Category Archives: FROM THE DOCTOR’S BAG

Toxic Algae: Hazard for Dogs

Toxic algae poisoning, also known as cyanobacterial poisoning, is an acute, sometimes fatal, condition caused by the ingestion of water containing high concentrations of cyanobacteria. In Oregon, dogs have become…

Dogs playing on the lawn

Outdoor Hazards for Pets

The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in…

Dog ready to have teeth cleaned

Home Dental Care for Pets

Veterinarians recommend that most pets receive a professional veterinary dental cleaning every year. And, just as we brush our teeth every day in between our professional dental cleanings, the best…

Disaster Preparedness for Pet Owners

Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills – the evening news reminds us that man-made or natural disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. While no two disasters are the same, taking precautionary…

Canine Thyroid Medication Recall

There has been an FDA recall/stop sell on several well known brands of thyroid medications lately including our Liquid Leventa Oral Solution for Dogs (CLICK HERE for the full list…

Poisnous Plants

Poisonous Plants!

If you suspect your pet has ingested any toxic substance, including these poisonous plants, please contact a pet poison hotline, an emergency veterinary hospital, or your veterinarian immediately.

marijuana leaf

Marijuana and Pets

Cases of marijuana poisoning in pets, and specifically in dogs, increased dramatically in states such as Washington and Colorado after recreational use was legalized. With the legalization of recreational marijuana…

flea

Fleas: Treatment and Prevention

If your dog or cat is itching and scratching, fleas are a likely culprit. Flea season usually begins in spring and lasts through the summer into early fall, but fleas…

Short-haired dogs need extra protection when the temperature drops

WINTER PET CARE TIPS

Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips. Does Your Pet Sleep Outside? Dogs and cats that sleep outdoors should have a snug, dry, draft-free place…

Annual Wellness Exams Are the Key to Your Pet's Good Health

Wellness Exams Are Key to a Pet’s Good Health

Prevention and early treatment are the goals of a wellness  exam. “Wellness exams” are the exams your veterinarian does on your pet while it is exhibiting no signs of illness. This…