As your family gathers together for the holidays, is there a lonely spot on the couch? Perhaps you’ve been considering adding a new pet to your home and are thinking about adopting one for the holidays?  There are certainly some wonderful things about adopting a new pet for the holidays but we do not recommend…

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Ghouls, jack-o-lanterns, and the tricks and treats of Halloween are fun for  adults and children alike. At this time of year, anticipation runs high as we approach this most beloved holiday. We spend hours planning our costume, making Halloween treats, and setting up our yard as a scary scene – but have you thought about…

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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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In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week in April, we’d like to call attention to the serious nature of dog bites in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Of those, nearly 1 in 5 will need professional medical attention.  …

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With the ever changing landscape regarding marijuana, it is hard to keep up on the do’s and don’ts when it comes to this now legal to use substance in the state of Vermont. Many Vermonters are taking advantage of the new laws that went into effect this year in our state. This means that pot…

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Losing a pet is a terrifying scenario for pet owners, and one that is all too common. Millions of dogs and cats go missing from their homes each year, and even the most well behaved pet can easily slip out of a gate or door accidentally left open. Hanging up “lost pet” signs and posting…

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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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Top-of-the-line, nutritious food in your pet’s bowl? Check! An array of interesting and pounce-worthy pet toys all over the house? Yep! Daily walks that show up all the other owners with your dog’s incredible training and personality? You got it! It may seem like nothing is missing in your quest to be the most responsible…

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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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