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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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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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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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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Finding trouble

Bogey*, a big, funny golden retriever, wasn’t quite acting like herself. She was sleeping for most of the day and didn’t have her usual enthusiastic appetite. When she wouldn’t chase her tennis ball, her owners knew something was wrong. They took her to the vet, who performed an abdominal x-ray on Bogey and saw the […]

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Meet Sox!

Meet Sox, an adorable, spunky 6 month old miniature dauschund. 6 weeks ago Sox presented to our hospital after being hit by a car. He was having difficulty breathing, he was pale, he had a very low blood pressure and he was very painful. He was given some pain medications and radiographs were quickly taken […]

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