Top 10 Tips to Keep Kids and Pets Safe

If you’re lucky enough to share your home with both four-legged and two-legged children, you likely have your hands—and hearts—full. Teaching kids and pets how to safely interact is an essential part of child and pet rearing. Whether you have pets but no kids, or kids and no pets, we are all responsible for keeping [...]

4 Tips to Set Your Puppy Up for Success

The excitement of adding a cuddly new puppy to your family is special and memorable, and puppyhood goes by in the blink of an eye. Puppies are fast learners and energetic fur balls who, like human children, require a lot of care and attention. Their first year is a critical time to learn manners and [...]

6 Ways to Express Love to Your Pet

Your furry, four-legged, life-support system perks you up, brightens your mood, and enriches your life. What can you do in return to improve their life in a loving way? The Burlington Veterinary Center team celebrates February, the month of love, with six ways to show your pet how much you care.  #1: Stimulate your pet’s [...]

Your 2021 Healthy Pet Checklist

At Burlington Veterinary Center, we know that your pet’s health is your top priority. And, since the start of a new year is a great time to reassess your pet’s lifestyle, we created a handy list for you to ensure your pet stays healthy and happy all year long. Print, save, and make notes on [...]

Are Alternative Therapies Right for Your Pet?

The origin of the term “disease” means a “lack of ease,” and refers to discomfort, distress, or trouble. At Burlington Veterinary Center, we evaluate your pet’s health using conventional medical diagnostics and treatment, as well as looking for overall body imbalances that would benefit from alternative therapies. The goal of conventional western medicine and alternative [...]

Caring For Your Pet During Their Golden Years

It may seem that only yesterday you were cleaning up the millionth accident, prying your shoe out of your puppy’s mouth for the third time that morning, or trying to lie perfectly still in bed to avoid being ambushed by a frisky, foot-stalking kitten. But the years have passed, and your gangly puppy or ball-of-fluff [...]

Keep Your Pet Safe During the Howl-a-Days

Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas will be here before we know it, so what better time than now to review holiday pet safety? Callie the feisty calico cat, Frank the goofy hound, and Constance the obedient schnauzer are about to start their household meeting on that exact topic. Let's listen in. Callie: I would like to [...]

What Do Painful Pets Say?

Raisin, a ridiculously cute 12-year-old Sphynx who used to love to tear around the house at 3 a.m. with her T-shirt flapping wildly, now prefers to snooze the night away. Mr. Wrinkles, a 10-year-old Shar-Pei, gets a bit testy when his owners playfully ruffle his wrinkles. Bo Peep the sheepdog is intermittently limping on her [...]

5 Tips for Using Nutraceuticals and Over-the-Counter Medications in Your Pet

With more than 85,000 dietary supplements on the market, you’d think these products would undergo rigorous testing and strict quality control measures before being placed on the shelves. However, unlike medications, no government agency oversees the safety, efficacy, or claims the supplement manufacturers make. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) typically monitors and evaluates medications [...]

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