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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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Does Feeding Your Cat Meat Reduce Its Hunting Instincts?

A new study about cats from the University of Exeter in the UK has shown there may be some truth behind the myth that a fed cat won't go out and hunt. The study has shown that cats hunt far less frequently when fed a diet of high-quality meats. Cats are obligate carnivores in that they…
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7 Dog Behaviors and What They Mean

Dogs are expressive animals that don't hesitate to let you know how they're feeling at any given moment. Their body language is easy to read which makes it easy for dog owners to understand what's being communicated. Sometimes it happens that dogs engage in behaviors that seemingly goes against their grain and leaves you confused or angry.…
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