Unleashing the Best: Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center’s Top 5 Pet Care Blogs of 2018

If you blinked, it may seem like 2018 just flew by. Between career, family, and spending time with our pets, there never seems to be enough time in the day! Hopefully, the advent of a new year has given you some time to pause and reflect on the moments that really mattered in 2018, and what you want to “do different” in 2019.

If one of those things is to focus more on your pet’s health, we salute you! To that end, we’ve compiled Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center’s top 5 pet care blogs of 2018, to get you quickly up to speed with what’s new, important, and interesting about Rutland pet health.

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Smart Safety Tips Regarding Marijuana and Pets

Please be safe and smart when it comes to marijuana and petsWith 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 is increasingly becoming a household substance, putting our pets at increased risk of exposure.

Rutland Veterinary Clinic has been seeing more and more cases of marijuana intoxication in our patients. We want you to know how to keep your home safe when it comes marijuana and pets. Read on to learn what you should be doing in your home. Continue…

Lost and Found: The Principles of Pet Microchipping

pet microchipping helps pet owners find their missing petLosing 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 to social media can help locate a missing pet, but did you know there is a way to significantly boost your chances of being reunited with a missing pet?

Pet microchipping is an easy, affordable, and highly effective strategy for locating missing pets, and we couldn’t be more in support of this widely used technology! Continue…

Pet Poison Prevention: What Every Pet Owner Needs to Know

Pet Poison PreventionSince 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 pet poison prevention as well.

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Best Pet Parent EVER! Celebrating Responsible Pet Owners Month

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 pet owner around (and we agree!), but it’s always good to brush up on your skills.

At Rutland, we’re happy to celebrate Responsible Pet Owners Month and recognize people like you who keep their pets healthy and happy. In observance of this special month, we thought we’d outline some of the skills and talents exemplified by amazing owners like yourself.

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Seasonal Concerns: A Spotlight on Holiday Pet Safety

holiday pet safetyIt’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 four-legged family members. To help you out, your friends at Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center have these essential holiday pet safety tips for creating a pet-friendly season.

A Festive Display

Decking the halls is a beloved holiday tradition, and as long as we keep pet safety in mind, we can continue to enjoy a festive home.

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