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

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?

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 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

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

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

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

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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6th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

6th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive

Donate now to our 6th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive for Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter! What does the shelter need most?  High-quality food is strongly requested - many pets who arrive at the shelter are not in their best health.  Feeding high-quality food helps these...

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