Money Saving Tips for Pet Owners

By Alicia Goodwin Everyone tries to do the best thing to save money. We all agree it is a good thing. However, there are some ways that are better than others at helping you save money, especially with your pets. – Vaccines/Exams and Spaying/Neutering: Getting...

Rabbit Nutrition

By Dr. Susan Dyer Rabbit nutrition is a very important aspect of rabbit care. Rabbits are considered a “hind gut fermenter.” They not only have a simple stomach, but have modified their cecum into a large compartment for the processing of fiber. Fiber does not...

Rare Breeds Around Town

The Shiba Inu If you’re out and about in Hanover, don’t be surprised if you run into Saki (which means ‘blessing/happiness’ and ‘hope’ in Japanese). She is a black and tan Shiba Inu, and very rare even in Japan, let alone the Upper Valley. The...

Facts About Pet Homelessness

October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Did you know… 1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home. 2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street. 3. Homeless animals outnumber...

The Story Behind the Photo

Dear 4 Legs & a Tail, Am sending along a recent photo I took and will explain the story behind it. I am a professional photographer and by any account the photograph itself is not that noteworthy from that view point. However, the story behind it is! You can...

My Life with Buddy

Bobbe Mc Intyre Sugar Hill , New Hampshire It was the morning of May 20th, 2011 that Buddy died. He was 3 months shy of 12 years old and I loved him dearly. Buddy was a wild bird, a Cedar Waxwing. Some people may say that he was “just a bird” , but to me, he was more...

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...

Fish Tails

We’re starting to think Fall, and all the things associated with it. Many find this time of year a great one to get into a new hobby, or back into an old one. For many this means fish season. I’m not talking about going to the pond or local river to set up a pole, I’m...

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...