Category Archives: Vermont

Dog Mountain in Vermont

Once winter leaves I’m heading for Dog Mt 🙂
I love Dog MT and if you have not been it’s worth the trip.
I love the interior of the healing house. What a talent and so sad for the passing of this gifted self taught artist.

Dog Mountain: A Mecca for dog lovers |
The dog days of summer are over, but for visitors to Vermont’s Dog Mountain, every day is a special day for dog lovers.

Outdoor Events with your Dog in Vermont

I am probably one of the few New Englanders who does
not enjoy the snow. I used to as a child, you couldn’t get
me inside. Now, the bears have nothing on me as I can hibernate just
as long as they can.
So for all of you who love snow and would like to go somewhere fun with
your fur friend snow is abundant and waiting at Phineas Swann.
Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast Inn
Jay Peak is reporting 7 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours for a total of 19 inches of snow in the past 7 days. Great Snow, No Ice.
I do like to play snow bunny though so the idea of a fireplace, big fluffy comforters and my four-legged love curled up as I read a good book is my idea of heaven. Now, some left over Christmas cookies and a beverage of choice and this is my idea of Winter.

Vermont Getaway with your pets

I adore these guys. They really roll out the carpet for you and your pets. Feel like a winter getaway in the beautiful northern Vermont region this is the place. Want to hit the slopes, snowshoes,snow mobile or just hangout inside with your furry friend this is it.

Dog Food Recall

Two Dog Food Companies Recall Some Dry Food on Aflatoxin Concerns

Higher than acceptable levels of aflatoxin, a mold by-product that causes lethargy, decreased appetite, diarrhea, and a yellow tinge to gums and eyes, has been found in certain bags of dry food.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a single production lot of its Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food.

The FDA press release states that the recalled dog food was distributed to specific (unnamed) retailers in the following states: AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, SC, and VA. The FDA reports that retailers have removed the affected dog food from store shelves, and that no health effects related to this recall have been reported.

The recalled dog food has a use by or expiration date of February 5 or February 6, 2013, and includes the following specific products:

In addition, Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food — River Run and Marksman — because of aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s facility in Lecompte, Louisiana, between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products, and no other Cargill Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall.

Affected products are:

• PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50-pound bags
• RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50-pound bags
• RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40- and 50-pound bags
• RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40- and 50-pound bags
• MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40-pound bags
• MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40- and 50-pound bags
• MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40-pound bags

The recall applies only to the above products with Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers) 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335, and LL1001 through LL1335.

The affected dry dog food products were distributed in theKansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and limited areas of Florida and California. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

If you have these foods, throw them away and click on the links above to find out how to get a voucher for a replacement.

VT Mulls Anti Hoarding Bill

Vermont has introduced a bill that seeks to impose criminal penalties for animal hoarding.Vermont has introduced a bill that seeks to impose criminal penalties for animal hoarding.

As written, House Bill 371 defines an “animal hoarder” as any person who:

• Possesses five or more animals;
• Fails to provide adequate food, water, shelter, rest, sanitation, or necessary medical attention or transports an animal in overcrowded vehicles;
• Keeps the animals in a severely overcrowded environment; and
• Displays an inability to recognize or understand the nature of or has a reckless disregard for the conditions under which the animals are living and the deleterious impact they have on the animals’ health and well-being.

The state’s animal cruelty laws define animals as “all living sentient creatures, not human beings.” This could mean a wide array of animals, including cats, dogs, small animals, birds and reptiles.

Violators would be guilty of animal cruelty and could face up to one year’s jail time, a fine of up to $2,000 or both. Second and subsequent violators could face up to two years in jail, a fine of up to $5,000 or both.

Under state law, a “humane officer” may seize an animal without a search warrant if he or she witnesses a situation in which the animal’s life is in jeopardy and immediate action is required to protect its health or safety. A “humane officer” includes law enforcement officers, auxiliary state police officers, deputy game wardens, humane society officers, employees or agents; animal control officers; or any officer authorized to serve criminal process.
In an industry alert released today, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) cautioned against warrantless searches, claiming such searches invite potential for harassment and abuse of police power.

HR 371 has been assigned to the House Committee on Agriculture where it awaits action.

To view HR 371 in its entirety, click here