We understand that taking care of a pet can be overwhelming. There are so many questions, so many unknowns. That’s why we’re here. We want to take the mystery out of pet care. Check this space for tricks of the trade from our vets!
When Was The Last Time Your Pet Saw The Vet?
If it was over a year ago (or you can’t remember!) you might want to consider making an appointment for a wellness exam and testing soon. At Shelburne Veterinary Hospital… Read more
My pet has an ear infection. What do I do?
An ear infection is one of the most frequently diagnosed medical conditions in pets—especially dogs with floppy ears. Signs of an ear infection can include scratching at the ears, head… Read more
“No Littering” Is Always in Season
Because of unintended pregnancies, millions of dogs and cats go homeless every year in our country. According to the Humane Society of the United States, between 6- 8 million pets… Read more
How to Keep Parasites off Your Pet
Fleas. Ticks. Roundworm, heartworm and tapeworm. Our animals are a walking buffet to them, and once they’re on your dog or cat, it’s a short ride on the pet express… Read more
Vermont Winter Pet Safety Tips
Cold weather means bundling up in warm clothes, cooking comfort food and winterizing your vehicles. As the temperature drops, don’t forget to winterize your pets, too! Here are a few… Read more
How can I keep my pets safe during the winter holidays?
No doubt about it—the holidays are going to look a little different this year. Festive gatherings will likely be a lot smaller than in the past if they happen at… Read more
Update on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)
New fatal diseases that spread easily are scary for pet owners. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Diarrhea Virus 2 (RHDV2) is one such disease. It is not a new virus, but it is… Read more
I Want to Take My Dog for a Run. Should I?
No doubt about it: dogs need and – benefit from – regular exercise. For a lot of pup parents, the preferred mode of exercise is a nice, leisurely walk or… Read more
Back to Work or School?
Back-to-school season or going back to work after COVID-19 restrictions may be stressful for pets. They are used to a lot of extra attention and probably more exercise, so they… Read more
Exotic Pets and You – A Match?
Exotic pets–from parakeets to geckos to hedgehogs–can make wonderful companions! Unfortunately, many are purchased on a whim. Take your time when choosing an exotic pet—for their sake and yours. Most… Read more