COVID-19 Updates

I heard that 2 cats have tested positive – Can my pet get COVID-19? The CDC announced on Wednesday, April 22 that 2 pet cats in New York State tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. While concerning, what we know is that these cats contracted the virus from people, and there is no information suggesting that pets can transmit…

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Frontier’s COVID Service FAQs

Thank you for your patience as we adapt to the evolving challenges of providing essential veterinary care while preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We know that this “new normal” can be frustrating compared to the service you are used to receiving at Frontier. We ask for your understanding that these new procedures…

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Is this an Emergency?

As a hospital that helps keep pets healthy with preventive care and also offers urgent and emergency care, a big part of our job is helping pet owners understand whether their pet’s symptoms are an emergency. We asked Dr. Beedle to give us a rundown of the most commonly seen emergencies to help you know…

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Top 3 tips for making boarding easy on your pet!

At Frontier, we strive to make boarding feel like your pet’s home away from home. Despite our best efforts, boarding can be stressful for your pet, however there are some simple things you can do to make adjusting to their stay at our pet hotel much easier! #1 Bring your pet’s food. This is by…

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URGENT DOG FLU UPDATE: CIV Confirmed in Portland

On Friday August 2nd, we received notice from Oregon’s Public Health Veterinarian, Dr. Emilio DeBess, that at least 2 rescue dogs in Portland have tested positive for CIV. If only a couple of dogs have the flu, why is it a concern? Canine Influenza, also known as Dog Flu or CIV, is highly contagious. As…

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Diet-Associated Heart Disease Advisory – An Update

by Dr. Beedle This is an issue that has hit close to home at Frontier. As you may remember from our advisory last year, this first came to light when Frontier’s own Dr. Palmer and Dr. Yung diagnosed a case of Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in one of our patients who was eating a Grain-Free…

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Does Your Pet Have an ID Microchip?

by Kasondra Why should I microchip my pet? On the AVMA’s (American Veterinary Medical Association) website, there was a study of 7,700 stray animals in shelters. Dogs without microchips were returned to their owners 21.9% of the time. Dogs with microchips were returned to their owners 52.2% of the time. Cats without microchips were returned…

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Pet Safety Alert: Rodenticide Ingredient Changes

People in the Portland Metro area routinely experience problems with unwanted rodents in or around their homes. Our mild climate and abundance of resources provide excellent habitat for these critters. The most popular method of controlling unwanted rodent populations is using rodenticide (“rat poison”) products; these products are appealingly flavored and contain poison that will…

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Is my pet’s flea and tick medication safe?

Some of you may have recently seen news reports about the FDA’s announcement on the potential for neurologic side effects with some flea and tick preventatives. These are products in what is called the ‘isoxazoline class’, which includes Nexgard, Simparica, Credelio, and Bravecto. The FDA reports that some animals have shown neurologic side effects such as…

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Tick Talk

Ticks are a common parasite in the northwest. Although present year-round, they are most frequently encountered in spring and summer. We often get calls from clients, concerned that their dog (less often cat) has a tick on them. Quite often, dog parents will mistake a wart for a tick, thus not all tick phone calls…

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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.