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New Year’s Resolution: Put Your Pet on the Path to Good Health!

New Year’s Resolution: Put Your Pet on the Path to Good Health!

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!

The Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth, So Help You Dog

The Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth, So Help You Dog

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

Beware of Cheatgrass

Beware of Cheatgrass

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

Update: Grain Free Pet Foods and Heart Disease

Update: Grain Free Pet Foods and Heart Disease

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

A Better Way To Get Your Parasite Preventatives

A Better Way To Get Your Parasite Preventatives

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

Would You Know If Your Pet Had Heartworm?

Would You Know If Your Pet Had Heartworm?

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?

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