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...

Why Should I Immunize My Pet?

By Stewart Ketcham, DVM Why should I immunize my pet? I don’t immunize my children! Pet owners have actually said this to me in the exam room in my office! The human measles outbreak in California earlier this year, and the subsequent controversy and discussions, are...

Healing Touch

From Tears to Trauma Release – by Karen McCloud, HTAP, HTP My childhood dream was to become a Veterinarian, but in the early seventies I was told by my high school advisor, “it is a man’s business!” Being a shy girl at the time…I opted for an Equine...

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,...

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...

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...