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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 for 95 of the cases reported. Dairy was the second highest…

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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 the pet’s overall health, a problem with anesthesia/spay/neuter, or infectious/contagious diseases. Level…

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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 have high liver or kidney values or 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 the disease without showing symptoms. There is a mild form of…

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My vet says my pet needs a dental cleaning and I’ve got questions.

Why does my pet need a dental cleaning? Regular dental cleanings are needed to prevent periodontal disease. Periodontal disease takes place below the gum line. It is caused by the bacteria living on dental plaque and tartar eating away at the bone surrounding teeth. This process leads to gingival inflammation, bone loss, infection, and tooth loss. It…

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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 situation of being there at essentially “Ground…

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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 expansion east to Reno, Nevada. As of…

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My pet is having an emergency and Frontier is closed! What do I do?

As available as your Frontier Family is, we are not a 24-hour hospital.  So what should you do if your pet is having an emergency and Frontier is closed? If your pet is having a critical emergency, go to the facility that is closest to your geographical location for stabilization. Examples of a critical emergency are: Massive hemorrhage – bleeding Anaphylaxis/Shock…

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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 pets get healthy and ready for adoption more quickly! Once again, Hill’s Science…

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8th Annual Pet Pictures with Santa!

Join us on Saturday, December 9th for our 8th Annual Pet Pictures with Santa. As always, 100% of the proceeds benefit Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter right here in Hillsboro! Where: Frontier, of course! Click here for directions. When: Saturday, December 9 Time: Call to make a reservation now and skip the line! If you don’t…

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