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 we’re big on wellness and preventive care. Why? Because we know firsthand that routine veterinary care will not only help your pet stay healthy but … Read moreWhen Was The Last Time Your Pet Saw The Vet?
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 shaking, ears that are red and/or painful to the touch, an unpleasant smell or a dirty discharge inside the ear. Here are four facts about … Read moreMy pet has an ear infection. What do I do?
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 enter U.S. animal shelters every year. Only about half are adopted, meaning the rest—mostly healthy, adoptable dogs and cats—are euthanized. You can help lower this … Read more“No Littering” Is Always in Season
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 to your home and family. Many of these parasites and the diseases they carry are zoonotic—meaning they can be transmitted to humans. While we always … Read moreHow to Keep Parasites off Your Pet
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 tips to keep your animal companion healthy and happy through the cold, snowy months. Keep up with grooming. While you don’t want to shave long-haired … Read moreVermont Winter Pet Safety Tips
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 all and everyone – not just aspiring superheroes – will probably be masking up before they go out. Even if this season is anything but … Read moreHow can I keep my pets safe during the winter holidays?
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 new to the U.S. It can spread rapidly in the wild and is fatal to all rabbits, domestic and wild. It is not contagious to … Read moreUpdate on Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)
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 two, but others crave something a little more strenuous: a hike, perhaps, or a run through the park. If you’re thinking of leashing your dog … Read moreI Want to Take My Dog for a Run. Should I?
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 may act out when they return to their old, less active, less social routines. If you can, try to ease your pet back into being … Read moreBack to Work or School?
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 exotic pets are highly intelligent creatures that require a great deal of attention and care. They can thrive in the right home, providing a novel … Read moreExotic Pets and You – A Match?