Help! My Dog’s Been Skunked!!

Dogs can be very curious. This sometimes can get them into a stink of trouble. If your dog encounters a skunk, it is likely to get sprayed, if it insists on checking out this newly found creature. When a skunk is startled it will make a peculiar purring sound,...

Hunting Season safety for your pets

by:Elisa Speckert- River Road Veterinary Clinic, Norwich VT Fall is an especially beautiful time to be outside in Vermont and New Hampshire. Your dogs will be grateful for the opportunity to go on a long hike; or take your horses into the country for a ride. But fall...

Celebrating Greyhounds

Celebrating Greyhounds Linda Evans and the Art of Aid By Sandra Stillman Gartner A few years ago, The Brandon Artists’ Guild of Vermont sent out a call to their members. The annual fundraiser theme for the year was “It’s Reigning Cats and Dogs”. Artist Linda Evans, a...

A Dog has Its Day

Amos Esty Originally published in Dartmouth Medicine. Reprinted with permission from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Office of Communications and Marketing. In the early fall of 2011, the Orndorff family received some bad news. Eleven-year-old Jenny, a...

Cat Facts

For the ailurophile (cat lover) in you! 1. There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds. 2. Cats “paw” or “knead” (repeatedly treading on a spot – sometimes its owner) to mark their territory. Cats...