Category Archives: Off the Leash

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher provides pet advice and answers your questions.

Rain, rain, go away: Indoor games to keep your pets entertained on rainy days

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH April showers bring May flowers, but what do May showers bring? Grumpy pets. At least, this is the experience in my house currently. Sure,…

Getting to ‘good dog’: Training tips to make life easier and safer for you and your dog

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH In my previous article I promised you that I would talk a little bit about dog training. Well-trained dogs make walking (and life!) more…

Thinking inside the box: Litter box basics for cat owners

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Now that spring is here, I have had chances to “find” all the dog poop from this winter in my yard. As I was…

Dog Petiquette: Dogs can be friendly… within limits

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH It is finally that time of year again! The darkness, cold and ice have dissipated. While I spent the winter seeing mostly the same…

A Vet’s Life: When My Pain Is My Patients’ Gain

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH In this article we are going to get a little bit personal. Not quite telling you the color of my underwear personal, but close….

Beware the Bunny: Keeping your pets safe this Easter

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Easter is a wonderful holiday, whether you celebrate it for religious reasons or the coming of a new season. Even in Vermont, by the…

Fixing Fido: Common orthopedic procedures can get your dog back on his feet after injuries

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH Your dog runs to fetch a stick on one of our many icy days, but slides right past it! He then makes a quick…

Don’t eat that! Common household products can be hazardous to your pets

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH We have recently seen a rash of animals that have eaten things they should not have. These things range from medications to chocolate, to…

Dog days: Answering questions about caring for your pet

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher OFF THE LEASH A lot of this has to do with studies on immunity, but also what the vaccine is made out of. The vaccines that can…

Spring into action: Now is the time to make sure your pets are up to date with vaccinations

Dr. Anna Dunton-Gallagher Off the Leash While I am still holding out that this is a “pseudo” spring and I might have some more snowboarding ahead of me, my hope…