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Keep Your Indoor Cat Happy and Healthy

Cats get the most out of their nine lives when they live indoors and away from the dangers of the outside world. And it's a well-known fact that they sleep anywhere from 12 to 16 hours in any given day. But that doesn't mean your feline friend doesn't need a lot of stimulation to keep…
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March is Poison Prevention Month

March is National Poison Prevention month, focusing on awareness of harmful toxins and poisons for both pets and their owners. We want to help keep your pets safe, so we’ve posted a list of both indoor and outdoor toxins that are dangerous for your pet on our website. You may not think certain types of…
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Tips for Protecting Your Dog’s Paws from Cold and Snow

The dry, cold air during winter months in central Oregon can be brutal on a dog’s coat and paws, causing itchy, flaking skin and chapped, cracking pads. Their paws can take a beating in the bitter cold, especially from walking on salt or other ice-melting chemicals on sidewalks which can cause soreness or other health…
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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Bad breath in dogs and cats can be more than just an annoyance; it may be a sign of oral disease that, if left untreated, can lead to other serious health risks and significantly affect the quality of your pet’s life. Dental disease is one of the most common problems encountered in veterinary medicine today…
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Tips to Help Prevent Obesity in Your Pet

Obesity in pets is typically caused by excessive food intake or lack of physical exercise in their daily routine. Often pet owners don’t understand the negative consequences of overfeeding their pets and can cause great harm if they aren’t informed. Excessive weight is most commonly caused by an imbalance between energy intake (daily caloric consumption)…
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Winter Weather & Your Pets

Many animals are not equipped to be outside through freezing temperatures. Even if they have thick fur it may not insulate well enough from the cold. When fur gets wet, it loses most of the ability to insulate heat in the body. Dogs with short hair are even more susceptible to colder weather. As Temperatures…
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Pet Safety During the Holidays!

During the holidays, here at Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic, we see a lot of preventable health hazards this time of year.  Although we love seeing our clients and patients throughout the year; we would love more preventing any unnecessary emergency visits this holiday season.  With the holiday season comes a risk of ribbon, wrapping paper, small toys…
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3 Common Cat Diseases & Illnesses

Cat owners know there is nothing better than the unconditional love of a furry feline, and the benefits of owning a cat far outweigh the risks. But like any pet, there are illnesses and diseases your cat can get, so we want you to feel informed and educated about those possibilities, so you can take…
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How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

Living in Central Oregon and owning a dog go hand in hand. Not only do we live in a beautiful part of the state, we also have access to outdoor adventures whenever we are in the need for some fresh air. Oftentimes people bring their dog along for outside activities and with the high desert…
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The Benefits of Owning a Pet

The obvious reasons for owning a pet are of course the cuteness, the companionship, the fluffy little paws, funny pet tricks you can teach them and the unconditional love. But there are some other benefits that you might not realize, and they are great things to consider if you are thinking about getting a pet.…
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