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 […]

Wag it Forward at Pet Food Warehouse this Saturday

Wag it Forward at Pet Food Warehouse this Saturday

Pet Food Warehouse will host ‘Wag It Forward,’ a new fundraising event that will benefit dozens of Vermont animal welfare groups, this Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9am to 5:30pm. For every dollar spent at the South Burlington and Shelburne locations this Saturday, Pet Food Warehouse (PFW) will donate 25 cents to participating humane societies, rescue […]

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Therapy Dogs of Vermont offers prep-certification clinics

Learn what it takes to make a great therapy dog team in prep-certification clinic offered by Therapy Dogs of Vermont (TDV) Aug. 30 from 10am-12:30pm in Williston. Although the clinic will prepare you and your dog for TDV certification, it does not replace the test or any part of the certification process. Anyone seeking therapy […]

Bark for Life returns Aug. 1

The American Cancer Society will host Bark For Life, an event that brings dog owners and their pets together in the fight against cancer, Friday, Aug. 1 and it’s not too late to get involved. This non-competitive 1.5 mile walkathon will raise vital funds for the American Cancer Society while celebrating the special bond between […]

Green up your pets

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association Now is a good time to consider some Earth friendly practices to help the environment when it comes to our furry companions. Plastic is everywhere, and only 27 percent of plastic is recycled. Landfills can only hold so much and even then it takes 450 years […]

Pet nail cutting basics explained

Just like human fingernails, a dog and cat nails grow all the time, so regular manicures should be part of every pet owner’s routine. In fact, the Pet Food Warehouse website suggests that trimmed claws are also less likely to snag fabric and inadvertently scratch people. Nail trimming is much easier if your pet has […]