Yearly Archives: 2021

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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Why You Should Microchip Your Pet in Bend, Oregon

June is National Microchipping Month, and it's a reminder for all pet owners to bring their unchipped pets to our vet clinic in Bend to get their chips and registered into a national database. The major benefit of microchipping your pet is the increased odds of being reunited if your pet gets lost or stolen.…
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Pet Cancer Awareness Month: Types of Cancer and Symptoms

Pet Cancer Awareness Month helps pet owners become more aware of the potential for cancer in their cats and dogs. Cancer in pets was once thought of as rare and a non-issue as there were few reported cases. Now cancer has become more pervasive and common. The disease has many causes that include pollution in…
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Signs of Anxiety in Your Dog and What to Do About It

Dog Anxiety Awareness Week helps raise a dog owner's awareness of anxiety in their pet. Nearly all dogs experience anxiety at one time or another, but some dogs have a hard time with the emotion and are prone to developing an anxiety disorder. Dogs who have anxiety issues or disorders can be tough to live…
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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Pet in Bend

Earth Day reminds everyone to appreciate the world around them and do something kind for the environment. Recycling, picking up trash, planting native species in your yard, and taking public transit or riding a bike instead of driving a car are all ways in which you can help the earth. This year, bring your pet…
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