Category Archives: Dogs Health

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween is all about having spooky fun and collecting loads of candy. It's also a great excuse for dressing up your pet and taking them with the family for tricks and treats. But sometimes there are more tricks than treats for pets what with people looking to start trouble and celebratory items that can be…
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Important Facts About Obesity in Pets

Food is love and we use food to show our pets how much we love them. The reason being is that it feels good to feed pets and know that you're doing the very best for them. Unfortunately, it's easy to go overboard with the feeding of treats and oversized portions that are eagerly gobbled…
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10 Most Googled Dog Questions

Google has made it easier than ever to find answers to questions you may never have thought of before. Chances are good that you as a dog owner have run across behaviors that you find odd and mystifying. In turn, you pull up Google and ask the question of "why does my dog do XYZ?" A…
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13 Tips for Dog Parks in Bend

The City of Bend is full of dog parks to give your dog a safe place to run off their energy, roam and explore, and socialize with other dogs. Some dog parks in Bend, such as Riverbend Dog Park, give water-loving dogs the opportunity to follow their instincts and take a dip. Before you go,…
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Swimming Safety Tips for Dogs

Summer is here and the area in and around Bend, Oregon, is full of swimming holes that are friendly to dogs. What better than to sneak off to the lake or river with your dog at your side and get some relief from the heat? Following are some tips for you and your dog to…
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5 Summer Health Concerns for Dogs in Central Oregon

Summertime means outdoor activities with your dog and increased exposure to nuisances and dangers that can irritate or cause harm to a pet. Central Oregon is home to many things that can make you seek out veterinary care for your dog when you least expect it. You can avoid them through awareness and keeping an eye…
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4 Tips for Hiking with Your Dog

Social distancing is here to stay for the foreseeable future, and it can make taking walks with your dog a chore as you try to avoid other people on your route. Fortunately, there are many dog friendly trail systems open to help you escape the crowds while you and your dog get much-needed exercise. Hiking is…
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

There's nothing quite like the smell of fresh-cut grass to stimulate the senses. It's refreshing, pleasant walk on with bare feet, and makes the world feel alive. Your dog may not feel the same way about grass as you do, but you've probably noticed she has no problem making a snack out of the lawn.…
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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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