Humane Society seeking foster providers

Humane Society seeking foster providers

Animal lovers interested in becoming foster care providers for shelter animals can learn more on July 27 when Homeward Bound Humane Society in Addison County hosts an informational meeting for new volunteers. The shelter currently has short- and long-term fostering opportunities available for dogs, cats, and kittens, but they are especially interested in finding foster… Read More »

Lyme disease – what to look for in your pets

Lyme disease – what to look for in your pets

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association for Vt. Digger Lyme disease is a very serious concern for people and pets. It is carried by deer ticks, which emerge in the spring, remain active during the summer months, and then go through a burst of activity in the fall. While we think of… Read More »

Food dangers for pets

Food dangers for pets

By Dr. Garrett Levin, DMV No matter the time of year, as tasty as these foods are for us, they can be problematic for dogs. Dietary indiscretion describes gastrointestinal upset that occurs when a dog ingests something that its body cannot tolerate, causing irritation and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The most common cause is when… Read More »

Easy ways to improve your pet’s quality of life

Courtesy of Partners for Healthy Pets Pet ownership is more than just a privilege – it is a responsibility. While pet owners spend ample time and money purchasing elaborate outfits, accessories, and toys for their pets, what truly matters is when owners take the initiative to instill healthy habits and routines that enhance their pets’… Read More »

Holiday dangers for pets

Holiday dangers for pets

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association With the holiday season rapidly approaching, many pet owners are unsure which plants, foods, and decorations are and are not for their pets. Most species of lilies are deadly to cats. In some cases, a small amount of pollen or even one leaf can cause sudden… Read More »

The 2016 Dog Agility Trials in Shelburne this weekend

The 2016 Dog Agility Trials in Shelburne this weekend

The Green Mountain Golden Retriever Club and the Burlington Obedience Training Club host the July 2016 Agility Trials at The Field House at the Shelburne Health and Fitness Club Thursday through Sunday. Thursday’s trial starts at 10am and will feature small dogs to tall dogs. Friday’s Trial running order will be tall dogs to small… Read More »

Homeward Bound and Addison County Home Health & Hospice team up to help pets and people in need

Homeward Bound and Addison County Home Health & Hospice team up to help pets and people in need

Two of Addison County’s service oriented non-profits recently announced a collaboration to provide short-term care for pets whose owners are facing a health crisis. Homeward Bound’s Pets in Crisis program is set up to provide a safe haven and temporary shelter for the pets of victims of domestic violence or natural disaster. Through their new… Read More »

Cabaret 4 Canines fundraiser this Saturday!

Cabaret 4 Canines fundraiser this Saturday!

Hinesburg’s VT Dog Rescue, a nonprofit organization founded by Brigitte Thompson and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers, works closely with adopters to find just the right fit. They have already transitioned more than 320 dogs from dismal, overpopulated, high-kill shelters into loving homes. Thompson is proud to announce their inaugural Cabaret 4 Canines… Read More »

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