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Welcoming Your New Adopted Pet

Adopting a new dog or cat is a wonderful and fulfilling experience! But if you're not prepared to welcome your newest family member, you could be in for a few challenges down the road. To ensure a smooth start to your relationship, here are five steps you should follow to welcome your newly adopted pet…
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Heartworm Awareness for Dogs

Heartworm is a parasite commonly found in dogs and can be fatal if not prevented or treated. Larvae are transmitted to a dog via a mosquito bite and eventually find their way into the heart and respiratory system. Once the larvae have reached the heart, they begin to grow and do their damage. Heartworm parasites have a slow…
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Spring Safety Tips for Your Pets

With spring comes the opportunity to spend more time outdoors with our pets, bring in new items of the food and plant varietals, and do some cleaning. What you may not realize is that these activities and actions can be detrimental to your pets if you’re not careful. Sometimes spring-related activities can cause a trip…
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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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