We Love Birds!

Dr. Peterson loves birds & providing veterinary care for birds! I’m Dr. Claire Peterson, and I want to share with you my absolute love of birds! I have loved birds for longer than I can remember (you can just ask my parents!). They were always my favorite exhibits...

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Dr. Peterson treats birds!

Dr. Peterson provides veterinary care for birds right here in Hillsboro! Starting in January we are adding feathers to our furry clientele here at Frontier! I’m a relatively new face here at Frontier, so I wanted to introduce myself a little bit more and share with...

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Flea FAQs

The Flea Troubleshooting Guide: “I treated Fluffy 2 months ago with the stuff you sell, but I am still seeing fleas.  It didn’t work!” Likely there were immature fleas (pupae) in the environment that have hatched from their cocoon and jumped back on Fluffy....

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Effective Flea Control – Here’s How

Get rid of fleas and keep them away! Having fleas on your pet and in your home can be frustrating, but if you follow these steps carefully, you can eradicate fleas and keep them away: Control Fleas On Your Pets – Use an effective topical or oral flea medication on ALL...

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My pet has fleas… but it isn’t summer!

Fleas are a year-round problem in the Portland area because of our mild climate How did this happen and what do I do to get rid of them? Fleas thrive when the weather is warm and humid, but fleas can survive year-round in our mild Northwest climate, and they...

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Can my dog tear his ACL?

Your dog’s Cranial Cruciate Ligament is akin to the ACL in humans, and tearing this ligament is one of the most common knee injuries in dogs. Cranial Cruciate Ligament (CrCL) Injury & Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) Surgery In dogs, the Cranial Cruciate...

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Why does my dog’s ear look like a wonton?

We asked Dr. Yung about this type of ear infection, also called “pillow ear” or “hematomato.” What is an Aural Hematoma? A hematoma is swelling created by a broken blood vessel after bleeding has occurred inside a tissue. Hematomas in the earflaps are called aural...

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Marijuana & Pets

Marijuana Poisoning in Cats and Dogs As of July 1, 2015, recreational marijuana has been made legal in Oregon.  If Washington and Colorado (where marijuana is also legal) are to be examples, veterinarians in Oregon should expect a significant increase in marijuana...

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How Veterinary Acupuncture Helped Bruiser the Dachshund

In May of 2007, Bruiser was rushed to an emergency animal hospital with severe back pain and mild neurological deficits (paralysis). His caretakers, Christy and Mike, knew immediately that something was terribly wrong when he stopped eating and made a horrible...

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Introducing a New Cat to Your Household

What are the best ways to successfully introduce a new cat into my household of pets? If you have a pet that is known to be aggressive toward other animals, it is best to seek professional behavior advice before introducing a new cat.  This is especially true if you...

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