July Fourth Do’s and Don’ts

In the veterinary world, holidays mean more than celebrations and decadent food—they typically mean an increase in pet emergencies. With picnics, fireworks displays, and general chaos, July Fourth is no exception. Although your holiday may be a little more low-key this year, trouble may still find its way to your pet, and ruin your holiday [...]

How to Keep Your Pet Cool in Hot Weather

Many people don’t begin to worry about heat safety for their furry loved ones until summer strikes in full force. However, pets can be affected by heat exhaustion or heat stroke when temperatures are only in the 70s, especially if left in a car on a sunny day. According to a study in the journal [...]

Beware the Boom: Thunderstorm Phobias and Noise Aversion in Pets

Your pet’s heightened hearing may be useful for hunting in the wild, but as a house pet, that extra sense can lead to noise aversion. Few pets appreciate loud noises, and many are easily startled, or frightened, when faced with a clamorous boom, bang, or bellow. If you don’t take steps to soothe your pet’s [...]

5 Answers to Your Questions About Fear Free Veterinary Care for Your Pet

You may have seen low-stress and Fear Free handling discussed across social media profiles of veterinary professionals, hospitals, and organizations. As pets become a closer part of the family, and more research is carried out on mental health and behavior—in people and pets—the veterinary industry is working diligently to eliminate fear, anxiety, and stress in [...]

10 Facts Every Pet Owner Should Know About Ticks

Ticks are nasty, blood-sucking parasites that creep out many pet owners. Sneaky and stealthy, they seek out any opportunity to feed on you or your pet, potentially transmitting life-threatening disease. Brush up on your tick knowledge with the following 10 facts, and keep you and your pet safe from these pesky parasites. #1: Ticks can [...]

The Tails of Becky and Blaze, Summer Fun

Hello again friends of BVC, Becky here to update you on my adventures with the wonderful Blaze. Blaze has been doing very well with his hips since his diagnosis earlier this year. He has been continuing with his Dasaquin and catalyst daily and they are keeping him feeling young and spry. Now that it is [...]

How to Help Your Pet Beat the Heat

Summer's here and in full swing. A lot of us love getting outside and spending the sunny days with out pets. But it can be easy to forge that our furry companions can get over heated in the hot weather. Dogs and cats can sweat through their paws but not enough to help keep them [...]

The Tails of Becky and Blaze, His New Diagnosis

Hi there, it's Becky one of your favorite technicians over at the Burlington Veterinary Center. Some of you may know about the love of my life, also known as the cutest dog in the entire world, also known as Blaze. He's a Golden Retriever/German shepherd mix. He's been coming in for annual check up's here [...]