Grain-Free Pet Food Advisory

With many people avoiding grains in their own diets, pet food companies have recognized this trend and developed grain-free pet foods marketed to health-conscious pet owners. While grain-free foods can be fine, a concern has been raised by cardiologists who have...

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Food For Thought: Does Your Dog Need A Grain-Free Diet?

Is Grain-Free Healthier? The short answer to this complicated question is - it depends! While food allergies do exist, protein sources are far more often the culprit rather than grains. In one study with 278 dogs, beef was the most common allergen, being responsible...

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Why do Whole Health Plans include lab work?

Each of our Whole Health Plans includes labwork - but why? Puppy & Kitten Whole Health Plans:  Chem/CBC/PT/PTT (plus twice a year fecal for puppies and FeLV/FIV testing in kittens). Helps screen for congenital or acquired diseases that may be a health concern for...

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Why is lab work recommended for healthy pets?

Why is labwork important for healthy animals?  There are 4 main reasons: 1. To make sure nothing is wrong with a patient that we’re not aware of. Unrecognized toxin exposure - Pets that have been exposed to or ingested a toxin (unknown to their pet parents) may...

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Dr. Beedle Answers Your Questions About Canine Influenza

Canine influenza is a highly contagious airborne disease, much like kennel cough (Bordetella). The virus can travel in droplets from a cough or sneeze and can be transmitted by contact with contaminated objects (for instance, a chew toy or water bowl). Dogs can spread...

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Welcome Our Newest Doctor, Dr. Michelle King

We are so excited to announce the new addition to the Frontier Veterinary Hospital family - Dr. Michelle King! Dr. Michelle King received her B.A. (Hons) in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University and her doctorate from Ross University College of Veterinary...

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Kim’s CIV Story

This post was written by Kim, one of the Frontier Veterinary Hospital managers. Prior to moving to Oregon and starting work at Frontier in the fall of 2016, I lived in Chicago and managed a small animal vet clinic there for many years. I had the rather unlucky...

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URGENT: Canine Flu Update

UPDATE 3/1/18: There have now been 3 confirmed cases of CIV in the Grants Pass area of Southern Oregon. There is a current outbreak of the H3N2 strain of Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) in Silicon Valley that stretches from the San Jose area to San Francisco, with recent...

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