Category Archives: Pet Health

Four Important Tips for Adopting a Pet

One outcome of Oregon's stay-at-home order is the number of pets that have been adopted while families are stuck at home. Pet adoptions have surged, and many shelters have been emptied of adoptable animals as households are formed with four-legged family members. New and experienced pet owners need to do their due diligence and get…
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Spring Hazards for Your Pets

Springtime begins the renewal of the earth as it wakes up from its winter slumber. Doors are flung open and screens brought down, new growth emerges, and celebrations are planned. It's also a good opportunity to make sure your home is secure and safe for your pets and to pay close attention to what they're…
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Keep Your Pets Free From Heartworm

Heartworm disease is a serious issue that affects dogs and cats alike. It's caused by foot-long worms that settle into the heart, blood vessels and the lungs of an affected pet. These worms can cause heart failure and lung disease and ultimately lead to the loss of a pet if not caught and treated in…
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What a Pet’s Pain Can Tell You

Animals are stoic when it comes to exhibiting signs of discomfort or pain. They do it because their survival instincts tell them that showing pain demonstrates to predators that they're vulnerable. As a pet owner, you need to know when your pet is hurting, how to interpret the signs and what steps to take when…
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Green Your Pet Routine and Reduce Waste

Reducing your footprint is more than a noble cause. It's a way to slow down the extraction of resources from the earth by reusing existing materials and plant-based products that don't require a lot of water or additional nutrients for growth. You and your pets can go green with a few smart choices and switch…
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10 Ways To Celebrate National Love Your Pet Day

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! The concept of a day to show your love for your pet may be a bit extra as you already love your pet, but it's more than that. The National Love Your Pet Day gives you a reason to reflect on how these furry companions have made…
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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November marks National Pet Cancer Awareness month and is designated as such to help pet owners learn more about the signs and symptoms of cancer, and what kind of action they should take. No one wants to think of the possibility that their pets can have cancer, but it's something that's a reality for cats…
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Questions to Ask Your Vet About Orthopedic Surgery

Sometimes, pets need orthopedic surgery for injuries that are similar to your orthopedic needs as a human. Complications from arthritis, limb amputations, spinal disc problems in the back and neck, patellar luxations and fracture repairs are some of the reasons why a pet would need to undergo a surgical procedure. When your veterinarian suggests surgery for…
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Hot Weather Safety Tips for Pets

Pets aren't fans of hot weather what with their fur coats and limited abilities to eliminate heat from their bodies. What that means for you as a pet owner is that you need to limit your pet's exposure to hot weather conditions, keep them hydrated and provide as much cool comfort as you can. Paying…
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Flying With Your Pet

Airlines have loosened their rules and regulations for passengers who travel with pets. Now they're accepted in the cabin as long as they can fit underneath the seat in front of the passenger or on your lap. Therapy animals are also allowed on flights even if they don't fit into the designated space. And in the…
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