Tag Archives: M. Kathleen Shaw

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December 14, 2016

Avoid 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…

Easter holiday hazards for pets
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March 23, 2016

Easter holiday hazards for pets

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Experts caution against purchasing cute baby animals as gifts, unless you are committed to their life-long care.

By M. Kathleen Shaw, DVM, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Easter comes early this year, and it is important to…

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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…