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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

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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13 animal emergencies that should receive immediate veterinary consultation and/or care

Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool Injuries to your pet’s eye(s) You suspect or know […]

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Poison Prevention Week for Pets

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Poison prevention week for pets is March 15th through the 21st. This annual observance started in 1961 to highlight the dangers of accidental poisonings in children, and is a great time to discuss potential dangers to our pets, as well. In reviewing over 180,000 calls about […]

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Summer Fun

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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