Category Archives: Pet Health

What You Need to Know About Vaccines for Your New Puppy or Kitten

Getting a new puppy or kitten is a joyous experience as you get to know your new family member and enjoy watching them grow into adults. One of the most important things you can do for your new companion is to get them vaccinated to keep them healthy and prevent common diseases from taking hold.…
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6 Cold Weather Tips for Your Pets in Bend

The shift to winter weather, mild as it may be in Bend, means it's time to add some precaution and extra protection to your pet's outdoor excursions. Freezing temperatures mean people put out de-icer on their sidewalks, short-haired breeds have less protection against the cold and smaller pets tend to hide in wheel wells and…
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5 Great Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Your Pets

When it comes time to hang the stockings from the chimney with care for Christmas Day, make sure to hang stockings for your pets and share the festivities with them. Fill it with their favorite treats or get that new collar for them that you've been looking at. Or focus on small items like catnip mice,…
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DIY Thanksgiving Meals for Your Pets

Thanksgiving is a time for eating good with the family. If you're like most people, you probably include your pets in the definition of family. But before you go sharing the table foods with your pets, you need to know which ones are safe and which ones you shouldn't feed to your pet at all. It's…
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10 Questions to Ask Your Vet in an Annual Exam

Your pet's annual exam with our veterinarian at Blue Sky Vet Clinic is your opportunity to ask questions about caring for your pet. This is the best time to get answers to observations you've made and can't find a relevant answer by asking friends, family and Dr. Google. The veterinarian can give you direct answers…
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Pet Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need to Know

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month and is designed to help make pet owners aware of the fact that their pets are at risk of developing cancer. It's also a time to donate to pet cancer research in order to advance the science of treating cancer and helping pets live their best lives. Following is…
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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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10 Most Googled Questions About Cats

Cat pictures and videos dominate the internet as we laugh at their quirky antics, but they don't do a whole lot to demystify the feline mind and body. One could argue that the pictures and videos make cats even more inscrutable, if that's even possible. Chances are good you've turned to Google a time or two…
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Tips on Hearing and Sight Loss in Pets

Hearing and vision loss in pets can happen at any stage of their life, but these conditions are more likely to affect them when they're older. Some conditions can be treated while others are chronic in nature and can't be reversed. However, vision and hearing loss in pets is not the end of their world…
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A Guide to Pet Health Insurance

The arrival of September marks the return of National Pet Insurance Month. It's an annual event designed to raise awareness among pet owners about the value of carrying a health insurance policy for their pets. It's estimated that only one in three pets is covered by a pet health insurance policy even though pet insurance…
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