Just Say No… to “Anesthesia-Free Dentistry”

What is “Anesthesia-Free Dentistry”? Commonly known as “anesthesia-free dental cleanings”, the practice involves scaling (scraping with a sharp instrument) of a dog or cat’s teeth without putting the pet under anesthesia. Why is it a problem? There is no way to clean...

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Did You Know?

Our doctors brainstormed some fun facts about pets (some that even our staff didn’t know!) for a new series we’re calling “Did you know?” Some are pet health and some are just plain fun! Extra special thanks to Dr. Yung for putting it all together for us. We’ll add a...

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What is Leptospirosis?

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis (often referred to “lepto” for short) is a zoonotic disease carried by spirochete bacteria.  The spirochete is shed primarily in the urine of infected animals and enters the body through cuts, abraded skin, water-softened skin,...

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What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, also called Atopy, is an immune hypersensitivity to certain allergens in the environment, both inhaled and those that have contact with the skin. This allergic skin disease does have a hereditary trait, so you shouldn’t breed animals that are known...

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Should I Get Pet Insurance?

This is a question we hear more and more lately, as pet insurance companies have begun offering affordable plans. Why are more people opting for insurance? As innovation in veterinary medicine has created more advanced treatment options for pets, insurance has become...

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Bees, bugs and spiders, oh my!

The heat of summer is on, which means the bees, wasps, and bugs are out in full force!  Just like people, not all pets will have a severe reaction to a bite or sting, but there is at least a little pain from the sting, and maybe something more severe. Stings Bees and...

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My cat hates the vet – and I WORK here!

Believe me, I understand how hard it can be to bring your cat to the vet.  My cat Lula is no joke.  I’m not just talking about having a hard time getting her into the carrier, or some meowing during the car ride here- in fact, she has no problem getting in the carrier...

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Scratches, Cuts & Lacerations – What should you do?

Summertime means summer fun, but it can also mean added risk of outdoorsy injuries – tussling with other pets or wildlife, taking a tumble while hiking, slipping on a rock while swimming; all the accidental side effects of enjoying our beautiful Oregon summer. So what...

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Do cats need parasite prevention?

Yes, they do!  Both outdoor and indoor cats are at risk for harmful parasites, some of which can infect both cats and humans. Why is year-round parasite prevention for cats important? Outdoor cats are at high risk for fleas and intestinal parasites due to their...

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Pet Boarding Tips

It’s that time of year Frontier Friends… vacation season is almost upon us! I myself am planning another vacation, so I recently revisited a blog I had done a couple of years ago regarding vacation preparation and thought a refresher course for myself was needed- one...

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