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… Read More »

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… Read More »

Tips for cutting costs on pet care

Regardless of whether you’re a dog, cat, bird or other pet lover, most people can agree that pets are part of the family.  Caring for your pet doesn’t have to cost a fortune with a few helpful tips. With this in mind, the discount experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice for saving… Read More »

Pet seat belts save lives

Pet seat belts save lives

By Kim Salerno, President and Founder of Traveling with pets has never been more popular amongst pet parents. Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel, and dogs are the most frequent travelers. “Want to go for a ride?” is music to a dog’s ears. They go just about… Read More »

Dog owners and pets fight cancer together this August

Bark For Life, an event hosted by the American Cancer Society, will bring dog owners and their pets together in the fight against cancer on Aug. 1. This non-competitive, 1.5-mile walkathon will raise vital funds for the American Cancer Society while celebrating the special bond between people and their dogs. Bark For Life of Chittenden… Read More »

For pets’ sake: BEVS welcomes state’s first animal CT scanner

By Lesley Snyder Where there’s BEVS, there’s a doctor. Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists, or BEVS, is Vermont’s only 24/7 emergency veterinary facility, staffed round-the-clock with a doctor, vet techs, and a live voice to answer its 24-hour hotline. In September 2013, the hospital became the site of a rare piece of life-saving equipment repurposed… Read More »