Category: safety

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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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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What foods are safe for my pets during the holidays?

Did you know that a poll taken from petMD.com found that 56 percent of people admitted to sharing some of those tasty holiday table scraps with their pets?  Our best guess is that this stems from the overwhelming love and appreciation we feel for our furry babes and

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Top Pet Hazards of 2013

From chocolate to prescription drugs… keep these out of reach from paws!   List Of Top 10 Hazards Encountered By Dogs in 2013 This is the most current “Top Ten Lists” of household items that generated the most poison consultations for dogs and cats in 2013.

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Back To School Tips For Your Fur-Babies

Here’s a few tips to help make the busy back to school season less stressful for your pet!   Keep up that social life! Did you know when the plastic pool is emptied and everyone goes back to school, dogs may have a harder time adjusting than

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Crate Training Your Puppy

Baby Deegan sleeps soundly in his crate with age appropriate toys, a blankie, and water. Dogs can learn to love their crate as their very own cozy den. It can become a familiar and safe place to be, whether it’s in the car, at a hotel,

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Fourth of July Pet Safety

Portland animal shelters and emergency vet clinics are full of runaway dogs and cats that have been shaken up by the loud celebration explosions of Independence Day every year.   Dogs are known to kick into flight mode and jump through windows or knock down screen doors,

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