It seems impossible to avoid all situations that result in fear, stress or confusion, but we do our best for our pets, right? Some pet owners know from experience that the sound of the blender or vacuum cleaner upsets their dog, or that they cannot walk anywhere near a construction site. Other owners are just…

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To fully experience their surrounding environments, pets rely heavily on their sense of smell and taste. This leads to a greater understanding of the world around them, but unfortunately, this tactic can also land them in hot water. Pet poison prevention is a priority all year long, but with an entire week devoted to raising…

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Since its establishment by congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Poison Prevention Week. The event was originally intended to educate the public on the dangers of accidental poisonings in children, but your friends at Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center would like to take this opportunity to discuss…

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It might start with a little extra begging between meals or cute, treat-worthy antics. Sometimes, pets are allowed to free-feed, a practice that inhibits portion and calorie control. Other times, owners feel guilty for leaving their pet alone and decide to treat them. Since pets don’t typically feed or exercise themselves, the root of pet…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also a potentially dangerous one for pets. When the temperatures drop and the holiday food and decorations come out, the risk of illness or injury to our pets increases. Take a look around your home and make sure it’s a safe and inviting place for your…

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