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Rattlesnakes and your Curious Dog

Something to consider during summer in the high desert is rattlesnakes. If you and your pup are fans of venturing out and taking hikes together it might be something that has crossed your mind. While there are immunizations for your pet, they can be pricey and you’re still required to bring your pet in, if…
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Dog Days of Summer

When the hot days of summer hit, it’s important to keep a close eye on your pup, especially if you’re spending lots of time outside. There are certain indicators that can tip you off when your pet isn’t feeling 100 percent. Take some time and be observant of your pet and their behavior. Paws If…
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Hiking with Pets – Do’s and Don’ts

Taking your dog hiking can be a ton of fun, not only for you, but for your furry friend. It can be a change for them to get out of doors, and off-leash, get some exercise and be free. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe, while you’re hiking. Do your research Make…
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What to do if your Pet has Spring Allergies

Spring is here and so are the flowers, blooming trees, and floating specks of pollen. You may be sneezing non-stop, have a runny nose and itchy eyes. Did you know your pets can have allergy attacks too? They may not show reactions in the same way, but your pet might be responding to all the…
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Spring Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Spring is here. It’s the time of year where our pets are able to spend more time outside, perhaps taking advantage of a yard in the warmer weather. The spring season is usually celebrated with a wide variety of flowers, placed around the house. But some of these flowers can be harmful to our pet…
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Rattlesnake shot for Dogs

If you are an avid hiker in the area, and have ever come across a rattlesnake on a trail, it can be unnerving. If you prefer to hike with your favorite four-legged furry friend, rattlesnakes can become even more of a concern. Keeping a dog on-trail is hard to do, and most don’t hike with…
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Welcome to Dr. Haley Barno

Blue Sky would like to welcome Dr. Haley Barno to our team of doctors!  Dr. Barno was born and raised in Sherwood, OR, and as the daughter of a veterinarian she was constantly surrounded by various critters.  Her family raised Black Angus cattle and she was active in both 4-H and regional junior livestock shows.  She attended Portland State University where…
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Bringing your Cat to the Vet for the first time

If you’re a new cat owner, whether it’s a mature cat or young kitten, the first trip to the vet can be stressful. Here are some tips for making that first visit as easy as can be. Scheduling an Exam Even if you’ve just adopted your furry friend, it’s important to schedule a new examination…
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Taking care of your pets’ teeth

We’ve all experienced a loving kiss from a pet, only to realize that their breath is purely disgusting. But did you know that bad breath in your pet, can be a sign of gum disease? This may mean that you need to brush your pets’ teeth more often. If gum disease, or periodontal disease, gets…
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How to Know if your Cat is in Pain

Cats are exceptionally good at masking pain. If your fellow feline is under-the-weather, the signs may not seem apparent to you. It’s important to pay close attention to their actions, habits and behaviors to make sure that nothing appears to be out of the ordinary. Cats learned to mask pain through natural selection. Over time…
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