Keeping Your Pets Healthy This Spring

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...