Yearly Archives: 2020

Four Important Tips for Adopting a Pet

One outcome of Oregon's stay-at-home order is the number of pets that have been adopted while families are stuck at home. Pet adoptions have surged, and many shelters have been emptied of adoptable animals as households are formed with four-legged family members. New and experienced pet owners need to do their due diligence and get…
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Spring Hazards for Your Pets

Springtime begins the renewal of the earth as it wakes up from its winter slumber. Doors are flung open and screens brought down, new growth emerges, and celebrations are planned. It's also a good opportunity to make sure your home is secure and safe for your pets and to pay close attention to what they're…
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Keep Your Pets Free From Heartworm

Heartworm disease is a serious issue that affects dogs and cats alike. It's caused by foot-long worms that settle into the heart, blood vessels and the lungs of an affected pet. These worms can cause heart failure and lung disease and ultimately lead to the loss of a pet if not caught and treated in…
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What a Pet’s Pain Can Tell You

Animals are stoic when it comes to exhibiting signs of discomfort or pain. They do it because their survival instincts tell them that showing pain demonstrates to predators that they're vulnerable. As a pet owner, you need to know when your pet is hurting, how to interpret the signs and what steps to take when…
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Green Your Pet Routine and Reduce Waste

Reducing your footprint is more than a noble cause. It's a way to slow down the extraction of resources from the earth by reusing existing materials and plant-based products that don't require a lot of water or additional nutrients for growth. You and your pets can go green with a few smart choices and switch…
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Tips for Protecting Your Pets from Accidental Poisoning

The month of March marks Poison Prevention Awareness month for pet owners to raise awareness of potentially lethal items in the house. The purpose of the awareness action is to get pet owners to go through the house to find and secure items that could potentially poison pets. Sometimes all you need is to take…
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10 Ways To Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! The concept of a day to show your love for your pet may be a bit extra as you already love your pet, but it's more than that. The National Love Your Pet Day gives you a reason to reflect on how these furry companions have made…
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2 Different Ways to Spay: Ovariohysterectomy vs. Ovariectomy

There are many reasons for which your veterinarian may recommend that you spay your female dog or cat. Spaying (surgically sterilizing) your pet does more than just prevent her from having puppies or kittens. It has been well established that not spaying your female dog or cat will increase her risk for certain cancers, including…
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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month Have you noticed that your pet has stronger-than-usual bad breath? Or has your pet been off their food and you can't figure out why? Chances are that their teeth are causing problems in the form of plaque, periodontal disease or a tooth is failing. Pets suffer from issues…
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5 Cold Weather Tips for Pets

With winter comes snow, sleet and ice -- conditions that aren't always delightful. Pets tend to tolerate cold weather more than humans due to their fur coats, but they can't always cope with freezing temperatures and walking on icy surfaces or ones treated with anti-ice measures. Here are some tips from to help keep your…
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