Kedron Valley Veterinary Blog

Preparing Your Outside Animals for Winter

The Vermont Veterinary Medical Association wants to remind you that winter is right around the corner and it is time to think about things you can do to help your outside animals be prepared for winter. A little time and work now can save you a lot of trouble later.

Surviving Summer in a Fur Coat : Heat Dangers for our Pets

Hot fun in the summer can easily become dangerous for our furry friends. Our colleagues at the Vermont Veterinary Medical Association recently published this PSA on some of the common dangers of summer weather and the proper precautions to take in avoiding tragedy.

Is Your Pet Overindulging This Season? Watch Out for Pancreatitis in Dogs

The holiday season is often considered a time for overindulgence, splurges and general merriment. All of these can be fun but too much of anything can lead to trouble, for you and your dogs. Read up on the most common holiday health complaint in the veterinary world, pancreatitis, as explained by our colleagues at VetStreet.

How to Keep Your Pet Reptile Safe in Winter

Now that the air is getting colder and the nights are getting longer, reptilian pets need more special considerations than our furry companions.

September 28 is World Rabies Awareness Day: How to Prevent This Killer Disease

What would you do if you found your dog outside fighting with a raccoon? Or if you found your inside-only cat playing with a dying bat inside your home? You might think that these are uncommon occurrences, but these scenarios do happen and could have a deadly outcome. Rabies remains a major concern worldwide, killing more than 55,000 people every year.

Pet Insurance: Is it worth it? Maybe.

Human health insurance is a jungle of confusion and many people wonder, ‘Is it really worth the hassle to get insurance for my pets, too?’ The answer is: maybe.

Xylitol now found in certain peanut and nut butters

When we give our dogs something tasty, like peanut butter, we wouldn’t have often thought that it might contain a dangerous ingredient, after all, it’s peanut butter! With the growing popularity of natural sugar substitutes, xylitol- a natural sweetener known to cause hypoglycemia and hepatic necrosis in dogs - is showing up in some unlikely places. Read the article from DVM360 about hidden risks to your pet’s health.

It's Hip to Chip: Microchipping Your Pets

June is National Pet Microchipping Month and KVVC want to give you information and encourage you to have your pets microchipped. Have you ever wondered about microchipping your pet? Pondered the benefits? Asked, is it necessary?

Disaster Preparedness for Pets

You have a plan for yourself, but do you have one for your pets? Take a bit of time to think about what your pet might need if a disaster strikes. Read the full article, courtesy of our friends and heroes in the Vermont Disaster Animal Rescue Team (VDART), for tips and things to consider

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.