Winterize Your Pet
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,… Read more
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.… Read more
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… Read more
Your Questions About Vaccinations—Answered!
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
Parasites Aren’t Just a Pet Problem…
One of the benefits of using Interceptor Plus heartworm prevention for your dog is that it also protects your pet from other common intestinal parasites. Hookworm, roundworm, whipworm and tapeworm… Read more
“March” On in for a Microchip!
One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is realizing a pet has gone missing. And considering only 17% of lost dogs and 2% of lost cats… Read more
Flea & Tick Season . . . is Coming
Your pets are much more likely to encounter fleas and ticks around this time of the year. Don’t overlook the problems these pests cause: fleas can trigger dermatitis and hot… Read more
Pet Poison Prevention
National Poison Prevention Week, which was enacted by Congress in 1961, always occurs on the third week in March. This year for 2019, it falls from March 18 to March… Read more