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How to Tell if a Dog is Aggressive Towards Cats

Dogs are born people pleasers, and their congenial nature makes it seem like they'll get along with just about everyone and everything including cats. However, dogs don't always get along with other species due to their instinctive prey drive. Cats can trigger a dog's prey drive and cause even the most mellow of canines to…
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Homemade vs. Store-Bought Food for Your Pet

There's a lot of debate over buying pet food from the store versus making your own pet food to give your pet the best possible nutrition. Buying commercially made food has a lot of advantages in terms of time saved, nutrition that you don't have to think about, and the knowledge that your pet is…
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How to Know When it’s Time to Euthanize Your Pet

There comes a time in every pet parent's life where they have to say a final goodbye to their pet. It's a time we all dread because we feel like we're betraying our pets after enjoying their unconditional love and companionship for years. Sadly, letting them go is a decision we must make to give them…
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Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?

There's nothing worse than discovering your dog has a bout of diarrhea, and especially when you don't know the cause. Unfortunately, there are any number of reasons why your dog has come down with a case of loose stools, and they can sometimes require a trip to our vet clinic in Bend for help. Dogs…
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DogTown USA: 5 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Day in Bend

National Dog Day is arriving soon, so why not treat your pooch to a different kind of adventure? As an experienced vet clinic in Bend, we know that the city has a reputation – and awards – for being one of the best places in the country for dogs. Central Oregon is packed with activities…
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What You Need to Know About Intestinal Parasites in Your Pets

Intestinal parasites are the bane of every cat and dog owner who wants to give the best possible quality of health to their pets. All pets, even cats that never go outside, are at risk of getting intestinal parasites at some point in their life. Intestinal parasites are easily transmissible, reproduce quickly, and can damage…
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9 Tips for Camping with your Dog in Central Oregon

There’s nothing like a camping adventure your dog at your side: But while making memories and taking photos to share with friends, it’s important to prepare your dog for the challenges of camping. There are several unique considerations every dog owner should be aware of when bringing their pets along: Our guide is the perfect…
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Does Pet Insurance Cover Spaying and Neutering?

The short answer to the question is "it depends on the policy and type of coverage". Many pet owners ask this question before making an appointment with the veterinarian in Bend for spaying and neutering due to the cost. However, most pet insurance policies don't cover the cost of spaying and neutering as it's considered…
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How to Introduce a Kitten to Your Cat

Cats are social creatures that enjoy companionship from their own kind. They are most certainly devoted to their humans, and there are cats who prefer being the only feline in the home, but cats also like being with their own kind. Getting a kitten to keep a single adult cat company is a good idea,…
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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease in Oregon

Ticks were once thought of as something that you and your pet encountered while hiking in the woods or in deeply forested areas. That's no longer true as changes in weather patterns are helping to extend a tick's range into the backyards of Bend. The Western black-legged tick, or deer tick, is of the highest…
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