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Spring Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

It’s that time of year again when Spring cleaning lands on the “honey-do” list for weekend chores. If you own pets, this task can be even more daunting than traditional spring cleaning. Pet owners often contend with fur, muddy paws, chew toys around the house, dirty pet bowls, stained carpets and stinky pet beds when…
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5 Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Most dogs take an interest in human food, and it’s fun to share snacks with your best four-legged friend so long as you know the foods to avoid.  The big question is if the snack you are enjoying is safe for your dog to ingest because there are some foods that are VERY dangerous and…
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Canine Influenza: H3N2 and H3N8

What is canine influenza? Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection.  There are two strains that have been identified in US – Type A Canine Influenza Viruses: H3N2 and H3N8.  Both viruses have appeared in Oregon.  The first H3N2 case in Oregon was February 2018 after a dog returned home from visiting Reno. …
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How to Recognize the Signs of Stress in Your Pets

Just like humans, pets can go through a range of anxiety and stress due to the environment, medical conditions, and other factors. Identifying the cause of the stress will allow you to take positive action to reduce the issue so your pet feels better. Use this checklist to recognize the tell-tale signs of stress in…
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Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets? Learn About What to Do

With the weather warming up, you will be letting your pets outside to romp in the spring grass after being cooped up inside. Yet you will need to be extremely careful, as your pets can come down with a case of fleas or ticks. Then your outdoor pets can share these parasites with indoor pets.…
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Meeting and Mating: The Reproductive Cycles in Pets

When it comes to your pets, their frisky nature can lead to more than just play. If your pets are not spayed or neutered, this could lead to pregnancies as your home can get overrun with new arrivals. Learn about the reproductive cycle of pets if you plan to breed them or when you want…
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Dog Parks in the Bend Oregon Area

All dogs need exercise as they can keep their bodies in shape, burn off excess energy and become socialized with other dogs. Instead of just walking your dog on a leash down the street and back home again, there are a large number of dog parks in the Bend, Oregon area. Let your dog frolic, explore and…
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What to Know About Canine Influenza to Protect Man’s Best Friend

The cold and flu season is in full force as you, your family, and coworkers have the sniffles and coughs that just won't go away. Yet don't forget the health and wellbeing of your furry friends. Dogs can catch canine influenza as they experience a loss of appetite, runny noses, high fevers, lethargy and coughs. …
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Dental Care is Important to Your Pet’s Health

  Nothing wakes you up faster in the morning than having your dog snoring right in your face. Normally, you never think much about their bad breath as you get out of bed and take them out for their morning walk. You just assume the smell comes from their dog food and pet snacks. Yet…
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Help your Pet avoid these Holiday Foods

During the holidays, there’s guaranteed to be a lot of food around. It can be easier for your pet to sneak a few bites of food when no one is looking. Foods around the holidays tend be even more unhealthy for your pets. Here are some foods to avoid, and tips for helping your pets…
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