Updated April 3, 2020 We’ve Adjusted Our Clinic Hours For The Safety Of Our Clients And Staff. As part of your family’s trusted healthcare team we are remaining open to serve your pets. However, with the rising threat of COVID-19 in our area, we will continue with our policy to restrict clients from gathering in our lobby … Read moreCoronavirus Updates
With the New Year upon us, everyone is starting to compile a list of resolutions to be kinder, better, healthier in 2020. Have you considered making your pet part of your New Year’s resolutions? You might want to, especially if your furry friend is carrying a few extra pounds. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 60% … Read moreNew Year’s Resolution: Put Your Pet on the Path to Good Health!
February is National Pet Dental Health Month and at Sunriver Veterinary Clinic, we’re marking the occasion by putting our money where your pet’s mouth is. From now through the end of February, we’re offering 50% off pre-anesthetic blood work and 50% off dental X-rays. A good deal is one thing; your pet’s overall well-being is … Read moreThe Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth, So Help You Dog
So you’re snuggled up to your furry best friend scratching the “kick button” and you feel it: a lump that wasn’t there before. It’s understandable to be concerned, because one in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, created by the Animal Cancer … Read moreWhat’s That Lump?
Are you one of those people who can’t wait for winter and the holidays? There’s lots of outdoor fun and good times to be had with your favorite furry companion, but it’s important that you’re aware of some seasonal hazards for pets: When it’s snowy and icy, remove ice, moisture, salt, and chemicals from your … Read moreWinterize Your Pet
Most folks are aware of the dangers of foxtails, but cheatgrass is another plant with seed awns that can attach and then burrow into our pets’ bodies, causing serious problems. This invasive species grows throughout central Oregon and can also harbor bacteria that cause infections. If your pet goes wandering through fields or overgrown areas … Read moreBeware of Cheatgrass
By now you’ve probably heard the warnings about the link between grain-free diets and the development of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs. DCM is a heart condition that can result in abnormal cardiac rhythms, congestive heart failure and even sudden death. Veterinary cardiologists, nutritionists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have found evidence … Read moreUpdate: Grain Free Pet Foods and Heart Disease
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for pets as well. Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. Here are answers to some … Read moreYour Questions About Vaccinations—Answered!
It can be tempting to purchase your pet’s parasite preventives from an online retailer, but we’d like to encourage you to purchase directly from the clinic or our online Vets First Choice pharmacy, and here’s why: When you purchase from us, the manufacturer’s guarantees stay intact You can rest assured that the product has been handled … Read moreA Better Way To Get Your Parasite Preventatives
April is Heartworm Awareness Month, and yes—your pet can get heartworm here in central Oregon. Dr. Merideth recommends that your pet be on heartworm preventive between the months of May and October, and you should consider year-round preventive if your pet travels to areas where heartworm is more prevalent, such as western or southern Oregon. It … Read moreWould You Know If Your Pet Had Heartworm?