Category: animal health

Fourth of July Safety

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means celebrating with sparklers and fireworks at your neighborhood BBQ. Although the local firework show is a great spectacle, for most of our pets, it can be a terrifying time. As pet owners, we need to

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CHEW TOYS: Which products are safe for your pet?

There are hundreds of toys for dogs and cats on the market. How do you know which ones are safe? It important to take extreme precautions for the sake of your pet’s dental health. Products designed to be chewed can cause intestinal problems or injury if

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The Canine Flu- Vaccinate Now

The Canine Influenza Virus (CIV), also known as the Canine Flu, is a highly contagious viral infection affecting dogs. The disease is unpredictable in its spread geographically. Recent disaster relief in the United States has helped homeless animals but unfortunately increased the risk of disease spreading.

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The Importance of Wellness Screens

More than 10 percent of pets brought to veterinary clinics for checkups have some type of underlying disease or abnormality. Many of these pets appear normal upon physical examination, and their abnormalities would go undetected without a wellness screen- a blood screen designed to detect these

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Animal Pain Awareness Month

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. There are many signs that can mean your pet may be painful, some may be more obvious than others. Decreased appetite, difficulty jumping or navigating stairs, negative reaction to touch, and decreased interactions with family are just a few.

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Emergency Preparedness

There are many types of emergencies; fires, earthquakes, snow storms, etc. Whatever the emergency may be, it is essential to educate your family and have a plan in place. This is especially important in ensuring that you are prepared to keep your pets safe.

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April Grooming Special

“My name is Sarah Tune, and if I haven’t met you already, I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I am the new groomer here at Cascade Summit Animal Hospital and I have been grooming for about 3 years. If you have come to

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Kennel Cough Outbreak

With the summer months, there is an influx of out-of-town canines in our area that already has a great population of dogs. This is great to have more pups, however veterinarians are finding an increased number of reported cases of kennel cough. Bend, Newberg and Sherwood

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Heartworm Disease

April is National Heartworm Awareness Month! Heartworm disease is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect both dogs and cats. Why should you be worried about heartworm? Contrary to popular belief, Heartworm disease is present in Oregon. The Heartworm life cycle begins with a mosquito carrying

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