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Nail Care for Your Dog

A dog’s nails are very similar to our human nails. When left long, they can hinder tasks and annoy your dog, much like we would experience if we grew our nails long. If your dog’s simplest tasks are hindered, they might try to bite their nails and that could cause other issues, so keeping your…
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What Are the Animal Ownership Laws in Oregon?

When you are moving to another location, you want to make sure all members of your family are welcome, including your pets. In the state of Oregon, there are certain animal ownership laws that you need to be aware of so that your pet doesn't violate local regulations. Here are some basic laws regarding pet…
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Keeping Pets Cool in the Summer: Swimming Safety for Dogs

As summer temperatures are reaching all-time highs, your entire family may be heading to the pool, lake, beach or lazy river for some watery fun. When taking pets to water areas, it is always important to make sure they don't experience a water-related accident. We've gathered some tips to use when taking your dog swimming…
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The Benefits of Crate Training

Just like people, dogs like to have their own special place to rest and feel safe. Crate training is a fantastic way to ensure that your pet has their own little sanctuary where they can go for that safety and rest, and it can also prevent destructive behavior while you are not home. Housetraining is…
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What You Need to Know About Heat Stroke & Your Pet

As summer nears and the hot days start stacking up, it’s important to know how to keep your pet safe from the dangers of heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when your pet’s temperature becomes too high, anything over 106 degrees. Once your pet descends on the path of overheating, very serious conditions can lead to…
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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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