Kedron Valley Veterinary Blog

Preventing Cruelty and Neglect through Education, Aid and Rescue

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month. Neglect and cruelty can have many faces. Often, owners have good intentions but lack the knowledge to take proper care of their animals. Learn the telltale signs of abuse and neglect and what you can do to play a role in eliminating it in your community.

The Skinny on Rats and Ferrets

Have you ever considered adopting an exotic pet, but not sure how you would properly provide for it? Tired of just being a Cat Lady or a Dog Dude? April 2 is National Ferret Day and April 4 is World Rat Day. While often depicted badly in the press, rats and ferrets are playful, intelligent and worth all of the love you have to give. Ferret info comes first, followed by rat care and adoption tips.

Preventing Pet Poisoning with the VVMA

March 15-21 is Poison Prevention Week. This applies to the whole family; and while we are largely familiar with substances that are toxic to humans, one may be surprised at the things that are dangerous to our other companions. In this post, we include two press releases from the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association and a check list compiled by the KVVC staff of recommended items to have in your very own at-home veterinary emergency kit. Play safe everyone!

Protecting Your Pet from Fleas and Ticks

Warmer weather is just around the corner! The days keep getting longer and we can't wait for some fun in the sun, but this lovely weather also makes life easier for pesky parasites. Did you know that ticks winter over and if you can see the bare ground, ticks can migrate and bite?! It’s important take action, keep the upper hand and help ensure that our pets stay comfortable and avoid illness. Read on for information in parasite lifecycles, disease risk info and control tips.

So You Have A New Puppy! What Should You Do Now?

Who doesn’t Oooh and Aaaah over these pint-sized canines? Everyone loves puppies! These adorable balls of fur grow into dogs and there are lots that we as owners can do to prepare them and help them to become well-adjusted and happy adults. Read on to find out how you can help your pup become its very best.

Spay and Neuter: It's not just for Dogs and Cats Anymore

We all love our pets and fur babies steal our hearts, but there are many benefits of spaying and neutering our pets.

King Arthur Flour Dog Biscuit Recipe

February 23 is National Dog Biscuit Day! Try baking your furry friend a tasty treat courtesy of our friends in Norwich at Kind Arthur Flour. This recipe is a favorite of our pups at the clinic, but you will also find a link to KAF's "Best in Breed Biscuits", which are meat free!

Dog breath? Get ‘em to the vet to prevent a costly problem

Tips and Recommendations from the AVMA on how to best care for your furry friends dental health needs.

Winter Weather Advisories for Pets

If you're cold, they're cold. A fur coat won't always block the chill of winter. Also, be mindful of what your pet is exposed to once they leave the safety of your home.

New Year's Resolutions for Pet Owners

Let's start gearing up for the coming year! What resolutions can we commit to for a better tomorrow? Our pets can help us stay motivated to keep promises that we make to ourselves and to them.