It’s pet dental health month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association wants to remind pet owners that dental disease affects dogs and cats much the same as humans.

Check your pets for pesky parasites

During the hot summer months, both large and small animals can suffer unwanted attention from fleas, ticks, biting flies and mosquitoes. Besides the annoyance, pain and itching they cause, they can also transmit disease to your animal. There are many thin … (read more)

Summer celebrations can often distress pets

Fireworks, barbecues and heat can be a dangerous trio for pets. As the state begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions, friends and family will begin to gather again and with the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, barbecues and fireworks may be on the agenda. … (read more)

Protect your canine friends this summer

Springtime is finally here, and with it comes many diseases and parasites that are easily preventable. Ticks, wildlife, gardening chemicals and heartworm are just a few of the things to be aware of this time of year when thinking about your dog’s health.  … (read more)

Smoking is bad for pets, too

By now most people are aware of the serious health dangers of smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke in humans. What you may not realize is that cigarette and cigar smoke can cause severe disease in pets, too.  The harmful cancer-causing ingredients fro … (read more)