Adopting a New Pet

“Please, please, please can we get a pet?” It’s a question many parents will hear this fall because puppies and kittens will be of adoption age. A new pet in the household is an exciting and rewarding experience. It’s really important to find a pet that fits your...

Five Medical Emergencies

A big responsibility in having pets is ensuring their health and safety. Since they can’t speak, it’s our job to recognize when they have a medical problem. Here are five health situations that can’t wait. Poisonings happen frequently because pets like to get into...

Rabies and your Pets

Rabies is a fatal viral disease that affects warm bloodied animals. The virus enters its victim by a bite from an infected animal or from the animal’s saliva contacting an open wound . The incubation period , the time from exposure to showing symptoms, is extremely...

Heat Stroke is a Serious Condition

It’s August and Central Oregon can experience rapid increases in temperature. Heat stroke can become life threatening and occur very quickly. These conditions usually happen when animals are exposed to high environmental temperatures. There are two different scenarios...

Cats Get Stressed Out Too!

Lines at the grocery store, at the roundabout or at the movies, you think your life is stressful, well what about your cat. Cats are exposed to a variety of stressors which may have a bad effect on their welfare. Common stressors include environmental changes,...

Here Comes Summer

Warm days and long evenings invite families and pets to explore the great outdoors. Have safe fun by being aware of potential health hazards. Cheat grass is an invasive grass found everywhere. It grows in long stalks with brushy stickers. Cheat grass easily gets...

Pet Treats

We love to give our pets treats. And for good reason. Who can resist the sight of a happy face and wagging tail. But like everything we need to balance risks and benefits. There have been several news stories recently about Salmonella-contaminated pig ears causing...

Acupuncture for Pets

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that originated over 5000 years ago and was used to treat farm animals. Acupuncture has steadily gained popularity for pet owners wanting a more natural approach to their pet’s care. Conventional medicine deals well with acute...

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Cat Happier

There’s a common misconception that cats are self-reliant. Well I’m here to tell you that you’ll have a happier cat if you take a little time to enrich your their environment One of the keys to making your cat happy is catification. The idea is to accommodate a...