Preparing for vacation travel Pet etiquette for hotel stays

By TripsWithPets.com With the vacation season fast approaching, many families are planning their travels… and bringing along Fido and Fluffy to stay with them at pet friendly hotels! Be sure to plan ahead and take all the necessary precautions to ensure that your pets’ travels during the holidays is a happy and safe one. For […]

Poison prevention for pets

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Poison prevention week for pets is March 15 through March 21. 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 […]

GMAD Teams up with Wake Robin residents

GMAD Teams up with Wake Robin residents

By Rachel Dunphy Green Mountain Animals Defenders (GMAD), the largest volunteer-based animal advocacy organization in Vermont, has been working on behalf of animals across the state since 1983, but their new project, Providing All-Weather Shelter (PAWS), has a fast-growing base in Shelburne. PAWS is a program that builds and places shelters for feral cats. For […]

Learn rescue techniques for a beloved pet next month

Pet education specialist Lora Hoopes will teach a 4-hour course on first aid and pet CPR on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 1:30-5:30pm at the South Burlington Police Station. Owner of Kneading Companions Animal Massage, an instructor with Pet Tech, the premier Pet CPR, First Aid, and Care Program, and a member of the National Board […]

Oh the weather outside is frightful … for pets, too!

Oh the weather outside is frightful … for pets, too!

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Temperatures are dropping. And with the colder weather, it’s time to think about the danger this presents for our pets. By taking a few common-sense precautions, you can help reduce the cold-weather dangers to your pets. Although some pets are conditioned to cold weather, veterinary experts […]

New Year’s resolutions for pet owners

New Year’s resolutions for pet owners

by M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Our pets provide us with so much unconditional love that we should find ways to improve our relationship with them in the coming year. One way is to include them in our New Year’s resolutions. At the top of almost everyone’s resolution list is to exercise […]

Put new Shelburne Dog Park calendar on holiday list

Put new Shelburne Dog Park calendar on holiday list

The Shelburne Village Dog Park has raised money by creating another dog calendar this year. Community members were encouraged to submit a photo of their pet for the new 2015 calendar back in September and October. “We had so many wonderful entries it was difficult to choose the winners,” said Shelburne Village Dog Park Chair […]

Ark Veterinary Hospital launches food drive for the four-legged; Need for pet food goes up in down economy

Ark Veterinary Hospital launches food drive for the four-legged; Need for pet food goes up in down economy

Ark Veterinary Hospital in Shelburne is once again organizing a pet food drive for the month of December. As in the past, Ark makes it easy for people to donate food to help local pet owners in need this holiday season by asking people in the community to purchase $5, $10, or $20 bags of cat or dog food in their office to be […]

Long Trail Canine to the Rescue

Long Trail Canine to the Rescue

By Sadie Williams Long Trail Canine Rescue has flown under the radar for some time. Founded in January 2011 by Lisa LaFlam of Wilder, the organization relies of a network of volunteers to transport rescued shelter dogs to Vermont and rehabilitate them by providing safe foster homes until they are adopted. Originally serving only the […]

Only two Bark and Brew events left

Only two Bark and Brew events left

What could possible make your evening walk with your dog any better? Possibly a frosty brew, the company of your neighbors, and group play for dogs! Every Thursday in September from 5:30-7:30pm, Hilton Burlington and Spruce Mortgage are cosponsoring a Bark & Brew series. The event, fun for dogs and owners alike, will take place […]