Category Archives: Columns

Think you don’t like celery?: Give this light and fruity salad a try

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I hate to make assumptions, but I feel confident in saying that no one would admit to celery being their favorite vegetable. I certainly wouldn’t, and…

The Tools of the Trade

Lindsay Courcelle THE HEALTHY DOSE I have a lot of conversations about surgery. Many of my clients have had surgical procedures in the past, and I work gently on their…

Fear Factor: Taking the stress out of vet visits for your pet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallager OFF THE LEASH I wanted to take a moment and talk about the “Fear Free” movement in veterinary medicine and why it is so important. For instance,…

Back-to-school blues: Don’t forget to make time for your furry children too

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallager OFF THE LEASH So you parents and teachers (and kids) have a solid week or so back to school. This is the time when you start to…

The labor of Labor Day

Janet Clapp BOOKS CHECKED OUT Summer informally ends with a three-day weekend for many of us, because of the Monday Labor Day holiday in which we celebrate labor by not…

Flea circus: Tips to keep your pet and home flea-free

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH So, last week I talked about flea prevention, and this week I’m going to talk about some flea facts. This one is a little…

Remy the rat’s Ratatouille: Recreating the movie’s classic dish with the bounty of your garden

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES Ask me my favorite meal and the answer will vary depending on the time of year. Right now, I’d say ratatouille. I can’t think of a…

Emotional Freedom Through Tapping

Lindsay Courcelle A HEALTHY DOSE Have you ever met someone who just glows and wondered what their secret was? When I met Sue Sharp, I knew she must have some…

Scratching the surface: A look at flea prevention and treatments

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Fleas, fleas, fleas! Flea season is fully underway, though, believe it or not, it will get worse in a couple months. This is the…

Backyard pizza: Use your grill for that wood-fired taste

Steve Peters RUTLAND BITES I hardly ever think to make pizza on the grill, but it’s actually a much closer experience to wood-fired pizza than you can get from a…