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June 15, 2024

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Summer can be a great time of year in Central Oregon. We may be outdoors more often, including our pets. Whether this means basking in the sun on the porch or going out for some hikes, there are a few things to consider for your pets to keep them healthy and safe during the warm…

June 15, 2023

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Have you ever thought about getting pet insurance? Most of us have thought about pet insurance at some point. Whether it’s because your pet is sick and needs treatment or if it’s because you’re getting a new pet. Even as veterinarians, there are some procedures that we cannot perform and having pet insurance can help…

February 10, 2023

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What is Giardia? Giardia is a protozoal intestinal parasite. Pets pick up the parasite in the environment. Giardia cysts (eggs) survive well in soil and water and thrive in cool, moist conditions. Our pets can get giardia by drinking standing water (such as puddles & small ponds), eating other animals’ stool, or licking it off…

January 11, 2023

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Most of our cats have a different lifestyle than our dogs do. Many cats don’t go outdoors, don’t travel and rarely leave their house. Do they still need vaccines? The answer is yes – and we’ll tell you why. A cat’s immune system Cats are born without any immunity to the diseases of world. This…

December 28, 2022

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Euthanasia is one of the hardest decisions to make as a pet owner. We all wish our pets could live longer, but unfortunately end of life care is something we will go through.  I often get asked how an owner can know if it is time for euthanasia. This is a complex question and is…