First Aid For Pets

“Anyone with a fun-loving and active pet in the family knows that injuries are bound to happen, whether it’s just a minor boo boo or a situation requiring an urgent trip to the vet,” says Cindy Dunston Quirk, owner and founder of Scout & Zoes. “Having a few basic...

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...

Oh The Weather

Oh the Weather Outside is Frightful… For Pets, Too! By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM North Bennington, Vermont Temperatures are dropping, and with the colder weather, it’s time to think about the dangers this presents for our pets, both indoors and outdoors only ones....

Management of Pain and Arthritis in Older Pets

Management of Pain and Arthritis in Older Pets Jonit Barsky, DVM, CCRT- Vermont Integrative Veterinary Associates, Waterbury Center, VT “Buffy won’t do the stairs anymore.” “Fred can’t jump onto the counter to get to his food bowl.” “I have to help Oscar get into the...

Salmonella

Salmonella – Are You or Your Pet at Risk? Valerie Nikel- Pet Food Warehouse, Shelburne and Burlington, VT In light of recent pet food recalls, Salmonella is once again raising concerns about pet food and safety. While many dogs and cats can be carriers of the...

Domnic Runs Away

Domnic Runs Away By: Alyce Hoehn Domnic was a long haired cat. His coat was black and white. He slept all day though sometimes played And often came out at night…..he prowled around at night. His girl was Deanna, his boy was Rob. They lived in a big white house. And...