Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! My knee hurts!

Ruff! Ruff! Ruff! My knee hurts!

By Dr. Garrett Levin, DVM, Diplomate ACVS As the winter season is upon us and the snow falls on the mountains, we look forward to spending time outside with our dogs. Whether you enjoy Alpine or Nordic skiing, injuries, in both us and our best friends, are not unusual. One of the most common orthopedic […]

Food dangers for pets

Food dangers for pets

By Dr. Garrett Levin, DMV  As the holiday season draws near, we look forward to celebrating with family and friends. Our homes fill with the wonderful scents of indulgent food and treats. As tasty as these foods are for us, they can be problematic for dogs. Dietary indiscretion describes gastrointestinal upset that occurs when a […]

Tips for a safe and happy Halloween

Tips for a safe and happy Halloween

By Garrett Levin As the evening temperatures begin to drop and the leaves begin to turn Vermont’s famous fall colors, we look forward to this time of year. Our dogs are eager for hikes in the woods to feel leaves crunch under their feet. Our cats sit in the windows during the day following every […]

Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits and families

Annual pet event connects animal nonprofits and families

The Tractor Supply Co. store in Shelburne will host activities for families and their pets, including pet adoptions, on Saturday, Sept. 19. This is in celebration of Pet Appreciation Week Sept. 16 to 20. Pet Appreciation Week or P.A.W. is Tractor Supply’s annual event to celebrate pet owners and their furry friends. “Pet ownership is […]

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

Exotic snake abandoned at Shelburne Pond

A boa constrictor was captured by Shelburne police at Shelburne Pond Fishing Access Saturday. Police received a call concerning the exotic snake. Officers responded, captured the snake, and turned it over to Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Shelburne Police Officer Al Fortin said. The five-foot snake was apparently abandoned at Shelburne Pond, Fortin said. State Game […]

Co-piloting pets a big distraction

Co-piloting pets a big distraction

By Kim Salerno The busy summer travel season has many families planning to hit the road – and that of course, means their four-legged family members too. To ensure safe travels for everyone, it’s important to take heed of a very real pet travel safety issue – pets and distracted driving. When we think of […]

Elevated eating for pets

Elevated eating for pets

Photos and story by Lynn Monty Labradoodles Bella and Zorba wasted no time at Shelburne Farmers Market. They headed right to the Barnhouse Creations booth to meet woodworker Paul Austin of Shelburne. He makes elevated pet bowls, and hands out treats with every purchase. “I think it’s a very good idea,” said Magdalena Naylor of […]

Hinesburg’s AFTER the Track offers retired racehorses a second chance

Hinesburg’s AFTER the Track offers retired racehorses a second chance

by Sheri Duff AFTER the Track, a specialized re-training and placement facility for Off the Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) racehorses no longer competitive at the track, makes its home on the 28-acre Lakota-Way Farm in Hinesburg. Established by resident Ginny Iverson, Assuring Futures for Thoroughbred Ex Racehorses (AFTER) the Track began in 2006. As a horse […]

Planet Cat Film Festival returns April 12

Planet Cat Film Festival returns April 12

The Humane Society of Chittenden County (HSCC) will host its Second Annual Planet Cat Film Festival on Sunday, April 12 from 10am until noon at the Majestic Theatres in Williston. The fundraiser offers Vermonters the opportunity to submit original cat videos and memes to be viewed on the large screen. One of HSCC’s largest fundraisers, […]

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