A Moment With Lassie

A Moment with a 4 Legs & a Tail Celebrity Every year Hollywood rolls out the red carpet to honor their best.  It was 70 years ago when Lassie Comes Home was nominated for an Oscar, and though the iconic picture didn’t win the award for Best Cinematography in 1944,...

A Dog Named Fenway

It takes a village to raise a child- But it took Red Sox Nation to help raise a Canine Companions for Independence Assistance Dog named Fenway! For the last 5 years, Canine Companions for Independence, a national non-profit that provides highly trained assistance dogs...

Doggy Diarrhea

Spring is here and with the warmer temperatures we also start to see many dogs that either are vomiting, have diarrhea or both. A few years ago I think I figured out why we seem to see this epidemic of GI problems in the spring.  My theory is that all the birds, mice,...

Weight Management in Cats

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT IN CATS By Stephanie Carter River Road Veterinary Clinic, Norwich, VT www.rrvetclinic.com Obesity, or the state of being seriously heavy, is a common condition in cats today.  Cats’ lifestyles have changed dramatically since they became...

Gun Dogs – Planning ahead for Hunting Season

Gun Dogs – Planning ahead for Hunting Season by John Hayes With only a few days left before we get our faithful k-9 companions out in the field, there are still many things we should do. A complete physical is smart business and should be done every year. We...