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Leash tips for walking your dog

Dogs need to be walked on a daily basis to stay healthy and get some energy out. It’s important that your dog has good leash behavior or etiquette. Here are some tips, tricks and suggestions for better leash behavior. Allow enough time Make sure that you give yourself enough time to go on a walk.…
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Pet Care in the Fall

Fall is just around the corner here in Central Oregon. The mornings are chillier and the nights are cooler. While this is a great time for your pet, the weather isn’t too hot and it’s perfect to get them out and about, there are some precautions for fall that you should take. Looking out for…
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BBQ Foods that your pet should avoid

Having a cookout or BBQ? Do you have a pet that seizes the opportunity to beg for delicious grilled treats or chips and dip? Perhaps the party has progressed to sitting around a fire pit, and you’ve left all the food on the kitchen counters inside. Here’s what you need to know about popular foods…
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Dog nail care

Dogs nails are much like ours. When they get to be too long, they can hamper the simplest of tasks. Your dog feels the same way about having long toe nails. Know before you trim A simple tip for knowing when your dog’s nails are too long, is when you can hear them. If you…
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What to do when you lose your own pet or find a stray animal

If you’re an animal lover, chances are you’ve seen an animal on the side of the road, and wondered if that animal was lost or even had a home. Most of you have probably pulled over to assist an animal in need. Even if you’ve had experience or not, it’s important to be prepared when…
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How to Prevent Heat Strokes in your Pet

Heat stroke, or hyperthermia, occurs when your pet fails to keep the body’s temperature within a safe range. Animals cooling systems are different than humans and they can easily get overheated, for example we cool off by sweating. The signs A dog that is suffering from heatstroke will show several signs, including fast panting, an…
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How to Avoid Cheat Grass in Central Oregon

Cheat grass is a plant that is native to Europe and Asia. While we have no idea how it found its way to North America, it is now a reality that pet-owners face in Central Oregon. What is Cheat Grass Cheat grass, also known as downy brome, bronco grass, June grass, foxtail and grass awn,…
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The 6 Best Ways to Exercise Your Indoor Cat

It is estimated by veterinarians that 40% of cats are overweight and a majority of these cats are indoors only.  Talking with other Bend veterinarians; we feel that percentage is very accurate for the feline patients we see on a daily basis.  So how do we help our indoor cats shed those pounds?  Most of them…
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Bread Dough Toxicity – Why Dough is a Don’t

We are quickly moving towards the time of year where baking becomes a frequent event.  Our canine and feline companions love to hoover below us trying to pick up a scrap of anything they can find.   Did you know that uncooked bread dough can be lethal to your pets? That rising loaf of dough once…
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