Tag Archives: DVM

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March 9, 2016

Retractable leashes: Convenience at the expense of safety

 

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Retractable leashes. They’re oh, so convenient! Instead of struggling with your dog to stay at your side, you can let them trot ahead of you to explore as far as 18 feet away. Dogs can…

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November 30, 2015

Let’s talk turkey

Your pets and Thanksgiving

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

The last thing any pet owner wants to do on Thanksgiving is rush their pet to the animal emergency room. The sad truth, however, is that many pets are injured or poisoned around…