What’s Bugging Our Animals?!

M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM – Vermont Veterinary Medical Association During the hot summer months, both large and small animals can suffer unwanted attention from biting flies and mosquitoes. These flies are not only the typical “house flies” we see, but species such...

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...

Spring Wildlife and Your Pets:What You Need to Know

by the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association – M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Spring is finally here and young wildlife is everywhere. With this abundance of young wild animals, it is important to be aware of the more common animals your pet may encounter and what to do...

Acupuncture in Animals

Acupuncture is a healing art that has been used for centuries in animals and dates back to ancient China. The principals behind acupuncture can be a bit abstract and hard to understand, but modern research has proven it works. Acupuncture is used in animals for pain...

Lucy’s House

Written by: Carlin Goodwin Lucy’s House for the Prevention of Homeless Pets Like many in the Vermont/New Hampshire area, and indeed all across the nation, I am not ignorant of the financial difficulties facing many of our neighbors in these troubled economic times....

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...