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Tips to Help Prevent Obesity in Your Pet

Obesity in pets is typically caused by excessive food intake or lack of physical exercise in their daily routine. Often pet owners don’t understand the negative consequences of overfeeding their pets and can cause great harm if they aren’t informed. Excessive weight is most commonly caused by an imbalance between energy intake (daily caloric consumption)…
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Pet Safety During the Holidays!

During the holidays, here at Blue Sky Veterinary Clinic, we see a lot of preventable health hazards this time of year.  Although we love seeing our clients and patients throughout the year; we would love more preventing any unnecessary emergency visits this holiday season.  With the holiday season comes a risk of ribbon, wrapping paper, small toys…
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3 Common Cat Diseases & Illnesses

Cat owners know there is nothing better than the unconditional love of a furry feline, and the benefits of owning a cat far outweigh the risks. But like any pet, there are illnesses and diseases your cat can get, so we want you to feel informed and educated about those possibilities, so you can take…
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The Benefits of Owning a Pet

The obvious reasons for owning a pet are of course the cuteness, the companionship, the fluffy little paws, funny pet tricks you can teach them and the unconditional love. But there are some other benefits that you might not realize, and they are great things to consider if you are thinking about getting a pet.…
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Why Uncooked Dough is Bad for Dogs and Cats

If you have a dog or a cat that likes to hang out in the kitchen while you prepare meals, you know they are good at gobbling up anything that might fall on the floor. Often times, pet owners give their dog or cat a little bite of human food if they are hanging around…
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Halloween Safety for Your Pet

Halloween can be a fun time for humans, the dressing up, the treats and all the spooky tricks we play make for a festive holiday each year. But for animals, Halloween can be scary. There are a few things pet owners will want to keep in mind as the spooky holiday approaches. DOORBELLS For many…
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Spaying & Neutering Your Pets

Spaying is a general term used to describe the ovariohysterectomy of a female animal. Neutering is a general term used to describe the castration of a male animal. However, neutering is often used for both genders. The procedure is a surgery that is performed by a veterinarian, and the goal is to render the animal incapable of reproducing.…
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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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