5 Preventable Pet Emergencies

Pets are curious about the world and explore their environment with their noses and mouths. You may be familiar with the phrase, “curiosity killed the cat,” but dogs and cats are equally skilled at getting into things that could land them in the emergency room. Other common emergencies may occur when pets aren’t adequately supervised, [...]

Pet Travel Do’s and Don’ts

Summer travel season is here, and If you’re planning a trip with your pet, you’ve probably already started making mental lists of all the things you need to do to prepare. Our team at Burlington Veterinary Center knows how stressful it can be to plan for a trip—especially one that includes a four-legged family member—and [...]

Investigating the Itchy Pet

Allergies in pets typically manifest as itchy skin, and common culprits include fleas, environmental allergens, and food. If your pet is itchy, the constant scratching can result in open wounds and secondary skin infections, and management can be problematic. Our team at Burlington Veterinary Center wants to explain how allergies can affect your pet, and [...]

How to be Prepared if Your Pet Has a Seizure

Witnessing your pet having a seizure is scary, especially if you are seeing the event for the first time. Pets have seizures because of abnormal brain activity, which may be caused by any number of conditions (e.g., electrolyte problems, metabolic abnormalities, structural brain disease or tumors, toxin exposure, or most commonly—epilepsy—which is recurrent seizure activity [...]

Welcome Home—5 Steps to Successful Pet Adoption

Adopting a new pet is an exciting but serious decision that should come only after careful consideration and the acknowledgement that pets are a lifelong commitment. When pet adoption is unplanned, impulsive, or rushed, pets needlessly suffer. Between 7% to 20% of adopted dogs and cats are returned to the shelter less than six months [...]

Problem Solver—Addressing Common Pet Behavior Issues

When we dream about sharing our lives with pets, we envision peaceful evenings snuggled on the couch or leisurely strolls in the park. However, reality may be less than idyllic, such as when you catch a whiff of cat urine while relaxing on the couch, or when you feel like an Iditorad sled being dragged [...]

What’s Taking So Long? Veterinary Overload

The Burlington Veterinary Center team is happy to be able to welcome pet owners and their pets back inside our center. And while this gradual return to standard procedure is overdue,  long wait times and other challenges will be around for the foreseeable future. During the past year, you may have been surprised that the [...]

24/7/365 Parasite Prevention for Pets

Although sometimes you cannot imagine that anything could survive a northeast winter, life always finds a way. Unfortunately, we’re referring to fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and intestinal parasites. These pests aren’t turned off when you turn the calendar page. Instead, they may go dormant, over-winter in your basement, or worse—find a cozy home on your pet. [...]

7 Steps to Healthy Senior Pets

Senior pets hold a special place in our hearts at Burlington Veterinary Center. Sure, they may be cranky when you wake them from a nap, or curmudgeonly about certain care tasks, but they've earned the right. Dogs and cats age much faster than we do—most dogs are considered seniors by age 7, and cats reach [...]

Enrichment Activities for Pets

Enrichment activities keep your pet mentally and physically engaged, which helps them in numerous ways. Enrichment helps socialize young pets by exposing them to new sights, smells, sounds, and textures. Enriched pets are also less likely to exhibit stress and anxiety. Enrichment also prevents bored pets from displaying undesirable destructive behaviors. These activities also provide [...]

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