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South African Sunrise

This past September I made the difficult yet exciting decision to leave the safe familiar confines of BEVS to embark on a 5-week Rotary International Group Study Exchange (GSE) trip to South Africa.  I had the privilege of traveling to rural places in South Africa including Viljoenskroon, Welkom, Ladybrand, Bloemfontein, Colesberg, Queenstown, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, […]

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